Who we are and what we do
One of 45 County Sports Partnerships, Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire.
The Northamptonshire Sport Core Team is hosted by Northamptonshire County Council and its activities are funded through Sport England Lottery grant and by local and national partners.
See our latest Annual Review for more details of our activities
What can we do for you?
We provide opportunities for young people to get into sport
'Sportivate' - this London 2012 legacy programme from Sport England is aimed at 11 to 25 year olds to try out exciting new sports at a low cost. There are many opportunities through clubs and leisure centres to receive coaching and get on the path to participating in a new sport.
We can help you get active and get fit
Our Jog Northants programme has over 50 beginners jogging groups that operate from communities, schools, weight loss clubs, athletics clubs, leisure centres and workplaces. Find your local one and get started too!
Or try Nordic Walking a great way to get fit, with taster sessions and beginners courses across the county.
To help people get fit at work, the Workplace Challenge programme is a brilliant way for you and your colleagues to get fit and have fun.
Would you like to take up a new sport, or join a club?
We can help you find a club near you - click on the Club Directory on the website.
Do you represent a club?
You can register and promote your club for free and receive Club Development News.
Would you like to volunteer?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport. If you have some time spare and would like to volunteer, please get in touch and we can point you in the right direction.
We co-ordinate School Sport and Competition
We work closely with Primary and Secondary Schools in all aspects of PE and School Sport. A key part of our work is to deliver across The School Games Programme across the county. The School Games encourages participation in sport and competition at all levels in a wide range of sports and projectability, disability sports.
We work closely with Sport England, Sports Coach UK and local organisations to offer a range of services to both coaches and organisations (including schools), who use sports coaches. Support includes: funding for coaching courses; providing high quality sports coaches to schools and local organisations and developing coaches' skills.
We provide advice and training for clubs and individuals working in sport or schools
- Advice on funding for clubs and individuals
- Advice to clubs on ensuring they are open and inclusive and safe for all.
- Advising disabled people on inclusive opportunities.
- Running courses (such as Safeguarding and First Aid) throughout the county.
Northamptonshire Sport is committed to ensuring the active participation of the whole community by ensuring all individuals have an equal opportunity to take part in sport, recreation and physical activity. Northamptonshire Sport will, where appropriate, work to remove barriers to participation and take positive action to address any inequalities identified in the provision of opportunities.
- Northamptonshire Sport Equity Policy (PDF, 215 Kb)