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Sportivate is a Sport England Scheme, which will fund a 6-8 week course of activity to engage young people aged 11 - 25 to take part in sport and physical activity. All projects will need to show clear links on how the project will sustain participation of those young people engaged after the 6-8 week course.

If you are interested in applying for some funding to support the delivery of a 6 - 8 week course of 1 hour sessions, then contact Marvyn Joseph:

Telephone: 01952 382332

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Telford and Wrekin Council works with and helps local communities to organise and deliver a range of sporting activities for young people in disadvantaged communities.

StreetGames is a sports charity that brings sport to the doorstep of young people. StreetGames is not just about participating but also taking up leadership and coaching roles.

The Council has recently been awarded StreetMark which has been designed to quality assure the provision of StreetGames activity. It embeds the minimum standards for quality community sport.


Doorstep sports clubs 

Find more information about Doorstep sports clubs.

StreetGames tournaments

Please view pictures of the West Midlands StreetGames Football Pools Fives Tournament which took place on Friday 16 March 2014.

For further information please view the StreetGames website, facebook page or contact the Sports Development team on 01952 382332.

Telford & Wrekin Council manages 13 Leisure Facilities across the Borough.

Did you know what else Leisure Services do to encourage and inspire our community to ‘Have a Go', for more information please see below.

Sports an Leisure Legacy Offer

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Applications open for local grant scheme to increase and improve sport and physical activity provision for people in South Telford.

The Telford and Wrekin Sport and Recreation Trust’s inaugural Focus Grant Scheme is open for applications from Monday 11 January 2016 until Friday 4 March 2016.*

A maximum of £1,000 can be applied for (per application form).

To qualify, projects must meet the following criteria:

  • they must target women over 25 years or;
  • adults over 50 years 
  • projects and activities must be based in South Telford, or demonstrate that there is no similar provision in the area and will provide opportunities for people living in South Telford.

The scheme is open to applications from a variety of organisations including; voluntary organisations, registered charities, local councils and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) among others.

*The Grant Scheme will close before this date if all funding is allocated before the 4 March 2016.

For enquiries, or to be sent the application form and guidance please contact Helen white:

Telephone: 01743 297192

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The TESS is an initiative providing support and encouragement to the borough’s leading talented and elite sports performers. The scheme is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council Sports Development/Leisure Services and RICOH UK Products Limited.

The scheme aims to provide national level sports people with FREE access to the Council’s aspirations gyms for training and fitness. Facilities include:

  • Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre
  • Oakengates Leisure Centre
  • Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre
  • Newport Swimming Pool
  • Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre
  • Stirchley Recreation Centre.


The scheme is open to sports performers aged eleven years and over who currently perform, or compete in a sport recognised by Sport England at a national level and whose permanent home address is in Telford and Wrekin. It caters for sportspeople (including those with disabilities) who are:

  • currently members of a national team or squad
  • currently listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking
  • successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months

Evidence or confirmation of a performer’s involvement at a national level will be required from the appropriate governing body of sport.

Terms and conditions

Selected individuals meeting the criteria will be granted membership to TESS which entitles the sports performer to utilise the Council aspirations gym facilities listed free of charge. It is hoped that TESS members will help promote and encourage other residents to increase their participation in sport and physical activity.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Telford & Wrekin Council TESS, and you meet the eligibility criteria then please download TESS application form and for more information contact Telford and Wrekin Council Sports Development Officer (Marvyn Joseph):

Telephone: 01952 382332