Cotswold Leisure Sports Development

Cotswold Leisure Sports Development, Cotswold Leisure Cirencester, Tetbury Road, Cirencester GL7 1US

01285 654057

Sports Development

Previously run by Cotswold District Council, Cotswold Leisure Sports Development has been in existence since 1996.

In that time, many initiatives and programmes have been introduced in a bid to raise the profile of sport and increase participation figures in the local area. With constant changes to central and local government priorities, changes to local strategies and major changes to government funding streams, Cotswold Leisure Sports Development has continually adapted to the needs and requirements of the local area.

Working closely with Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, County Sports partnerships and local partners to deliver schemes such as Active Sport, Champion Coaching, Youth Games, Millennium Games, TOPS programme and an extensive school holiday coaching programme we have provided the opportunity for thousands of local children and young people to participate in sport.

Now part of Everyone Active, Cotswold Leisure Sports Development is committed to continuing to provide such opportunities by working with schools, sports clubs, facility providers and governing bodies of sport to develop sporting opportunities for local people.

School Holiday Coaching – Sports Club

“Sports Club – giving children a positive experience of sport”

The Sports Club is a fun, sociable club where children can come to play and learn about different sports whilst making new friends, gaining confidence and developing social skills in a safe, friendly environment.

The Sports Club is held at Cirencester Deer Park School and The Cotswold School, Bourton-On-The-Water which provide fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities for a wide range of sports.

Each coaching day runs from 9.00am until 3.30pm with multi sports days costing £15.50 per day and gymnastics days costing £20.00 per day.

Our vastly experienced team of coaches work closely together to provide a positive experience of sport for your child, no matter what their age or ability level.

Booking can be made online or at your local leisure centre – Cirencester 01285 654057 or Bourton-On-The-Water 01451 824024.

Online bookings must be completed in the child’s registered Everyone Active accounts. You can register your child for an everyone active card for free at one of our centres, either via phone or in person..

“I really like coming to Sports Club. I love seeing all the coaches and playing with my friends. I really enjoy doing all the sport, especially Benchball and Gymnastics”

Naomi Jones, Aged 10,

“Such lovely friendly staff – always smiling and creating such enthusiasm in the children. My children really look forward to attending and then can’t wait for the next session – thank you so much for such a fantastic affordable and fun club”

Sue Holloway, Parent, Andoverford,

“I find the Sports Club the best in the area. The staff are professional, welcoming and enthusiastic. I have recommended it to all my friends”

Jennie Ellior, Parent, Aldestrop,

“My girls loved attending the Sports Club and they thought the coaches were great. My eldest is not very sporty so the fact she enjoyed it so much is a great reflection on Scott and his team. I felt confident leaving them in such good hands”

Susan Thomas, Parent, Cirencester,

Dates and Venues

February Half Term (18th–22nd of February 2019)

Cirencester Deer Park School

  • Monday 18th of February – Multi-Sport
  • Tuesday 19th of February – Multi-Sport
  • Wednesday 20th of February – Multi-Sport
  • Thursday 21st of February – Multi-Sport
  • Friday 22nd of February – Gymnastics

There are no dates available for Cotswold School this half term.

History of Sports Club

Since 2005, Cotswold Leisure Sports Development has provided holiday sports coaching days for children aged 5 – 16. The very successful, fun, sports coaching days, have been attended by over 25,000 children at over 35 different venues across the district.

The Sports Club has evolved from a free community run coaching scheme into one of the most popular school holiday provisions in the district.

Now run by Everyone Active, Sports Club will continue to deliver safe, fun, high quality coaching for children with an emphasis on sportsmanship, team work and respect for everyone.

Sports Development Team

Our team is made up of full time and part-time coaches, PE teachers, students, fitness professionals and volunteers. They work closely together in order to provide a positive experience of sport for your child, no matter what their age or ability. Each holiday camp has a designated first aider who has a relevant Emergency First Aid certificate. Our coaches have a vast level of experience coaching children and young people of all ages and abilities in various sportsand have been subject to an enhanced DBS check as well as attended and completed relevant safeguard training.

