Welcome to the Horsham Leisure Link website. Leisure Link is a section of Horsham District Council's Community Development Department and our aims are to increase the quantity and quality of sport and physical activity for people in the Horsham District. Read more...
Bike It is a project aimed at encouraging children to walk and bike to school. The main responsibilities include promoting cycling to 9-13 year olds at up to six schools, supporting 'school champions' at other schools and harnessing local authority resources for cycling. Currently the date for the end of the part-time contract is March 2015, but as West Sussex will be including Bike It in their 2015-16 sustainable transport bid it is likely that this contract will be extended for at least another year.
Horsham is all set to receive Go Tri, a lighter version of full triathlon just involving swimming and running ('aquathlon' to be precise), this coming summer. Horsham Triathlon Club is organising the series of six races in Horsham Park that are aimed at newcomers to the sport of all abilities. The first three events will involve a 200 metre pool swim (yes note the word 'pool' and not 'pond' - the ducks objected!) followed by a 3.4 kilometre run in Horsham Park. Eight lengths and two laps for people who prefer to think in simple terms.
Horsham Junior Baseball Club is soon to be starting another summer season at its Ingfield Manor School base at Five Oaks near Billingshurst. It is one of the biggest clubs of its type in the country and the fun will be starting again with the opening day on Saturday 17th May. Paul Taylor, one of the club's founding fathers, has just done an interview with Leisure Link university work placement student James Leogue, to learn about what the club is at nearly 10 years since it was started up.
Over 600 people turned out for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Horsham Park organised by Horsham District Council last weekend. On Sunday 23 March, runners took to the park in Horsham to run one, three, or six miles to raise money for Sport Relief through entry fees and donations.
Pavilions in the Park in Horsham is running an aquatics week from 22 - 27 April. Lots of aquatic sessions (including swim fit, aqua-zumba and aquafit) are free that week and kids can swim for just £1 between 4pm and 7pm each day. A full programme available to read at www.thepavilionsinthepark.co.uk
The final meeting of the 2013/14 Horsham District Primary Schools Hockey League took place on Friday 4th April on the astroturf at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. 12 teams from across the district took part in what was the third meeting since November. With the schools placed in two divisions of six based on the results of the first two meetings the standard of hockey played was extremely competitive but all the games were played in a great spirit nonetheless.
On Sunday 27 April VC Jubilee is hosting the 2014 British Schools Cycling Association National Mountain Bike Championships at Stanmer Park and it also also incorporates the Southern Regional championships. This is a great opportunity for young riders in the south to participate in a mountain bike competition.
Ever thought of trying sailing or windsurfing? Well it might be worth doing so as clubs and centres across Sussex are opening their doors in free open days for people of all ages. Sailing and windsurfing are fantastic family friendly sports and most clubs and centres use the Push the Boat Out Weekend (this year on 17/18th May) to kick start their season with planned regular participation programmes following on to engage newly interested people.
The Sussex Track Cycle Racing League starts at Preston Park in Brighton on Wednesday 16th April at 6.45 and runs for 18 weeks with the last race on the 13th August. This year riders of all ages wishing to take part can complete the registration form online at www.scrl.co to save time when they arrive. The organisers are hoping that this will specifically encourage riders to complete emergency contact details as this often gets overlooked when hurrying to complete the form at the track.
Pavilions In The Park, Broadbridge Heath, Steyning and Billingshurst Leisure Centres, operated on behalf of Horsham District Council by DC Leisure, will see some exciting changes over the next few months. DC Leisure has announced a change of name to that of its new owner Places for People, one of the largest housing and property development companies in the UK.
Nordic Walking 2014
It's All About Men
British Schools Mountain Bike Champs
Horsham Go Tri
Sailing Open Weekend
Sussex Track Cycling League
Summer Table Tennis Coaching
Woods for Learning
Holmbush Farm Easter Activities
Wheelchair Basketball Continuation
Road to Rio
Junior Golf Challenge 2014
Badminton Gold Academy
2014 Youth Triathlons x 3
Horsham Table Tennis Central League
Billingshurst Sports Pavilion for Hire
University of Third Age Table Tennis
Tatty Bumpkins Yoga
Storrington STARS Junior Netball
New Freestyle Gymnastics Sessions
Sports Tours Exchange Management
Roll Up Golf Sessions
Horsham Rounders Club
The People's Strictly
Golf Stairway Academy
Adult Weight Management Programmes
Get Active Programme
Swim-1st Junior Tri Club
Outdoor Military Fitness