Events and Sport Projects

Volunteer Sports Coaching Bursary

Our Volunteer Sports Coach Bursary scheme exists to support new and existing volunteers who represent local sports clubs, community groups and schools in Broxbourne. 

Qualifications and courses

Coaching qualifications eligible include the appropriate Level 1 and 2 courses and equivalent official and referee courses that are run in the Herts Sport Partnerships – Coach Education Week.

For Level 1 (or equivalent) a maximum of £100 or 50% of the total course fee (whichever is lower) is available.

For Level 2 (or equivalent) a maximum of £200 or 50% of the total course fee (whichever is lower) is available.

Workshops and professional development

The bursary scheme also provides discounted access to the Herts Sports Partnership wider Coach Education Programme aimed at volunteer coaches including Safeguarding and Protecting Children, First Aid for Sport and Exercise (and others).

Please complete the following Sport Volunteer Application Form by Thursday 31 January 2019 and return to matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk or alternatively via post at

Matthew Ridley
Sport Development Officer
Broxbourne Council
Bishops' College
Cheshunt
Herts
EN89XF

Active Broxbourne Sport Awards

The annual awards ceremony recognise and celebrate the achievements of talented sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs from across the Borough. Previous winners have included Laura Trott in 2010 (two years before she won Olympic gold), London 2012 gold medalists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie, Jamaican international swimmer Nico Campbell, Ironman World Champion Lucy Charles and England netball international Georgina Fisher, as well as recognising those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for many years.

The 2018 awards were made possible with the support of community sponsors Volker Vessels UK, Ashbourne Insurance, Pavilions Shopping Centre and Harlow Decathlon.

For more information the 2019 awards please call the Sport Development Officer on 01992 785555 ext. 1519 or email matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk

Satellite Clubs

By 2019 Sport England aims to offer every secondary school the opportunity to host a satellite community sports club on its site, with a direct link to a local sports club within the area. The objective is to help local clubs increase the number of 14 to 25 year olds taking part in sport for at least 30 minutes per week, as well as reduce the number of young people dropping out of sport. For details of satellite clubs in Broxbourne, visit The Guide or pick up a copy from council leisure facilities.

Opportunities for Excellence

The Opportunity for Excellence award scheme aims to support talented athletes (aged 11+) as they pursue high standards in their chosen sport. The aim of the award is to enable talented athletes to achieve their full potential through applying for a free one-year gym membership. For more information, visit the webpage, contact the Council's Sport Development Officer on 01992 785555 ext. 1519 or email him at matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk

Projects

Pickleball

Move over, golf and tennis. A new favourite pastime is taking off in Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK.

A growing number of people are playing pickleball—a sport that combines tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played by two to four players using paddles and a plastic ball with holes, on either an indoor or outdoor court about one-third the size of a standard tennis court.

The game has become particularly popular among people in their 50s, 60s and 70s looking for an activity that offers good aerobic exercise without being as strenuous as traditional racket sports—which affords players the chance to socialize during the game.

When: Every Wednesday at 2pm

Where: The Laura Trott Leisure Centre

Cost: £3.

 

Lark in the Park

A free summer parks programme which takes place in a variety of parks across Broxbourne during the summer holidays. The sessions run from 2-4pm, Monday-Friday and offer a large range of activities including water fights, laser tag, nerf wars, archery, American football, dodgeball, basketball, rounders, pickleball, football, volleyball, tennis and a mixture of traditional games.
 
When: Monday – Friday (Summer Holiday Only. 22 July - 30 August 2019)
 
Monday – Grundy Park (Cheshunt)
Tuesday – Cedars Park (Theobalds)
Wednesday – Cheshunt Park (Cheshunt)
Thursday – Barclay Park (Hoddesdon)
Friday – Fishers Close Park (Waltham Cross)
 
Cost: Free.
 
For more information please email the Sports Development Officer at matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01922 785555 extension 1519.