I want to join a local sports club
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.
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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 and St Leonards Lifeguard Club
- Junior Club Tackleway - New Girls and Women's Football Team
- Karate Jutsu kai
- South Coast In-Line Hockey Club
- South East Stars Cheerleading Team
- South Saxons Hockey 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.
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:
t. 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:
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 sports clubs around. Hastings Conquerors are a community focused club training at Buckswood School every Sunday from 10am to 1pm. They recruit all around the year and are one of the few sports that have positions for all shapes, sizes and weights; big or small. They’re actively looking for bigger players too. So if you’re overweight and want to get fitter or play sports come and join them! No experience required, they’ll teach you. For more information please visit:
t. 07961 085430 (Chris)
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:
t. 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.
t. 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 Sundays 10am to 12noon (£4). Additional school term time training takes place on Saturdays 11am to 12.30pm for primary ages (£3) and 1.30pm to 3.30pm for secondary ages (£4)
t. 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 Wednesday at Summerfields Leisure Centre (under 16s 5pm to6pm, £2 per person, open training session for all ages 6pm to 7pm £3 per person). Additional sessions run on Saturdays at varying times, contact club or check 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+.
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 and St Leonards 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 8pm to 10pm and caters for all ages from 8 upwards. For more information please contact:
Junior Club Tackleway - New Girls and Women's Football Team
The women and girls' team is a new development for Junior Club Tackleway. They are excited to be creating the only female football team in Hastings and are looking for new members. So, if you want to join a team, keep fit and have fun, pop down to a training session on Fridays 6.30-7.30pm at Summerfields Sports Centre, Bohemia Road. The first session is free, so you can give it a go without having to commit.
t. 07832 999647
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.
South Coast In-Line Hockey Club
In-line hockey is a fast; action packed team sport. South Coast In-Line Hockey Club are a Hastings based club with national qualified coaches. The club teaches skating, hockey and life skills. The club runs 3 weekly trainings sessions at Hastings YMCA, Bexhill Leisure Centre and Claverham Sports College. Introductory trainings are free and equipment can be supplied with advance notice. For more information about training times, venues and cost please contact:
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 £2.50. 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 Ladies and Youth boys team (Age 12 - 16). Newcomers are always welcome and initial training sessions are free. They can also provide equipment. Further details can be found on:
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!
t. 07813 630671
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