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Hertfordshire's Year of Physical Activity 2018


Hertfordshire's Year of Physical Activity 2018

What is HertsYOPA18?


HertsYOPA18 aims to make Hertfordshire the most active county, by:

  • increasing physical activity
  • shifting stubborn inactivity levels
  • celebrating what's already happening
  • encouraging new programmes and events.

HertsYOPA18 is being led by the Hertfordshire Sports and Physical Activity Partnership, Hertfordshire County Council, and Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers. It is supported by the 10 district councils and many other organisations.

HertsYOPA18 factsheet (PDF 984kb) Opening a new window

HertsYOPA18 funding factsheet (PDF 410 kb) Opening a new window

Who's it for?


We want as many people and organisations as possible to get behind the campaign to help reach Hertfordshire residents who may not be leading an active lifestyle yet.

  • You could be someone who runs a group with no link to physical activity but want to encourage your group to try new activities.
  • You may be someone who provides sport and physical activity opportunities, who wants to promote your offer and encourage new people to join your group. 
  • You could be a group of friends who wants to get more active, or encourage activity in your community.

HertsYOPA18 stamped organisations


Hertfordshire Sport & Physical Activity Partnership

Stevenage Borough Council

Welwyn & Hatfield Borough Council

East Herts Council

Dacorum Borough Council

Watford Borough Council

Hertsmere Borough Council

North Herts District Council

St Albans City & District Council

Three Rivers District Council

Broxbourne Borough Council

Sportspace – Dacorum Sports Trust

Sport Stevenage

Stevenage Sporting Futures

We Moves, She Moves Project - Hertsmere

Watford Get Active Project

Active St Albans

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Hertfordshire Association of Parish & Town Councils

#TeamHerts Volunteering

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

East & North Herts CCG


Dacorum Cycle Hub

Active Herts

ABC Skateboarding

Aldenham Parish Council

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Apex 360

Arkley Golf Club

Association of Traditional Shotokan Karate (ATSK)

England Netball (Back to Netball)

Birchwood Leisure Centre

CVS for Broxbourne & East Herts

Bishops Stortford Rugby Club - Ladies Team

Bushido Martial Arts Association

Chilterns Walking Festival

All Heart Wellness Ltd – (Corps Fitness boot camps)

Dens – Action Against Homelessness

Fairlands Valley Spartans

Fit 4 OCR Ltd (Obstacle Courses)

Foundation Sports Herts

Friends of St James’s Church, Stanstead Abbotts

Hertfordshire Wheelers Cycling Club

IMPAKT Kickboxing

John Warner School

Lee Valley, Regional Park Authority

Little Scrummers Rugby Ltd

LK Fitness Broxbourne

Mayhem Theatre Arts / The GO Hub

Mill Green Golf Club

North East Herts School Sports Partnership

North Herts Road Runners

Old Hatfield Ladies Running Club

OneYMCA (Abbots Langley)

OneYMCA (St Albans)

OneYMCA (Watford)

The Orchard Primary School


Rickmansworth Sailing Club

Saracens Sport Foundation

Sir Frederick Osbourn Sports Centre

Waggoners Square Dance Club

Watford Cycle Hub

St Albans City Youth Community Football Club

St Ippolyts Bowls Club

Stanborough Park Activity Centre – Finesse Leisure

Sunshine Health & Fitness

The Muscle Help Foundation

Exercise with Tracy, Medau Movement

Ware Joggers

Everyone Active SLM Watford Central Leisure Centre

Watford Community Garden (c/o Assurability CIC)

Everyone Active SLM for Watford Woodside

Willian Bowls Club Letchworth

Active Letchworth

Forever Active East Herts

Hertfordshire Sports Village

Active Students

University of Hertfordshire

Want to HertsYOPA18 stamp your activities? Let us know your plans for the year using this activity form (DOC 45.4 kb) Opening a new window and we'll share the toolkit with you.



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Every month, HertsYOPA18 has a new theme, led by a different organisation.

March's theme is:

Young people month

What's coming up?


January - New year, new you month

February - Workforce development and volunteering month

March - Young people month

April - Older adults taking part month

May - Walking month

June - This Girl Can and bike month

July - Parks month

August - Families month

September - Get back into month

October - Workplace wellbeing month

November - Celebrate sport month

December - Dance month


Read the March issue of the Herts YOPA Newsletter (PDF 698 kb) Opening a new window

In this issue -

  • YOPA the Stag is becoming something of a celebrity - if your organisation would like him to attend their event to promote physical activity to young people as part of Young People month, email
  • Learn about the fun activities planned throughout the month to celebrate young people being active.
  • HertsYOPA18 Champions needed! You can gain valuable experience and receive accredited training, all whilst inspiring activity and fitness in your local community. Contact to register your interest.

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