Sport and participation in sport still remains an important part of our culture. Working towards Sport England’s 5 outcomes, across Lichfield, we want to contribute to their national target of getting ‘half a million people more active’ by 2020. We want to also support with local outcomes to support the development and sustainability of local sports clubs, liase with Staffs FA, Badminton England and Swim England to get more people active by linking in with any relevant initiatives. We are also developing Basketball in the town by creating a junior team. We will also support local talented athletes with gym membership and our grants scheme. We will also be part of the Stafford Borough Sports Awards and sponsor an award on the night. We will look to develop inclusive facilities and programmes for disabled or additional needs participants to enjoy and take part in sport.

Within Lichfield we know that 68.5% of adults are active and 26.9% of the population are doing 3 x 30mins of activity per week. As 56% want to do more sport, we develop programmes with key organisations such as Staffordshire FA, Badminton England and Basketball England to develop more programmes of activity. We work with local sports clubs and want to celebrate local sporting success.

GO TRI ladies learn to swim

Starting Friday 28 February 2020 Let Go Tri and Friary Grange Leisure Centre help you take your first steps through your swim journey. 


Freedom Leisure have partnered up with Go Tri and British Triathlon giving Friary Grange Leisure Centre the opportunity to host some fantatsic learn to swim sessions with the local triathlon clubs coaches - Titan and Burntwood Tri. 


This is a positive step for women taking their first steps and who want to improve their skills and work towards a GO TRI event. learn to and develop your swimming technique over the 6 week course as well as meeting new likeminded people.

Venue: Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, WS13 7SQ

Time: 7-8pm

Cost: £30 per person per session for the 6 week block of coached swim sessions

 click here to book onto the course

Pickleball sessions

Pickleball is a paddleboard sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played on a badminton court and uses a small tennis net separating the players.

We have a free taster session Friday 13 March 12-1pm at Burntwood Leisure Centre. Sessions then start every Friday 12-1pm for £3 per person. Equipment is provided

Sports Coaching @ Burntwood Youth Centre

Linking with The Fun Club at Burntwood youth centre, our active communities coaches are visiting the group with various activities over the next few months. Here are the next few weeks:

Monday 20 Jan - Football challenges

Monday 3 Feb - swimming @ Burntwood LC

Monday 24 Feb - Indoor Hockey

Monday 9 March - Multi sports

Monday 23 March - Obstacle races

Turn up at the fun club and join in! 7.30-8pm

Autism activities

BLAST (Burntwood and Lichfield Autism Support Together) and the AC team worked in partnership to deliver sports to children with autism and their siblings. At Friary Grange Leisure Centre across Easter, May and the summer holidays there has been Autism family swim sessions. New for summer 2019 were our superskills sessions at Burntwood Leisure Centre, where a whole range of sports and activities were tried.

Yoga, basketball, archery and dodgeball were just a few of the activities the young people joined in with. 

If you have a child with Autism and are looking for support, drop BLAST an email: or visit their facebook page BLAST.

No Strings Badminton

No Strings badminton is an informal way to play. Sessions are informal and based around having fun. The no strings coordinator attends to ensure everyone gets involved and has a great time. All equipment is provided and you dont need a partner to play.

Due to low numbers our Thursday group has finished, we are currently looking at alternative times/ days. if you would like to lead this session please get in touch: