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Case Studies

Long Eaton Triathlon Club

The club prides itself on providing triathlon coaching services for adults and children of all abilities. With an ethos centred around inclusivity, the club also caters for members with extra needs, celebrating the diversity of its membership.

Barry Beavers Swimming Club

The swimming club, which currently supports around 100 members, greatly enhances the lives of those who attend, giving people who had never been able to swim the confidence and skills necessary to become independent in the water.

Improving Access to Sport Through U3A Pickleball

Aimed at players aged 55 and older, U3A Pickleball at Towcester Leisure Centre began just three years ago, starting with just six members attending.

Football 4 Charities Pups

Football 4 Charities Pups is a recreational football team for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). The team was set up to support children who struggle in mainstream teams, and to give children the chance to enjoy playing football in a non pressured environment, where they can have fun and progress at their own pace.

Long Eaton Acro Gymnastics Club

Long Eaton Acro is an acrobatic gymnastics club based at West Park Leisure Centre. Run entirely by volunteers, the community sports club endeavours to keep its fees low so it can support children from all backgrounds and abilities.

The Grange Community Primary School Outdoor Gym

The Grange Community Primary School received funding via Legacy Leisure’s community grant scheme to contribute towards the build of a new outdoor gym for pupils at the school.

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre Community Grant

Hornets RFC Chiefs, an under 12s rugby team based in Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, have a strong team of over 30 children from the local community. A large number of the players have been with the club since they were just five years old.

Brackley Leisure Centre Community Grant

Established in 1976, Brackley Athletic FC hosts 18 teams at Brackley Leisure Centre, encompassing multiple demographics, including a range of age groups, girls and boys teams, as well as a disability youth team, the Tigers.

Burnham-On-Sea Swim & Sports Academy Community Grant

Established in 2013, the Academy Swim Team based in Burnham-On-Sea Swim & Sports Academy in Somerset is a fast, fun and friendly swimming club, with eight different squads competing up to a national level.

Barry Leisure Centre Community Grant

Currently in their second season, Barry Town United under 8s are a relatively new, rapidly growing team. Currently the team has a total of 22 players, alongside a team of coaches.

Cardiff International Pool & Gym Community Grant

RLSS Team Wales, based at the Cardiff International Pool & Gym, has taken a team of 20 to the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships in Windsor, Canada, thanks to funding from Legacy Leisure. The funding enabled the centre to select and train the team of 20 participants in the competition to represent Wales in the Championship.

Bicester Leisure Centre Community Grant

For the last six years, Sophie, a member at Bicester Leisure Centre, has been a regular gym user. But after recovering from COVID in February, she has struggled with acute, severe breathing difficulties, which has made returning to regular exercise extremely difficult.

Ilkeston Swimming Club Community Grant

The friendly, family-orientated club based in Victoria Park Leisure Centre has a Social Committee who organises various events throughout the year to help subsidise the social teambuilding of the club. The community is at the heart of Ilkeston Swimming Club, which relies entirely on volunteers, from committee members to coaches, timekeepers and poolside helpers.

Brackley Leisure Centre Community Grant

South Northants Youth Engagement (SNYE) runs youth groups across South Northants, in Towcester and Brackley, helping to engage the youth and community in the local areas. In Brackley, the group is based in Brackley Leisure Centre, operated by Legacy Leisure.

Bicester Charity Running Club Community Grant

With over 10 years’ experience in the “Violence Against Women and Girls” sector, including numerous research projects and a master’s degree, Lisa Ward is an expert in the field. Lisa is also passionate about running, and participates in ultra-marathons across the country - with her longest being an incredible 54km!

Queen Bees Community Grant Fund

Based in the heart of Derbyshire, Queen Bees is a netball club like no other, bringing a warm friendly atmosphere into the increasingly popular sport of netball.

Sporting Western FC Community Grant

Based in Weston-super-Mare, Sporting Western FC is a popular football club with very strong links to the local community. Founded in 1998 as a way for a group of friends to simply play football together, the club is going strong to this day with several senior and junior teams, and still remains focused on a community spirit.

Ockbrook & Borrowash Lawn Tennis Club Community Grant Fund

The well-established tennis club features five outdoor carpeted tennis courts, enabling them to offer a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities to play tennis.

Bright Star Sports Community Grand Fund

Developed by three Olympians and professional badminton players, Bright Star Sports’ primary focus is to provide weekly and school holiday coaching camps for children.

Towcester Hockey Community Grant Fund

An ever-present in the community of Towcester for 40 years, Towcester Hockey Club has received funding from Legacy Leisure in partnership with ukactive award winning Towcester Leisure Centre.

Whitemore Bay Surf Lifesaving Club Community Grant Fund

Established in 2002, the club has grown each year to become a big part of the community in Barry.

Alisha Reayer Community Grant Fund

Alisha found her love for tennis at an early age and quickly progressed into becoming a talented player. As a junior she was ranked in the top 10 players in Great Britain as an under 18. This led to her gaining a full tennis scholarship to the University of Memphis.

Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club Community Grant Fund

At the heart of the community in Barry, Barry Leisure Centre accommodates the swim club, which is a registered charity and run by volunteers.

Thatcham Tornadoes Community Grant Fund

The Thatcham Tornadoes exemplify everything Ability Counts stands for. A locally run football club providing local football for U6’s to adults, with the club recently celebrating their 50 years anniversary.

CT-Martial Arts Community Grant Fund

The club was formed in 2017 as a way to promote the sport of Kickboxing to the local community. The club has since gone from strength to strength, expanding to other local communities around Calcot and Tilehurst in order to make its training more accessible.

Pheonix Lacrosse Club Community Grant Fund

Lacrosse. Not your traditional English sport after its origination from our American friends. But that doesn’t stop approximately 18,000 people across the UK from participating in it and more importantly having a passion for it.

Hornets RFC Chiefs Community Grant Fund

Hornets RFC Chiefs are an under 10’s rugby team, mixed between both girls and boys, who play every Sunday throughout the rugby season across the South West.

Byfield Cricket Club Community Grant

There aren’t too many better sites and atmospheres than the sun beaming down in the evening on a local cricket club, with young children finding the love for a British game. The grant from Legacy Leisure has allowed the club to purchase a portable cricket net. The fact that the net is portable is a huge advantage, in that it is easily transportable to the wicket from the storage space.

Seth Norman Community Grant Fund

Speedway, a form of motorsport held on clay or dirt surfaced oval race tracks. A sport that requires high concentration, technique, determination and an element of risk to reach the top. Seth Norman, from Banbury, is a British ranked junior speedway rider. The funding from Legacy Leisure will pay for vital protective equipment such as a new protective neck brace and a new race helmet.

U3A Table Tennis Community Groups

Brackley Leisure Centre hosts two ‘Table Tennis for Fun’ groups every week, for members of the charity, u3A.