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Sports Development


In June 2013, Chesterfield Borough Council teamed up with the Community Sports Trust to bring more sporting opportunities to the people of Chesterfield. Working with partners, we plan to deliver projects from grassroot level with local community organizations, to build a strong sporting structure and opportunities for all.


Leo Shippam, Chesterfield’s Community Sports Activator, is working with local partners to build communities where people of all ages take part in sport and recreation opportunities and where communities have a sustainable sports infrastructure, with high quality volunteers, coaches and leaders.

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Leo says:

‘There are many benefits of physical activity and all are long lasting and promote better health and wellbeing. There has been a great response to the work already done in Chesterfield by community associations and sports clubs across the borough and I aim to spread this success across all areas of Chesterfield.



For more information on the great work the Community Sports Trust has done with Derbyshire over the last 3 years, visit their webpage at


Leo was appointed as the Community Sports Activator in June and will be aiming to:


-        Increase opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take part, lead and celebrate sport and physical activity in your local area

-        Support community groups to improve opportunities in the local area

-        Improve the community sports infrastructure at a local level, by supporting local leaders and volunteers

          -    Support local communties to organise 'Village Games' and other community events



If you want to contact us or would like to speak to someone about an idea or opportunity available in your local area and want our help to set up, call Leo on 07584905991 or email

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