Sports & Fitness

An 8-week low-cost fitness programme starting next week will help people get through the stressful times that we are experiencing. The outdoor sessions will not just be inexpensive (only £5 for 45 minutes), but are designed to suit people of all ages and fitness levels and fit into people's busy schedules - the classes will be held four days a week at various times of day.

Mayfield Tennis and Sports Club is promising a fun-packed day for the local community on Saturday 30th April. There'll be a chance to share a court with professionals and to try out other sports, plus activities for kids. Money raised will go towards new courts and the launch of tennis coaching for disabled people.

Refurbishment of the netball and tennis courts in Broomfield Park is now complete. The work to upgrade the nine courts was funded by Enfield Council, Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The latest addition to Age UK Enfield's extensive Fit for Life programme is a weekly session for over-50s who would like to gain (or regain) their confidence on a bike (or trike) so that they can start benefiting from this healthy and enjoyable leisure activity and means of transport. There are also schemes in Enfield which provide free training sessions (all ages) or can pair you up with an experienced rider.

Are you looking for something new for your child/ren to try during the summer holidays? Then why not try squash at Southgate Squash & Racketball Club at the Walker Ground.?We have a whole list of sessions suitable for players of all ages and abilities. The sessions offered by Barnet and Enfield councils are free.......

Arnos Bowling Club will be reopening on 24th April, when they will be holding an open day for visitors. It's played in the open air and is a non-contact sport.

The 71st year of the North London Netball League's presence in Palmers Green might herald a (literally) brighter future for netball in our part of the capital, or it could be the League's final season - it all hangs on a vote that will be taken at next month's meeting of Enfield's planning committee. Your voice too might help sway the committee members in favour of granting planning permission for an upgrade to the courts which has the full support of the Friends of Broomfield Park.

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Hannah Lenton is asking whether anyone is intererested in vinyasa yoga sessions in Broomfield Park.

Starting in February, Lara van Zuydam (Yogamancy) will be launching Run and Restore sessions in Palmers Green.

London Sport is carrying out research on behalf of Enfield and Haringey councils into participation in sport and physical activity amongst Turkish and Kurdish populations living across both boroughs. Statistics show that Turkish and Kurdish residents are less physically active than other residents, which can negatively affect their health. The research is aimed at finding out why this is and what could be done to improve the amount of physical activity by Turkish and Kurdish residents.

Sport England will be offering Enfield Council £100,000 from its Community Asset Fund to go towards the extensive improvements needed for the netball courts in Broomfield Park.

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Watch Palmers Green Tales latest film, about the North London Netball League. Matches are played in Broomfield Park.

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