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      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.

       

      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20

       

      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.

       

      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.

       

      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00

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      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20

       

      Sportscafé
      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.

Our ambition is simple; ‘great, quality coaching, consistently'

As a leading service provider, we'll strive to raise standards of coaching and physical activity in Norfolk.

Through the on-going collaboration of the expert stakeholders (UEA, Sportspark and Active Norfolk), the aim of the PROgress Sport Services will be to provide high quality specialist sport services within education and the community, raising aspirations and attainment in both Sport and Physical Education. We'll drive performance through our professional, quality-assured workforce, who receives on-going industry-leading training and development.

Quality coaching enhances health and well-being, promotes fair-play and builds social cohesion and self-esteem. Throughout the UK, great coaches help develop leadership and teamwork, they transform organisations, change individual behaviour and improve quality of life.

 

So why will organisations use our service over others?

Organisations such as schools wishing to deploy coaches often have little experience of safe recruitment in sport. They may have little understanding of National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications, unsure of the value and validity of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and possibly no experience of what a ‘high quality' coaching or physical activity session looks like.

PROgress are not looking to emulate business from other providers, we simply work on a recommended basis. We aim to grow the business at a steady rate, which by remaining small means we are able to offer a bespoke service to all of our customers. We appreciate that schools and clubs have their own individuals needs and we will try our best to source exactly what you need!

Our partnership will deliver

How much stronger can we be? Active Norfolk, UEA and Sportspark are all elite providers and have a wealth of experience to support you. Add to that the additional backing of NCC, we're certain local sports providers who want great, quality coaching, consistently, will choose us.

Promise is a strong word, but it's absolutely what our CoachMark says

It will guarantee the high standard of coaches we deploy to deliver sport in Norfolk. The minimum requirements go above and beyond those offered by other service providers to help make sure children in our local schools are safe. Teachers and parents will feel reassured about the quality and integrity of the people working with their children.

 

Take a look...

  • Lead coaches will be UKCC Level 2 or above.
  • Assistant coaches UKCC Level 1.
  • Have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check (the new enhanced CRB).
  • Be trained in the safeguarding and protecting of children.
  • Qualified to work with athletes who have a disability.
  • Committed to our code of conduct so they can identify areas of best practice.
  • Qualified in basic first aid.
  • Be regularly quality checked as part of our mentoring and support structure.
  • Have an insurance policy covering them for the type of session they deliver.


And there's more...

CoachMark+ working with the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning and Norfolk's PE Adviser, we'll up-skill coaches to adapt to a teaching situation and consider National Curriculum requirements for high quality PE delivery.

 

Contact Us

PROGRESS Sport Services
Sportspark
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


Email: Progress-sportservices@uea.ac.uk

Tel: (01603) 593170

 

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