What happens at GrEAT Sports?
GrEAT Sports introduces a new sport every three weeks through term, allowing participants to gain a good introduction to the sport, develop new skills, put these into practice and keep active.
As well as our talented Session Leaders, we often invite local professional instructors in to lead our sessions, benefiting from expert coaching and strong relationships with them and their local clubs. Keeping it varied, we’ve had everything from hockey, football and tennis, to martial arts, archery and zumba!
After signing everyone in and collecting the £6 subs, we begin with a quick warm up to get everyone going, led by our Sports Coordinator. We then launch into a variety of activities in a particular sport, gradually building them up so that everyone has the chance to get involved. At our over-18 sessions we aim to encourage independence, with volunteers there to provide support where needed.
What are the benefits?
Activities at GrEAT Sports promote co-ordination, concentration, mobility, body awareness and fitness. Participants have the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun in a relaxed, supportive and non-competitive environment, just as their peers would.
These effects can have huge positive changes in health, quality of life and self-esteem, promoting new friendships, access to further opportunities and a sense of accomplishment.
Schedule, location, and how to join
DATES AND TIMES
GrEAT Sports runs on Tuesday evenings from 19:00 to 20:00 for 12 weeks during the KEEN term.
During the autumn and spring terms, GrEAT Sports is held inside at Leys Leisure Centre, Pegasus Rd, OX4 6JL. In the summer months we are outside at New College Recreation Ground, St Cross Road, OX1 3JA.
PARTICIPATE in our next session
Are you an adult interested in coming to GrEAT Sports, or a Parent/Guardian/Carer? Please do get in touch using the link above. We'll be happy to answer any further questions you have, invite you to an upcoming session and guide you through the simple registration process.
You can click here to see our full calendar of upcoming sessions and events.
Here as a potential SESSIOn coach?
If you are interested in participating at any of our sessions as a Session Coach, including GrEAT Sports, you can find out more about joining our team above.