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Sports Development Monthly E-Newsletter

Important update: COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic (23 March 2020)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, unfortunately we will no longer be able to deliver face-to-face sport or fitness classes as of Friday 20 March. As a result, all sessions and events advertised on the website are temporarily suspended.

However, we understand the huge health implications of becoming isolated and, as such, we will be delivering online fitness classes from Monday 30 March, as part of both our Fit Forever and Community Sport programmes.

We will be streaming classes live on our Facebook page and uploading short exercise videos for you to take part in at a time that suits. We will also be sharing ideas of fun games you can play with your family in the garden or home. Make sure you follow our Facebook page to access all the resources: Sports Development STH 

If you are a local Sports Club, we are still here to support you! Get in touch with your usual contact, or you can email sportsdevelopment@sthelens.gov.uk or phone 01744 675400. We will also be able to meet via online video calls.

Take care, stay well and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from all of us at Sports Development.

You can find more ideas by visiting Sport England's website or visit NHS UK for official information on coronavirus (COVID-19).

2020 – the 100 Days of Sport calendar

Venue guide

St Helens Council's Sports Development team, in partnership with sports clubs and local organisations, are promoting '100 Days (or more) of Sport' across the borough.

If you are inspired by the Tokyo Olympics, interested in rugby or even want to participate in Walking Football, there will be something of interest in the calendar of events.

We have listed the venues for all the activities but if you need more information, please email sportsdevelopment@sthelens.gov.uk.

Date

Event/activity

Venue and address

1 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

1 May

Ashton Swimming Club Gala

Newton Health & Fitness Centre Ashton Rd Newton Le Willows WA12 0AG

3 May

St Helens & District Junior Badminton Tournament 

Broadway Badminton Centre, Broadway, Grange Park, St Helens, WA10 3RS

4 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

4 May

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

4 May

Youth Football Ruskin Drive

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

4 May

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

5 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

5 May

Youth Dance Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

6 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

6 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

6 May

Youth Additional Needs Multi Sports

The 4F Play Centre, Rainhill, L35 9LS

6 May

Youth Football

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

6 May

Health Walk in Mesnes Park

Park Rd North, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9TA

7 May

Family Fun Fit

YMCA St Helens, 2 North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TJ

7 May

Youth Gym Session

Beacon Gym, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

7 May

Female Youth Only Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

7 May

Youth Football

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

7 May

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

11 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

11 May

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

11 May

Youth Football Ruskin Drive

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

11 May

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

12 May

Health Walk along Sankey Valley

Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Rd, St Helens WA11 0AB

12 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

12 May

Youth Dance Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

13 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

13 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

13 May

Youth Additional Needs Multi Sports

The 4F Play Centre, Rainhill, L35 9LS

13 May

Youth Football

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

14 May

Family Fun Fit

YMCA St Helens, 2 North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TJ

14 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

14 May

Female Youth Only Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

14 May

Youth Football

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

14 May

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

15 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

16 & 17 May

Newton Tennis Club Open Day

Crow Lane East, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 9XE

16 and 17 May (TBC)

