Sporta is the national association of leisure and cultural trusts. Sporta members operate a wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK - from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together they provide 30% of public leisure centres in the UK – with over 1600 facilities, they have a combined turnover of more than £1billion and they employ around 50,000 staff.

Sporta is governed by an Executive of ten Chief Executives or Managing Directors and holds three General Member meetings each year. With two small offices – in London and Edinburgh - we provide policy intelligence, business services and trust development support for our members. Most of our work is done through networks and groups of members.

Sporta membership is open to non-profit distributing organisations, primarily but not exclusively those that manage cultural and leisure facilities.

There are over 100 Sporta trusts HQs around the UK. Find your nearest one.


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RT @davidjbuck: What sports and leisure centres can do for public health - some interesting case studies

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RT @BoltonArena: The great @HunkydoryCrafts are bringing The Great British Craft Festival to @BoltonArena on 31st May. Book today! http://t…

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RT @CANMezzanine: @SportaUK Thanks for MT - glad to have you & @SuppDirect at #CANMezzanine #OldStreet! Listening out for more #collaborati

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RT @YourLeisureKent: Roller Skating at Hartsdown today 1pm - 2.30pm

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RT @GL1Leisure: Our Kidz Camps are for 5-12 yr olds during the Easter Holidays, 9-4.30pm.

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RT @MYZONEmoves: Whatever your preference of sport, #MYZONE can help with your fitness goals. #effort #meps #exercise

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RT @LauraMcAllister: We need to ensure sport is for every person in Wales, not just those already involved hence @sport_wales new funds: ht…

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Today marks 100 Days to Go until #Glasgow2014 - Exciting chance 2 promote sports & physical activity #100DTG

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RT @twwainwright: @SportaUK feature our @bhchain programme in the #SportaPurple magazine #cycling #arthritis #hip #OA #exercise http://t.c…

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  • Sporta Purple Event - 14th May 2014

    Sporta are holding an interactive conference on 14th May 2014. 'Public Health and Commissioning for Leisure & Cultural Trusts' takes place at the Royal Overseas League in London and will provide a valuable learning opportunity for Sporta members interested in developing appropriate ways of engaging with the public health system. This conference will explore how leisure and cultural trusts can develop and build stronger relationships to engage effectively with public health services. For more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Venue confirmed for May AGM

    The venue for the AGM in Edinburgh on 8th May 2014 is the Apex International Hotel

  • National Obesity Awareness Week

    National Obesity Awareness Week runs from 13th - 19th January. It is predicted that more than half of the UK population are heading for obesity by 2050 at a cost of almost £50 billion (Tackling Obesities: Future Choices, Foresight 2007). Sporta members are running a number of programmes aimed at tackling the problem of obesity and encouraging simple lifestyle changes. Read about what Active Nation, Bolton Middlebrook, Tees Valley Leisure and other trusts are doing here.


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