Sports Development

Active Broxbourne

Active Broxbourne is the Community Sport Network for the Borough of Broxbourne. It works with local sports clubs, schools, statutory agencies and other relevant organisations to increase participation in sport and physical activity. 






Nominations are closed for the Active Broxbourne Sports Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Active Broxbourne Sports Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of talented sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs from across the Borough. Previous winners have included Laura Trott in 2010 (two years before she won Olympic gold), London 2012 gold medallists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie, Jamaican internation swimmer Nico Campbell and England netball international Georgina Fisher, as well as recognising those who have worked behind the scenes for many years.

The 2017 awards are made possible with the support of community sponsors Volker Vessels UK, Ashbourne Insurance and Pavilions Shopping Centre in Waltham Cross. There are twelve award categories up for grabs:

  • Male Community Coach of the Year
  • Female Community Coach of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Team Achievement of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Service to Sport
  • Outstanding Contribution to Disability and Inclusive Sport
  • Outstanding Contribution to Secondary School Sport
  • Outstanding Contribution to Primary School Sport
  • Outstanding Contribution to Charity through Sport 

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the Spotlight, Hoddesdon.  The evening will be hosted by David Croft, the Sky Sports Formula One commentator, and will include interviews with a number of high profile athletes from the Borough, presentations on developments in the sporting world and performances from local groups.

For more information, please call 01992 785555 ext. 1519 or email

Indoor and Outdoor Leisure Facility Strategy

Broxbourne Council commissioned an Indoor and Outdoor Leisure Facilities Strategy to guide future priorities, investment and decision making for the period 2013 – 2031.  To view the Strategy, click here.

Broxbourne Borough Council recognises the importance of sport and keeping active with an emphasis on health and fitness. However, the various activities on offer at our sports and leisure centres also provide the opportunity to have fun, meet new people and enjoy a sense of belonging.




Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love. The programme gives 11 to 25 year olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. For details of Sportivate sessions in Broxbourne, visit The Guide or pick up a copy from Council leisure facilities.

Satellite Clubs

By 2017 Sport England aims to offer every secondary school the opportunity to host a satellite community sports club on its site, with a direct link to a local sports club within the area. The objective is to help local clubs increase the number of 14 to 25 year olds taking part in sport for at least 30 minutes per week, as well as reduce the number of young people dropping out of sport. For details of satellite clubs in Broxbourne, visit The Guide or pick up a copy from council leisure facilities.

Opportunity for Excellence

The Opportunity for Excellence award scheme aims to support talented young people as they pursue high standards in their chosen sport. The aim of the award is to enable talented athletes to achieve their full potential through applying for a free one-year gym membership. For more information, visit the webpagecontact the Council's Sport Development Officer on 01992 785555 ext. 1519 or email him at