Gateway Digest

How can I find a local sports club?Posted Wednesday 11th April 2018

The Council’s Sports Development team puts people in touch with sport and physical activity. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced sportsman or woman, they are here to help and have links to hundreds of sports clubs throughout the borough that are suitable for young children, teenagers, adults or older people – from netball to judo, football to tennis and cricket to kayaking.

For further information about sports clubs in St Helens visit Sports Development or alternatively you can find a local club via the Merseyside Sports Partnership website.

What type of activities take place in a Community Centre?Posted Wednesday 11th April 2018

Interested in enrolling in a new course, want to start a new activity or thinking of volunteering?

All sorts of activities and learning takes place at the Community Centres in St Helens, and there is usually something to suit all age groups. Activities can range from coffee mornings to Zumba, and kick boxing to Morris dancing. Learning courses can include anything from basic English & maths to IT or business courses.

Also, ‘learning’ or ‘courses’ don’t necessarily mean sat in a classroom reading books and sitting exams – many courses are delivered informally and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

You can view further information and details about upcoming courses and activities by visiting the St Helens Community Centres website. Community Centres in the borough of St Helens include:

  • Chain Lane Community Centre (Blackbrook, WA11 9HT)
  • Crownway Community Centre (Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9DA)
  • Derbyshire Hill Family and Community Centre (Parr, WA9 2LU)
  • Leaf Centre (Clock Face, WA9 4DE)
  • Newton Community Centre (WA12 8EX)
  • Park Farm ACYP Centre (Carr Mill, WA11 9PG)
  • Perth Community Centre (Thatto Heath, WA9 5QX)
  • Peter Street Centre (St Helens, WA10 2EQ)
  • St Johns Centre (Ravenhead, WA10 3ND)
  • Thompson Centre (Parr, WA9 1PL)
  • Trees Community Centre (Newton-le-Willows, WA12 8HR)

How do I join a leisure centre or gym in St Helens?Posted Wednesday 28th March 2018

St Helens Council operates five leisure centres under the GoActive brand – these leisure centres operate gyms, fitness classes, swimming pools, sports pitches and golf courses.

  • Central Fitness (WA10 2JB)
  • Queens Park Health & Fitness (WA10 2LT)
  • Parr Swimming and Fitness Centre (WA9 1BQ)
  • Selwyn Jones Sports Centre (WA12 0AG)
  • Sutton Leisure Centre (WA9 5AU)

You can view further information, classes, opening times and membership fees of GoActive leisure centres by clicking here.

There are also a number of privately owned gyms in the borough:

  • DW Sports Fitness (WA9 5EE)
  • Sutton All Sports & Tone Zone (WA9 3DL)
  • Ruskin Health & Fitness (WA10 6RP)


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