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About Us

The  Sports Development Team works with numerous partners across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Our aim is to support and engage within community venues, leisure and outdoor spaces to help improve your health and wellbeing through activities, fun and socialising.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has developed a physical activity and sports strategy, called Greenwich Get Active (2019-2023). Greenwich Get Active began an exciting four-year journey where working collaboratively with partners sits at the heart of addressing inactivity. There is also a detailed action plan that underpins the strategy, both documents can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions regarding the strategy or action plan then please contact Royal Greenwich via email.

Community activities

Looking for opportunities to get active? If the answer is yes, then see our range of activities around the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Can't find what you’re looking for? Other activities can be found on the Greenwich Get Active website.

GLL works in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide a community sport programme. We are keen to develop our programme further, so please get in touch via email if you would like further information.

Community games 4 all

Better Sport Development in Greenwich presents the 2021 Community Games 4 All programme. The Community Games 4 All is a new concept, providing young people and adults with the opportunity to participate in sport & physical activity across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 

 

Basketball

DAY

TIME

AGE

LOCATION

TUESDAY

4:30pm - 6pm

11-18 year olds

Glyndon Community

Centre, SE18 7LB

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm - 6pm

11-18 year olds

Bostall Gardens, Abbey

Wood, SE2 0TQ

SATURDAY

4:30pm - 6pm

11-18 years & Adults

The Island, Curlew Close,

SE28 8HT

 

Netball

DAY

TIME

AGE

LOCATION

MONDAY

7:30PM – 8:30pm

12+ years

St Mary Magdalene

School, 1 Hendon St,

London, SE10 0NF

THURSDAY

7:30PM – 8:30pm

12+ years

Kidbrooke Sport MUGA,

Kidbrooke Village, London,

SE3 9EX

 

BOCCIA

 

DAY

TIME

AGE

LOCATION

MONDAY

11am - 12pm

Adults - 50+ years

New Charlton Community

Centre, 217 Maryon Rd,

London, SE7 8DB

TUESDAY

7:30PM – 8:30pm

12+ years

Sutcliffe Park Sports

Centre, Eltham Rd,

London, SE9 5LW

Funded Disability Family Splash

For children and young adults with disabilities and their families to enjoy a ‘fun swim’ session with floats and other equipment. All children must be accompanied in the water and adhere to swim safety rules. *All families are to contact RBGSportDevelopment@GLL.ORG first to fill out a family registration form. Sessions are capped at 15 people, a max of 2 adults and 2 children per booking.

Email

Monday

Functional Fitness

Monday

9.30am

10.30am

Butts Park, Butts Wood, 21 Bentham Road, London, SE28 8EG

Chair Based Exercise

Monday

11.00am

12.00pm

Middlepark CC, 50 Middle Park Avenue, 
London, SE9 5SD

Table Tennis

Monday

4.30pm

6.30pm

Waterfront leisure Centre, Woolwich High St, Woolwich, London SE18 6DL

Couch 2 5K +

Monday

7.00pm

8.00pm

Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Eltham Rd, London SE9 5LW

Pay & Play Netball

Monday

7.30pm

8.30pm

Kidbrooke Sports MUGA, Kidbrooke Village, London , SE3 9EX

 

Tuesday

Functional Fitness

Tuesday

9.30am

10.30am

Butts Park, Butts Wood, 21 Bentham Road, 
London, SE28 8EG

Boxing

Tuesday

7.00pm

9.00pm

Woolwich Common Community Centre,
Leslie Smith Square, Woolwich, London, SE18 4DW

Wednesday

Functional Fitness

Wednesday

9.30am

10.30am

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, London SE28 8NJ

Thursday

 Back to Netball

Thursday

9.30am

10.30am

Kidbrooke Sports MUGA, Kidbrooke Village, London, SE3 9EX

Functional Fitness

Thursday

9.30am

10.30am

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, London SE28 8NJ

Chair Based Exercise

Thursday

11.00am

12.00pm

Middlepark CC, 50 Middle Park Avenue,
London, SE9 5SD

Friday

Functional Fitness

Friday

9.00am

10.30pm

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, London SE28 8NJ

Table Tennis

Friday

4.00pm

6.00pm

The Plumstead Centre, 232 Plumstead High St, London SE18 1JL

Sporting opportunities for all

Greenwich Satellite Clubs

Satellite Clubs are a Sport England funded project focused on local physical activity and sport clubs designed around the needs of young people.  Better Sport Development is launching Satellite Clubs in Greenwich leisure centres for young people age 14-19 years old.  The programme will feature multi-sports sessions at the Waterfront Leisure centre, with activities such as table tennis, football, badminton and basketball.  At Thamesmere Leisure Centre and The Plumstead Centre sessions will include dance and fitness classes such as body combat, Zumba, street and commercial dance, delivered by our highly qualified instructors. 

 

Programme Name

Centre

Day

Session times

Cost

This Girl Can – Satellite Club Dance and fitness sessions

The Plumstead Centre

Mondays

4:30pm – 6:00pm

£2

This Girl Can – Satellite Club

Dance and fitness sessions

Thamesmere Leisure Centre

Fridays

4:30pm – 6:00pm

£2

Multi-Sports Youth Night (Mixed Gender)

Waterfront Leisure Centre

Mondays

4:00 – 5:30pm

£2

Participants can turn up on the day and pay their £2 directly to the instructor at the start of the session.

