SPORT and HEALTH PROJECTS
This page details a range of current projects being delivered by the St Albans Sport & Health Team and their partners. The focus on all of these is to provide affordable opportunities for all local people, regardless of age, location or ability, to participate in sport or physical activities, helping them to lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. The details provided here give just a snapshot of what each project is doing. For more information, email contacts for the relevant project leads are provided.
These are FREE to access 2 hour play sessions for children aged 3-12yrs that run during the Easter and Summer Holidays in 15 parks across the district. Sessions are led by qualified and enthusiastic Play Leaders and provide children with opportunities to play sport and games with others.
Play in the Parks
Our Elite Card membership allows heavily discounted access to gym, swim and group exercise classes to elite athletes at council owned Leisure Centres across the district. The scheme is open to athletes aged 16yrs+, that qualify under the terms and conditions.
Special Olympics St Albans provides Olympic sports, leisure and community opportunities to those with a Learning Disability aged 8yrs+. A number of sessions run weekly including swimming, athletics and equestrian and athletes attend events and competitions throughout the year.
Special Olympics St Albans
Working in partnership with local medical professionals, this scheme provides discounted gym membership, additional sessions and support for adults with a range of medical conditions. Clients can choose from 1 of 4 Leisure Centres across St Albans.
Exercise Referral Scheme
Activation Funding provided by Active St Albans to local groups and organisations wanting to offer new sessions or expand their existing programme of sport and physical activity classes for local women and girls. Grants of up to £250 available. Contact us to find out more.
This Girl Can
The event includes a Half Marathon, Walking Half Marathon, Wheelchair Half Marathon, 5k Race and 1.5 Mile Fun Run and helps to raise money for local charities. Held annually on the 2nd Sunday in June, starting and ending at Verulamium Park.
St Albans Half Marathon
The ReFit programme provides exercise classes for those aged 50yrs+ within their own local community. A range of affordable sessions are offered across the district, including seated classes, circuits and dance sessions and most include a tea and biscuit break during or after the session too!
This local project aims to integrate adults with learning disabilities into the community through leisure opportunities, whilst supporting them to develop their independence and social skills. A varied programme of events is available.
Passport to Leisure