Tag Archives : sports development


Plymouth says This Girl Can – with free prizes and taster sessions

Free sports taster sessions and a range of great prizes and vouchers are just some of the ways Plymouth is supporting a campaign to encourage women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity. This Girl Can is back for 2017, backed by Sport England and the National Lottery. Locally the campaign is […]


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 […]


Participate in Plymouth’s Ping! Parlour

Thousands of people in Plymouth are already enjoying the Ping! Plymouth table tennis festival. Around 2,500 participants attended the Ping! Plymouth launch on Saturday 13 June and the new Ping Parlour (old Disney store on Armada Way) is also now open every day. The Parlour regularly has 300 – 400 people passing through its doors […]


New lease of life for Plympton tennis courts

Tennis courts in Plympton’s Harewood Park are being given a new lease of life, thanks to funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Plymouth City Council and Plympton Tennis Club. The refurbishment will see two disused courts completely resurfaced, relined and brought back into use and another two, currently leased by Plympton Tennis Club, cleaned […]


Plymouth’s sporting future in the spotlight

The future shape of sport in Plymouth is being discussed today at a strategic summit hosted by the University of St Mark & St John. Organised in partnership with the Council and supported by the Plymouth Sports Board, the Plymouth City Sport Summit is bringing together the UK’s leading experts to look at ways that partners can work together to increase […]