2012 sporting legacy
Get involved with our 12 legacy programmes to help more people take part in sport and physical activity in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
1. Active Early years
Introduce your little ones to sport with our round-up of activities for babies, toddlers and families. Daily activities include swimming, tennis and football. See the latest Active Guide for listings.
2. ActiveMark Clubs
With over 100 local sports clubs carrying our ActiveWestminster Mark accreditation, you can take your pick of weekend, evening and holiday activities.
3. Active Places
As well as nine council leisure centres, there are plenty more places you can get involved in sport. Why not try out The Pensioner’s Playground in Hyde Park, sailing and kayaking at Westminster Boating Base, outdoor activities at Paddington Recreation Ground or head to one of our 15 outdoor sports pitches for a kick-about with friends?
4. Champions of the Future
If you’re a talented young athlete, you may be able to get funding and support to help you with your training from our talented athletes scheme or call 020 7641 2012.
5. Everyday activity
There’s lots on for everyone including older people, women, disabled people plus health and wellbeing programmes and holiday activities. See the Active Guide for listings.
6. Free swimming
If you’re aged 0-19 you can swim free at our five swimming pools with an ActiveWestminster Passport. Swimming pools are available at Jubilee Sports Centre, Marshall St Leisure Centre, Porchester Centre, Queen Mother Sports Centre and Seymour Leisure Centre.
7. Neighbourhood Sports Programme
Eight to 19-year-olds can take part in 100 hours of free sport in youth clubs, estate sports cages and leisure centres every week. See the Active Guide for listings.
8. Park Makers
From June you can join parks staff and volunteers in activities in our parks and open spaces to help you keep healthy on your lunch break or whilst out and about. Call 020 7641 2012 for details.
- St. George’s Square Gardens, SW1V
- St. John’s Wood Church Grounds, NW8 7PF
- Paddington Recreation Ground, W9 1PD
- Porchester Square Gardens, W2 6AW
- Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N 6NA
- Westbourne Green Open Space, W2
9. School sports
10. Sporting facilities at schools and Academies
We’re working with local schools and Academies to open up sports hall to the community after school. Head to Academy Sport, Imperial College, St. George’s, Pimlico Academy or Westminster City School.
11. Teacher development
Find out about training opportunities for teachers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you’re interested in becoming a coach, referee or administrator you can get help to find a role that suits you along with funding for training. We have teamed up with Volunteer Centre Westminster to help more people volunteer in sport. Call Stephanie Taylor on 020 7087 4352 or email email@example.com to find out how to get involved.
For information and listings take a look at the latest Active Guide.
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