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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.

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Term-time opening times

3:15pm - 6:15pm
ages 8-13 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 13
6:30pm - 8:30pm
ages 13-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25

Site contact

Eugene Watson    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8314 7114

Email: Eugene.Watson@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07875 087 508


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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