I want to join a local sports club
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), following government guidance, all sessions run by Active Hastings are suspended until further notice. However, physical activity is more important than ever right now, to improve your physical health as well as helping to manage stress and anxiety and generally making you feel better. We have pulled together some ideas, guidance and things you can do to keep moving during this time of physical distancing.
Playgrounds have also now re-opened following Government guidance:
- Please minimise contact and maintain social distancing of 2 metres or 1 metre minimum
- Limit time spent on site if there are others waiting
- If the site is crowded and social distancing cannot be maintained queue outside and do not enter
- Only 1 adult to accompany a child/children on site
- Bring your own sanitising materials to clean equipment touch points
- Do not touch your face and remember to cough or sneeze into a tissue
- Do not consume food and drink within the playground area
- Dispose of all litter in the nearest available bin or take it home
- If you or any of your party are showing symptoms of Covid-19 do not enter the play area
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Hastings offers a wide range of community sports clubs. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but gives an insight into the wide range on offer. The following club details are provided by the club themselves and are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, Hastings Borough Council cannot accept liability for any error or inaccuracy.
To add your sports club to the database, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- 1066 Cycle Club
- AKA Karate Black Belt Academy
- Amherst Lawn Tennis Club
- Eclipse Netball Club
- Hastings Athletic Club
- Hastings & Bexhill RFC
- Hastings Canoe Club
- Hastings Conquerors American Football Club
- Hastings Futsal Club
- Hastings Hash House Harriers
- Hastings Hellbent Netball Club
- Hastings Junior Badminton Club
- Hastings Predators Floorball Club
- Hastings Priory Cricket Club
- Hastings Rock and Fell Club
- Hastings Runners
- Hastings YMCA Badminton Club
- Hastings and St Leonards Lifeguard Club
- Karate Jutsu kai
- Little Common Ramblers Cricket Club
- Phoenix Netball Club
- South Coast In-Line Hockey Club
- South East Stars Cheerleading Team
- South Saxons Hockey Club
- Sussex Futsal Club
- Tackleway Table Tennis Club
- Westhill Kyokushinkai Karate Club
1066 Cycle Club
A friendly group who cycle for pleasure in the 1066 region. They have over 50 members, men and women aged from 30s to 60s, with a range of cycling preferences and fitness levels. They ride throughout the year, and in the summer months have two rides per week plus mid-week evening rides. Rides vary in location, style, pace and length, and can all be found on their website. In addition to riding they have other social events too.
Contact details can be found on the website: www.1066cycleclub.org.uk
AKA Karate Black Belt Academy
They are a well-established Karate Academy in Hastings and Bexhill (27 years), their students are distinctive in their red uniforms. Their chief instructor, Sensei Paul Banbury, probably the highest ranked Wado ryu Karate practitioner in the area, has trained more than 60 students to Black Belt, with two achieving 4th Dan rank.
They train in Earl Street, Hastings in their purpose-equipped hall and at Centre Stage, London Road, Bexhill. Lessons are available for children and adults.
Amherst Lawn Tennis Club
Amherst Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly local club which provides tennis for all standards and age groups in Amherst Gardens. The club has seven all-weather tennis courts, five artificial grass (that are floodlight), two tarmacadam courts, and a practice wall. The club has several tennis coaches who provide both individual and group coaching. As well as play for adults, the club has a thriving junior section for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. The club enters various teams in the Sussex league for both adults and juniors, as well as social play in the Wealden league.
There are various club sessions throughout the week during the day and evenings, as well as at weekends. Newcomers are always welcome.
Eclipse Netball Club
Eclipse is a fairly new club and welcomes players of all ages and abilities. They train on Monday evenings from 7-8pm at Helenswood Lower School(opposite the Conquest Hospital) on the outdoor courts. Subs are £12 per month but your first session is free! They also compete in Hastings District Netball League on Wednesday evenings which is optional, but a lot of fun!
Don’t worry if you haven’t played netball since school, go along and give it a try!
Please find us on facebook or contact Sam for more info:
telephone: 07754 105836
Hastings Athletic Club
Hastings Athletic Club, based at the track at William Parker School, is instrumental in promoting athletics in local schools and the community. Training members have exclusive use of the track and associated equipment on club nights, which are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm all year round.
Under 11s use these facilities from 6pm to 7pm,
Road Runners 6.30pm to 7.30pm,
and everyone else 7pm to 8pm on the same evenings.
