Sport & Fitness

FREEDOM LEISURE in partnership with Forest of Dean District Council. Watery Lane    GL18 1PX    email: | phone: 01531 821519

Facilities are shared with Newent Community School.  The centre has a wide range of activities available and if you are looking for a healthier lifestyle Pacers fitness suite may be just what you are looking for!  The centre’s playscheme sessions during school holidays always attract huge numbers.  Its junior swimming lessons are very popular, as is the gymnastics club.  – Swimming Pool  - Health & Fitness Gym  – Fitness Hall  - Extensive Outdoor Pitches  -

Strawberry Hill Dance and Pilates Centre
Classes in ballet, tap, modern, street, dance fit and pilates.
Contact Sarah Taylor.  Tel: 07738161689  Web:

Newent Cycling Group - Martin Roper  Mob: 07734445959

Newent Runners  - meet every Wednesday for mixed ability training session. 6:10 pm for  6:20 at Newent Community School Astro turf .    For over  17 years olds.

Newent Parkrun  Free 5km timed run.  Takes place every Saturday at 9.00am starting from Freedom Leisure.  Web:

Aston Ingham Tennis Club  Anthony Butcher  Tel: 01989 720478  Email:

Badminton session Every Thursday serve up! With our all ages and abilities welcome, No Strings  ???? £2 but your first session FREE – Freedom Leisure Newent 6-7pm

Newent Cricket Club
Clubhouse & Pitch, Three Ashes Lane, Oxenhall, Newent, OX18 1DF
Chris Germaine: 01531 820189   Website:

Newent Town AFC  Clubhouse & Pitch, Hook’s Ln, Malswick, Newent  GL18 1HD  Men’s & Ladies Teams  Tel: 07903965844 / 01531 821117  Website:
Newent Youth Football Club
Mrs Helen Axon, MiddleCourt, Stardens, Tewkesbury Road, Newent, GL18 1LG
Tel: O1531 821500

Walking Football  – Freedom Leisure 01531821519 Watery Lane   GL18 1PX  Steph Moreland 07710708870 Wednesday 6:30 -7:30

Youth FootballFC Highnam  07967273319 

Tibberton United F.C.  Jad Cockram  Website:

Newent Golf Course  Cold Harbour Lane, Newent9 Holes, Pay & Play, Clubhouse & Lodges   Tel: 01531 820478  Website:

Newent Judo Club
Freedom Leisure, Newent  Friday,  juniors and seniors
head coach Bryan on 01452 451399 or Email us at
Line Dancing
Classes take place Thursday 7.30-8.30pm at Newent Community Centre, Ross Road.
Contact 07725614774  Tel: 01531 820573
Newent Mountain Boarding Club
Newent and Surrounding Area (TeamNASA)  Wednesday evening and weekends  Tel: 01531 820479

Newent Rugby Club 
The Recreation Ground Watery Lane Newent  Tel: 07715481124
Walking Rugby
The Recreation Ground Watery Lane Newent -  Wednesdays 7-8pm
07715481124 Secretary Georgina Gardiner

Tibberton Tennis Club
Taynton & Tibberton Village Hall Taynton  Tel: 01452 790647 0r 01452790644

Walking Netball at Freedom Leisure Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 07710708870

Newent Angling Club
Holds fishing rights to Newent Lake and six other stretches of water.
Holds weekly club matches.  Contact Tim Davies.  Tel: 01531 822283  web:
Young Anglers Project
Keith Urch  07885 397781  Website:
Daffodil Sea Angling Club
Meets first Sunday 7.30pm at The Circle Club, 25 Broad Street.
Regular charter boat bookings.  Contact Tim Fretter.
Tel: 01594 544042
Newent Hockey Club
Freedom Leisure, Newent  Tuesday 6.30pm onwards
Jane Price 01531 821743 or
Tel: 01531 820575
Zumba    Freedom Leisure, Watery Lane
Mondays: 6 – 6:45 pm    Thursdays: 7:45 – 8 pm
£3.50 per session, no need to book. Just bring plenty of water and a smile.
Wmst Newent Taekwondo. Every  Thursday evening at Picklenash Junior School from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
YOGA   Monday 11.45-1.15 and Friday 6.00-7.30pm. Newent  memorial hall
Yoga-bliss - Freedom Leisure Centre – Wednesdays 7:30 -8:30
07539 228481

Newent Loop  The Newent Loop is a 28 mile on road cycling route on quiet roads and lanes through the Gloucestershire countryside. There are two short cut routes of 19 miles each. The routes are sign posted and can be ridden in either a clockwise or an anti-clockwise direction.  See for maps and details. Newent-loop-inside.pdf

See also Walking and Cycling page

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