Ruskin Tennis Club Open Day

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

18 May

Health Walk

Siding Lane Visitor Centre, Rainford WA11 7SR

18 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

18 May

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

18 May

Youth Football Ruskin Drive

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

18 May

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

19 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

19 May

Youth Dance Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

20 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

20 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

20 May

Youth Additional Needs Multi Sports

The 4F Play Centre, Rainhill, L35 9LS

20 May

Youth Football

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

21 May

Family Fun Fit

YMCA St Helens, 2 North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TJ

21 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

21 May

Female Youth Only Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

21 May

Youth Football

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

21 May

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

22 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

26 May

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

26 May

Youth Football Ruskin Drive

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

26 May

Health Walk

Bankes Park, Mian Street Billinge, WN5 7HR

27 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

27 May

Youth Dance Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

27 May

Youth Football

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

28 May

Family Fun Fit

YMCA St Helens, 2 North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TJ

28 May

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

28 May

Female Youth Only Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

28 May

Youth Football

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

28 May

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

29 May

Youth Boxing Fitness

Forge Fitness, 456 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 9JE

29 May

Youth Sport Golf Day**

Houghwood Golf Club, Billinge Hill, Crank Rd, Billinge, St Helens, WA11 8RL

1 June

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

1 June

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

2 June

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

3 June

Health Walk in Mesnes Park

Park Rd North, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TA

4 June

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

6 June

Walking Football Festival

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road

7 June

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

8 June

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

8 June

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

9 June

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

11 June

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

13 & 14 June

Rainford FC Jnr Competition

Church Road, Rainford, WA11 8HD

14 June

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

15 June

Health Walk

Siding Lane Visitor Centre, Rainford, WA11 7SR

15 June

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

15 June

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

16 June

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

18 June

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

21 June

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

22 June

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

22 June

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

23 June

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

23 June

Health Walk

Bankes Park, Main Street, Billinge, WN5 7HR

25 June

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

28 June

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

28 June

Rainford FC Open Age Competition

Church Road, Rainford, WA11 8HD

29 June

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

29 June

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

30 June

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

1 July

Health Walk in Mesnes Park

Park Rd North, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TA

2 July

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

5 July

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

5 July

Lancashire Rugby League Finals

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

6 July

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

6 July

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

7 July

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

9 July

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

10 July

Schools Sport Festival

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

12 July

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

13 July

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

13 July

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

14 July

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

14 July

Health Walk Along Sankey Valley

Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Rd, St Helens, WA11 0AB

16 July

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

18 & 19 July

Prescot Hockey Club Tournament

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

18 & 19 July (TBC)

Ruskin Tennis Club Open Day

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

19 July

Youth Summer Rugby

Carmel College, Prescot Rd, St Helens, WA10 3AG

20 July

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

20 July

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

21 July

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

23 July

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

27 July

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

27 July

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

28 July

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

30 July

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

2 August

England Darts Youth Grand Prix

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

3 August

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

3 August

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

4 August

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

6 August

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

8 August

Pilkington RL Jnr Festival

Ruskin Sports Village, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP

10 August

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

10 August

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

11 August

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

13 August

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

17 August

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

17 August

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

18 August

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

20 August

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

24 August

Youth Darts Session

SIDAC, Off Riddell Way, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4PJ

24 August

Youth Gym Session

Fitness 500, 3 St Helens Linkway, St Helens, WA9 5JD

25 August

Youth Gym Session

The Beacon Building, 25 College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF

27 August

Youth Multi Sports

Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 5AU

30 August

Portico Vine ARLFC Family Fun Day 

Scholes Lane, St Helens, WA10 3PD

13 September

St Helens Colour Run

Start/finish - Totally Wicked Stadium, McManus Drive, St Helens, WA9 1JJ


The 100 Days of Sport was discussed with clubs at the District Sports Council meeting on 15 January and events to be confirmed are:

  • Capricorn Netball Club (Sue Pritchard) inter-club event at Sutton Leisure Centre
  • Pilkington Juniors Football Festival (Nick Robinson) at Ruskin Drive Sports Village
  • Note – tennis clubs have the option to plan open days in either May or July and these have yet to be confirmed. Newton Tennis Club, however, will use both weekends.

** The Youth Sport Golf Day is a fundraising event for the Youth Sports Programme.

*Additionally, the Couch to 5K will operate throughout May and June; there are Fit Forever sessions every Wednesday morning at Newton Community Centre and weekly Park Runs taking place.

Coaching Courses

Safeguarding and Protecting Children
28 March, 10am-1pm
SPC is UK Coaching Coaching certificate.

28 March, 2pm-5pm
TTL is NSPCC certificate.
L21 Judo Club Community Centre, Ford Lane, Ford, Litherland, Bootle, Liverpool L21 0GH
All info can be found at www.kerrytansey.com – click on 'courses'.

St Helens Couch to 5k

If you would like to register your interest for our next programme starting in April 2020, contact Gemma on 01744 675403 or email gemmaireland@sthelens.gov.uk

St Helens Parkrun

A FREE 5k timed run, every Saturday at 9am in Victoria Park, City Road, St Helens, WA10 2UE.

St Helens Junior Parkrun

A FREE 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year-olds), every Sunday at 9am in Victoria Park, City Road, St Helens, WA10 2UE.

St Helens Junior Parkrun is a FREE 2km event for junior runners of all standards, which takes place every Sunday at 9am at Victoria Park. It is a timed run but can be whatever you want it to be, whether for fun or as part of a training plan. It offers an opportunity for all the family to get involved and come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register in advance before your first ever parkrun at www.parkrun.org.uk/registerPrint off your barcode and bring it each week; this allows us to record your run time and you can see how you improve your time each week.

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