Riverside Youth Club

Riverside is a great place to meet and socialise with other young people. There are lots of fun activities including: arts and crafts, Wii and PlayStation nights, rollerskating, cooking and games.

The site is the second largest of Youth First's youth clubs with three floors of facilities including a music studio, games room, e-sports/movie lounge, kitchen, multi purpose hall for sports, dance and theatre and breakout spaces for other activities and meetings.

Mon 13th August – Fri 31st August 2018
(Weeks 4-6)

Mon-Fri: 12:30pm–5:30pm

Activities include: Steel Pans workshop, Street Dance, First Aid workshop, Music production, Chef R Us cooking project, Mural arts project

Off-site trips include: Go Ape, Visit to the Science Museum, Quasar and Air Jump

Summer registration dates

You can drop-in on these dates:

Mondays at 3:45pm - 6:15pm
on 23rd July, 30th July, 6th Aug 

Tuesdays at 6:15pm - 8:45pm
on 24th July, 31st July, 7th Aug 

Thursdays at 6:15pm - 8:45pm
on 26th July, 2nd Aug, 9th Aug

Missed these dates?  Get in touch

Young people aged 8-19 years, up to 25 with SEN.
New members will need to register with the service.

Site contact

Ryan Bish    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8314 7114

Email: ryan.bish@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07875 087 508

Term-time opening times

3:45pm - 6:15pm
ages 8-12 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 13
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25


Outdoor sports


Riverside Youth Club
Grove Street, Deptford, SE8 3QQ

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Public Transport

Riverside Youth Club 0 min walk (0 miles away) 199 
Deptford Park School 4 min walk (0.2 miles away) 47 188 
Surrey Quays 16 min walk (0.8 miles away) Overground 

Watch a video created by young people at Riverside youth club:

History of the club

Riverside Youth Club was opened in 1969 by legendary boxer Henry Cooper, initially as a boxing club for boys. It was designed to resemble a sail boat and alongside its name symbolises its closeness to the Thames.

It was re-launched in 2009 by Lewisham’s Mayor Sir Steve Bullock and Henry Cooper again, who by then was also a knight. The club works closely with local sporting organisations and charities, including nearby Millwall, to devise courses and activities for young people to have fun and grow into successful adults.

In more recent years the club had struggled but under Youth First’s management it is again attracting increasing numbers and rising to the challenge of offering fun, social and supportive sports and activities to the surrounding community.

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