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Active Essex Sports Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to sport – Winners announced

The winners of the Active Essex Sports Awards 2019 have been announced during an inspirational ceremony at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Wednesday 5th December. The event celebrated the county’s sporting achievements from grassroots to a professional l…

Vote for your local sports heroes! Active Essex Sports Awards finalists announced

Active Essex has announced the shortlist for its eagerly awaited 2019 sports awards, which will celebrate the county’s greatest sporting achievements whilst recognising the individuals, community partners and organisations that inspire Essex residents…

8 years of Essex parkruns inspire 78,000 people to take part!

The parkrun phenomenon is celebrating it’s 8th Anniversary in Essex after inspiring over 78,000 people to take part, running and walking a combined distance of 3.7 million kilometres across 21 parkruns in Essex. Launching 15 years ago, parkrun changed…

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…

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