Activities for young people
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.
|Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury|
Y10 - Y11 boys only
Y12 - Y13 boys only
Y7 boys and under
Y8 - Y9 boys only
|St John's School, Marlborough|
Under 14 boys
Under 18 boys
Under 14 & Under 16 girls
boys and girls 7 - 13 years
|St Augustine's School, Trowbridge||Sunday|
10.30am - 12 noon
|boys and girls 8 - 16 years|
|Sheldon School, Chippenham||Wednesday|
5pm - 6pm
|boys and girls 8 - 16 years|
For more information about the junior basketball programme 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.
Full information on the Aqualetes programme.
Gymnastics School caters for young people aged two to 14 and provides weekly sessions following the British Gymnastics accreditation pathway. For full information on the courses available visit the individual centre pages.
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.
Leisure centres offer a variety of activities through the summer holidays - which you can find below listed by centre. Intensive swimming lessons are also offered at a number of leisure centres and you can find detail on these courses on our Aqualetes swim school webpage.
Trampolining - available for mixed ability groups
|Monday 25 July - Friday 29 July||9am - 9.45am|
|Monday 25 July - Friday 29 July - *NOW FULLY BOOKED||9.45am - 10.30am|
|Monday 8 August - Friday 12 August - *NOW FULLY BOOKED||9am - 9.45am|
|Monday 8 August - Friday 12 August - *NOW FULLY BOOKED||9.45am - 10.30am|
|Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August - *NOW FULLY BOOKED||9am - 9.45am|
|Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August - *NOW FULLY BOOKED||9.45am - 10.30am|
Cost is £25.20 for each weekly course - places available on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited.
Gymnastics - available for mixed ability groups
|Monday 1 August - Friday 5 August||9am - 10.30am|
|Monday 15 August - Friday 19 August||9am - 10.30am|
Cost is £37.50 for each weekly course - places available on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited.
For more information, or to book, please contact Lime Kiln Leisure Centre on 01793 852197
Trampolining - available for mixed ability groups
|Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 August inclusive||11am - 12noon|
Cost of course is £18
Platform diving (4 day course) - The lesson format will be 30 minutes dry side training and body conditioning followed by 45 minutes in the pool progressing onto using our diving boards. It is essential for these courses that children are a minimum of 8 years of age, can swim 25 metres strongly and competently (stage 6 swim lessons) and are comfortable in very deep water without goggles.
|Tuesday 16 August - Friday 19 August inclusive||8.30am - 9.45am or 9.45am - 11am|
Cost of course is £40 (concession rate £38 if eligible)
Places will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to book please contact Trowbridge Sports Centre on 01225 764342
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 Swindon Town Foundation Skills Zone and alongside these activities, the events also include tournaments for players in Years 8 and 9, the winners will compete in a grand final at half-time during Swindon Town fixture at the County Ground.
The local events will also feature the Ability Sports programme for young people aged 10-19 years with a disability.
In the meantime if you wish to have further information on the Kick It Out programme email@example.com or telephone 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||Wednesday|
Starts 28 April 2021
|10+||Dance, football, rugby, boxing and basketball||Free|
|The Friary Community Centre and MUGA||Thursday|
Session currently suspended
|10+||Football, tag rugby and basketball||Free|
|Pinewood Green, Bemerton Heath||Tuesday|
Starts 27 April 2021
|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 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
Details for 2022 will be confirmed when available.
For more information:
'Fit and Fed' is a national programme combining food and sport developed by the sports charity Street Games. Fit and Fed is a response to the growing body of research on the inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity. Wiltshire in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Anybody Can Cook, The Trussell Trust, Selwood Housing Group, Studley Green Primary School and Active Trowbridge has delivered sessions across the county.
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:
Daniel Geeson, Sports Development Officer, on 01225 770248 or 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 and a free tailored programme review. A referral is required and terms and conditions apply.
For more information contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development Officer, Wiltshire Council on 01722 434437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about the StreetGames report looking at the health of young people and the economic cost of inactivity