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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…

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. Currently 21,400 people are employed in the sports and leisure sector and…

June 1 in a Million – Justine Harrington

As we look forward to achieving our goal of changing 1 million lives to get Essex active, we are privileged to have the support of our Essex All Together ambassadors who represent a variety of disabilities and impairments and are working hard to promot…

Active Essex and Multi-School Council host their fourth Special School Games

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sports during the Essex Special School Games. The Games are organised by the Multi-Schools Council in collaboration with Active Essex, the County Sports Partn…

Max Whitlock MBE launches Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 challenge

Double Olympic Gold medal winner and World Champion gymnast Max Whitlock MBE has launched the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 challenge to get Essex residents doing 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days in June. Max was at Basildon Spor…

Active Essex to challenge issues around physical inactivity

Active Essex, the county sports partnership (CSP) for Greater Essex has unveiled a bold new approach as it enters the second year of its strategic plan to get 1 million people active. Recent figures suggest that a worrying 1 in 5 adults in Essex are no…

Basildon sets perfect example for increasing participation in disability sport

A local project has helped harness the positive influence that carers and other ‘supporters’ e.g. family members, day services, residential homes and paid support, can have in inspiring people with learning disabilities to become more active. The ‘supp…

Essex All Together ambassador inspires others with new song ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Justine Harrington, 28, from Basildon, who was born with a visual impairment, is hoping to encourage more disabled people in Essex to get involved with physical activity and sport through the launch of her new song and music video; ‘Don’t Tell Me’. Hav…

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