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Sports Development Centres

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Medway Sports Development Centres

Looking for safe, structured sports coaching outside of a school or club setting? Medway Sport's Development Centres could be for you.

This is our junior programme that runs across our sports centre facilities, designed to teach young children the fundamentals of sports in a safe, controlled environment with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

We recognise that coaching children of a young age presents its own unique set of challenges, and our sessions are designed to cater for different skill levels so every child can get the most out of their session.

This programme is also linked to our Medway Sporting Academy, our pioneering programme to help develop young athletes who show sporting potential.

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Are you looking for a helping hand to get you running? Medway Sport runs a beginners' junior running group on the Medway Park track.

Sign up for our termly progressive training programme and receive personalised coaching and support in a small, friendly training group. Monday evenings 5.15pm-6pm.


Day Session Time  Fee  Age
Monday Jnr Ready 2 Run group 5.15pm-6pm £4 per week / Free to Shokk members Seven to 14-years-old

For more information and to sign up for the next junior Ready 2 Run group email edward.peters@medway.gov.uk.

Medway Sport Aquatic Development Centre Girl swimming

This is designed for levels seven and above to engage young people in a range of aquatics opportunities whilst maintaining fitness and developing new and existing skills.


  • diving
  • rookie lifeguard
  • synchronised swimming
  • swim coaching (for advanced swimmers stages 8+) 

The programmes run alongside the term time swimming lessons structure.Synchro Stage 8 - 4pm, stage 9 - 5.30pm, stage 10 - 4.45pm

Day Session Time Swim Stages
Monday Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre 7pm-8pm Eight and above


Synchro @ Medway Park




Stage 8

Stage 10

Stage 9


Swim Coaching @ Hoo Sports Centre


Eight and above


Swim Coaching @ Medway Park


Seven and above


Rookie Lifeguarding @ Medway Park








Diving @ Medway Park





*Prices on request as will vary according to number of weeks per term

Swimming lesson discounts available for Premier members. For more information and bookings:

Contact our swimming development officer for more details 01634 336644 or email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


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Medway Sport's Football Development Centre works in partnership with Gillingham FC Community Trust to develop young players (girls and boys) at all levels of the game.

All sessions are run by FA coaches and improve young players’ fitness and stamina, develop core skills and match play awareness, while remaining focused on enjoyment of the game.


Day Session Time   Fee  Age
Wednesday Medway Park Player Development Centre 5pm-6pm  £5  Seven to 11-years-old

For more information and bookings:

Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME71HF.
Tel: 01634 336651
Email: medwaysport@medway.gov.uk