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

Active Essex and Multi-School Council host their fourth Special School Games

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sports during the Essex Special School Games. The Games are organised by the Multi-Schools Council in collaboration with Active Essex, the County Sports Partn…

Max Whitlock MBE launches Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 challenge

Double Olympic Gold medal winner and World Champion gymnast Max Whitlock MBE has launched the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 challenge to get Essex residents doing 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days in June. Max was at Basildon Spor…

Active Essex to challenge issues around physical inactivity

Active Essex, the county sports partnership (CSP) for Greater Essex has unveiled a bold new approach as it enters the second year of its strategic plan to get 1 million people active. Recent figures suggest that a worrying 1 in 5 adults in Essex are no…

Basildon sets perfect example for increasing participation in disability sport

A local project has helped harness the positive influence that carers and other ‘supporters’ e.g. family members, day services, residential homes and paid support, can have in inspiring people with learning disabilities to become more active. The ‘supp…

Essex All Together ambassador inspires others with new song ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Justine Harrington, 28, from Basildon, who was born with a visual impairment, is hoping to encourage more disabled people in Essex to get involved with physical activity and sport through the launch of her new song and music video; ‘Don’t Tell Me’. Hav…

April 1 in a Million

Over 224,000 adults across Essex volunteered in the provision of Sport and Physical Activity last year. Volunteer roles cover all sorts of actions, it could be providing transport, administrative roles or coaching others. These unsung heroes help so ma…

Tesco Bags of Help Appeal

The Active Essex Foundation needs votes to win Tesco funding to help tackle ‘holiday hunger’ hitting hard-up families The Active Essex Foundation, a new charity which aims to transform deprived communities through sport and physical activity, needs you…

Hatfield Peverel Bowling Club Open Day

Hatfield Peverel Bowling Club are holding an open day on 13th May 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will be held indoors, in the purpose built pavilion and outdoor on their six rink bowling green. All you need to bring is flat soled shoes or slippers,…

TV star Dr Zoe Williams backs the new Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Challenge

Every resident in Essex is urged to carry out 30 minutes of physical activity every day in June – in a campaign launched by Active Essex to help raise funds for a new charity foundation which provides life-changing support through sport and physical ac…

Man V Fat Football Coming to Braintree

The hugely popular Man V Fat football league is coming to Braintree. The 14 week programme combines playing football with support groups and information to help you be more active and achieve any weight loss goals. The league is specifically designed t…

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