HEREFORDSHIRE is a hub of sports and leisure activities taking place weekly across the county from American football to bridge, there is something for everybody.


Despite the nights drawing in and Wimbledon becoming a distant memory there are a host of tennis clubs across the county that are open to new members.

There is also a number of public tennis courts which are available to play on at a small fee.


Not just for those of retirement age bowls is open to everybody.

Herefordshire has some of the most competitive teams in the country with players regularly competing for national honours.

Hereford and St Martin's play in Hereford while Brimfield & Little Hereford are one of the most successful clubs in the region.


Not just for the elite rowing is open, inclusive for everybody and has great facilities in the county.

Clubs at Hereford and Ross-on-Wye both have thriving senior and junior sections which open their doors to new members.

Based on the River Wye both clubs have their annual regatta and compete against crews from across the country.


With the growth of the parkrun more people are taking up athletics and running.

Whether it's a gentle jog along the River Wye or joining one of many county clubs there is something for everybody.

There is also a strong competition scene in Herefordshire with summer and winter cross country leagues taking place along with road races.


Following the Netball World Cup held earlier this year in Great Britain the popularity of netball continues to rise.

Hereford Netball host clubs and leagues ranging from juniors through to adults. Back to Netball sessions are also held to encourage participation.

In the south of the county there is a new league in Ross-on-Wye based at John Kyrle High School.


This week marks the start of the competitive hockey season with senior teams in Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Leominster all battling it out for honours.

With men's and women's teams in a host of leagues there is a standard of hockey for everybody. There is also a development squad and junior coaching for those learning the sport.


Whether it's a leisurely ride down by the River Wye or a long ride into the Black Mountains cycling is a popular sport for all ages.

For the young riders Herefordshire Cycling Club was formed in 2017 to nurture talented riders in the county.

There are several cycling clubs for all abilities ranging for those wanting social rides to those who are more competitive.

American Football

After forming their side a couple of years ago Hereford Stampede have teams for both men and women.

The men's team currently train twice per week on Wednesday 7.30pm till 9.00pm and Sunday 10:30am till 1.00pm.

The women's side train Monday evening between 7pm and 9pm.

Martial Arts

For those who like combat sports there are a host of thriving clubs in the county which teach a range of martial arts sports.

From those of a young age through to adults martial arts can help to improve confidence and fitness.


Not just for those that want to fight boxing is also the perfect way to work on your fitness.

Hereford Boxing Academy, Hereford Amateur Boxing Club and South Wye Police Boxing Academy at Hinton are some of the popular clubs open to both men and women.

Outside of Hereford, Ledbury Amateur Boxing Club is also open to new members.