Whether it’s taking part in competitive sport, visiting your local leisure centre or enjoying a walk in the countryside, it’s easy to get active in Thurrock.
For example, Active Sport4Life is a free programme run by Thurrock Council designed to help members of the community to get fit and lose weight by taking up sports.
There are plenty of sports teams to watch and support in Thurrock, including the Thurrock Rugby Football club and Grays Athletic, and large sporting venues, such as Twickenham and Wembley, are only a short distance away.
Thurrock also offers unusual sports teams to follow or get involved with; for example, why not support the Thurrock Volleyball Club or the local speedway team, The Lakeside Hammers.
The area has produced several champions of sport including former English rugby union footballer and Sky Sports commentator, Stuart Barnes; English professional footballer, Christopher Cohen, and former Paralympic world record holder, Daniel Brian Crates.