Hastings & Bexhill RFC
Hastings & Bexhill RFC caters for male and female players of all ages. They have a mixed Minis section with age groups from under 7s to under 12s, female junior teams (under 15s and under 18s) and male junior teams of all ages up to under 18s. All the youth sides train on a Sunday morning. There are three senior sides. The 1st XV currently play in Kent 1 League, the 2nd XV in a Sussex League and the 3rd XV (the “Pirates”) are very much a social side, playing a mixture of friendlies and league matches.
All senior sides train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm at their pitches in ARK William Parker Academy. Hastings & Bexhill RFC welcomes new players of all abilities.
See more about their club at: www.pitchero.com/clubs/hastingsbexhillrfc/
Hastings Canoe Club
Beginners welcome! No experience required. Suitable for anyone from 7 to 70 who can swim 50m. The club can provide all the equipment. They paddle all year round, on the sea, in a swimming pool and on regular trips away.
Email them or see the website for more details:
Hastings Conquerors American Football Club
One of the friendliest, fun and most exciting sport clubs around. Hastings Conquerors are a community focused club training at Hastings & Bexhill RFC every Sunday 10:00-13:00. They are recruiting all year round and American Football is one of the few sports that have positions for all shapes, sizes and weights; big or small.
They are actively looking for bigger players too. So if you are out of shape, overweight or just want to get active come and join the most exciting and fastest growing sport in the UK. No experience required, they'll teach you everything you need to know.
For more information:
Telephone: 07867 586525 (Richard Bames)
Hastings Futsal Club
Futsal is a UEFA approved version of short sided football more commonly played in countries such as Brazil and Spain. The emphasis is on participation levels in both the football and futsal development programmes. The club runs weekly sessions for all ages from 3+, including adult sessions. Sessions take place at St Leonards Academy and Hastings Academy.
For session times and costs, please go to:
Telephone: 07841 437109
Hastings Hash House Harriers
Each month the Harriers follow a trail made by their ‘hares’ with the aim of all running or walking for fun through the wonderful Sussex or Kent countryside. Those who run will find all levels of ability catered for; the hares aim to get all back at the same time! Those walking will be part of a strong walking group doing part of the trail. The Hash is friendly and aims to be sociable, not competitive, but always fun!
You have the chance to join in a pub lunch afterwards. So why not come and try us, and then perhaps you will understand why hashing has grown since 1938 to become 2,500 hashes worldwide!
Hastings Hellbent Netball Club
Hastings Hellbent is an England Netball affiliated team that play in the Hastings Netball District League on Wednesday nights. All abilities are welcome and there is an option to join the team or just come to training to improve your skills and play a game.
Training takes place on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm. Ages 14+. Sessions cost £2.50. New players are welcome.
Telephone: 07709 393695
Hastings Junior Badminton Club
The club caters for both juniors and adults of all standards, with both coached and open sessions at Freedom Leisure, Helenswood.
Training takes place on Tuesdays 5.30pm to 7.30pm and Fridays 6pm to 8pm are attended by both adults and juniors.
Additional school term time training takes place on Saturdays 11am to 12.30pm for primary ages (£3) / 1.30pm to 3.30pm for secondary ages (£4).
Telephone: 07538 178570
Hastings Predators Floorball Club
The only Floorball club in Sussex, Hastings Predators run fast, friendly training sessions for all ages and abilities. This dynamic indoor team sport is similar to ice hockey (without the ice!) and is widely played throughout Europe.
Sessions run every Thursday at Summerfields Leisure Centre 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Additional sessions run on Saturdays at varying times, contact club or check our Facebook page for updates.
No need to book - all equipment and coaching provided! New players welcome.
Hastings Priory Cricket Club
Hastings Priory Cricket Club is a Clubmark accredited club that runs cricket sessions at Horntye Park for all ages including primary school softball, junior boys’ and girls’ hardball, and ladies’ hardball, as well as specific disability sessions.
For more info and training times, please go to:
Hastings Rock and Fell Club
Hastings Rock and Fell Club is your local climbing club. They meet on Monday evenings at a climbing wall in the St. Leonards Academy, Edinburgh Road, 7-9 pm. Equipment provided. They also climb at other indoor locations, local sandstone outcrops, and there are trips to climbing and walking venues both in the UK and abroad. Age 16+.
For more information, please visit:
Hastings Runners is a friendly club where a warm welcome is given to runners of all abilities, from absolute beginners to those of county standard and beyond. They provide a safe and relaxed environment for anyone wishing to run with likeminded people. They run for fun and fitness but there are also many opportunities for competitive running and they will support and encourage you if that is your goal.
They have over 300 members with organised groups at all levels - with England Athletics qualified leaders - on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings and Friday mornings, Saturday afternoons & Sunday mornings. The also do a track session on Monday evenings.
For full details of their programme and information on membership please go to their website or find them on facebook.
