Inspired to take up an Olympic sport?

If you are thinking of taking up an Olympic sport, here are a few places where you can in Lancashire:

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:18 pm
Great Britain's Fran Halsall

Archery Chorley Bowmen: Shade Ln, Chorley PR7 4BY Tel:07837 446002Samlesbury Longbow Archers: Lightfoot Green, Preston PR4 0AP Tel:01772 743916Preston Archery Coaching: Lightfoot Green Ln, Preston PR4 0APSpartan Archery: Christ the King Catholic High School, Lawrence Ave, Preston PR1 4LX Tel: 07804 740585Archery World: Gough Ln, Preston, Bamber Bridge PR5 6AR Tel: 01772 698600

AthleticsChorley Athletic Club: Caton Drive, Clayton-le-Woods, Leyland, PR25 5SU Tel: 01772 422061Preston Harriers: UCLan Sports Arena (Off Tom Benson Way), Ashton on Ribble, PR2 1SG Tel: 01772 761000Salt Ayre Sports Centre: Salt Ayre Ln, Lancaster LA1 5JS Tel:01524 847540

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BadmintonGarstang Badminton Club: Garstang PR3 1JL Tel: 01995 605410Albany Badminton Club: AKS Sports Hall, Clifton Drive, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1DT Email: [email protected]

BasketballPreston Pride Basketball Club, Cardinal Newman Sports Hall, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3YJ Tel: 01772 563844Chorley Cougars Basketball Club, Albany High School, Bolton Road, Chorley, PR7 3AY Tel: Amanda Stileman - 07875 761282

BoxingPreston and Fulwood ABC, Catherine Beckett Community Centre, Deepdale Road, Preston PR1 5AR Tel: 01772 793547Larches and Savick ABC, Catforth Road, Ashton, Preston Tel: 385371.Chorley Amateur Boxing Club, Lyons Lane, Chorley, Lancs, PR6 0RF Tel: 01257 416576Warrior Gym, Arkwright Mill, Hawkins St, Preston PR1 7HR Tel: 07473 406206

Canoeing Ribble Canoe Club, Fenham Carr Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3FH. Email: [email protected] Canoe Club, Meadow Street, Near Chorley, PR7 4HH

Cycling BMXPreston Pirates BMX, Ashleigh St, Preston PR1 4BE Tel: 07817 411357Goldcoast BMX, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4Blackpool BMX Club, Stanley Park, East Park Dr, Blackpool FY3 9RB Tel:Andy on 07977 917010.Mid Lancs BMX Club, Chisnall Lane Coppull (Opposite the Alison Arms Pub) PR7 5EA

Cycling Mountain BikeThe Tribe Mountain Bike Club, c/o North Star Estates, North Star Court, Eden Street, Leyland, PR25 2FR

Cycling RoadRibble Valley CRC. Website: http://www.ribblevalleycrc.org.uk/about-the-club/Central Lancashire Road Club. Tel: 01772 748734

DivingPreston Swimming Club, Ms N McGinty 07931 917487

EquestrianEccleston Equestrian Centre, Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR26 8LT Tel: 01772 600093Leyland and District Riding Club, Meadow Farm, Chapel Lane, Coppull, Lancashire PR7 4ND

FencingPreston Fencing Club, West View Leisure Centre, Ribbleton Lane, Preston, PR1 5EP Tel: 01772 744766Morcambe Blades, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TY

Field HockeyLeyland and Chorley Hockey, Fox Lane Sports Club, Leyland, PR25 1HB Tel: 07957744770Preston Hockey Club, West Cliff South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8HU

RugbyPreston Grasshoppers RFC, Lightfoot Green Ln, Preston PR4 0AP Tel: 01772 863546

GolfPreston Golf Club, Fulwood Hall Ln, Preston PR2 8DD Tel: 01772 700011Chorley Golf Club, Hall o’th’ Hill, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR6 9HX Tel: 01257 480263Penwortham Golf Club, Blundell Ln, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0AX Tel: 01772 744630

GymnasticsCity Of Preston Gymnastics Club, Campbell Street, Preston PR1 5LX Tel: 01772 651843Garstang School of Gymnastics, Longmoor Lane, Nateby, Preston PR3 0JB Tel: 01995 600800 Appley Bridge Gymnastics Club, Mill Ln, Coppull, Chorley PR7 5BW Tel: 07871 509499

HandballMyerscough College, St Michael’s Rd, Bilsborrow, Preston PR3 0RY Email: [email protected]

JudoPreston Judo & Martial Arts Centre, Fylde Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2XQ

RowingJohn O’Gaunt Rowing Club, Halton Road, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2TL Fleetwood Sea Cadets, Princes Way, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 8PG

SailingPreston Training Centre, Inskip PR4 0TF Tel: 07765 250000

ShootingPreston and District Rifle and Pistol Club, Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Lightfoot Green Ln, Preston PR4 0AP

SwimmingPreston Swimming Club, Fulwood Leisure Centre, Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9YA Tel: 07899 994337 Chorley Marlins ASC , All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water St, Chorley PR7 1EX Tel: 0300 020 0136. Or Brinscall Baths, Lodge Bank, Brinscall, Chorley PR6 8QU Tel: 01254 830453

Table tennisPreston Table Tennis Club, St Augustine’s Place, Avenham , Preston, PR1 3YJ

TaekwondoGarstang Taekwondo, YMCA Garstang, Windsor Road, Garstang, PR3 1EB Tel: 07962 168215

TennisSouth Ribble Tennis Centre, Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BJ Tel: 01772 620421Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Rd, Chorley PR7 2QW Tel: 07772 825548

TrampolinePreston City Trampoline Club, Unit 9, Lane Ends Trading Estate, Blackpool Rd, Preston PR2 2DS Tel: 01772 720941Clayton Green Sports Centre Trampolining Club, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7TL Tel: 01772 453733Address

Trap ShootingDolphin Clay Target Centre, Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 611038Toplands Clay Shoot, Toplands Farm, Woodplumpton Road, Woodplumpton PR4 0NE. Tel: 01772 690483

TriathlonTri Preston. Website: https://www.tripreston.co.uk/about-the-club/Pool swimming: Penwortham Priory pool and Total Fitness in Preston.Open water swimming: Eccleston Delph – sign up for two years membership then it’s £5 per session.Running: Avenham Park, the docks, Cuerden Park, Walton Le Dale, Worden Park, Darwen Tower, Rivington Pike, White Coppice and The Guild WheelCycling: routes from 20 to 50+ miles tend to stick to quiet roads and lanes where possible.City of Lancaster Triathlon. Email: [email protected]

Volleyball and Beach VolleyballGarstang Natives Volleyball Club, Bowgreave, Garstang, Preston PR3 1YE Tel: Ian on 07887 501153Preston and District Volleyball League. Contact: Christim Cox [email protected] Tel 01772 726199

Water poloFleetwood and District Water Polo Club, Fleetwood YMCA Leisure Centre, The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF

WeightliftingSportesse PT Lifters, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1QD Tel: 01257266876Adlington Barbell Club: Oxford Street, Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 4HR Tel: 0791 041 171