In East Northamptonshire, we develop sporting programmes, working with the East Northamptonshire Sports Partnership, clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport & the English Federation of Disability Sport.

Sport and participation in sport still remains an important part of our culture. Working towards Sport England’s 5 outcomes, across East Northamptonshire, 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 increase participation in sports such as Gymnastics, Walking Netball and Orienteering.

Free Outdoor Gym Buddy Returns For 2019!

Freedom Leisure’s Free Gym Buddy Scheme, returns for another year, thanks to East Northamptonshire Council funding.

The free ‘Gym Buddy Sessions’ will take place for a second year in 4 location.

Have you ever wondered what the outdoor gyms are like at your local park but not had the confidence to try out the equipment? Then you are not alone and now you don't have to worry! These are not personal training sessions but our Personal Trainer will be on hand to offer guidance, answer questions and help you get the best out of the outdoor gym equipment.

Monday: 10.00-11.00 - Irthlingborough - Central Recreational Ground.

Monday: 11.30-12.30 - Higham Ferrers - Saffron Road.

Tuesday: 9.30 - 10.30 - Raunds - Marshall's Road.

Tuesday: 11.00-12.00pm - Trapston -  Chancery Lane. (next to the Meadows Surgery). 

MAC (Multi Activity Club)

MAC (Multi Activity Club) for adults and non-mainstream education young people takes place every Thursday 10am-12noon at the Pemberton Centre.  It costs just £3 a session for are plenty of activities to enjoy.  The club which provides a variety of sports and recreational activities including the use of an (IFI) accredited Gym has an open policy and costs £3 for participants living with a disability.  Entrance price includes refreshments and parents/carers are free.  Regular activities include Archery, Trampoline, Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Accredited Gym, Boccia, Kurling, Table Tennis, Pool, Air Hockey and Basketball while other activities such as an Inflatable Climbing Wall are available occasionally.