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Prince’s Trust Development Awards

The Prince’s Trust Development Awards can help pay for course fees, tools or equipment and help you achieve your employment and training goals. The Prince’s Trust can help fund the following: Course fees up to Level 3 Tools, equipment or uniforms for a…

Sophie ‘flying’ her way on to the medal table!

Sophie Freeman, pictured on the right with her medal from the European Youth Olympics   15 year old Sophie Freeman from Colchester has just returned from the European Youth Olympic festival in Baku, Azerbaijan where she was one of 16 swimmers sele…

Gold Medallists – July One in a Million

GB Gold Medallists Jack Wells and Reece Johnson (pictured left to right) are our July One in a Million. Jack, from Southend and Reece from Billericay were selected from players all over the country to make up the 11-man Soccability squad that competed…

Record number of Essex primary school pupils compete in Summer Sports Events!

A record number of over 600 pupils from 55 Essex primary schools have competed in the Active Essex Summer School Games. The games, which took place at the Basildon Sporting Village, saw parents watch on as their children took part in a wide range of ev…

Rayleigh Festival-goers try out new sports and activities!

A fitness festival encouraging women and girls in Rayleigh to take part in more physical activity has been hailed a success. The ‘Women Like Us Festival’, which took place at Rayleigh Leisure Centre, saw ladies of all ages try out new sports and activi…

Age is just a number – June One in a Million

Our June One in a Million has been awarded to 82-year-old Rambler, Geoff Forward. “I have always enjoyed country walking and find it satisfying to play some small part in achieving the main objective of The Ramblers which is to preserve the nation’s pu…

First ever Fitness Festival in Thurrock hits ground running

Ladies enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first ever Women Like Us festival in Thurrock where they tried 14 different activities including Strollercise, Clubbercise, Self-Defence and Pilates. The taster sessions aimed to encourage women to try somethi…

Fitness Festival Returns to Colchester with a Bang!

Ladies enjoyed a fitness-filled day with the return of the Women Like Us festival in Colchester where they tried 11 different activities including ((Bounce)), Carnival Fitness, Tai Chi and Yoga. The taster sessions aimed to encourage women to try somet…

It’s time to get your workforce active!

Businesses and organisations throughout Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Essex challenge. With employees spending on average 35-40 hours a week at work and one in fou…

Festival of fun and fitness coming to Colchester

Following the success of the first event in 2018, women and girls in Colchester are invited to the sought-after second ‘Women Like Us’ festival, taking place on Saturday 22 June between 9:30am and 2.00pm at Colchester United Stadium. From Bounce and Zu…

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