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We understand that Covid-19, or Coronavirus, raises concerns around being active, particularly within sport and physical activity environments and facilities. However, there has never been a more important time to remain active, for positive mental wellbeing and physical health.
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has already had a huge impact on what we, as individuals do, as well as the sport and physical activity sector as a whole. Whilst the coming months remain uncertain, as the strategic lead for sport and physical activity across the two counties, we are committed to supporting clubs, coaches, volunteers and the professional workforce to adapt to changes, and thrive as a sector beyond the pandemic.
6in6 is an evidence-based tool for improving strength, balance and physical wellbeing. Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire has developed demonstration videos to guide you through the movements, step-by-step.
Want to try something new or get into sport for the first time? Use our search tools below and get involved!
Our purpose is to create a more active and healthier Herefordshire and Worcestershire by enabling a thriving, sustainable environment of physical activity and sport.
We are a vibrant, independent organisation committed to improving the lives of people in Herefordshire & Worcestershire through the power of physical activity and sport and we pride ourselves in being part of a forward thinking, national network of Active Partnerships.
Catch up with the latest news in your area below or visit our News page to find all things happening in your area.
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Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Ranked as the best one-day indoor meeting in the world, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix returns to... Read More »
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Netball Youth Camps give junior players the chance to get together with their friends and take to the... Read More »
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The 2019 Gymnastics World Cup returns to Birmingham on 23 March, and will showcase some of the best gymnasts... Read More »
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Every child deserves to enjoy their sport.
Our Events calendar includes local UK Coaching workshops, Emergency First Aid courses, National Governing Body qualifications and other relevant local training opportunities.
"It is so rewarding!" Alan Gormley, an Inspiring Leader
Alan Gormley was highlighted as an excellent nomination through the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire's Active Community Heroes scheme. His involvement with walking hockey led to recognition within the 'Inspiring Leader' category.
Callum completes HHFS programme and transforms his lifestyle
"Callum is the definition of the positive impact that being active can make on individuals."
Couch to 5K Changed Helen's Life
"I've gained a sense of self belief, pride, confidence, new friends, a way to manage my anxiety & it has helped to bring a sparkle back I didn't even know was missing."
Cydney's Skating Success
"Skating is an escape for me as I can just lose myself in the music of my program" - Ice Skating helped Cydney to manage her anxiety.
Dan's Wheelchair Tennis Story
Since joining Pershore Tennis Centre, Dan's confidence has soared. "It's the best thing I have ever done."
Happier, Healthier, Fitter, Stronger (2017)
Healthier, Happier, Fitter, Stronger (HHFS) was a programme developed and run in partnership with Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Worcestershire CRC and Mettabox CrossFit Droitwich.
How #GreatCoaching has Supported Participants in the #MoveMore Program
I was diagnosed with incurable cancer in July of 2019; as part of my treatment I underwent four and a half months of chemotherapy, followed by four weeks of radiotherapy. April of 2020 saw me in a very low state of mind as I waited for tests and results to see if the treatment had been successful, hopefully it would lead to a significant increase in life expectancy. My Clinical Nurse Specialist referred me to counselling, it was the counsellor who told me about the Move More program, this ultimately led me to Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
How can #GreatCoaching support NEET young people?
Studies have shown that time spent NEET can have a detrimental effect on physical and mental health, and increase the likelihood of unemployment, low wages, or low quality of work later on in life. Read some of the statements below to hear what it's like for Children and young people that don't have the best access to these opportunities, but have found a passion in sport and physical activity that has helped them to build the gap between leave education and starting work or accessing training and development.
"I have some amazing mentors giving me constant help and advice, and opportunities to coach and learn. I'm excited about a whole new future."
Meet Kim, one of our fantastic Strong and Steady Exercise class instructors!
Kimberley is one of our instructors that delivers strong and steady classes. "I wanted to specialise as an instructor, and after research decided helping people keep there independence in there later life was the best gift you could give somebody", explains Kim. The benefits of being instructor are described by Kim as, feeling "pure joy when seeing results, and watching their faces light up each week as they socialise and progress together. You feel like you have an extended family as the weeks go by, and they gain trust in you and their fellow participants. There are strong friendships built!"
Michelle's Shape Up Story
Thanks to the Wyre Forest Shape Up programme, Michelle has lost 3 stone, feels great and her blood pressure has returned to a health range!
Staying active was my key to recovery, says Di
I did get tired much more quickly and my muscles were weaker, but I stayed sane thanks to exercise. I believe I recovered more quickly thanks to it.
This Girl Can has helped transform my life!
When visiting Worcester Woods' International Women's Day Parkrun, Bron & Beth heard of a volunteer's inspiring story to physical activity.
Thomas' Visually Impaired Yoga Story
This Satellite Club provides the opportunity for inactive visually impaired young people to engage in regular yoga sessions.
Through a visually impaired yoga programme, Thomas has improved his confidence, balance and mental health.
Venue: Royal National College for the Blind