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Cockermouth Sports Directory
See also Lakeland Sports Roundup.

Castle Fisheries, based at Cockermouth Castle.
Also see: cockermouth angling association


Cockermouth Company of Archers
Contact: Club coach Andrew Chappell 01900 819169 emails:

Meets: Grassmoor Sports Centre - Saturday Mornings from 10am to 12 noon all year around, and from March to September we will also be shooting during the evenings.
Ages: Beginners and experienced archers are welcome. Anybody can join once they are over 11 years of age. Parents must attend with juniors under the age of 16.
Fees: Beginners Courses: Thirty Five Pounds for four lessons - all equipment provided.


See also Derwent AC in the Running category.


Lorton Street Badminton Club
Contact: David Riley, 01900 822843,
Meets: Tues: 20:30 - 22:00, Fri: 20:30 - 22:00, At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Per 6 mths: £30, Jnrs: Sept - Easter: £12, Shuttle Fee:£1
Other Information: Affiliated to B.A. of E., Coaching available Cockermouth Badminton Club
Adults sessions Tuesday night 8pm-10pm any ability welcome including juniors of a standard over 15 years.
Adult nights consist of matches and coaching. Provided by Barry Wilkinson
Club Juniors Sunday mornings 9am-11am
Beginners sessions 11am-12am Sunday mornings September -April
Based at Cockermouth Sports Centre.
there is opportunities for adults and junior to be come involved in teams and coaching roles.
Contact Barry Wilkinson - 07502301590 or

U3A Badminton Group

Meets: Weds: 14:00 - 16:00, At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 55+


Croft Bowling Club
Contact: Dixon Barwise, Secretary 01900 829300 or 07739172756
Meets: April - September, From 1.55pm + evenings, At: Croft Bowling Club, Challoner St
Ages: 11 - 55+
Fees: Annual: £56
Special Facilities: Instruction & coaching available, By arrangement
Other Information: Bowling shoes & proper dress to be worn, children u16 to be accompanied
Ages: 11 - 55+

Harris Park Bowling Club
Contact: Secretary - George McDowell, Meets: Outdoor bowling April - September, from 1pm + evenings, September - April Indoor facilities.
Ages: 11 - 55+
Fees: tbc
Special Facilities: Disabled access provided
Other Information: Mixed, Mens & Ladies events & competitions are regularly held, plus social evenings.
All newcomers and visitors are most welcome.


Cockermouth Bridge Club
Contact : David Sheppard 01900
Meets; Formerly met at the Cons Club.


Cockermouth Chess Club
Contact: Philippe Gleizon, 01946 833670,

Meets: Tithe Barn Hotel, 41 station street, Monday evening 19:30 onwards
Ages: No age requirement, preferably attendance of parents for junior members (<16)
Fees: No fees required for playing and attending our evening chess at the Tithe Barn Annual £10: gives the possibility to play competitions and to get a grade from the ECF
Activities: Coaching for juniors and beginners, Internal tournaments, Cumbria chess league matches, Individual championships
Other information: The meeting room is upstairs. No lift facilities.


Osprey Cheerleading - Cockermouth: Contact: Alex Leonard - Programme Director: 07531964236


Cockermouth Cricket Club
Contact: Mrs S Morgan, 01900 826618,
Web site:
Meets: Mon, Weds: 18:00 - 20:00, Tues: 16:00 - 18:00, Thur: 18:30 - 20:00, Fri - Sun : Matches
At: Cockermouth Cricket Club, Sandair, Gote Road
Ages: 7 - Adult
Fees: Annual: £25 (£10 Jnrs), Per Session: £1 Jnrs
Other Information: Coaching for juniors, pavillion available for functions, senior matches on Saturday & Sunday, u15 on Fri.


