There’s a sport out there for everyone

Feel free to browse our list of sports and activities available in Kent. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll enjoy.

Alternatively, if you know which sport you would like to try and want to contact someone locally to find out more please visit our National Governing Bodies (NGB) contacts page.

American Football

A team sport where the objective is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone.

Angling

This is the sport of catching fish, freshwater or saltwater, typically with rod, line, and hook.

Archery

Archers use a bow and arrow to aim at a stationary target, scoring points based on where their arrow lands.

Athletics

Athletics is a diverse sport, with a variety of disciplines providing the opportunity to throw, run or jump.

Badminton

Badminton is a racket sport that involves hitting a shuttlecock over a net on indoor courts.

Baseball

Baseball is played by two teams of nine players each. The teams take turns batting and fielding.

Basketball

Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court with a raised basket or goal at each end.

Boccia

The aim of the game is to throw coloured leather balls as close as you can to a white target ball (jack).

Bowls

Played outdoors or indoors, bowls involves throwing/rolling a ball to end up as close to a target as possible.

Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking involve using a paddle to move across the water in a narrow vessel.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.

Cricket

A team sport where a batting team try to score runs while a bowling team tries to get the batters out.

Curling

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across ice towards a circular target area.

Cycling

The sport has many different disciplines including BMX, cycle-cross, mountain bike, road and track.

Diving

Diving involves leaping and springing into water, while trying to perfect a series of body positions.

Equestrian

Horse riding, or equestrian sport, refers to the skill of training and riding horses.

Fencing

There are three types of fencing in which weapons are wired electronically to record when a hit is scored.

Football

Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.

Footgolf

Footgolf is played on a golf course using a size 5 football.

Golf

Golf is an adaptable sport that is suited for everyone no matter their age, ability or fitness levels.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is an acrobatic sport which requires strength, agility and co-ordination.

Handball

Teams of seven on each side try throw a ball into the opponents goal.

Hockey

A fast paced, team ball game played using sticks by both men and women.

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is an exciting full-contact sport demanding pace, agility, poise, vision and finesse.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a hugely popular activity with a variety of different disciplines.

Judo

Judo is a sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline.

Korfball

Korfball is a fast ball handling game which is family orientated sport for mixed gender and abilities.

Lacrosse

A team game where goals are scored by shooting a ball into a net using a stick with a pocket on the end.

Mountaineering

Mountaineering can contain a combination of hill walking, scrambling and climbing.

Movement & Dance

Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music.

Netball

Netball is played on a hard court with scoring rings at both ends, where players score by netting the netball.

New Age Kurling

Kurling requires participants to deliver 'stones' from one end of a court to a target at the other end.

Orienteering

Orienteering tests navigational skill and fitness in order to complete a course in the fastest possible time.

Pentathlon

Comprises the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running.

Roller Derby

Roller Derby is predominately an all-girl contact sport. It's fierce, feisty, fast paced and fun.

Rounders

A fun, exciting, striking and fielding team game, where points scored are known as 'rounders'.

Rowing

Rowing can be recreational or competitive, indoor or outdoor.

Rugby League

Rugby league is one of the fastest growing team sports in the UK and the world.

Rugby Union

Rugby union is a team sport with many variations for different ages and abilities.

Running

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

Sailing & Windsurfing

Sailing and windsurfing are two great sports for getting you active and energetic, outside in the fresh air.

Scuba Diving

A mode of underwater diving which uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba).

Shooting

Competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.

Skateboarding

Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are winter sports that take place on snow or artificial surfaces.

Squash

The game is played with standard rackets in a four-walled court with a small hollow rubber ball.

Stoolball

Stoolball is an exciting team sport, similar to Twenty20 cricket.

Swimming

Swimming combines speed, strength and technique providing a full-body workout.

Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming is an exciting mixture of swimming, dance and gymnastics.

Table Tennis

Table tennis is a sport where players hit a ball with paddles back and forth to each other on a table.

Taekwondo

A Korean martial art. The name taekwondo literally translates as the way of the foot and the fist.

Tennis

A racket sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles).

Triathlon

Triathlon is an exciting multi-discipline sport made up of a swim, a bike ride and then a run.

Volleyball

Separated by a net, two teams try to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court.

Walking

Walking is the easiest, most accessible and cost effective way for people to increase their physical activity.

Water Polo

Two teams of swimmers try to score by throwing a ball into their opponents’ net.

Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

Surface water sports where an individual is pulled behind a motor boat or cable tow.

Weightlifting

Weightlifting is the sport or activity of lifting barbells or other heavy weights.