Sports and leisure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – sports pitch bookings

From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we are taking no new bookings for council sports pitches until further notice. This follows government guidance on social distancing and avoiding unnecessary social contact, to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For latest information and advice, go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Thurrock sports council

The role of the sports council is to support and encourage the work already being done by us and sports clubs to develop sport in Thurrock.

Any sports club in Thurrock can register. Registration is free and it allows clubs to apply for grants and support.

Grants can also be awarded to individuals, who would normally belong to a registered club, and there may be assistance for Thurrock residents having to train out of borough for a specific reason. The sports council helps fund coaching awards and may give financial assistance for equipment and competition.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis and attended by representatives from different sports, who then report back to the other clubs in their sport. Representatives include the executive committee, officers and committee members, advisory members, councillors, and our sports and leisure team.

Go to the Thurrock Sports Council website to find out more.

Become a member or apply for funding

You can apply to become a member of the sports council. If you are already a member, you can apply to the sports council for funding.

Go to the Thurrock Sports Council forms page to apply.