Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities Worcester Development Team works with local organisations to get local communities more active. Through external funding and grants along with strong partnership working across the City and County, the team, through their active communities plan, develops a range of sport, play and physical activity programmes with local clubs and groups for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We develop additional programmes across our leisure centres and support with big events in the City to get even more people active, making the best use of community facilities, parks, open spaces in the City.

Hannah Cox - Regional Development Manager

Working in the sport and community development industry for the last 9 years, my experience within the Local Authority, County Sports Partnership, Leisure and voluntary sectors has enabled innovative physical activity programmes to be developed at the heart of local communities for all ages and abilities. With dedicated teams working across each area, my passion is in developing people’s wellbeing through a wide range of bespoke sport, art, play and physical activities, improving opportunities for all to lead to a more active life.

Contact Hannah via:

Email -

Phone - 07710708867

Matt Rogers - Active Communities Manager

Contact Matt via:

Email -

Phone - 07710708868 

Tom Rimmer - Active Communities Officer

Having worked and volunteered in the sports industry for 6 years, I have worked specifically in coaching, coach development and sports development. I have developed a passion to increase the level of participation at a local level through the development and delivery of innovative programmes, while empowering and upskilling young people to deliver programmes themselves.

Contact Tom via:

Email -

Phone - 07885407474


Vanessa Bale - Aquatic Development Officer

Contact Vanessa Via:

Email -

Phone - 07850206563