Sport and fitness for young people

StreetGames promotes neighbourhood Doorstep Sport – sport in disadvantaged communities at the right time, in the right place, in the right style and at the right price.

Funding from StreetGames UK, Barclays Spaces For Sport, and Sports England’s Sportivate scheme has enabled the development of two Doorstep Sports Clubs, one in Abbey and another in Arbury.

All StreetGames sessions are open for young people to attend, with recommended ages from 11-15 years and 16-25 years. Sessions are drop in, informal in style and are facilitated by qualified coaches. Most sessions have a minimal cost of £1 per person or are free to attend. No booking is required - just turn up and play!

Abbey Doorstep Club

Abbey Leisure Complex

Football

  • Mondays, 5.30 to 6.30pm, £3 per session
  • Wednesdays, 8 to 9pm, £2 per session

For 16+ year olds. On the outside all-weather surface.

Girls-only swimming sessions

  • Fridays, 7.30 to 8.30pm

For 14+ year olds. Lifeguarded by female-only staff where possible. Normal swimming fees apply. For more information visit the Abbey Leisure Complex website

Gym sessions

  • Tuesdays, 3.30 to 5.30pm
  • Thursdays, 3.30 to 5.30pm
  • Saturdays, 9am to midday

For 11 to 15 year olds. Free induction and second session until December, then £3 per session.

You must book your first session in advance – call the Abbey gym reception on 01223 213352.

Arbury Doorstep Club

Chesterton Sports Centre

Tennis

  • Mondays, 3 to 4pm

For 11+ year olds. Free.

Meadows Community Centre

Multi-sports

  • Tuesdays, 5 to 6pm

For school years 5 and 6. £1 per session.

North Cambridge Academy sport centre

Basketball

  • Wednesdays, 9 to 10.30pm

For 16+ year olds. £2 per session.

Football

  • Mondays, 9 to 10.30pm

For 16+ year olds. £2 per session.

Football and multi-sports

  • Fridays, 4.30 to 5.30pm

For 11+ year olds. Free.

Gymnastics

  • Fridays, 8 to 9pm

For 11+ year olds. £1 per session. Limited places (first come, first served). With Cambridge Gymnastic Academy.

Tennis

  • Thursdays, 3 to 4pm

For 11+ year olds. Free.

Cambridgeshire FA Kickabouts

Cambridgeshire Football Association provides hassle-free football without the commitment of joining a club. They run Kickabouts sessions for all age groups, at affordable costs. Just find a session that fits in with your lifestyle and play.

Fit and Fed

Our Fit and Fed scheme is part of the StreetGames project. We run it in response to the growing body of research on the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity. 

Fit and Fed is a partnership with our Children and Young People's Participation Service and the Cambridge Holiday Lunch scheme.

Hot lunches will be served to families followed by sport activities for all to join in. These are free to all families attending who receive free school meals. 

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