Hastings YMCA Badminton Club
Hastings YMCA Badminton Club now welcomes players of all ages and abilities. We are a registered club and we have been established in excess of 30 years. We offer informal free coaching to our members. We play in the local leagues.
The club Ethos is "inclusivity and enjoyment for all."
We play every Monday from 8.30pm to 10pm at Helenswood Sports Centre at Freedom Leisure. Cost is £5 to non members and £4 to members.
We also play on Fridays at the same venue from 8pm to 10pm with the same cost.
We provide feather shuttlecocks for all our sessions and we can provide loan rackets.
For more information please contact email@example.com
Hastings and St Leonards Voluntary Lifeguard Club
Want to try something new and exciting? How about training to be a lifeguard? Learn lifesaving skills which could save you or a friend.
The club meets every Friday at Summerfields Leisure Centre from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and caters for all ages from 8 upwards.
For more information please contact:
Karate Jutsu kai
This ever evolving Kyokushin style of karate offers a full time professional dojo and resident 7th dan black belt. Our classes will get you fit and flexible and is ideal for those looking to learn or improve their karate and kickboxing skills.
We are based at sports supplements gym on Battle Boad.
For more information, please visit:
Little Common Ramblers Cricket Club
Little Common Ramblers Cricket Club is a friendly local club currently playing in the Sussex Cricket Leagues with 3 teams for all abilities. The club also has a junior section for boys. Newcomers are always welcome and initial training sessions are free. They can also provide equipment.
Further details can be found on:
Phoenix Netball Club
The club plays on Tuesdays 8pm - 9pm term time only at Summerfields Leisure Centre from Sept - April and Helenswood outdoor courts from April - July with an experienced coach.
This friendly club welcomes all abilities, age 14+. Membership is £3 p/w paid in advance every 6 weeks or £4 per session 'pay and play'. There are opportunities to play competitively in Hastings District Netball League.
For more info contact Jocelyn on:
Telephone: 07850 236875
South Coast In-Line Hockey Club
FREE introduction to In-line Hockey
Fridays 6pm to 7.30pm Hastings YMCA
South Coast inline have teams and trainings for players of all ages and abilities. We are currently looking to attract new players to this fast, fun and physical team sport.
- Skates and playing equipment supplied (with advance bookings)
- Learn to skate
- Meet new friends
- Learn the basics of in-line hockey skills and drills.
- British Roller sports federation qualified coaches
South East Stars Cheerleading Team
Fancy becoming a cheerleader? Join the South East Stars for fun and friendly cheerleading sessions at The Y Centre on Fridays from 4.15-5.15pm. Learn the skills to become a cheerleader, compete in competitions and perform around your local area. Training includes stunting, tumbling, dance and cheer. Have ago on our inflatable tumbling track and try out a pyramid. No experience necessary and no need to book! Just come along and join in. Sessions costs £3.
Don't forget your trainers - no trainers, no training!
South Saxons Hockey Club
South Saxons Hockey Club is a friendly local club currently playing in the Sussex Leagues for men (5 teams) and women (2 teams). The club also has a junior section for boys and girls from 6-13.
Training takes place at Horntye Park on Tuesdays (7.30-9pm) for men and on Thursdays (7 - 9pm) for development teams (Age 12 - 16). Ladies training takes place at Bexhill Academy on Thursdays (7-9pm).
Junior sessions (Age 6 -13) at Horntye Park on Sundays (10:00 - 11:30am)
Newcomers are always welcome and initial training sessions are free. They can also provide equipment.
Further details can be found on www.pitchero.com/clubs/southsaxons
Sussex Futsal Club
Futsal is the UEFA approved version of indoor football and is widely played around the world with professional leagues in many countries such as Brazil Spain. The club includes players from age 4 to adult.
For full details of the club please visit: www.sussexfutsal.co.uk
Tackleway Table Tennis Club
The club plays table tennis in the Hastings league and currently has seven teams. Their home venue is the Parish Rooms next to 179 Wishing Tree Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9LD, where they have two quality tables available for play in separate rooms with good lighting.
League home nights are Wednesdays and Thursdays and practice sessions are on Mondays for league players or for prospective players, by arrangement. We currently have players ranging from junior to some very fit senior players! New players especially of league standard are welcome.
For more details, please contact Keith on:
Telephone: 07746 729911
Westhill Kyokushinkai Karate Club
Established for over 20 years, the club trains at Castledown School every Monday (Juniors 5.45- 7.30pm and Seniors 7.30-9.30pm). This style of karate is excellent for conditioning, self defence and all round fitness! There are 2 free sessions and a free gi for all new members!
Telephone - 07813 630671
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