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

Zara Clarke, Active Essex Sports Development Apprentice

Pursuing the apprenticeship route over university has led to full-time, fulfilling employment for 21-year-old Zara Clarke. The Brentwood Borough Council Community Development Assistant reflects on her Apprenticeship programme: What attracted you to the…

Sport and leisure sector offers golden opportunity for training and employment in Essex

New research shows that the significance of sport to the Essex economy is comparable with other industries including burgeoning creative industries in driving employment growth. Over 11,000 new jobs in sports and leisure could be created, to add to the…

Fitness In Mind™ Free 12 Week Course

Free 12 week course October – December 2018 for all ability levels Day Class Time Venue  Coach Monday Racquet Sports 18:00 – 19:00 Sports Hall Hayley Pegg Tuesday First Step into Yoga 13:00 – 14:00 Holistic Hub Renate Mullins Wednesday Spin, Tone &…

LTA announce more Tennis for Kids places in Essex

More children than ever across Essex are getting the chance to take part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) hugely successful Tennis for Kids programme and pick up a tennis racket for the first time, thanks to an increase in the number of places av…

Essex residents inspired to become more physically active through 30:30 challenge

A campaign aimed at encouraging residents across Greater Essex to get active has inspired people to take part in more regular sport and exercise, a survey has revealed. Over 800 participants signed up for the first 30:30 challenge, completing 30 minute…

Free 1 hour diving session to new comers at Southend Diving

Would you like to try the exciting sport of Diving for the first time? • ALL AGES WELCOME • ADULT, CHILDREN & FAMILY SESSIONS AVAILABLE • 1 HOUR AFTERNOON & EVENING SESSIONS • FREE THROUGHOUT AUGUST • EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE NEW TO DIVING* *Must…

4D FIT

Opening Monday 10th September 2018 4D Fit is a Premium small group personal training facility in the Beaulieu area of Chelmsford, combining excellent facilities with tailor-made support in a friendly, supportive and highly motivating environment. The 4…

Active Essex leads county-wide pledge to support social inclusivity through sport

High-profile sporting organisations in the county have pledged their support to the Essex Faith Covenant, to use participation in sport as a way of bringing people of all faiths together. Active Essex, the county sports partnership, has brought togethe…

July One in a Million – Spencer Pratten

Much has been discussed about the drop off in physical activity levels as people age; over half of people aged over 65 do not reach Chief Medical Officer recommendations of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Since 2011 however there has been a…

Schools have fun in the sun at the Active Essex Summer School Games

Over 400 pupils from primary schools across the county came to together on a hot summer day to compete in the Active Essex Summer School Games 2018. 53 schools entered the games this year at Basildon Sporting Village where there were a wide range of sp…

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