Tag Archives : fitness


Spruce-up for Devonport Park tennis courts

Our public tennis courts in Devonport Park have been given a summer spruce-up. The courts have been professionally cleaned and relined and new posts and nets have been installed, just in time for the Great British Tennis Weekend celebrations. The event, supported by our sports development unit, takes place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 […]


Train to be a running leader – for free!

Are you a keen runner? Could you inspire others to get on the road to an active lifestyle? Then step up! Our Sports Development Unit is looking for people like you to train as running leaders and help expand its beginners’ running network this summer. Perhaps you already take a running group for a club and want […]


Council to bring massive sports investment for north of the city

Plymouth City Council has approved funding to help transform an artificial football pitch into a new outdoor recreation hub for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities.   The Manadon all-weather pitch was transferred to the Council from the Ministry of Defence in 2007 and has been operated by YMCA Plymouth since 2012. It is used by […]

Back (left to right): Mark Rowles and Carol Belton (YMCA Plymouth), John Coates (YMCA Board of Trustees), Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith, Nathan Sanders and Liz Slater (Plymouth City Council) and front (left to right): Chris French (Devon FA) and Mark Lovell (Plymouth Argyle FC)

Could you lead a running group for busy mums?

Our sports development unit is on the lookout for enthusiastic runners interested in leading new women’s running groups at local primary schools and nurseries. It wants to expand its successful beginners’ running network with new ‘This Girl Can’ sessions designed for busy mums. Sports Development Manager Louise Kelley said: “We have a great track record in […]


Free training for running leaders

Are you a keen runner? Could you inspire others to get on the road to an active lifestyle? Then step up! Our sports development unit is looking for people like you to train as running leaders and help expand its beginners’ running network. Thanks to funding from England Athletics we’re offering free places on the ‘Leadership in Running […]


Plymouth Games a big hit

Teams from across the city have been battling it out for sporting glory in this year’s Plymouth Games, hosted by the Council’s sports development unit. More than 1,000 people took part in the event, launched in 2012 to build on the legacy of the London Olympics and promote sport in a fun way. Friendly competitions […]