Starting Blocks Challenge

Swale Community Leisure are taking part in the Starting Blocks Challenge to fundraise for and support the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust with a number of challenges.


Reconnect is a KCC led, community based programme to get Kent’s children and young people thriving following the pandemic.

Activities have launched across 6 leisure and community centres in Kent in partnership with Serco Leisure.

UK Active Awards Nomination

In partnership with Serco Leisure, our HAF Programme has been nominated for a UK Active Award within the 'Developing & Supporting Communities following on from Covid-19' category. Winners will be announced at the ceremony at the end of June.

Public use Defibrillator

A Public/Community use Defibrillator has been acquired for Hermitage Park Community Centre through a number of local funders. This will be a great addition to the facility, housing development and local community.

Starting Blocks Challenge

The SCL Community Team was worked with The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust since 2015, helping hundreds of young people build resilience help Get them On Track to personal success.

A Starting Block is the person, place or moment that inspired you to become who you are today. Not every young person has the opportunity or inspiration to unlock their potential and find their Starting Block in life.

SCL CEO, Dave is kickstarting the team's efforts on Tuesday 31st May:

"My starting block was in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics and helping bring an overnight stop for the Torch Relay to Dover. This was the culmination of several years work and marked a particularly poignant year for me. My cycling challenge will follow the route of London 2012 Olympic Torch relay, allowing me to reflect on what the experience meant to me, and how it set me off on my current life and career path."

This challenge is a great opportunity to experience challenges similar to the young people that have been supported on our programmes, while raising essential funds for future projects.

To find out more and sponsor the team:

Reconnect Activities

Reconnect is a Kent County Council led, community based programme designed to get Kent’s children and young people thriving following the pandemic.

Working in partnership with Serco Leisure, we have Reconnect activities taking place across the following leisure and community centres in Kent. 

Swallows Leisure Centre                                                                  Sheppey Leisure Complex

Hermitage Park Community Centre                                        Maidstone Leisure Centre

Tenterden Leisure Centre                                                                Meopham Leisure Centre

For more information, please visit the Community Projects page.

UK Active Award Nomination

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 'Developing and Supporting Communities following on from COVID-19' award for our partnership with Serco Leisure

This nomination is for our partnership work to deliver the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme in the school holidays. 

Results will be announced at the UK Active Awards on Thursday 30th June in Birmingham. 

For more information, please get in touch with the team