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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.

Time 2B Active

Bring your family to a FREE Time 2B Active session over the summer holidays in Royal Borough of Greenwich. You will be able to do a range of sports and activities to get everyone in your family active. All sessions are facilitated by qualified coaches. Families are kept in their own Covid-19 Secure bubble when taking part and equipment will be sanitised and provided on the day. Sessions are available at various locations across Greenwich in parks and open spaces, so there will be one near you! To book spaces for your family click the link below.

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Monday

Multi Use Games Area (Behind Rixon House) | 11am -12.30pm
Barnfield Road, SE18 3TX (Monday and Wednesday)

Woolwich Common Estate Multi Use Games Area | 1pm-3pm
Leslie Smith Square, Woolwich, London SE18 4DW

Tuesday

Butts Par (women only) | 7.30am - 9am
Butts Wood, 21 Bentham Rd, Thamesmead, London SE28 8EG

Glyndon Multi Use Games Area | 12pm - 1.30pm
Raglan Rd, Plumstead, London SE18 7LB

Abbey Wood Park | 2.30pm - 4pm
Abbey Wood Park, 150 Panfield Rd, London SE2 9DD

Wednesday

Barnfield MUGA | 11am - 12.30pm
The Multi Use Games Area (Behind Rixon House), Barnfield Road, SE18 3TX (Monday and Wednesday)

Birchmere Park | 12pm -1.30pm
Birchmere Park, Thamesmead, London SE28 8AX

Hawksmoor MUGA | 2.30pm - 4pm
London, SE28 8AS

Thursday

Butts Park (women only) | 7.30am - 9am
Butts Wood, 21 Bentham Rd, Thamesmead, London SE28 8EG

Multi Use Games Area | 12pm - 1.30pm
Queenscorft Recreational Ground, Queenscroft Road, Eltham SE9

Horn Park MUGA
London, SE12 9EY

Plumstead Gardens | 2.30pm - 4pm
Church Manor Way, London, SE2 9HP

Friday

Charlton Park MUGA | 12pm - 1.30pm
21 Cemetery Lane, London, England, SE7 8DZ

Plumstead Gardens | 2.30pm - 4pm
Church Manor Way, London, England, SE2 9HP

Saturday

Butts Park (women only) | 9am - 10.30am
Butts Wood, 21 Bentham Rd, Thamesmead, London SE28 8EG

Woolwich Clockhouse | 11am - 12.30pm
Clockhouse Community Centre Defiance Walk, London, England, SE18 5QL

Plumstead Gardens | 2.30pm - 4pm
Church Manor Way, London, England, SE2 9HP

Book an activity

Booking a community activity is easy! Click on the link below which will take you to our Eventbrite booking page. Once you’ve made your booking, don’t forget to take your email confirmation with you to your session.

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Sporting opportunities for all

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.

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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 in greenwich

Annual volunteering opportunities

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

    *Subject to interview and applicable DBS checks.

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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.

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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