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YSJActive Together

We run a range of sessions to support fitness in the wider community. Email us for further details on attending or volunteering at sessions.

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Changes to session times

Please see below for session details

Converge @ The Allotment

Join our free allotment group, for Converge students.

When: Wednesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm. The first session will take place on 25 August 2021.

Location: Haxby Road Allotments (near Nestlé), YO31 8TA.

Converge @ the Allotment group will be guided by Nadine, a member of our award-winning Grounds team at the University. We aim to make Converge @ the Allotment a relaxed, informal environment where people can socialise and connect to nature.

Free parking is available at Haxby Road Sports Centre (opposite allotments). If you are using public transport, the First York number 1 bus route stops nearby (both sides).

Nadine says: "I am a passionate allotmenter of 10 years, as well as a gardener for York St John University, and I have lots of fun ideas for ways we can get the most out of the plots and make our time there productive and enjoyable".

To join the group or to discuss it further please email the Converge team:

Healthy Active Ageing

A range of activities for people aged 50+. Activities will be added to this project and if there is anything you would like to suggest please get in touch by emailing

For more information on these, including specific activity details, please visit the Healthy Active Ageing page.

Growing Active Allotment sessions Wednesday 10.00am to 11.00am Free
Getting Active - Fitness Suite sessions Thursday 10.30am to 12.00pm £4

Booking is essential. Please call 01904 876 200

Super 1's Cricket

Super 1's gives young people aged 12 to 25 years with disabilities the chance to regularly play cricket (and other sports).

By creating community cricket hubs for young people to receive coaching from the Yorkshire County Cricket Board, we give participants the chance to participate with their peers and enjoy the benefits of sport and an active lifestyle.

Super 1s provides young people with a chance to realise their potential, both on and off the pitch. It enables them to discover what they can do, not what they can't, and become role models for their peers.

This programme is funded by Lord's Taverners. Sessions take place at Haxby Road Sports Centre.

For further information, please email the YSJActive team:

Sessions resume on Saturday 25 September 2021.

Super 1's Cricket Saturday 11.00am to 12.30pm Free

Exercise after Stroke

Sessions for people who have experienced a stroke and undertaken a hospital physiotherapy programme. Clients are usually recommended to join the scheme by their physiotherapist.

Sessions aim to improve functional recovery and quality of life. They are facilitated by qualified exercise professionals with the assistance of student volunteers.

For further information please contact the YSJActive team:

Exercise after Stroke Monday 11.00am to 12.00pm £4 per session. First session free.
Exercise after Stroke (online) Thursday 11.00am to 11.30am Free

Active Life, Active Mind

Dementia Friendly multi-sports to give people living with dementia and care givers some respite.

The sessions consist of approximately 45 minutes of sporting activities followed by tea, coffee, biscuits and a chance to socialise.

Book by emailing

Active Life, Active Mind Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am Free

Multisports in partnership with Refugee Action York (RAY)

Sporting and exercise opportunities for refugees in the local community through a range of different sports and games.

Book by emailing

Multisports Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm  

Fish and Chip Friday with York City Knights

This group gives people who feel lonely or isolated an opportunity to socialise and enjoy a meal together. The price includes a portion of fish and chips plus tea and coffee.

To book contact Neil Gulliver by emailing

Fish and Chip Friday Last Friday of the month   £5
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