Sports, leisure and fitness

Home > Community > Sports, leisure and fitness

Latest sports news

Local sports facilities and groups

  • To search for local sports, leisure and fitness groups in the borough please contact our Sports Development Officer, Neil Meynell, at

Tewkesbury Leisure Centre

Here at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre we have a wide variety of memberships to help you enjoy life, feel great and support you to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Our memberships are great value for money and offer access to the gym, workout classes, swimming, sauna and steam room.

  • Address: Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5SX.
  • Telephone: 01684 293740 | 0845 880 0909
  • Web:


Tewkesbury Half Marathon

  • Where: Race HQ is Tewkesbury Leisure Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SX.
  • When: Sunday 13 May 2018.
  • Web:

Health and well being

Walking for health

There is no doubt that walking is good for you. It is good for your heart, lungs, overall mental and physical well-being. Walking in the Cotswolds provides a wealth of choices with gentle strolls, hilly hikes and a variety of circular walks including many level, stile-free walks for wheelchairs and easy access.

The Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty website includes a wealth of free walking guides and maps for you to download:

Sports development

Sports Development in Tewkesbury Borough is all about giving all members of the community the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity and allow them to improve health, fitness and performance. We want to create a place where keeping fit and playing sport is central to people's lives and where opportunities for participation encourages a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Our Sports Development Officer (SDO) is committed to developing sport and physical activity throughout the Borough to help all areas of the community to access a variety of high quality inclusive services that improve skills, health and fitness.

The SDO works across the Borough in the following areas:

  • Club development
  • Coaches and coaching
  • Disability sport
  • Exercise referral and physical activity
  • Funding advice
  • General information service
  • Holiday clubs
  • National and local sports events
  • Older peoples activities
  • Strategy and planning
  • Supporting schemes, projects and initiatives
  • Supporting volunteers


A high priority is given to developing working partnerships with individuals and organisations to create strong, sustainable structures, which offer opportunities to enhance the health and quality of life, enjoyed by the whole of the community.

The SDO works hard with partners such as our County Sports Partnership Active Gloucestershire, Sport England, National Governing Bodies of Sports, schools, clubs, charities and the voluntary and community sector to ensure sport and physical activity is accessible to everyone.

Active people survey

The governing body for sport in the country, Sport England, undertakes an annual survey known as the 'Active People Survey' which measures adult participation in sport. The most recent survey demonstrates that 43.2% of Tewkesbury Boroughs adult population (16+) are active for 30 minutes on at least 3 days per week. This result puts Tewkesbury Borough near the top of well performing districts in the country against the national average of 31.1%. More info about the Active People Survey can be found on the Sport England website.

Contact us

For further information on how Sports Development can help you club, project or scheme please contact our Sports Development Officer, Neil Meynell, at

Please also visit and follow our Tewkesbury Borough sports page on Facebook.