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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Coach Core Essex

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given the royal seal of approval to Essex’s next generation of sports coaches after meeting apprentices and graduates from the Coach Core Essex apprenticeship scheme at Basildon Sporting Village. Coach Core is par…

Fun and Fitness at Epping This Girl Can Festival

Women across Epping enjoyed a fitness-filled afternoon at the first ever This Girl Can Essex Festival to come to Epping. From Pilates and Kickboxing to Yoga and Bounce, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with…

Fun and Fitness at Southend This Girl Can Festival

Over 60 women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled afternoon at the second This Girl Can Essex Festival to come to Southend this year. From hula hooping and clubbercise to zumba and yoga, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activitie…

Countdown to make nominations for Active Essex Sports Awards

Active Essex, the county sports partnership for Greater Essex, is hosting the annual Sports Awards on Tuesday 5th December, celebrating the outstanding achievements of local sporting organisations and individuals in Essex Essex residents have up until…

Festival of fun and fitness coming to Southend

Women and girls in Southend are being invited to attend the second This Girl Can Essex festival being held on Saturday 13th October between 11am and 1pm at Hamstel Junior School, Hamstel Road. From hula hooping and clubbercise to zumba and yoga, the fr…

Nominate your local disability sporting hero for the Active Essex Sports Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the Active Essex Sports Awards 2018, an annual event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of sporting organisations and individuals. The event recognises local sporting heroes from grassroots to an elite level, and…

Essex welcomes Sport England Chair to see their ground-breaking work to get more people active

Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England, the public body responsible for increasing participation in sport and physical activity, has visited Essex to experience some of the initiatives that are helping to get the county active. One in four of the populatio…

Festival of fun and fitness coming to Epping

Women and girls in Epping are being invited to attend the first This Girl Can Essex festival to come to Epping which will be held on Sunday 7th October between 10am and 2pm at Zinc Arts. From Pilates and Zumba to Ladies Kick Boxing and yoga, the free f…

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…

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…

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