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

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…

May One in a Million – Audrey Clark, Brentwood Community Tree

The first Community Tree was developed in 2013 by Brentwood Community Print (BCP), a Community Interest Company based in Warley, Essex that provide employment and supported work experience for people in recovery from mental illness. The Brentwood Commu…

Coaching Week 2019 – Celebrating Essex Coaches

Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th June is National Coaching week. Throughout the week we encouraged our social media followers to share stories of their coaches and their experiences as coaches. We have so many amazing coaches within the County, but we could onl…

Budding athletes take part in 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games

Almost 500 primary and secondary school students from across Essex competed at the 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games which included track and field events such as relay races, triple jump and javelin, as well as inclusive sitting volleyball, held a…

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