Category: Leisure & Sports

New Wandsworth scheme aims to help locals with cancer get active in 2017

A new programme has launched in Wandsworth that will help local people living with cancer get more active to help manage symptoms and improve overall health. The programme, called Move More Wandsworth, is a new initiative set up by Macmillan Cancer Support and Enable Leisure and Culture. The scheme aims to help people living with… Read More

Thousands inspired to Get Active at free festival

Thousands of people got a taste of the best the borough has to offer in sport, physical activity and health at Saturday’s Get Active Wandsworth festival. The annual festival, now in its seventh year, encourages people to make healthy changes to their lifestyles by trying out free activities and linking up with local providers. The… Read More

Get Active Wandsworth Festival

Join us for this popular annual festival, showcasing the best in sport and physical activity that the borough has to offer. There’ll be sports taster sessions and demonstrations, advice on health and keeping fit, an area for children and refreshments.  Don’t forget to look out for PAWS, our mascot (who’s also on Twitter: @PAWS_AW) 12-5pm at King George’s… Read More

Wandsworth secures silver at London Youth Games

Wandsworth secures silver at London Youth Games Wandsworth won second place in the 2016 London Youth Games this week following a dramatic finish at Crystal Palace. The London Youth Games, now in its 39th year, is Europe’s largest youth sports event. This year around 450 young people represented Wandsworth against London’s other 32 boroughs during… Read More

7th Get Active Wandsworth Festival this Saturday

Get Active Wandsworth Festival Saturday 9 July, 12noon – 5pm, King George’s Park @activewands #GAWF2016 Thousands are expected to flock to King George’s Park this Saturday for the Get Active Wandsworth Festival. The festival, now in its 7th year, aims to showcase the very best the borough has to offer in sport, physical activity and… Read More

Battersea Park Millennium Arena: Children’s Athletics Camp

Millennium Arena Athletics Camp Battersea Park Summer athletics camp is back! Looking for fun, energetic activities during the school holidays? Sign up to the Millennium Arena Athletics Camp today. Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years of age. Tuesday 31 May – Friday 3 June 10am to 1pm 4 days £36 (£9 per day)… Read More

New youth sports sessions for Battersea estates

  Young people from the Winstanley and York Road estates in Battersea will be offered a wide selection of sport and fitness training thanks to a £150,000 grant from Sport England. The sessions, which focus on people aged 14 to 25, will get going early this year and will include female only activities, boot camp classes,… Read More

Nominate your local sporting hero

Nominations for the 2015 Active Wandsworth Awards are now open. The annual award, now in its 19th year, recognises and rewards talent in the local sporting community. Delivered by Enable Leisure & Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council, the awards celebrate the past year’s exceptional sporting achievements in all its forms across 11 categories. People… Read More

Enable Leisure and Culture, the start of a great adventure

When Paul McCue, an assistant director responsible for Wandsworth Council’s leisure and culture services, asked his staff whether they wanted to be part of a new staff mutual, he never expected such a resounding ‘yes’. Yet over 92% of those who responded voted to join him and senior managers on a “great adventure” that began… Read More