Ringcraft training: is held on a Monday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at The Selsey Centre
Ringcraft is the training of both handler and dog ready for the show ring. The training aims to replicate what you should expect if you decide to enter a dog show in an informal manner. In particular, training will involve the handler presenting their dog ready for the trainer to check his/her conformation and then moving the dog, just as you would at a show. Ringcraft is the best way to simulate show experience and will help both handler and dog to gain confidence and skill. Ringcraft sessions are also a most useful way of socialising puppies with other well mannered dogs.
An important part of the training is for your dog to feel at ease with people going over it who are likely to be complete strangers to the dog. This is important for all dogs, whether intending to show or not, as it is good preparation for that Judge's assessment or equally for a veterinary inspection. To help with this aspect of training, you will find that we have a number of ringcraft training teams, thus increasing your dog's exposure to those new people. Our teams include both men and women. So it will not be the same person examining your dog each session, week in and week out.
You are welcome to come and join us free of charge as our guest for your first week.
Weekly ringcraft fees are as follows:
One handler with one dog £2.00 per week
Each additional dog £0.50 per week
Spectators £0.50 per week
University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
Weekly Table Tennis
The Table Tennis Club was formed by David Budd in late September and slowly developed gradually in January 2008. This is a local gentlemen from Selsey who first started to play with a friend of his and then another friend was invited along, it then became three. This was an odd number so they all decided to ask another friend along which gave the game more interest. David had to go away for a short time so Rita and Dave Green came along who also live in Selsey and took over the small group. There it developed a strong club especially for the over 50's and today we have about sixty fulltime players with all the physical attributes of 21 year olds, high on adrenalin and speed. This sport has really caught on in Selsey especially as the members are mainly retired or semiretired. It flourishes to be a well worth sport as it is physical and controls co-ordination of the brain, eyes, hands and legs of us aged bunch or cronies….BUT hasten to add beware because they are out to prove otherwise… A maximum of about 25 plus play on either days, Tuesday nights are for ADVANCED LEVEL PLAYERS only, geared up for the TOO Fast and TOO Furious. We have three tables all of which are fully occupied for all three days, Monday afternoon, Tuesday Evenings and Thursday mornings.
Adult Art Class
All abilities and ages welcome!
New comers welcome! Come and increase and improve your artistic confidence and skills by learning an exciting and interesting range of artistic techniques. These include basic observational skills using pencil, graphite, pastels, water colour, acrylic and oil paint. We will work from a range of still life objects, portraits, the human form, landscapes and seascapes. When the weather is good we will work on location! We will also occasionally cover basic printing, collage, textiles and sculptural skills to enable you to experience a wide range of 2D and 3D techniques.
As your confidence and skills naturally improve over time, the sessions will be tailor made to your standard and ability.