Active in the community - West

Contact Us


Wentworth Leisure Centre
Hexham
NE46 3PD

Kathie Keady
Tel: 01670 622369
Email: kkeady@activenorthumberland.org.uk

Who we are


Rural Sports Development teams help people in West and North Northumberland take part in a wide range of sport and physical activities at a level which suits them.

Sports Development work in rural communities to provide activities to encourage both local people and clubs to run their own sessions, helping with sustainability and increased participation.

What we do


Our objectives are to:
  • help set up new sporting clubs or sessions
  • make your existing club or activity more sustainable
  • funding and development planning for new activities and facilities
  • help provide local training courses/workshops for coaches and volunteers
  • helping to promote and develop disability sport
  • deliver activities in rural communities (subject to availability)
  • provide risk assessment and health and safety advice
  • clubmark (or NGB equivalent e.g Charter Standard)
  • provide club welfare (child protection) information
  • provide capital development for sporting provision
  • signpost individuals to opportunities and clubs
  • support voluntary organisations e.g Parish Councils to develop activity

Sport Tynedale


Sport Tynedale offers small grants to individuals to help them qualify as coaches as well as to talented individuals to assist in their performance. In Partnership with Active Northumberland, they organise the annual Tynedale Sports awards every December. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please get in touch using the details above.

Past work


Our work includes large scale support to capital projects and we have had great success over the last six years in bringing capital funding for sports clubs to develop their facilities. The following have all benefitted from our support:
  • Leazes and Corbridge cricket clubs
  • Corbridge cricket club
  • Haltwhistle and Hexham golf clubs
  • Football clubs at Haltwhistle, Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Ponteland and Prudhoe
  • Tynedale and Ponteland rugby clubs
  • Tennis clubs at Corbridge and Riding Mill
  • Jog on the Tyne running network
We also support small revenue and have helped many clubs run six-week taster sessions to attract new members.