Coaches – Jon Maunder, Brad Robinson, Richard Tremblen, Dan Cater, Sam Cater, Jessica Marriott, Katie Mace, Megan Sheridan, Issi Morris, Tom Svennson, Robert Mant, Robert Watson, Jake Hawksbee, Isabel Dalby, Amy Vizor.

Join The Team

If you are a qualified coach and would like to be involved in the team please send your CV to Activity Coordinator Robert Mant

We also offer the opportunity for young people interested in coaching to work alongside us as volunteers and gain valuable coaching experience. You would need to undertake a DBS check (if over the age of 16) before becoming part of the team.


How do I book places at Sports Club?

Please visit using your Everyone Active login to book places.

How do we pay for the coaching day?

Online at or over the phone Cotswold Leisure Cirencester 01285 654057 or Cotswold Leisure Bourton-On-The-Water 01451 824024

What sports will the children play?

No two coaching days are ever the same, we deliver different sports everyday to keep the children guessing and introduce them to new sports and new challenges. The sports your child could play may include; Cricket, Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Tag-Rugby, Handball, Netball, Athletics, Tag-Rugby, Uni-Hoc, Tennis, Rounders, Dodgeball, Tri-Golf, Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, Boxing, Boccia, Goalball, Martial Arts, Blind Football, Danish Long Ball, Tchouckball, Seated Volleyball, Dance and many adapted games straight from our coaches imaginations!

Will my child need a packed lunch?

Yes – please send your child with a packed lunch and plenty to drink (preferably in a bottle we can re-fill). Please make us aware if your child has any food allergies.

Will my child need to bring any specific equipment?

No – We will provide all the equipment needed to play each sport.

Can my child bring their own equipment?

Yes – your child is welcome to bring their own equipment ie: a tennis racket, hockey stick or cricket bat but we cannot be responsible for any breakages of equipment whilst in use. Also, please make sure it is well labelled as we may ask to store it safely when it’s not in use and return it at the end of the day.

How many children usually attend?

We can have anything from 30 to 80 children attend each day.

How are the children divided into groups?

By age – children aged 5 to 6 years old will be part of a group playing basic multi-skilled fun games based on running, tagging, throwing and catching with an emphasis on fun, participation and enjoyment. Children aged 7+ will be coached sports within a group of 12 to 16 children of a similar age. The group will receive coaching on one sport for an hour before moving onto a different sport for the next hour. Therefore, each group will receive coaching in four sports and work with four different coaches in one day.

My child is very shy, will the coaching days be suitable for him/her?

Yes – we want to give every child a positive experience of sport and are fully aware that some children lack confidence or may not be comfortable with making new friends straight away. Our coaches are experts at spotting those children who need some extra help and need some extra re-assurance and will work closely you’re your child to make them feel at home. We are confident by the end of the day your child will have made new friends, had a great time and will be dying to come back soon.

What happens if my child misbehaves?

Swearing, bullying, teasing or physical violence to persons or property will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from Sports Club. General misbehaviour of any type will fed back to parents/carers at the end of each day by the head coach.

Can I pay with childcare vouchers?

Not at present – in order for you to do so we would need to be Ofsted registered. As we are only providing sports coaching provisions we do not need to be Ofsted registered at this time.

Are all your coaches qualified and DBS checked?

Yes – Every one of our coaches, and those that we contract in on special occasions, has at least an NGB level 1 coaching qualification, a current first aid certificate, a current safe guarding qualification and has been subject to an enhanced DBS check (DBS is the replacement of the CRB check)

Can we just turn up on the day?

Although we would do our upmost to accommodate your child if you did turn up on the day, we would prefer you to pre-book. We have a maximum attendance at each site and if we have reached that number we would unfortunately have to turn you away upon arrival.

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