APDVAA joins Forces For Good

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Axwell Park & Derwent Valley AA hosted two coaching sessions on the river with About turn /Forces For Good, a wonderful social enterprise with charitable aims and objectives that provides support and guidance to ex-service men and women.  The sessions were delivered by the clubs ADB qualified coaches who were on hand to offer advice and tips on catching the river brownies!

Despite the bright and windy conditions the group had a great time and were able to catch a number of fish. Stuart Greenwell who had never caught a brown trout before managed to return 3 using dry fly techniques. He added “I’ve had a great day and thanks to the coaches was able to catch fish. I can’t wait to go out again and try for that big one that got away”!

Stuart returning his first brownie of the day.

The club would also like to thank Gateshead Council for their support with access and transportation during the sessions.  Club secretary Adam Brougham was also delighted with how the sessions went “The club has developed significantly over the last 18 months, gaining Clubmark accreditation and being able to offer groups like About turn and Forces for Good the opportunity to receive expert coaching and experience what the Derwent Valley has to offer”

Axwell Park is currently planning a number of coaching sessions for schools and community groups in Tyne & Wear. For further details about up and coming events or if you would like to arrange coaching sessions on the river please contact us through the website www.apdvaa.co.uk