Sports and leisure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – sports pitch bookings

From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we are taking no new bookings for council sports pitches until further notice. This follows government guidance on social distancing and avoiding unnecessary social contact, to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For latest information and advice, go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Starting a sports club or group

Sport England has advice for anyone thinking of starting a new community sports club. Whether you are a sports coach, keen sportsperson or take regular exercise with a group of friends, their ideas will help you plan your next steps.

Go to the Sport England: Club Matters website.

Support for volunteers

Volunteers are important for sports clubs. They help with coaching, officiate at matches, and help clubs run smoothly.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Thurrock Sports Council to find out how they can support you and your club.

New volunteers

If you are new to volunteering and would like to find out what is involved, then contact ngage Volunteer Centre in Grays, which offers useful help and advice.