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.

Kick up your weekend!

Linking with Liberty FC we are delivering a disability football sessions on Saturdays 1.30-2.30pm starting Saturday 19th October.

Coaches from Liberty will lead the sessions fortnightly. Sessions are for 9yr olds + and players will be split into rough age groups

Saturdays: 1.30-2.30pm at Burntwood Leisure Centre

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: blast.staffs@gmail.com 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: julia.kendrick@freedom-leisure.co.uk