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Who we are and what we do

One of 43 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.

Our work is guided by the Northamptonshire Framework for Physical Activity and Sport

What can we do for you?

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!

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

Sainsburys School Games

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.

View our Equity policy


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Latest Jobs

Disability Football Development Officer

Salary: £27,077 - £31,992 Per Annum (pro-rata)

Closes: 12:00am - Sat 2nd March, 2019

Healthy & Active Lifestyles Apprenticeship

Salary: You will be working 37 hours a week with a salary dependent on your age of at least £159.34 per week for the first 6 months. (subject to a potential increase in April 2019) This will increase after 6 months and increase again after 1 year to the National

Closes: 12:00pm - Tue 5th March, 2019

Residential Activity Leader for Easter

Salary: £325 to £362 You will earn £325 - £362 plus 12.07% holiday pay per week

Closes: 12:00am - Fri 29th March, 2019

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