George Miles 2First apprentice appointed at Poult Wood


Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust has appointed its first apprentice as part of plans to provide employment opportunities for local young people.

George Miles from Hadlow has joined the not-for-profit organisation, which delivers sports and leisure facilities on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, as an apprentice greenkeeper.

Based at Poult Wood Golf Course, the 22 year old will be trained in all aspects of green keeping over the next two years, working 35 hours a week. George is being mentored by head green keeper Stuart Crowley, who has more than 35 years' experience in the industry.

The greenkeeping technician apprenticeship has been designed by Hadlow College. George, who has nine GCSEs, applied for the role after seeing it advertised on the .GOV website.

"I wanted to do something practical and I prefer to learn on the job. I'm learning how to use and maintain equipment such as mowers, chainsaws and tools and perform tasks like swishing, mowing, hole changing and top dressing together with general landscape management. I've really enjoyed working with the team and I'm looking forward to learning more as the apprenticeship continues," says George.

"My family and friends are proud that I have an apprenticeship as it's giving me invaluable experience as well as a small income."

Martin Guyton, CEO of the Trust says: "We are delighted to welcome George as our very first apprentice. He is now an integral part of the team at Poult Wood and we hope his apprenticeship will lead to permanent employment in the industry."

Applications are now open for other apprenticeships within the trust including fitness instructor, lifeguards, business and administration. The programmes are designed to provide insight into the leisure industry across a range of departments.

"Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of gaining valuable, real-life skills while earning an income. We want to help support local people in our community and help them take that first step on the career ladder," says Guyton.

For more information about apprenticeships at TMLT, please email Jay Jenkins at


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Get set for summer with Beach Fit

Beach Fit

Our Beach Fit Membership offers you the opportunity to start getting fit and feeling great ready for summer. Just £99 for three months, get unlimited gym, group exercise, swimming and spa use across all tmactive's leisure centres.

We've modern gyms complete with industry-leading Technogym equipment, an exciting and varied exercise class programme, fabulous fitness and leisure pools, plus spas to relax in when the hard work is done. We also offer great tech to make your workouts fun - SWIMTAG, MYZONE & WELLBEATS.

Take out a three month membership in May and enjoy unlimited access to all of the above - no joining fee or contract to sign. Free induction, personalised fitness programme and automatic inclusion to the Commit 2 Success programme. You'll also get the opportunity to extend your membership for a further six months at just £33 a month!

Beach Fit Membership is only on sale until 8pm on Tuesday 31 May. Simply visit one of the leisure centres and sign up in person or call us: Larkfield Leisure Centre: 01622 713225, Angel Centre: 01732 772690, Tonbridge Swimming Pool: 01732 367449.


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We are really pleased to announce that from Tuesday 2 May the Angel Centre Gym will now be open each weekday from 6.30am.  This is great news for all our users who commute to work. 

shutterstock 488534569We are also really pleased to announce that customers can now pre-book their swimming session at Tonbridge Swimming Pool, saving time and reducing queuing time! Gym & Spa and Centre Members can book 1 week in advance and Non Members up to 2 days in advance. Gym & Spa Members get swimming for free, Centre Members and Non Members will need to pay at time of booking. Bookings are for 2 hour slots and can be made by phone or at site.


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Poult Wood hosts first Southern Disability Open

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Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust in conjunction with Kent Golf, are hosting the first Southern Disability Open at Poult Wood Golf Course on Friday 19 May.

The competition is open to Category 1, 2 and 3 golfers and will be played to the modified rules of golf published by the R & A. Taking place on both the 18 and 9 Hole Courses, competitors are assured of a welcoming and enjoyable event at an accessible and friendly facility. There are 60 places available in the 18 Hole competition for those with a 'competition' handicap not exceeding 54 under the CONGU Unified Handicapping System or comparable scheme. Please see conditions of the competition.

The 18 Hole competition will start at 9.30; the 9 Hole Competition and tuition at 12 noon. We also wish to welcome disabled golfers looking to return to the game or who wish to start playing. For this reason we are offering the chance to Give Golf a Go with some expert PGA Tuition on our driving range, followed by a round on the short 9-hole course. The Give Golf a Go session will start at 12 noon - all equipment is provided.

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"We are very pleased to be hosting this new event in the golfing calendar and look forward to welcoming golfers and participants from Kent and further afield," said Adam Perry, Head of Business Development. "Poult Wood offers the ideal facilities for the competition and we feel honoured to be running it for the first time in the South East."

Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager said, "England Golf working with our County and Club partners want to provide events for disabled players within our game. I am delighted to see Kent Golf with Poult Wood host the Southern Disability Open, creating a golf event for disabled players within the county of Kent and in the South East. The event will provide a great opportunity for existing disabled players to compete and provide an opportunity for new disabled players getting into golf through the work of clubs across the county to put their skills in practice over 9 or 18 holes"

The entry deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017 and is limited to a maximum of 60 with competitors accepted on a first come first served basis.pdfDownload an entry form here or contact us for one by post -

Take a look at the 18 Hole and 9 Hole courses here.


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Holiday Club Activities

If you're looking for a range of activities and fun sessions to keep the children amused during the holidays, or if the children are looking for some parent free time, we have the solution!

Our May Holiday Club activity programme is running from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June offers a whole range of drop in sessions, full day activities, and swimming courses - ideal for keeping juniors fit and active. 

Sign up to our Holiday Club emailing list and we'll send you the details of each Holiday Club programme automatically - sign up now.



Larkfield Leisure Centre Holiday Club

Our Day Camps for 8 - 12 year olds offer a structured variety of activities which are planned and organised by qualified coaches. From table tennis and trampolining, to team building games, tag rugby, swimming and much, much more. Ideal for children with working parents, these sessions run from 8.30am to 5pm, with the option of a late pick-up from 5pm to 6pm. Half Day Camps provide morning or afternoon entertainment for 8 to 12 year olds and follow the Day Camp programmes. Sessions run from 8.30am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm. We are also running intensive swimming courses for Stage 1, Stage 2 and a Learn 2 Swim 7 Years+ course.

Larkabout Drop In Sessions offer children aged 5 to 7 years old the opportunity to adventure through Larkabout's three exciting, colourful levels whilst their parents exercise or take care of the weekly shop. Two hour sessions are available from Monday to Friday, call Reception or speak to our Creche staff to make a booking. Please note sessions are popular and numbers are limited.

Our May Holiday Club Programme runs from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June -  please take a look at the pdfMay Holiday club Programme hereWhy not sign up to the tmactive Holiday Club mailing list and to automatically receive copies of our programmes in advance. Sign up now!


Tonbridge Swimming Pool Holiday Club

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During the school holidays we organise a number of intensive group swimming lessons as well as One to One and One to Two lessons. Group holiday swimming courses generally include Stage 1 to Stage 3 and Learn 2 Swim 7 Years+.  

Our May Holiday Club Programme will run from Tuesday 30 to Friday 2 May- please view the pdfMay Holiday Club programme here. You can also sign up to automatically receive our programmes in advance by joining the tmactive HP emailing list - sign up now!



Angel Centre Holiday Club

The Angel Centre May Holiday Club running from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June will offer a range of 2 hour drop ins for 5 to 12 year olds, plus EXCEL Exercise Classes for 11 to 18 year olds. 

Our May Holiday Club Programme will run from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June - please view the pdfMay Holiday Club programme here. You can also sign up to automatically receive our programmes in advance by joining the tmactive HP emailing list - sign up now!



Poult Wood Junior Golf Camps

Junior golfers

Join us every weekday morning for three hours of great golfing fun! The coaching sessions are held on the Driving Range and 9 Hole Course. Our experience PGA professionals run these entertaining sessions on the driving range and 9 Hole Course, equipment is provided. You can drop in for one session or join us for the week. 

Dates of our courses in 2017 are as follows:

  • Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
  • Summer Camps 24 to 28 July / 31 July to 4 August / 7 to 11 August / 14 to 18 August
  • Monday 23 to Friday 27 October

Courses cost just £20 and are suitable for those aged 7 to 14 years of age or £75 for the week. Why not sign up to the tmactive Holiday Club mailing list and to automatically receive copies of our programmes in advance. Sign up now!



Join the tmactive Holiday Club today!

Join the tmactive Holiday Club today and you'll get exclusive Club discounts and offers throughout the year on activities and memberships. You'll also automatically receive details of each Holiday Club programme well in advance.

Our Holiday Club programmes offer parent-free activities and fun sessions to keep the children amused during the school holidays. Take a look at each of the programmes outlined below.

Sign up to our Holiday Club now. We look forward to welcoming lots of new members!


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