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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Inspirational basketball project doubles numbers at African youth club in Colchester

A community group which supports African families in Colchester has praised the “fantastic” success of a new Active Essex basketball project which has more than doubled the number of its youth club members. African Families in the UK (AFiUK) is a commu…

Five ways for Essex families to get active this half-term!

Families in Essex  are encouraged to get active this half term, as the Active Essex Foundation prepares to launch its 30:30 Essex challenge, encouraging residents to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June. Regular…

Festival of fun and fitness coming soon to Thurrock

Women and girls in Thurrock are being invited to attend the first ever ‘Women Like Us’ festival being held on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 1pm at the Civic Hall, Impulse Leisure, Grays. From Clubbercise, Pilates and racket sports, to cricket, he…

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