Motivate!

A £225,000 Sport England grant over three years is motivating people in Blackburn with Darwen to get active!

Motivate! offers new and exciting sports and fitness sessions, delivered at locations throughout the borough at different times of the week, with every session either free to enter or priced at a subsidised rate.

Futsal, archery, walking football, cricket, cycling and gym sessions are just a few of our new programmes, suitable for all ages.

Please see our Motivate! Facebook & Twitter for the latest info on our programme, or email adrian.ward@brfctrust.co.uk.

Monday

Line Dancing
Group Time Cost
Mixed (over 50s) 10am - 11am £2.50
Location / BB2 4JF
Darwen End Dance Studio, Ewood Park
What's it about? / Application form
Stay active and in rhythm with our friendly classes at the stadium, followed by refreshments and socialising.
Badminton
Group Time Cost
Women & Girls only
(over 14)
7pm - 8:15pm FREE
Location / BB1 8LA
Blackburn Community Sports Club (QEGS Sports Centre), Lammack
What's it about? / Application form
Come along with friends to use our courts for free in an all-female environment, and receive coaching too if desired.
Running
Group Time Cost
Girls Only 7pm - 9pm FREE
Location / BB2 4JF
Ewood Park
Netball
Group Time Cost
Girls Only 5pm - 6pm FREE
Location / BB1 8DX
St Mary's College

Tuesday

Kick Boxing
Group Time Cost
Mixed (14 - 18) 6pm - 7pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
Climbing
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14-18) 6pm - 8pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about?
Brave the heights and test your strengths for two hours with the indoor climbing wall.
Football & Archery
Group Time Cost
Girls only (14 - 18) 6pm - 8pm FREE
Location / BB5 5BX
Livingston Road Sport Ground, Accrington
What's it about? / Application form
An hour of football followed by an hour of archery for U16s, with timings reversed for over 16s.
Badminton
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 25+) 7pm - 8pm £2 (with your Breeze card)
Location / BB2 1DN
Blackburn College
What's it about? / Application form
Come along with friends to use our courts for free, and receive coaching too if desired.
Basketball
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14-18) 7pm - 9pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about? / Application form
Skills sessions and match action with our great coach who's loved by the kids.
Gym Fitness
Group Time Cost
Girls only (14 - 18) 6pm - 8pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about? / Application form
Stay in shape and in great spirit thanks to a superbly equipped gym and a personally tailored programme.

Wednesday

Bollywood Dance
Group Time Cost
Girls Only 4pm - 5pm FREE
Location / BB2 3HJ
Central High School
Women's Walking Netball
Group Time Cost
Girls Only 1:30pm - 2:30pm £2
Location / BB2 4JF
Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, Ewood Park
What's it about? / Application form
Enjoy the sport you've always loved at a more leisurely pace.
Alternative Sports
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14-25) 8pm - 10pm FREE
Location / BB3 0AL
Junction4 Skate Park (next to Darwen Vale High School)
What's it about? / Application form
Test yourself on the superb indoor circuit for BMX, scooters, skateboards and anything else on wheels without a motor!

Thursday

Kick Boxing
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14-18) 6pm - 7pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about?
Learn or develop your skills with one hour session run by great coaches.
Running
Group Time Cost
Girls Only 7pm - 9pm FREE
Location / BB2 4JF
Ewood Park
Racket Sports
Group Time Cost
Mixed 6pm - 7pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone

Friday

Basketball
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 17-25) 6pm - 7pm FREE
Location / BB2 1LQ
Blackburn Sports & Leisure Centre (Blackburn College)
What's it about? / Application form
Pick up new skills and enjoy some court time with sociable matches at a great time between the day's work ending and the night out starting!
Walking Football
Group Time Cost
Mixed (over 50) 6pm - 7pm Free for first 5 weeks, £2 per week thereafter
Location / BB2 4JF
Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, Nuttall Street
What's it about? / Application form
Prove that you never lose talent, even if the pace has gone, and earn the chance to play for the Blackburn Rovers walking football team.
Community Football
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14 - 25) 8pm - 9pm FREE
Location / BB1 6NY
Troy Street M.U.G.A
What's it about? / Application form
Bring your mates and have a kickabout with new team-mates and opponents.

Saturday

Multi-Sport Fitness
Group Time Cost
Girls Only (14+) 10am - 11am FREE
Location / BB1 5PE
St Stephen's CofE Primary School, Robinson Street, Blackburn
What's it about? / Application form
Try your hand at a variety of sports as a great way to stay active.
Futsal/Football
Group Time Cost
Mixed 5pm - 9pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
Multi-Sports Girls
Group Time Cost
Girls only (aged 14-18) 2:30pm - 4:30pm 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about? / Application form
Prove that you never lose talent, even if the pace has gone, and earn the chance to play for the Blackburn Rovers walking.

Sunday

Boccia (Disabled)
Group Time Cost
Mixed (aged 14-18) 11am - midday 50p
Location / BB1 1EP
Blackburn Youth Zone
What's it about?
Come on down to the new inclusive addition at our fun and friendly sessions.

*starting soon.

Where to find us