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Sport

Mixed aged group of runnersThe borough of Ashford has a range of sporting and physical activity facilities, programmes and projects.

The council does not deliver activities directly to users, the main function is working in partnerships with others including leisure operators, governing bodies and clubs.

Facilities

The council has a number of buildings which are owned and are operated by partnership organisations.

Main sports facilities

Stour Centre

Provides a wide range of recreational and leisure facilities including:

  • 25m swimming pool, circular teaching pool and leisure pool with slide and raging river
  • Contours Health club
  • Main hall
  • Café
  • Crèche

Visit Stour Centre website for more information.

Julie Rose Stadium

Julie Rose Stadium provides a wide range of recreational and leisure facilities including:

  • Track and field
  • Indoor track
  • Contours Gym
  • MUGA (multi use games area)
  • Conference and meeting

Visit Julie Rose Stadium website for more information.

Tenterden Leisure Centre

Tenterden Leisure Centre provides a wide range of recreational and leisure facilities including:

  • Swimming pool, leisure pool, wave machine and children's pool area
  • Fitness studio
  • Café
  • Crèche

Visit Tenterden Leisure Centre website for more information.

Courtside

Courtside has six multi-use courts for:

  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Small sided football
  • Basketball

The pavilion also has a meeting room, kitchen facilities and changing rooms with showers.

Pitchside

Pitchside is a state of the art, FA-approved 3G artificial turf football pitch.

There are also two grass pitches available for hire.

The address for Courtside and Pitchside Sports Facilities, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5RW.

Spearpoint Recreation Ground

Spearpoint (known locally as The Ridge) is Ashford’s major football hub with five full size grass pitches and one junior pitch which is also overlayed for mini soccer. The site also boasts two newly re-laid tennis courts, which are free to use.

A brand new Pavilion serves the site and has a small community room and kitchen which can be hired for small group activities, meetings and small parties.

For more information about Courtside, Pitchside and Spearpoint please email Serco.

Support for sports people

Bursaries

Ashford Leisure Trust and Tenterden Leisure Centre Trust support talented performers who live or are schooled in the borough.

Access to leisure facilities for talented sports people

FACS and FANS memberships are available by telephoning 01233 330473.

Kent Sport offers advice, support on all matters related to sport in the county of Kent.

 

 

 

 

 

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