Big summer of sport in Blaby district

A fun-packed programme of sport and physical activity is taking place in Blaby district this summer.

From traditional sports like tennis, netball and badminton to the new dance fitness craze, Bokwa, Active Together Blaby have organised something for everyone in towns and villages across the district.

Councillor David Clements, portfolio holder for health improvement at Blaby District Council said: “This is going to be a fantastic summer of sport in Great Britain and we want to give people in Blaby district every opportunity to play their part in it.

“We have organised activities and events for people of all ages and abilities so everyone can join in, get fit and most importantly, have a great time.”

An outdoor danceathon is taking place at Northfield Park, Blaby, on Friday July 13 from 6pm-9pm as part of the Big Dance 2012, the UK’s biggest celebration of dance.

A day of family fun and games has also been organised at Fosse Meadows, near Sharnford, on Thursday July 26 to mark Love Parks Week (July 21-29).

Volunteer led walks are taking place on Wednesdays throughout the summer in Huncote, Kilby, Glen Parva, Blaby, Sharnford and Burbage Common giving people the chance to explore their local area on foot.

A summer activities guide for young people in Blaby district can be downloaded at

For full details of activities and events visit email or call 0116 272 7703.


Summer activities and events:




An outdoor circuits session that improves fitness by aiding fat loss, better muscle tone and definition, improved fitness, strength and stamina, faster metabolism and higher energy levels with lower stress levels.


Where: Ellis Park, Stamford  Street, Glenfield

When: Thursdays from June 28

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: £2.50


Running club


A social running club to help people achieve their goals, whether that is getting fitter, losing weight or training for a running event.


Where: Mossdale Meadows, Kingsway, BraunstoneTown

When: Tuesdays from June 26

Time: 7.45pm – 8.45pm

Cost: £2.00


Badminton tournament


For players who play with friends, family and colleagues but who are not members of a club, to come together and compete in a men’s or women’s doubles tournament.


Where: The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote

Start Date: Wednesday 27 June

Time: 7pm registration for 7.30 start

Cost: £5.00 per person


Indoor kurling tournament


Competition for old and new players. Refreshments provided.


Where: The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote

Start Date: Thursday 28June

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: £3 per person / £12 per team



Walks – Fosse on Foot


Volunteer led walks in various locations across the district. Refreshments will be available. All walks are free and start at 10am.


Start Point: The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote

Start Date: Wednesday June 27


Start Point: The Dog & Gun, Main Street, Kilby

Start Date: Wednesday July 11


Start Point: Glen Parva Memorial Hall, Dorothy Avenue, Glen Parva

Start Date: Wednesday July 25


Start Point: Bouskell Park, Welford Road, Blaby

Start Date: Wednesday August 8


Start Point: Fosse Meadows, near Sharnford

Start Date: Wednesday August 22


Start Point: Burbage Common Visitors Centre, Burbage Common Road,Hinckley

Start Date: Wednesday September 5




Energetic, exciting and challenging dance fitness class.

Where: Manorfield Primary School, Station  Road, Stoney Stanton

When: Mondays from June 25

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Cost: £3


Outdoor Bowls


Six-week beginner’s course for all ages.


Where: Glenfield Bowls Club, Stamford Street, Glenfield(behind the parish council offices)

When:  Tuesday July 17

Time: 10am – 12pm

Cost: £20 for whole course – places are limited and booking essential by July 9



Casual sessions led by a qualified coach. For ages 14 and over and any ability.

Where: Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley

When: Tuesdays from June 26

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Cost: £3

Back to Netball

Enjoyed playing netball at school? Stopped playing and would love to start again? This class provides a gentle introduction to the sport for female players over sixteen years of age. Sessions are coach led and cover basic skill development and court play.

Where: Countesthorpe Community  College, Winchester  Road, Countesthorpe

When: Thursdays from June 28

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Cost: £2.50

Big Dance

An outdoor danceathon celebrating the Big Dance 2012.

Where: Northfield Park, Leicester Road, Blaby

Start Date: Friday July 13

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: £3

Love Parks Day

A day of family fun and games to celebrate Love Parks Week in Blaby district.


Where: Fosse Meadows, near Sharnford

When: Thursday July 26

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

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