shutterstock 193007348If you think your footballing days are over then think again. Come and join our new Sunday pay and play Walking Football session running at Larkfield Leisure Centre @ 11.15am to 12.15pm - starting 5 March.

Led by UEFA/FA Qualified Charlton Athletic Community Trust coaches the drop in session will cost £3.40 Member/Non Member.Great for keeping fit, learning new skills and for socialising; ideal for men and women over 55, although everyone is welcome.

We also run a session at Larkfield Leisure Centre each Friday from 3pm to 4pm and at the Angel Centre each Thursday from 2.30pm to 4pm (cost 3.70 Member/Non Member).

All you need to take part is indoor trainers, shorts/trackie bottoms, t-shirt and a bottle of water to keep you hydrated.  Just turn up and join in - we look forward to seeing you!

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Swimming sessions for women

Women and girls from across the borough are being invited to attend the female-only swimming session at Tonbridge Swimming Pool.

This friendly and supportive session is inspired by the hugely successful #thisgirlcan campaign. Developed by Sport England, the campaign is a celebration of active women and aims to help women overcome the fear of judgement that prevents many women and girls from being active.

The This Girl Can Swim session takes place at Tonbridge Swimming Pool every Thursday from 8 - 10pm. A female assistant is on poolside during the session to provide for help, support and motivation.

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise around, providing a whole body workout. As well as providing an effective cardiovascular workout, swimming strengthens and tones all of the major muscle groups. As a low impact exercise, swimming is suitable for those who need to take it easy on their joints or are recovering from injury.

Come along and get fit and make some friends too. For more information, please call 01732 367449 or email

• Member: £4.10
• Non Member: £5.20
• Concession Member: £2.80
• Concession Non Member: £3.60

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Larkfield joins Tonbridge Pool at one of the top performing leisure centres in the UK

shutterstock 454580131Not one, but two tmactive leisure centres are now officially among the top performing leisure centres in the UK.

Larkfield Leisure Centre has joined Tonbridge Swimming Pool to become two of just 12 UK leisure centres rated outstanding by the leading quality assessor for sport and leisure. More than 650 leisure centres are registered with Sport England's Quest scheme, but only this small group of 12 has achieved its toughest assessment.

Tonbridge Swimming Pool achieved the prestigious accolade in 2015 and now Larkfield has followed suit after a rigorous scrutiny of its facilities, programmes and staff.

The Quest scheme is designed to ensure that sports and leisure centres continuously improve to meet the needs of their customers and staff. The outstanding award shows that both Larkfield Leisure Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool are delivering the highest core standards, from the hygiene and cleanliness of the centres and their facilities to health and safety to the quality of their programmes and general service. However, the key assessment measures the impact and outcomes that the centres are having on the health and wellbeing of local people.

The news comes as Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust celebrates its third year managing sport and leisure facilities on behalf of the council.

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Poult Wood to host the first Southern Disability Open

shutterstock 3548226Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust in conjunction with Kent Golf, are hosting the first Southern Disability Open at Poult Wood Golf Course on Friday 19 May.

The competition is open to Category 1, 2 and 3 golfers and will be played to the modified rules of golf published by the R & A. Taking place on both the 18 and 9 Hole Courses, competitors are assured of a welcoming and enjoyable event at an accessible and friendly facility. There are 60 places available in the 18 Hole competition for those with a 'competition' handicap not exceeding 54 under the CONGU Unified Handicapping System or comparible scheme. Please see conditions of the competition.

We also wish to welcome disabled golfers looking to return to the game or who wish to start playing.  For this reason we are offering the chance to Give Golf a Go with some expert PGA Tuition on our driving range, followed by a round on the short 9-hole course - to compete or just for fun.

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"We are very pleased to be hosting this new event in the golfing calendar and look forward to welcoming golfers and participants from Kent and further afield," said Adam Perry, Head of Business Development. "Poult Wood offers the ideal facilities for the competition and we feel honoured to be running it for the first time in the South East."

Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager said, "England Golf working with our County and Club partners want to provide events for disabled players within our game. I am delighted to see Kent Golf with Poult Wood host the Southern Disability Open, creating a golf event for disabled players within the county of Kent and in the South East. The event will provide a great opportunity for existing disabled players to compete and provide an opportunity for new disabled players getting into golf through the work of clubs across the county to put their skills in practice over 9 or 18 holes"

The entry deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017 and is limited to a maximum of 60 with competitors accepted on a first come first served basis. For an entry form please email

Take a look at the 18 Hole and 9 Hole courses here.


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Making Fitness Fun in 2017

We've introduced fantastic fitness technology to 'gamify' your workouts and help you to get the results you want. Members can use SWIMTAG in the pools at Larkfield Leisure Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool, MYZONE in the Gym at Larkfield and Wellbeats in the Exercise Studio at the Angel Centre.  SWIMTAG is FREE to all Gym & Spa Members, Wellbeats is FREE to all Health & Fitness Members and MYZONE comes at a knockdown price to all Members.


SWIMTAG allows you to get more from your sessions in the pool. Suitable for every level of swimmer, it records all of your swims allowing you to monitor your progress, set personal challenges and even take part in online competitions. You can set specific targets based on calories, distance, speed or lengths allowing you to work to your personal goals whether that's weight loss, stamina or swimming progression.



The MYZONE MZ-3 belt on offer at Larkfield Leisure Centre helps you to track your fitness like never before! This unique heart rate monitor will keep you motivated by offering truly accurate tracking of your exercise effort. Get engaged and have fun during your workouts through goal-setting and social interaction - we've put screens in the Gym and the Exercise Studio so that you can track your effort against other MYZONE users.  Available to all members for just £50 (rrp £129).

WELLBEATS virtual exercise classes at the Angel Centre offer a great way to 'gamify' your workout and to take part in classes at times when instructors are not available. The programme runs alongside the already extensive exercise programme and is exclusive to all Health & Fitness Members. It provides a mix of cardio and strength classes which are projected onto our state of the art 120" screen, supported by surround sound. Three instructors are on screen at all times to suit different workout levels, creating a unique and motivating atmosphere accessible to all. Take a look at the programme

Make Fitness Fun in 2017 - speak to us about Membership: Larkfield Leisure Centre |01622 713225, Angel Centre |01732 772690 or Tonbridge Swimming Pool |01732 367449. 


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NPLQ Lifeguard Courses running at Larkfield throughout 2017


If you are 16 years+ and looking for a part time job then why not consider signing up to one of our week long NPLQ courses. The courses comprise of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills. Courses are running on the following dates:


  • Monday 24 to 28 July
  • Monday 21 to Friday 25 August
  • Monday 23 to 27 October

The RLSS UK NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland that complies with the industry guidance contained within the HSE publication 'Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools'.

Generally, the NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard - £280 Member/£300 Non Member.

Interested?  Please call Operations Manager, Alex Birchley on 01622 713201 or email

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Buy your Annual Golf Membership early and enjoy unlimited access to the courses from February to March for just £20 - new members only.

Sign up for a Direct Debit or Annual membership any time between 15 February and 14 March and for a one-off payment of just £20 you'll get unlimited access to our excellent 18 and 9 hole courses until 27 March 2016 (first DD due 28/3/16).

Membership options from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 are as follows:

  • 7 Day Annual - Direct Debit or one-off payment
  • 5 Day Annual - Direct Debit or one-off payment
  • Junior Annual - Direct Debit or one-off payment

Sign up today and maximise your membership!  Call 01732 364039 or visit the Pro Shop.


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