Details of sports, leisure and physical activity opportunities for adults in Wiltshire
Sports development have worked with local clubs and England Basketball to develop a number of weekly opportunities for adults to play the sport in Wiltshire. Club sessions help people to play basketball at a high standard in a competitive environment while Ball Again sessions are open to those new, or returning to the sport or for those who wish to play in a less formal environment.
For more information about the adult basketball programme please contact email@example.com or call 01225 770213.
|Venue||Day and times||Contact||Session type|
|Olympiad Leisure Centre, Chippenham||Tuesdays 8pm - 10pm|
John Castle JohnCCCastle@aol.com
Marlborough Leisure Centre
Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury
St. Augustine's School, Trowbridge
Central venue league (inter club informal competition)
|Cricklade Leisure Centre||Sundays 9am - 11am|
The Activity Zone, Malmesbury
You can sign up on the Just Play website or simply turn up at your chosen session.
The FA Mars Just Play programme gives the casual footballer aged 16 and over a chance to just turn up to a venue and play football. The Just Play kickabout is recreational football at its best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. It is football for those who can’t or don’t want to commit to an eight month season of matches and training. Just Play sessions are being delivered weekly at venues across Wiltshire. You can come on your own or with friends.
For more information about the Just Play Football programme please contact Wiltshire FA’s Football Development Officer Chloe Buller - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 486047
|Centre||Day and time||Contact|
|Stanley Park Sports Ground Chippenham||Fridays 6:30pm - 7:30pm||01249 463905|
|Devizes Leisure Centre, Devizes|
|Nadder Centre, Tisbury|
Wednesday 7pm-8pm (female only)
No strings badminton is an informal pay and play session designed for adults of any ability who are looking to participate in a fun and relaxed environment. We are working in partnership with Badminton England to deliver four new no strings badminton sessions across the county. Sessions cost £3. For more information, please contact Becca Higgs, Sport Development Officer email@example.com.
|Tidworth||Tidworth Leisure Centre||Mondays 12:15pm - 1:15pm|
|Salisbury||Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre||Fridays 9am - 10am|
Fun friendly sessions involving a range of activities including dance fit, boxercise and rounders exclusively for women. Weekly sessions for the local community provided and designed by female staff. It does not matter what age, ability or the last time you put your trainers on, these sessions are perfect for grabbing some 'me time', having a giggle and getting that feel good factor!
Sessions cost £1. For more information please contact Becca Higgs, Sports Development Officer on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Melksham||Forest Community Centre, Bowmans Court, Melksham, SN12 7FT||Thursday 6pm-7pm|
Walking sports programme
Walking sports are traditional sports played at a slower, walking pace. This means they are accessible to older people, people who thought they could never play again due to injury, age or medical condition or people that have never played before but would like to start something social, fun and enjoyable.
We are working with the Wiltshire FA and local partners to deliver walking football sessions around the county so check this table for more details. This is predominantly aged at the 50 plus age group. Please contact named people for information on each session including cost.
We're delighted to see that there are now over 400 walking footballers registered in the county following a lot of hard work by the Wilts FA, volunteers and ourselves over the last 3 years.
For latest news, information and updates have a look at the Wiltshire Walking Football facebook page.
|Amesbury||Amesbury Sports Centre||Wednesdays 8pm - 9pm||
Chris Christian email@example.com
Fridays 9am - 11am
Chris Christian firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanley Park sports ground (outdoor 3G pitch)
Trowbridge Sports Centre (indoor sports hall)
Sundays, 11am - 12:30pm
Tuesdays, 8pm – 9.30pm
Beversbrook Sports Ground (outdoor 3G pitch)
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 4pm
Leighton Sports Centre (indoor)
Alternate Tuesday*, 8pm – 9pm
Sundays, 6pm – 7pm
Chloe Buller - email@example.com
|Marlborough||St John's Academy||Wednesday 7pm - 8pm||Chloe Buller - firstname.lastname@example.org|
*Westbury sessions take place alternate Tuesdays contact Tony Norton for more details.Close
We are working in partnership with England Netball to deliver four walking netball sessions across the county, additional information shown in the table below. Sessions cost £3, for more information please contact Becca Higgs, Sport Development Officer on email: email@example.com
Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Netball is for adults of all abilities and every session contains a gentle warm-up.
Our Corsham session returns to action on September 3rd and our Trowbridge session restarts on 16th September.
Mondays, 2pm - 3pm*
*Next session is September 3rd
|Devizes||Wednesdays, 5pm - 6pm|
|Melksham||Thursdays, 9.45am - 10.45am|
|Salisbury||Mondays, 5pm - 6pm|
|Tidworth||Wednesdays, 1.30pm - 2.30pm|
Sundays, 10am - 11am**
** Next session is September 16th
Wiltshire Council is currently working in partnership with Salisbury Rugby Club to deliver Walking Rugby sessions. These sessions involves delivering a non-contact version of the traditional game at a walking pace, making sessions more accessible and creating a fun and social sporting opportunity suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.
Sessions cost £3, for more information please contact Becca Higgs, Sport Development Officer on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Day / time|
|Salisbury||Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre||
Tuesdays, 11am - 12noon
A number of community clubs in Wiltshire also provide a form of walking rugby within their club programme that can be accessed by contacting the club directly.
|Location||Venue||Day / time||Contact|
|Calne||Calne Recreation Ground, Anchor Road, Calne||Thursdays, 7pm - 8pm|
Chris Austin, 07809 196141
Walking Hockey is an adapted, non-contact version of the traditional sport suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. Sessions provide a great way to socialise with other like-minded individuals and to meet new friends, whilst also offering participants the opportunity to be physically active and improve their health and fitness.
Sessions cost £3, for more information please contact Becca Higgs, Sport Development Officer, via email: email@example.com
Sessions will start back up from September 2018
|Location||Venue||Day / Time|
|Corsham||Springfield Community Campus||Thursdays, 6pm-7pm|
The sports development team work with a wide variety of clubs and groups across the county and many of these can be found on the Active Wiltshire website in the club directory.