Working alongside local, regional and national partners, the sports development team and leisure centres help young people to get involved with sport in a fun and safe environment.
Term time activities
We work with local clubs and sport providers to develop weekly basketball opportunities for young people. Sessions provide a great introduction to basketball with the option to attend one of our Slam Dunkz basketball camps during the school holidays.
|Venue||Day and Time||Age||Contact|
|Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury|
Monday's 6pm - 7pm
Y10 - Y11 boys only
Y12 - Y13 boys only
Y7 boys and under
|St John's School, Marlborough|
Friday's 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday's 12noon - 2pm
Under 14 boys
Under 14 & Under 16 girls
boys and girls 7 - 13 years
|St Augustine's School, Trowbridge||Sunday's 10.30am - 12 noon||boys and girls 8 - 16 years|
|Sheldon School, Chippenham||Wednesday's 5pm - 6pm||boys and girls 8 - 16 years|
For more information about the junior basketball programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01225 770213.
Our Aqualetes swim school runs for 50 weeks of the year and is a fantastic way to introduce your child to swimming through our Learn to Swim programme. Working in partnership with Swim England, we follow their learn to swim guidance and have fully qualified instructors leading lessons in all our Wiltshire Council swimming pools.
So from toddler to accomplished swimmer, there is a structured learning pathway for all young people to help them to learn, have fun, achieve and develop a healthy love for, and confidence in, water.
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This is currently only available at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury but we hope to develop this provision in other venues through 2019 and beyond.
Gymastics School caters for young people aged 2 to 14 and provides weekly sessions following the British Gymnastics accreditation pathway. Full information on all courses available.Close
For specific activities available at each leisure centre around the county, please go to the home page and select the relevant leisure centre from the list at the bottom of the page.
Kick it Out
‘Kick it Out' is Football's equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change.
Wiltshire Council team up with Swindon Town Football in the community to deliver local events during October half term for young people aged 10 to 19. The events feature an individual Street Skillz Championship and alongside these activities, the events also include tournaments for teams of 14 16 year olds, the winners of which will compete in a grand final at half-time during a Swindon Town fixture at the County Ground.
Events also feature the Ability Sports programme for young people aged 9-18 years with a disability.
In October 2018, Kick It Out events were held at Trowbridge Park and Wellington Academy, Tidworth. Over 70 young people participated in the activities and local tournaments and the winning teams faced each other at the Kick It Out Grand Final at half time during Swindon Town's fixture with Carlisle on Saturday 17 November, with the match finishing in a 1-1 draw.
For further information or to book a place, please email email@example.com or tel 01722 434437.
StreetGames sports programme
StreetGames is a national sports charity that supports a network of projects which give sports, training and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. StreetGames are aligned with Sport England’s Youth Sport Strategy.
Visit the StreetGames website for more information about the national work of StreetGames.
Doorstep sports clubs are for young people from disadvantaged communities. Sessions are delivered free of charge and also provide opportunities to attend high-profile events as well as opportunities to undertake training or to gain volunteering experience. Clubs operate in the following venues:
|Venue||Days and times||Age||Activities||Cost|
|Studley Green Community Centre and MUGA||Wednesdays 5.30pm-7.00pm||10+||Dance, football, rugby, boxing and basketball||Free|
|The Friary Community Centre and MUGA||Thursdays 5.30pm-7.00pm||10+||Football, tag rugby and basketball||Free|
|Pinewood Green, Bemerton Heath||Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm||10+||Football, basketball and rugby||Free|
Through the StreetGames network participants are also able to access high quality sports experiences such as a sports festival at the Olympic Park, tickets and outdoor activities at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and access to pitch activities at Bath Rugby RFC fixtures.
For more information about the doorstep sport programme contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 770248.
Young volunteer leaders have been selected through our Doorstep Sports Clubs and Skate Series programmes to act as advocates for ‘their’ projects. Volunteers support weekly delivery, organise events and help shape future activities. Leaders each receive a StreetGames hoodie as well as the opportunity to access free mentoring, training, StreetGames volunteer training residential and certificated sports qualifications.
Wiltshire Skate Series is an annual series of four competitive events for the Wiltshire skate community. The programme is led and delivered by a young person forum, which is made up of local young skaters with the support of our staff. Held at different skate parks across the county the Wiltshire Skate Series encourages volunteering amongst young people with judges, skate marshals, DJs and helpers all giving up their time free of charge to ensure the success of the events.
- Young people must be 11+ to enter
- Free to enter
- Registration is at 10am at all venues
- Helmets must be worn
Our 2019 competition dates are currently being finalised and will be released in February 2019.
Sessions will return this Easter and Summer 2019 across Wiltshire in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Anybody Can Cook, The Trussell Trust, Selwood Housing Group, Studley Green Primary School and Active Trowbridge.
These free activity programmes will enable young people and their families to prepare a healthy meal, provide advice on healthy eating, and the opportunity to take part in fun games and multi sports activities. The programme will support families on lower incomes or free school meals, and aims to help alleviate the issues of isolation and improve fitness levels during the school holidays.
For further information contact:
Karlene Jammeh, sports development officer, on 01722 434437 or email email@example.com
The Wiltshire Street Games Club 1 programme aims to enhance and connect young people aged 15-25 years old to activity opportunities in their local area, help them make use of local facilities and prepare them to be active independently.
The programme will provide free of charge 12 month gym memberships for NEET/vulnerable young people or those that are part of the Wiltshire Council Doorstep Sports Club.
The Club 1 programme will be delivered at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury. The young people taking part in the programme will obtain a free gym induction, a free tailored programme review and free transport from Bemerton and The Friary estates. A referral is required and terms and conditions apply.
For more information contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development Officer, Wiltshire Council on 01722 434437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about the StreetGames report looking at the health of young people and the economic cost of inactivity
The Inactivity TimeBomb StreetGames Cebr report April 2014
The Inactivity TimeBomb StreetGames Cebr report April 2014