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Inaugural Fitness Festival for Halstead women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Halstead. From karate and boot camp to walking football and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Uttlesford women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Uttlesford. From Zumba and aqua aerobics to yoga and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim of enco…

Harlow Fitness Festival for women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at Harlow’s ‘Women Like Us Festival’ which returned due to popular demand following last year’s successful debut. From yoga and Pilates to boxercise and circuit blast, the free festival offered taster sessio…

Essex schools showcase sporting talent at Active Essex Winter Games 2019

Almost 700 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sporting activities during the Active Essex Winter School Games at the University of Essex and Colchester Garrison. The competition is open to both…

Max Whitlock helps crown local sporting stars at Active Essex Sports Awards 2018

The winners of the Active Essex Sports Awards 2018 were crowned at an inspiring awards ceremony which celebrated sporting achievements from grassroots to professional level. Double Olympic gymnastics champion Max Whitlock was on hand to help recognise…

October 1 in a Million – Richmond Primary

There is substantial evidence that regular exercise can bring about many benefits for pupils, including improving levels of fitness and mental wellbeing and increasing concentration. It is also important for long term health that pupils enjoy physical…

Simon says local charities have the X Factor

Four south Essex community groups attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at the Savoy Hotel in London, hosted by Simon Cowell. The Health Lottery Tea Party celebrated groups and organisations in neighbourhoods across Great Britain that are helping to ma…

A Role for Sport in Interfaith Week

Active Essex is proud to support Interfaith Week having signed up to the Essex Faith Covenant group this summer alongside others including Colchester United Football in the Community and Essex Cricket Club. All organisations involved share the Essex Fa…

Changing 1 Million Lives – Impact Report 2017/18

Our Impact Report for 2017/18 is OUT! Download it to see how we are reaching our strategy of getting 1 million people active! DOWNLOAD here!

Finalists announced and public vote opens for Active Essex Sports Awards

Active Essex has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Active Essex Sports Awards, which will celebrate sporting achievements from grass roots to professional level. The awards will recognise the individuals and organisations who have made outstanding c…

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