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

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…

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…

Active Lives Survey

Active Essex is working with schools across Greater Essex to roll out the new Active Lives: Children and Young People survey. This will be a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. This will giv…

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…

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