 

For more information on these sessions, 

EMAIL US

Euro 2020 Greenwich libraries festival

This summer the Greenwich Libraries in partnership with Better Sport Development will be celebrating the European Football Championships, with a collection of culture, sport & physical activity based activities. From arts and crafts centered on the competing nations cultures and traditions, to physical activity challenges and games, all hosted at the following Greenwich libraries:

 

Library

Session times

Day of the week

Blackheath

10.30 -12.30pm

Monday

Eltham

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Monday

Greenwich

10:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday

Plumstead

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday

Thamesmead

10:30am – 12:30pm

Thursday

Woolwich

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday

 

The European Football Championships will be taking place 11th June & 11th July, with attendees having the opportunity to take part in the various football based challenges such as:

  • Table top football
  • Subsoccer
  • Football based challenges
  • Arts & Craft (flag design, major landmarks
  • Country questionnaires & quizzes

There really is something for the whole family to take part in so come along and take advantage of the FREE activities, celebrating the European Football Championships!  

For more information on these sessions,

EMAIL US

London Youth Games

London Youth Games is Europe's largest junior sports competition, with all London boroughs competing across 30 different sports. Registration for the 2020 London Youth Games are now open, however due to government guidelines on COVID-19, all competitions and trials have been postponed.

If you would like to find out more about London Youth Games opportunities within Royal Greenwich, without committing to anything, please contact us using the email us buttons on this page.

Register now

Archery

U12s

Aquathon

11-16yrs

Athletics

Male & Female 11-16yrs

Badminton

4-12yrs

Basketball

U12s

BMX

7-18yrs

Cycling

12-16yrs

Diving

12-16yrs

Fencing

13-19yrs

Football

Male: 12-14yrs
Female: 12-15yrs

Handball

11-16yrs

Hockey

U15s

Indoor Rowing

11-16yrs

Judo

Male & Female 9-18yrs

Kayak Slalom

11-16yrs

Kayak Sprint

11-16yrs

Netball: Yr 9 & Under

U14s

Netball: Yr 10-13

15-18yrs

Sailing

11-16yrs

Squash

Male & Female 7-17yrs

Swimming

Male & Female 11-16yrs

Table Tennis

Male & Female U16s

Tennis

11-16yrs

Trampolining

U12s

Volleyball

U18s

Water Polo

11-16yrs

Weightlifting

14-19yrs

Volunteering, Training & Employment Opportunities

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things to do and we are always looking for volunteers to support our work in Royal Greenwich. If you’ve got the time and are passionate about sport and physical activity, then we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us by using the email us buttons on this page.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Gain confidence and build a sense of achievement by trying something new
  • Make a difference and witness the positive effect your volunteering has on individuals and the community
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills, gain qualifications and have an overall invaluable experience
  • Take on a challenge and work outside your comfort zone
Volunteering opportunities available in Greenwich

Annual volunteering opportunities

  • London Youth Games: September - July*
  • Mini Marathon: April*
  • Sportathon: June*

    *Subject to interview and applicable DBS checks.

Contact us to volunteer

Your stories

Below are motivational stories from members of 'Better Sports Development in RBG' who have benefitted from our projects, and would like to share the positive impact it has made in their lives.

You can share your motivational story with us via email. You could also receive a small incentive as a thank-you for sharing your experiences and achievements.

Greenwich Better Sports Development Programme

Knocking down barriers to get Woolwich fitter

GLL, Woolwich Community Centre and Champions for change are knocking down barriers for residents to be more fit and active through their new boxing project.

Aimed at people of all ages and abilities, the boxing project is a weekly session that teaches beginner and intermediate boxers. All sessions are free and sees over 40 people attend every week and an incredible 3900 visits since it started February 2019.

One new mother said, “boxing sessions were the first sessions I attended after I had my baby in June 2019. Before becoming pregnant, I was exercising a minimum of 6 days per week and often twice a day. These sessions gave me my confidence back”.

GLL funded the boxing gloves, mats, dumbbells and punching bags to get the project off the ground. 

Funding was secured for one-year support with assistance from the Woolwich Common Community Centre Management and Sport Development Team, providing a foundation for the Woolwich Common Community to build upon. An agreement of £10,000 was given to cover the cost of the boxing coaches and other tailored sports courses.

Families have fun over the summer holidays on the Time 2B Active programme

Families from all over Greenwich enjoyed multiport sessions over the summer holidays to get them active during 6 week break. Sessions were set up in Thamesmead, Woolwich & Kidbrooke and were facilitated by coaches with a huge array of multi-sports equipment.

Over the summer the Sports Development Team engaged over 1693 residents in Greenwich. Families had the chance to play to play cricket, rounder’s and even football whilst remaining in their social bubbles.

Parent:” they loved the multisport sessions so much that they told their friends to attend”

Free sports packs were also available; containing equipment such as tennis rackets, balls, skipping ropes and a Frisbee to use in their garden or at the local park during lockdown. Over 230 sports packs were distributed and families shared videos and pictures of them using it.

GLL Community Foundation

The GLL Community Foundation helps local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourage people to be active, to learn and to play together.

Projects could include organising a sporting tournament, improving a community library, creating a new sports league or revamping a children's playground.

In partnership with Spacehive, the GLL Community Foundation offers up to £5,000 worth of cash and in-kind support to community projects in Greenwich. So, if you have any exciting ideas that could improve your community, upload your project idea to Spacehive today.

Get involved

If you'd like to get involved with your community and reap the health and well-being benefits, or for further information, simply email us your contact details by using the button below and a member of our team will get back to you.

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