Derwent Valley Cycle Club
Contact: Janet Morris, 01946 831242,
Meets: Thurs: 19:00 , At: Thornthwaite Car Park, Beck Wythop
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Annual:&pound;8, Per Session: 1 (u16 free)
Other Information: Time trials & social evenings

Velo Club Cumbria
Lakeland Sprinters
Contact: David Fletcher, 01900 822661/07778 010660,
Meets: Weds: 18:00 - 20:30, At: Rowrah Go Kart Track
Ages: 5 - 11, Adults
Fees: Cost/session: £1
Special Facilities: Cycle training, skills in bike, handling & racing
Other Information: Local events are held on Tues & Thurs, Time Trials, road racing

U3A Cycling Group
Contact: D Moyes, 01900 825609,
Meets: Fridays, At:As agreed
Ages: 55+
Fees: Annual: £8


Cumberland Foxhounds Pony Club
Contact: Gill Olley, 01946 862735,
Meets: At least 1 day/month, At: Various venues & locations
Ages: 5 - 21
Fees: Annual: £40 + £1, Per Session: £1 - 10
Other Information: Instruction in stable management, horse & pony care and riding


Herdwick Fencing Club
Contact: Bill Wood, 016973 21800,
Meets: Fri: 19:30 - 21:30, At: Beacon Hill School, Aspatria
Ages: 11 - 55+
Fees: First session free, £60/term
Special Facilities: Equipment provided for beginners.
Other Information: Beginners to experienced are always welcome.


BodyFit Personal Training (Fitness Classes, Running Coaching, Exercise Consultancy and Personal Training)
Contact: Samantha Ayers, 01900 825974, Website: and
Meets: Various locations around the Cockermouth area Ages: 10-80+ Fees: Per Class: £2.50-£6.00 (see website for personal training) Impairment Provision: Visual, Hearing, Physical Other Information: All ages and abilities are accommodated. See website for qualifications and insurance

Grassmoor Sports Centre Gymnasium
Contact: Bill Ford, 01900 824884/ Home 824461,
Meets: Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 19:00, W/ends by arrangement, At: Grassmoor Sports Centre
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Per Session: £3.50
Impairment Provision: Physical
Other Information: Wheelchair access is available to all changing rooms, pitches & courts. Function room available.

U3A Exercise Class
Meets: Weds: 13:00 - 14:00, At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 55+
Fees: Annual: £8, Per Session: £1


Cockermouth Football Club
Contact: Alan Ostle, 01900 825645
Meets: Tues: 18:30 - 22:00, Weds: 20:00 - 21:00, Sat: from 14:00
At: Cockermouth School (Training), Grassmoor Sports Centre
Ages: 18 - 35
Fees: Annual: £ tbc, Per Game: £2
Other Information: Newcomers welcome

Cockermouth Football Club - Juniors
Contact: Steve Burd, 01900 828604 / 07968 076016,
Meets: Various times/days At: Grassmoor Sports Centre, Tarn Close, Wakefield Rd
Ages: u8 - u16 Teams
Fees: Annual: tbc, Per Game: 50p - £1
Other Information: Male & female FA qualified coaches available, girls football up to 16 yrs. Newcomers welcome.

Cockermouth Football Club - Over 35s/Tithe Barn
Contact: Dave Richards, 01900 826783
Meets: Mon: 18:30, Thur: 20:00 - 21:00, At: Mon: Highfield Sports Ground, Thur: C/mouth School (Astro-turf)
Ages: 35+
Fees: Signing On: £10, Per Game: £2
Other Information: Play in League Div 2.

Deer Orchard Football Club
Contact: Gary Horsley, 01900 817019,
Meets: Tues: 18.30 - 20.00, Thu: 18.30 - 20.00, Sun: 13.00 - 16.00, At: Wakefield Rd Sports Ground
Ages: Adult
Other Information: Deer Orchard FC are an adult football team playing in the Sunday League.


Cockermouth Golf Club
Contact:Tel. 017687 76223
Meets: Daylight hours plus specified competition times, At: The Clubhouse, Embleton
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Annual: Fees for 2019 will be Full £475, New in 2019 :Academy membership; £250 first year,£350 second and £450 for third year.
Trial Membership April1 -June 30 2019 £80.
Young Adults Membership: 18-21 years £100 pa, 22-25 years £200 pa, 16-30 £300 pa.
Contact Steve Tel. 01900823896/07592314228.

Per Round: Round Summer week/days £25 week/ends £30. Winter w/d £16 w/e £20


Shadwick Dance & Gymnastics
Contact: Angela Shadwick, 01900 825583 / 07980 058047,
Meets: Weds: 16:30 - 19:00, At: All Saints Church Rooms
Ages: from u7 - Adult
Fees: Per Session: £2
Impairment Provision: Physical
Other Information: Proficiency certificates, exams & medals awarded for children.


