Chorley Council have established a number of projects and activities to support adults in leading healthy and active lives, as well as supporting clubs and groups that work hard to achieve this. The following are some of our most popular activities across the borough:
Couch to 5k
This nine week program is designed to help adults who have done little to no exercise for some time. Volunteers from the first group have now established their own running club, ‘Chorley Runners’ with 2 subgroups that cater for those who have graduated from the programme and wish to continue running and challenge themselves further, with the maintenance group running up to 5k at a moderate pace, and their progression group run anything from 7-10k routes with a slightly quicker pace. Both groups warmly welcome new members, regularly re-group throughout the run and don’t ever leave anyone behind. For further information, please visit their website or their Facebook pages:
Back to Rounders
Chorley Council are supporting a rounders league that is running from May – August 2017 on a Friday evening. In addition to the league there will be four social tournaments with a focus on fun, with music and a BBQ!
If you would like to register a team, then please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a Facebook page where fixtures and news are posted:
Find your Feet is our walking for health scheme, with regular walks across Chorley Borough catering for all levels of ability. The walks are led by volunteer leaders, and they are very welcoming of new members. The walks are incredibly popular and well attended, and often will end at a local café where walks like to socialise and enjoy some refreshments.
For up to date information about the walks available please visit the website below:
New but very popular activity suitable for almost all ages and fitness levels
Players wanted for this fun, low intensity, session which promotes the benefits to health through light exercise and social interaction. Following up on an enquiry from a Chorley resident, the Health & Wellbeing Team at Chorley Council have collaborated with Active Nation UK and Chorley FC Community Trust to make this activity available to everyone.
First the group is taken through a light warm up before splitting into teams for multiple short matches of around 10 minutes duration. The session is finished with a gentle warm down and an optional brew in the on-site café.
There’s lots of teams nearby and even leagues that the group can enter, should they wish to in the future, but for now the focus is on fun.
Residents with concerns about their health are advised to check with their GP before attending.
All Seasons Leisure Centre (Active Nation)
Available to everyone.
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30AM & 11:30 - 12:30PM
£1.00 each week
More than just a kick about
Chorley Council has worked with Chorley FC Community Trust, Active Nation and ABL Health to help tackle some of the health needs of the community.
Over 40 people have been active since the launch of the sessions in January with over 30 players attending weekly.
Being more active isn’t the only benefit to these sessions – it’s a real laugh and a chance to make friends too.
Chorley FC 50+ Team
The team, who had never played together prior, managed to
score a number of goals and even win a game against strong competition in the
FA’s People’s Cup in Bury on a cold February afternoon. More competitive
matches are planned so those that want to can represent Chorley FC walking
footballers before Chorley FC play their matches, followed by watching the main
event and a social get together.
More players wanted
No experience or booking necessary, just give it a try and you'll be warmly welcomed.
Play a part in protecting hearts
We have partnered up with North West Ambulance Service to host a series of community defibrillator awareness sessions. The sessions are led by volunteers, are free of charge, and will last approximately an hour. By attending the session you will gain basic knowledge about public defibrillators, heart attacks, cardiac arrest and the chain of survival. This could enable you to save the life of a family member, friend, or a neighbour’s life.
Please book your place by following the link listed next to the session you would like to attend:
Wednesday 6th June
7pm – 8pm
Eaves Green Community Centre
Thursday 14th June
2pm – 3pm
Tatton Community Centre
Monday 18th June
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Clayton Brook Village Hall
Thursday 12th June
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lancaster Way Community Centre
Wednesday 18th July
9:30am – 10:30am
Buttermere Community Centre
Wednesday 29th August
7pm – 8pm
Astley Village Community Centre
If you are interested in hosting a session at your venue, or would like to attend a session but cannot make the sessions listed above, please contact the community development team. Either email email@example.com or call 01257 515151.
If you require any further information about other adult sports or activities in the borough please contact us directly using the links at the top of the page