Archives: Case Studies

Zara Clarke, Active Essex Sports Development Apprentice

Pursuing the apprenticeship route over university has led to full-time, fulfilling employment for 21-year-old Zara Clarke. The Brentwood Borough Council Community Development Assistant reflects on her Apprenticeship programme: What attracted you to the Apprenticeship? I’ve always really enjoyed sport and wanted to work within the industry without having to go to University, as I strongly… Read more »

Keeping Dance Alive 2016/17

An inclusive programme for ages 5+, KDA was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and was in its 5th successful year brought to you by The Dance Network association in partnership with Active Essex. Last year’s programme, Bard to Bollywood (B2B) was designed to mark the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture… Read more »

Women’s Combat Project

Name of delivery organisation: Sports Quest Activity: Boxing Aim of Project: To deliver a 12 x week female only Combat Sport programme in the Thurrock area. Programme would introduce participations to boxing; kick boxing and mixed martial arts. The 12 week programme aims to improve participant’s fitness level as well as increase confidence and resilience… Read more »

She Can Play

Name of delivery organisation: She Can Play Activity: Football Aim of project: She Can Play is an organization that is aiming to get more girls/women into Football. A weekly sessions already existed for 7-11 year olds however wanted to open a session up to 14-25 year olds one and one for women 25+ who do… Read more »

Rochford Running Club smash their first 5km and more!

Beginner runners at Rochford Running Club have not only mastered running 5km over the last few months, but have now signed up to run HARP24, a local 24-hour relay challenge being held at Westcliff Rugby Club on 24th – 25th June in aid of @harpofficial, Southend’s homeless charity.  Natalie Geary said “as a group we… Read more »

Successful School Squash!!

Richard Pilcher started coaching squash at Felsted School (Essex) in Oct 2014 as a volunteer assistant to the Level 1 coach (semi-retired staff member) Alisdair Thompson.  Alisdair had started a club night at the school termed “Friends of Felsted’’ and introduced squash activities and games sessions in the senior school as he started to rejuvenate… Read more »

Get Active For All: Fusion Lifestyle (Mar 2017)

About the Project Organisation: Fusion Lifestyle Dates of Project: Sept 2016 – March 2017 Customers who declared they had a disability on the GP referral assessment were offered an initial reduced cost 12 sessions (‘Get Active’) at Fusion Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre and if they attended all the sessions they were then awarded a… Read more »

2016 Summer School Games Review

Below is a video of the Active Essex Summer School Games 2016 held at Basildon Sporting Village. Children from across Essex Schools came and took part in the Level 3 School Games Competitions in Quad Kids, Swimming, Key Steps Gymnastics, Netball and lots of come and try sports.

Joanne Cooke | Fit, Fat & Fabulous

As a proud, plus-size woman, who struggled to find the motivation to begin her own fitness journey, I know better than most that many larger ladies find gyms daunting and lack the motivation to get up and go. I know that this needs to change. Running has completely transformed my life. There’s no need to… Read more »