The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

Braintree Badminton Academy – Taster Session

This free taster session will be held in preparation to the launch of the Academy in january 2020, you will get the opportunity to learn and play with a qualified Badminton England coach! see below for further details on this session: This taster sessi…

We want you to help us take a snapshot of local communities and the wellbeing of Essex

Essex residents are being invited to take part in a short survey to help build a picture of local communities and the county’s wellbeing. Currently, 27% of Essex residents are inactive and carry out less than 30 minutes of physical exercise each week –…

Vote for your local sports heroes! Active Essex Sports Awards finalists announced

Active Essex has announced the shortlist for its eagerly awaited 2019 sports awards, which will celebrate the county’s greatest sporting achievements whilst recognising the individuals, community partners and organisations that inspire Essex residents…

8 years of Essex parkruns inspire 78,000 people to take part!

The parkrun phenomenon is celebrating it’s 8th Anniversary in Essex after inspiring over 78,000 people to take part, running and walking a combined distance of 3.7 million kilometres across 21 parkruns in Essex. Launching 15 years ago, parkrun changed…

Long Term Health Condition Workshop Series

We are holding a series of workshops for those who want to understand how to improve the health and wellbeing of those living with long term health conditions. The current campaign from Sport England called We Are Undefeatable is helping people with he…

Pan-Disability at Southend HC

Free hockey taster sessions with Southend Sabres! Learn hockey skills, make new friends, a chance to play alongside England internationals, as well as improving co-ordination, social skills and teamwork Wednesday 13th and 27th November 7-8:15pm ages 6+…

Sport England honour as Active Essex strengthens Board with 3 appointments

The Chair of Active Essex, Azeem Akhtar, has been appointed to the Sport England board of directors and re-elected as Chair of Active Essex. The Active Essex Board of Directors has been further strengthened meanwhile with three significant new appointm…

Basketball England All Girls Campaign

ALL GIRLS CAMPAIGN SET FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH AS PART OF WBBL TROPHY WEEKEND   MANCHESTER, 16 SEPTEMBER, 2019 – Basketball England will launch the All Girls campaign at the WBBL Trophy weekend later this month.   The 12-team festival of women’s bask…

The Friday Night Project is coming to Rochford

Fusion Lifestyle in partnership with Essex Youth Service is launching a new Friday Night Project for young people at both Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres. The project, which is being delivering by coaches from Active Sports will offer eight…

Gabriel Beckett – September One in a Million

Gabriel Beckett, Colchester has been awarded our September One in a Million. Gabriel runs Colchester Bootcamp and works with his local community to help deliver fun, inclusive sessions for everyone! He got into physical activity when he was 15 years ol…

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