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Overview of Sports and Leisure Opportunities

Last Modified March 12, 2015

We work hard with our partners to deliver sport and leisure opportunities in Hertsmere. Our summary gives you the key information.

Community Sports Programme

Community Sports Network

We Move, She Moves

Twilight Dance

Coaching Courses and Experience

Join In

Herts Active Together

Community Sports Programme


We began a five year community partnership with Arsenal Football Club in 2008 which ended in 2013 and was followed by a partnership agreement. This aims to promote and deliver a range of initiatives, including curriculum football, holiday activities, girls football and a Double Club; where school children in years five and six spend 45 minutes playing football and 45 minutes on literacy.

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Hopkins, 020 8207 7801 or email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk

Pictured below is Theo Walcott who, along with Faye White, helped to launch the scheme at Arsenal's indoor training facility.

 Theo Walcott helps to launch the Arsenal Community programme


Community Sports Network (CSN)

What is a Community Sport Network (CSN)?

Sport England defines a CSN as a collection of people who have a desire to develop  and promote sport and physical activity in their area. Representatives from local authorities, schools, sports clubs, sports centres, volunteer networks and wider community groups make up a Community Sports Network.

The core aims of all Community Sports Networks are to:

  • increase the number of people taking part in sport and active recreation by 1% year on year;
  • widen access to opportunities for sport and active recreation;
  • bring together and align partners' existing priorities and targets within one joined up local action plan for sport and active recreation within the CSN area, based upon the needs of the local communities and ensuring clarity in roles and responsibility.

We move, she moves

We move, she moves is an exciting new project for women and girls aged 14 upwards. Would you like to try a new sport or activity? Have you not taken part in anything for a while? Would you like to try a new activity? Then this is the project for you, we have lots of different activities to try on your own or grab a friend or two and get moving. For more information please visit. We Move, She Moves or telephone Helen Hopkins, 020 8207 7801.

Sport and leisure activities take place across the borough, find out where the nearest car park is.

Twilight Dance - Bushey

Are you interested in Street Dance or Cheerleading? Then come to try our Friday evening twilight session at the dance studio, north side, Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey.  The session runs every Friday during term time and is just £4 per week for people aged 10-14. It is 6pm to 7:30pm.  You can just turn up on the day.

For more information on any of the four schemes above, call Helen Hopkins, 020 8207 7801 or email community.services@hersmere.gov.uk

Coaching courses & experience


If you want to be a coach or gain coaching experience then the Herts Sports Partnership Website  is a good starting point. Sports Coach UK also runs a number of courses in the region.

The Herts Sports Partnership website  has a coaching section that's packed full of information on coaching at any level. Here you'll find information on:

  • Developing your coaching techniques
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching job vacancies in Hertfordshire
  • Education and Courses
  • Coach Management Standards
  • Coaching Strategies
  • Long Term Athlete Development

 Join In

Join In is a registered charity that helps UK grassroots sports clubs attract more supporters and volunteers from their local communities. We do this by matching people to fun, interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities at clubs in their area. The Herts Sports Partnership is responsible for the Join In programme in Hertfordshire.

Register at Join In and find opportunities to volunteer locally.

Herts Active Together


Leisure Trusts in Hertfordshire have been successful in receiving funding from Sporta. The project  ‘Herts Active Together’ will see Sportspace – Dacorum Sports Trust, Finesse Leisure, Hertsmere Leisure, Stevenage Leisure Limited and YMCA West and Central Herts come together to provide bespoke and specific sports and activity sessions to encourage those over 65 to be more active and live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The trusts will run a programme of activities including: Aqua Aerobics, Golf, Pilates, , Swimming for beginners, Fencing, Badminton, Gym, Zumba, and gym based rehabilitation classes.

Delivery in Hertsmere program will be from March – June 2015 and then July – December 2015 and activities will range from 6 – 25 weeks and sessions will be happening at The Venue, Furzefield, Bushey Grove, Bushey Golf, Bushey Rose Gardens, and King George Recreation Ground.

For more information about the project, please visit their website



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