Find out what Active Communities have been up to this month

Find out what Active Communities have been up to this month

Welcome to the October edition of our Active Communities update for Worcester.

Hosting the City of Worcester Sport Awards 2019, in addition to opening our 2nd Worcester Sporting Grant round, September has been a fantastic month for the Active Communities team!

Both initiatives are a great way for us to recognise local sporting talent; supporting clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers. The Worcester Sporting Grant round is still open and wont close until the 31st October, so we encourage all eligible Clubs and Athletes to make an application. 

With the summer activities seeming like a distant memory now, the team have gone straight back into our term time programme, working alongside schools to provide sports activities for children.

We have a number of new and upcoming initiatives starting in October that I am excited to tell you more about, later in the newsletter.

Matt Rogers

Active Communities Manager - Worcester

<strong>New Adapted Sports Club Starting Soon</strong>

starting 22 october 2019


Tuesdays 6.00pm-7.00pm at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, for ages 11-18 years.

Suitable for individuals with a disability, consisting of fun sports & games which have been adapted to be more inclusive. Sports include sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, boccia and many more…


FREE first session − £3 per session thereafter.

No booking required.


For more information call Matt on 07710 708868 or email 

<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">City of Worcester Sport Awards Success!</span>

Worcester’s sporting best were recognised at the 2019 City of Worcester Sports Awards.

On Thursday 12th September, the sixteenth City of Worcester Sport Awards was delivered by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Sport Worcester and supported by Worcester City Council. Fourteen categories were hotly contested by Worcester’s prolific sporting talent, with winners announced and presented by Olympian, World Champion and top TV Athletics commentator, Steve Cram CBE, while BBC Midlands Today sports presenter and reporter Dan Pallet hosted the event.

Thank you to all the organisations who sponsored, people who nominated and everyone who attended on the evening.

For a full list of winners and photographs from the evening, please visit our website.

Click here to read <span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">City of Worcester Sport Awards Success!</span>.

<strong>Worcester sporting grant round closes soon</strong>

Freedom Leisure and Sport Worcester provide sporting grants to help sporting organisations and individuals who are talented and gifted in their pursuit for elite performance.


worcester sporting grants

Worcester sporting grant round 2 opened on Thursday 12th September and will close on Thursday 31st October 2019.

Freedom Leisure and Sport Worcester provide sporting grants to help sporting organisations and representatives who are talented and gifted individuals in their pursuit for elite performance.

Maximum Grant £500 (Sporting Organisations)

  • Offering grants to sporting organisations to increase standards, development, participation equipment etc.

Maximum Grant £300 (Sporting Individuals)

  • Offering grants to sporting individuals who are talented and gifted in their pursuit for elite performance.


To learn more; call the Active Communities Team on 07523 514858 or email

Please note any individual or club who are in debt to Freedom Leisure will not be considered for a sporting grant.

<strong>100th Walking Football Session</strong><br />

We encourage all people in Worcester, regardless of ability to age well. As a nation we have an ageing population- Whilst this is a positive outcome from improved health care and standards of living, our ageing populations are also costing our services millions of pounds due to inactivity.

Of the 102,338 people living in Worcester, just over a third (33.92%) of people are aged over 50, which totals 34,712 people. We provide a wide range of programmes to encourage active ageing in Worcester including walking netball, walking football and maintaining movement exercise classes.

We have a range of fun and low intensity new activity sessions for both men and women to keep you active in 2018.

The sessions are ideal for older aged people or anyone who has been away from physical activity for a long time and wants to get active again. Active Communities provide many varied activities such as: Walking Football, Maintaining Movement Exercise Class, netball and Active Ageing Multi-sports.


First session FREE! No booking required.

Please see below a list of programmes running:

  • Walking Football Tuesday (Perdiswell) 10:00-11:00am free for members and £3 for non members.

  • Walking Netball Wednesday (Perdiswell) 10:30-11:30am free for members and £3 for non members.

  • Bilford Court Bowls & Games Friday 2-3:30pm free for members and £3 for non members.

  • Seated Exercise Class- St Johns Sports Centre. Every Monday 10:30am-11:30am. £3 per session and you get your first session free.

    Session times and dates are subject to change.

We also run sessions in care homes, if you are interested please feel free to contact us.



  • Perdiswell Leisure Centre: Bilford Road, Worcester WR3 8DX
  • Bilford Court: 16 Southdown Rd, Worcester WR3 8HX
  • St Johns Sports Centre:13 Malvern Rd, Worcester WR2 4LE
  • Nunnery Wood Sports Centre: Spetchley Rd, Worcester, WR5 2NL

FREE October Half Term Multi-Sport Activities

Freedom leisure's active communities team will be providing completely free multi-sports across Worcester in October half term!

Where will we be visiting during October Half Term?

14 different venues across Worcester City

for 2-18 year olds

Multi-sports activities including cricket, tennis, football and much more!

All you need to do is turn up, sign in and take part. Parental consent needed for under 16's

Parental consent needed for under 16's


Don't worry about the weather, we have indoor venues! Venues in bold highlight our indoor venues.




Session 1

11:30am – 1:00pm

Session 2

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Session 3

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Monday 28 October

St Pauls Church

Lyppard Hub

Horizon Community Centre

Tuesday 29 October

St Peters Baptist Church

Countryside Centre

Ronkswood Community Centre

Wednesday 30 October

Countryside Centre

Diglis Playing Fields

Warndon Community Centre

Thursday 31 October

Cripplegate Park

Pitmaston Park

Dines Green Community Centre

Friday 1 November

Gheluvelt Park

KGV Community Centre

Tolly Centre


 where to find us:

St Pauls Church: St Paul's St, Worcester WR1 2BH

Lyppard Hub: Ankerage Green, Worcester WR4 0DZ

Horizon Centre: Midland Rd, Worcester WR5 1DS

St Peters Baptist Church: Eden Cl, Worcester WR5 3TZ 

Countryside Centre:  Worcester Countryside Centre, Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Dr, Worcester, WR5 2LG

Ronkswood Community Centre: Canterbury Rd, Worcester WR5 1PJ

Diglis Playing Fields:  Waverley Street, Worcester, WR5 3DU

Warndon Community Centre: Shap Dr, Worcester WR4 9NX

Cripplegate Park: 45 Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA

Pitmaston Park: Malvern Road, Worcester, WR2 4NL

Dines Green Community Centre: Gresham Road, Worcester, WR2 5QS

Gheluvelt Park: Waterworks Road, Worcester, WR1 3EY

KGV Community Centre: Ash Avenue, Brickfields Road, Worcester, WR4 9TL

Tolly Centre: Rowan Avenue, Worcester, WR4 9QW