Summer of sport - enjoy an active summer with Medway Sport.

Get ready to enjoy a summer of sport…

We are delighted that AP Race Clinics have chosen us as their south east venue for their UK tour.

Adam and team return to Strood Sports Centre on 28 August 2021 fresh from the Olympics for his legendary swim clinics where our younger swimmers can book to spend a day learning from the best in the business.

Get more details and book.

Weekly sessions of free informal pop-up sport and activities for all abilities and ages.

Taking place in the greenspaces in partnership with Child Friendly Medway.

Sessions are family-friendly and run weekly from Saturday 17 July 2021 throughout the summer months.

Locations

  • Gillingham Park - 10am to 1pm
  • Palmerston Park - 10am to 1pm
  • Jacksons Field - 1.30pm to 4.40pm
  • The Peninsula - 2pm to 5pm
  • Rainham Rec - 10am to 1pm
  • Darnley Road Rec - 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

If the Euros has whet your child’s appetite for the beautiful game, then pop along to our weekly come and play football sessions.

These sessions are running through the summer for young people aged 11 and over at various locations in Medway.

No need to book, just turn up and play.

Locations

Saunders Street, Gillingham

  • Wednesdays - 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Lordswood Library

  • Thursdays - 6pm to 8pm.

Hook Meadow Recreation Ground

  • Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm (during the summer holidays).

Fancy a kick-about with a few mates but forgot the ball?

Don’t worry, we’ve teamed up with Medway Libraries so young people aged 11 to 18 years can ️borrow a ball️ for free from:

  • Gillingham Library
  • Lordswood Library
  • Walderslade Hook Meadow Library.

Play with it and then bring it back.

To borrow a b️all, all you need is a free Medway Libraries account.

Each Football Library has a good selection of️ football related books available to borrow and details of weekly football sessions available for 11 to 18 year olds to take part in.

Medway Sport, Medway Libraries, Medway Youth Service and StreetGames are collaborating with Alive and Kicking and Sport England to help to establish these 3 Football Libraries across communities in Medway.

Medway Sport runs a programme of training courses in first aid and lifeguarding, accredited by the Royal Life Saving Society.

Dates

Prices

Prices vary. See website for details and qualification content.

Bookings

Bookings and enquiries email should be sent to medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Keep the children entertained, active and social with our summer holiday multi-sport club for 7 to 12-year-olds.

Half day and full day options available

Strood Sports Centre

  • 26 July to 26 August 2021
  • Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm.

Medway Park

  • 27 July to 27 August 2021
  • Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm.

Prices

  • £10 per half day
  • £20 full day
  • £65 full week.

Book online or by calling 01634 336 655.

Hollie at Strood Sports Centre is continuing the success of her previous Couch to 5K programme throughout the summer.

Weekly sessions are coach-led and will run in various locations around Strood.

The final 5k will be run on Medway Park athletic track.

Every Thursday, 10.30am to 11.15am, from 12 August for 9 weeks.

Tuesday support runs and sessions optional: 9.15am to 10am.

£6.80 for non-members. Free to members.

Use the break from school to develop your child’s water confidence and teach them a vital life skill with our crash course swimming lessons.

Suitable for beginners and available at Medway Park, Hoo and Strood Sports Centre.

Aquatic crash courses, such as Rookie Lifeguard and Mermaids, are suitable for those swimmers who already have basic swimming skills and are confident in deep water.

Weekly course: £35

Hoo Sports Centre

2 August to 6 August

  • Stage 1 - 8.30am
  • Stage 2 - 9am
  • Rookie Lifeguard - 9am.

9 August to 13 August

  • Stage 1 - 8.30am
  • Stage 2 - 9am
  • Rookie Lifeguard - 9am.

16 August to 20 August

  • Stage 1 - 8.30am
  • Stage 2 - 9am
  • Rookie Lifeguard - 9am.

Medway Park

26 July to 30 July

  • Pre-school - 8.30am
  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30am
  • Stage 3 - 10am.

2 August to 6 August

  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30m
  • Stage 3 - 10am.

9 August to 13 August

  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30m
  • Stage 3 - 10am.

Strood Sports Centre

26 July to 30 July

  • Pre-school - 8.30am
  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30am.

2 August to 6 August

  • Mermaids - 9am to 9.45am (must be Stage 5 upwards).

9 August to 13 August

  • Pre-school - 8.30am
  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30am
  • Stage 3 - 10am.

23 August to 27 August

  • Pre-school - 8.30am
  • Stage 1 - 9am
  • Stage 2 - 9.30am.

Book a course.

Medway’s popular open-air pool is now open for summer and celebrates its 125th anniversary.

We are celebrating this milestone through the sharing of memories and images sent in by members of the public via a virtual online exhibition.

This exhibition also formed part of the Estuary 21 associated festival which ran from 22 May to 13 June.

View the exhibition.

Reminisce at The Strand park where there is a display of images and memories. You may even spot yourself or a relative. #TheStrand125.

We’ve given the pool a makeover. This includes repainting our iconic elephant slide in the colours of the rainbow as a tribute to Medway’s keyworkers and the NHS for their hard work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The pool is:

  • open weekends only from 29 May 2021
  • open daily from 24 July 2021 to 1 September 2021.

Daily session times, except on Wednesdays, are:

  • 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Wednesday session times are:

  • 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Prices

  • £6 adults
  • £4 concession (seniors and under 16s).

Online pre-booking is essential. Book now.

The top 2 clubs in the land do battle at the official Home of England WRL, to be crowned Grand Final champions.

See many of England’s biggest names in action less than 2 months before the World Cup.

Date

Saturday 18 September 2021.

Schedule

  • Championships Grand Final - 5pm
  • Super League Grand Final - 7pm

Tickets

  • £5 for adults
  • £2 for children
  • £12 for family (2 adults and up to 4 children).

Admission on the door.

Read more about the event

Our popular fitness instructors are taking to the road this summer for a series of pop-up workout sessions in greenspaces and communities throughout Medway.

These sessions will run alongside our ParkSport programme, which the children can join in with alongside your workout.

Saturday 17 July

Yoga with GemZen

  • Pottery Road Rec, Hoo
  • 3pm to 4pm
  • Free.

Saturday 24 July

Yoga with GemZen

  • Jacksons Field, Rochester
  • 3pm to 4pm
  • Free.

Saturday 31 July

Bootcamp with Simon

  • Darnley Road Rec, Strood
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Free.

Saturday 7 August

Bootcamp with Simon

  • Jacksons Field, Rochester
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Free.

Saturday 14 August

Yoga with GemZen

  • Darnley Road Rec, Strood
  • 3pm to 4pm
  • Free.

Aqua Aerobics with Pat

  • The Strand Pool, Gillingham
  • 11.30am to 12pm
  • Included in admission to the morning session. Pre-booking essential.

Saturday 21 August

Aqua Aerobics with Pat

  • The Strand Pool, Gillingham
  • 11.30am to 12pm
  • Included in admission to the morning session. Pre-booking essential.

Bootcamp with Simon

  • Pottery Road Rec, Hoo
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
  • Free.

Saturday 28 August

Aqua Aerobics with Pat

  • The Strand Pool, Gillingham
  • 11.30am to 12pm
  • Included in admission to the morning session. Pre-booking essential.

DanceFit with Zoe

  • Gillingham Park
  • 10.30am to 11.30am.

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school holidays

Spin at The Strand with Louisa

  • The Strand, Gillingham
  • 9.30am to 10.15am.
  • Fitness class and premier members free. £6.80 for non-members.