Sports Development

Community Sport Activation Fund - Sport England

Over the last three years we have been delivering a range of sporting and exercise activities with partners through funding from Sport England. The Project has now come to an end, with over 4200 people getting involved in some of the supported activities which included swimming, football, PIYO, running plus so many more. The aim of the funding was to help break down some of the barriers to getting involved in sporting activity by making them more affordable, putting them in the right venues and at different times of the day to try and make it easier for people to get take part.

All the sessions as part of this program were aimed at people who do not regularly take part in sport and physical activity. There are lots of activities still happening even though the funding has ended, just a taster of a few of them that you can still get involved in are:

Activity What is it? Venue Day Time
Walking Netball

A low level version of the game to suit all levels, ideal for adult players who have retired from netball or would like to try it out for the first time

Cockermouth Sports Centre
Details here
Tuesdays 1pm-2pm

A cardio Pilates and Yoga fusion class


The new Bridge centre in Wigton has a session specifically for young people aged 14 to 18 year olds

Aspatria Rugby Club

Wigton Bridge Centre
Details here



6pm - 6.45pm


Walking Football A low level version of the game to suit all levels, ideal for players who have retired from football or would like to try it out for the first time

Silloth Tennis Courts

Wigton Astro Turf

St Joseph's School in Workington




1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

4.45pm -5.45pm

Family Circuits Fun fitness for all - challenging activities which can be modified for all age groups to allow for individual or group competition Cockermouth Rugby Club
Details here
Saturdays 10:30am -11:30am
Boccia Boccia is a sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Similar to bowls, but played indoors. Initially it was designed for people with a disability, but as the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays out, it's a great game for anyone to get involved in. Workington Leisure Centre Starts Thursday 16th March 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Exercise classes Through this project there are a number of different exercise classes delivered for women and girls only. Choose from HIIT, circuits, legs, bum & tum, boxfit - each session is different, all with great instructors in a relaxed environment, where you can go at your own pace.

Silloth School Sports Hall

Ewanrigg Community Centre


Netherton Church Hall

Wednesdays (alternate HIIT and Circuits for beginners)

Wednesday (session for 50+)



Thursdays (LBT)

7pm - 8pm

9.30am - 10am

6pm - 6.45pm
6pm - 6.45pm     


Allerdale Sports Awards 2016

The Allerdale Sport Awards 2016 were held on the 21st October at the Wave Centre in Maryport and this with athletics star Jenny Meadows attending the event as our special guest.

The awards recognise the successes of teams and individuals throughout the borough who are involved in sport and have had success over the 2015/2016 seasons. As well as celebrating sporting talent, the awards recognise the hard work of family, volunteers and coaches.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! The award categories were:
Sports Person of the Year - Luke Reeson and Simon Lawson
Junior Sports Person of the Year - Robbie Park
Rising Stars - Rebecca Laidlow
Junior Team of the Year - Dearham Primary Year 6's
Senior Team of the Year - Workington Cricket Club
Coach of the Year - Martyn Rossi
Volunteer of the Year - David Heaton
Young Sports Leader/Volunteer of the Year - Zoe Irving
Special Award - Richard Johnston

Huge thank you to our sponsors:

Active Cumbria
Cumbrian SPAA Foundation
D A Harrison
John Hoban Travel
Lakes College
New Balance
Proactive Health
Wright Sport Services
University of Cumbria
Trilakeland Club

Useful contacts and sports updates

UK Sport

You can sign up to the UK sport newsletter for the latest information and updates on sports governance, our national squads and any job vacancies. Go to UK Sport and click on the e news link at the bottom of the page.

Sport England

Sport England produce a regular newsletter with lots of good news stories about community sport from all over the Country along with latest news and announcements. You can get it straight to your inbox if you go to Sport England and click on 'the latest from the pitch' on the right hand side. You can also get all National Governing Bodies details from the Sport England Site through the recognised sports page.

Active Cumbria

Active Cumbria produces a regular Sportzine, full of information about the sporting goings on in Cumbria from the Sports Awards to the Schoolympics. To subscribe, go to Active Cumbria and go to the bottom of the page to Sportzine e-news.

Allerdale Borough Council provides opportunities for people to participate in sport and recreation through its parks and open spaces, sports and leisure centres, sports pitches, recreation grounds and public halls.

We aim to provide advice and support to local community clubs and groups with their development. This may include coach education courses, volunteering opportunities and funding information.

Downloadable Documents

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JPEG formatSportit! in JPEG format507 Kb1 min 12 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatSportit 2 in JPEG format448 Kb1 min 4 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatMake a Move Women and Girls in JPEG format474 Kb1 min 8 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatMake a Move Women and Girls 2 in JPEG format388 Kb55 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
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