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 December edition of our Active Communities update for Worcester.

Celebrating our 100th session of walking football, launching our Adapted Sports Club and awarding this year's final round of Worcester Sporting Grants; it has been a great end to the year for the Active Communities team!

In addition to the successful initiatives and programmes we have run, we have also been asking members and non members to 'have your say' and complete our Freedom Leisure Active Communities Consultation 2019. There is still time for you to have your say, with the consultation closing on Friday 13th December. Your feedback will help us to develop the activities you would like to see in your local community next year.

This will be our last Active Communities update for 2019, so I would like to thank all of the people who have attended our activities this year and all of the partners who have helped us deliver them. Have a great Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you at some of our exciting new activities next year. 

Matt Rogers

Active Communities Manager - Worcester



<span style="font-weight: bold; text-align: left; display: block; width: 100%;">The Adapted Sports Club</span>

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 activecommworcs@freedom-leisure.co.uk 



<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">100th Walking Football Session!</span>

Launching walking football at Perdiswell Leisure Centre has proved to be a tactical masterstroke, with the 100th session in two years having just taken place.

On Tuesday 29th October Active Communities Worcester delivered their 100th Walking Football session at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. The group celebrated the occasion by playing an intra-group tournament, before enjoying coffee and a selection of cakes afterwards. Over the past couple of years, the Walking Football members have formed some strong friendships which means the session has led to not only physical benefits for the participants, but social too.

Walking football attendee, Keith Lewis said: “Walking football is a fantastic sport. I haven’t played football since my early 20s, but after having a heart attack whilst playing squash, I had to find a sport that was enjoyable and safe for me to play.

"I attended the very first walking football session at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in 2017 and have loved it ever since. The group have become good friends and as a result I have only missed four of the 100 sessions so far.”

To try walking football, pop along to Perdiswell Leisure Centre on a Tuesday to try a session for free. For more information call 07885 407474 or email activecommworcs@freedom-leisure.co.uk


Click here to read <span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">100th Walking Football Session!</span>.



<strong>Worcester Sporting Grants</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 grants will be back in 2020...

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 activecommworcs@freedom-leisure.co.uk

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



<span style="text-align: center; display: block; width: 100%;">'have your say'</span>

Active Communities are seeking the opinion of members and non-members regarding what sports and activities they would like to see, where they would like to see them and a little more detail about what would encourage them to become more active. Please help us by completing the online consultation form and 'have your say!'

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D3Q32J2