Sports and physical activity
Use the Get Active search at http://www.getactivelondon.com/
to find more details about a sport or club in Tower Hamlets.
Latest sports news
International Women and Girls Week 2014
In celebration of women and girls aged 14 and over, Tower
Hamlets Sports Development has teamed up with Sport4Women and
other borough partners, to provide a week of sports and leisure
activities from March 8 to March 14.
Our main event will take place at York Hall Leisure Centre on
Tuesday March 11 from 4pm–9pm offering a variety of
sports activities and club information including
- health leaflets
- Bollywood dancing
- table Tennis
- Henna painting
- cardio tennis
- water aerobics
- chair massage
Children over five years of age are welcome to come
along with their female guardian and get involved in face
painting and dance sessions from 4pm–7pm.
Sessions are free so no need to pre-book - just turn up and
register. Complete the tear-off slip on the International
Women and Girls Week leaflet (PDF,
224kb) and bring it along to the
session. The full programme can be found on the
back of the leaflet.
You can also download a copy of the A4
Internation Women and Girls week poster (PDF, 232kb).
Applications open for GLL Sport Foundation funding
Young talented athletes across the borough can
now apply for GLL sport foundation (GSF) funding.
The GSF is an independent athlete support scheme
that works in partnership with national charity SportsAid to
support the next generation of sporting talent.
17 years old local Tower Hamlets weightlifter Mercy Brown who
benefitted from funding, staked her claim for future world
success after winning two bronze medals at the European Youth
Weightlifting Championships in Lithuania.
For more information please visit the
GSF application page.
Tower Hamlets football handbook
The fourth edition of the borough’s online handbook is currently
being revised and is near completion. The booklet will include a
directory of clubs within Tower Hamlets with contact details, a map
highlighting pitches within the borough, a section on the football
organisations that provide opportunities to play the sport and a
number of other exciting features about the game in ‘football mad’
handbook (PDF 1173KB)
Tower Hamlets Sports Council seeks new members
Tower Hamlets Sports Council is
seeking to increase its membership.
Tower Hamlets Sports Council
promotes participation and achievement in sport within the borough
by representing the interests of local sports clubs and
Many of the borough's sports
groups are unaware of this independent body, which has been
supporting clubs and individuals with grants. The annual
subscription is £10 and a club or individual within the club can
apply for funding after a six-month period. It will consider
funding for items such as equipment, kit and coaching courses.
Please take advantage of this
opportunity and increase your club's capacity to get funding.
For more details about joining
the Sports Council, email Public.RealmAdminManager@towerhamlets.gov.uk or
call 020 7364 3062.
Register your club's details now
Tower Hamlets has a new web portal database which lists the
borough's sports clubs. This search engine, http://www.getactivelondon.com can
provide details of clubs, activities, events and has numerous
exciting features including a mapping system.
The system is only as good as the details provided by the clubs.
If you have not already done so, please register your club or
activity as soon as possible, by following the instructions below –
please go to http://www.getactivelondon.com/
- Click on the 3rd box
along titled "To add your activity, club and
venue" – that's where you have to sign up.
- The next page allows you
to add the activity details.
- After that there are a
few pages where you add details about the club and any other
activities you might do. It is vital to put as much information
about your club/activity or venue at this point,
including any associated fees, how regularly you train, closest
transport links etc. Remember your details will be
accessible to anyone on the internet.
If you have any questions,
please contact Derek Bennett on 020 7364 2681
Contact the Sports Team
6th floor, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 1BY