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Malvern Hills District Council is working in partnership with Freedom Leisure and sports coaches to deliver a sustainable Sportivate Programme, enabling young people aged between 11-25 to participate in a variety of different sporting activities.

We have a great selection of activities that will be available throughout the year, all at a highly discounted rate offering huge savings.

For any more information regarding Sportivate, please contact Harry Robinson on 01684 862372 or email harry.robinson@malvernhills.gov.uk

Sportivate activities

Sportivate Archery - Free

Come and try Archery at Sport Martley with our new beginner Archery sessions. These sessions are completely free, you can book on to the six week course where you will be taught unique skills at the excellent facilities that Sport Martley has to offer.

The scheme begins on Friday 13 January at Sport Martley running for 6 weeks for 11-25 year olds.

Sportivate Leisure centre membership - £5

Come and sign up for our new Gym Membership scheme at Sport Dysons and Sport Martley. This membership is just £5, you can book on to the eight week scheme where you will be given unlimited access to the excellent facilities that the centres have to offer.

The scheme begins on Tuesday 3 January at Sport Dysons and Sport Martley leisure centres and is running until the 28 February for 11-25 year olds.

Sportivate Hip Hop and Street Dance - £10

Have you ever fancied learning how to dance? if so our new six week Street Dance and Hip Hop course is for people 16+ with minimal or no experience in dance activities. You will learn basic Street Dance moves and combine them to create routines, learning co-ordination, rhythm and confidence in a social environment.

The sessions are taking place at Dance in Motion studios every Thursday from the 26 January at 7:45pm until 8:30pm.  

Sportivate Indoor Climbing – Free

Discover dizzy new heights at Sport Martley! Come and try our new six week Rock Climbing class. These sessions are for 11-25 year olds. By taking part in this free activity you will not only be learning how to scale and climb effectively and gaining confidence with every climb you’ll also be saving over £30. The sessions begin on Monday 16 January from 7:15pm until 8:15pm.

Sportivate Basketball – Free

Basketball is a fun, energetic sport which can be played by a wide range of people from all backgrounds in life. This is why our new free basketball coaching course is great for everyone. The sessions start on Friday 13 January at 4pm until 5pm for six weeks and is aimed at ages 11-25. The sessions will be taking place at Sport Dysons Leisure Centre. 

Sportivate background 

Sportivate is Sport England's new national initiative developed to encourage 11-25 year olds to take part in selected weeks of activities. The programme is part of Sport England's mass participation legacy programme called Places, People, Play aimed at establishing a lasting legacy from 2012.

The aim is for 300,000 participants between 2011-2015 to complete weekly coaching sessions with 120,000 carrying on playing sport regularly. The programme will target people who are not currently choosing to participate in sport regularly or only for a limited amount of time.

Key aspects 

  • There must be a clear demand for an activity/project.

  • All activities/projects must link to a sustainable exit route. This can be through a community club, casual participation or through leisure membership.

  • Participants must attend five out of six sessions.

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