Sports activities

  • Clubs Coaching & Volunteering Open or Close

    Coaches and volunteers are the lifeblood of sport, whether it is nationally or at grass roots level. That's why we do everything we can to help people gain the relevant and necessary qualifications to make sure they can deliver organised, safe, fun, progressive and inclusive sessions to participants in our communities.

    STEP (Sports Training & Education Programme)

    STEP is our annual programme with workshops usually three-hours in length and include:

    • Emergency Aid

    • Safeguarding and Protecting Children

    For more information please telephone 01246 242363.


    Sports Leaders UK Awards and Qualifications

    Members of our Sports Development Team are qualified to tutor various Sports Leaders UK nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

    All of the awards and qualifications are practical - learners learn by doing rather than through written work.

    There are no exams - assessment is made upon a learner's ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting. 


    • Young Leader 11+ Years

    • I Can Lead 12+ Years

    • Go Lead 16 + Years


    Sports Leaders UK acts as an Awarding Organisation providing nationally recognised qualifications that equip people with leadership skills for life. These include:

    • Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership 12+ Years

    • Level 2 Qualification in Sports Leadership 13+ Years

    • Level 2 Qualification in Community Sports Leadership 13+ Years


  • Health & Wellbeing Open or Close

    Bolsover Wellness

    The Bolsover Wellness Programme specifically aims to address the life expectancy target set by government by increasing levels of physical activity which in turn will reduce obesity, reduces the risk of stroke, CHD, Diabetes and a range of other illnesses.

    By targeting the most 'at risk' groups this will have a positive impact on life expectancy levels across Bolsover District, which is worryingly lower than the national average. In addition physical activity also contributes to improvements in mental health, long term limiting illnesses, and the mobility and independence of people in older age.

    G.P. Referral Exercise Programme
    Clients are referred onto the scheme by their GP or practice nurse for a variety of conditions from weight reduction to cardiac conditions.  An appropriate physical activity programme is devised for each client and leisure facility programme time has been made available with 30 specialist sessions per week on offer. Sessions include gym sessions, chair based exercise, circuits, aqua fit, specialist swimming sessions, cardiac rehabilitation and BLF active, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) rehabilitation classes. The programme has also added nutritional advice through one to one support by a qualified nutritionist.

    Clients referred onto the scheme get 12 weeks free followed by another 12 weeks at a discounted rate. This results in a high retention rate and leads to continued exercise.

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV
    Patients who have completed phase III after a heart attack or other cardiac surgery at our local hospitals are then referred to our Phase IV classes.

    The Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation classes run for 12 weeks free of charge. On completion of the 12 weeks course the clients then gain access to the G.P. Referral programme.

    Chair Based Exercise
    Chair Based Exercise sessions involve mobility, stretching, cardiovascular and strength work in a group environment. These activities are specially designed to help clients cope with daily activities and are key to falls prevention.

    Chair Based Exercise is a perfect progression to more intense activities such as the gym and other sessions within the Bolsover Wellness Programme.

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    COPD is a term used for a number of conditions; including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD leads to damaged airways in the lungs, causing them to become narrower and making it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs. The word 'chronic' means that the problem is long-term.

    In order to attend the classes you will need a referral from either pulmonary rehabilitation or from your healthcare professional. A course usually lasts between six and 12 weeks. After your course has ended, you may be referred to the Bolsover Wellness Programme to carry on with your exercises.


    Our Five:60 scheme aims to help stem the rise in childhood obesity from reception to year 6 children by increasing levels of physical activity and encouraging children, parents and teachers to make the necessary lifestyle changes to become more active and promote the benfits of a well balanced diet.

    The activites are led by an exercise and fitness specialist in curriculum time as part of the schools PHSE timetable. The specialist is supported by a teacher during each session who assists in coaching and mentoring participants over a 12-week programme. The exercise and fitness specialist can then refer suitable participants to a special weekly after school Five:60 activity club which will help to signpost interested children and families to other mainstream physical activity sessions.

    It is hoped that by the end of the 12-week programme all participants will be undertaking 60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating five portions of fruit and vegetables.

    About Live Life Better Derbyshire

    This is the county council’s free healthy lifestyles services offering stop smoking, weight management and physical activity support for all Derbyshire residents.

  • Partnerships & Campaigns Open or Close

    Active Derbyshire

    Active Derbyshire is a countywide campaign that aims to encourage you to become more active by providing you with the information you need to get started and carry on!  It will help you find the activities that you are interested in your local area and across Derbyshire.

    Change 4 Life

    Change 4 Life is a campaign that aims to change your habits and live a healthier lifestyle. These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Change4Life provides healthy eating tips, ideas to get active and advice on how to live a healthy life.

    Community Sports Trust

    Community Sports Trust is a community spirited project. Our team of co-ordinators work with local people to develop classes and clubs, activities and events to get people active. If you are a new or existing community group that would like to get involved in some physical activity then we would love to hear from you

    This Girl Can

    This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

    Walking For Health

    We have teamed up with Walking For Health to launch a series of free group walking sessions.
    The walks last between 30 and 90 minutes, and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Anyone can turn up and join in it's free and fun! There are several Walking for Health groups already up and running, please use our Activities Finder on the right of this page to find details of your local group. 

  • Sports Awards Open or Close

    Our Sports Awards are held annually every October and attracts the very best of sporting talent from across the District, as well as those who have excelled at grass roots level or are unsung heroes. Categories include those that recognise coaches, volunteers, clubs, disabled participants, as well as juniors and senior competitors.

    This year we have joined forces with Bolsover District School Sports Partnership to offer a wider range of awards that recognise and celebrate the sporting success of athletes, those involved in sport at all levels and schools and young people achievements, all within the Bolsover District. 

    The categories are split into two sections, but before nominating someone, please refer to our eligibility criteria:

Sport Activity Finder

Sports Activities contacts

  • Tel: 01246 242424
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