Cockermouth Junior Hockey Club
Contact: Mr M Patton, 01900 325940
Meets: Weds: 18:00 - 19:00, Sun: Matches, At: Cockermouth School
Ages: 11 - 18
Fees: Per Session: £1.50
Other Information: For boys & girls. Coaching available to intermediate & advanced levels.
Small sides + full sides played. Access to senior clubs.

West Cumbria Hockey Club
Contact: Mr M Patton, 01900 325940
Meets: Weds: 19:00 - 20:00, Sat: Matches, At: Cockermouth School
Ages: Adult
Fees: Annual: £50
Other Information: Coaching on Weds, matches played in NW League Div 4

Hound Trailing

Hound Trailing Association
Contact: Margaret Baxter, 017684 83686,
Meets: Most days - April to Oct, At: Throughout Cumbria
Ages: All ages
Fees: Entry to field: £2 usually
Other Information: Traditional Cumbrian outdoor sport, following an aniseed trail - this is NOT
a blood sport. Events advertised in Whitehaven News & on web site.

Life Saving

Cockermouth Life Saving Club
Contact: Jane Erlston, 01900 824594,
Meets: Fri: 20:30 - 22:00, At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 11 - Adult
Fees: Joining: £5, Annual: £17.50 (Jnr £7), Per Session: £2.25
Impairment Provision: Visual, Hearing & Physical (partial)
Other Information: Members trained for open water awards, plus local & national competitions.

Martial Arts

AJK Karate
Contact: Iain Abernethy, (6th Dan Black Belt), 01900 829406,
Meets: Thur: 18:30 – 20:00, Sat: 16:00 - 17:00, At: Christ Church Rooms
Ages: 14 - 55+
Fees: Per Session: £4.00 (under 16s) £5.00 (seniors) + affiliation fees
Impairment Provision: Visual, Hearing, Physical
Other Information: Coaches fully qualified, first aid trained & CRB cleared


National events are held at Dean Moor Moto Cross Park west of Cockermouth.

Mountain Biking

4 Play MB Group
Contact: Adam (owner), 4 Play Cycles, Market Place, 01900 823377,
Meets: Tues: from 6pm, Sun: All day, At: 4 Play Cycles
Ages: Adult - 55+
Other Information: Must have reasonable quality cycle & fitness - great fun!


Keswick Mountaineering Club
Website: Facebook:
Hon Patron: Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL
Scheduled Meets: Tues eves & weekends between April and October Regular social events, scrambles and indoor climbing meets during the winter Ages: 18+ For mountain experiences locally and further afield. Reformed in 1999, the club welcomes new members into a community of like-minded individuals who share a love of adventure and the outdoors. Fees: Annual £15 which includes membership of the BMC.

West Cumbria Mountaineering Club

For mountain experiences locally and further afield. Founded around 1953, the club welcomes new members into a community of like-minded individuals who share a love of the outdoors.
Ages: Adults and children when accompanied by adults. Fees: Annual £20 / £7 (adult fee includes membership of the BMC), Special Facilities: A programme of affordable and family-friendly 'away' meets (trips) between March and September mostly to Scotland. Exclusive access to West Lake's Academy's climbing wall between September and March. Regular social events, walks and climbing meets.


West Cumberland Orienteering Club
Contact: Dave Downes, 01524 734764
Meets: Thurs evenings, Sun mornings/afternoons, At: Local forests & fells
Ages: u7 - 55+
Fees: Per Session: 50p - £4
Impairment Provision: Hearing
Other Information: An adventure sport for all, newcomers especially welcome

Rugby League

Cockermouth Titans ARLFC

Broughton Red Rose Rugby League Club
Contact: Peter Byron, 01900 826750/Eves 824684
Meets: Tues & Thur: from 18:30, Sat: Matches, At: Papcastle Road Ground
Ages: Adult
Fees: Per Season: £35
Special Facilities: Small gym + kitchen
Other Information: Season: Sept - May, play in CARLA, 1st Div. New players always welcome.

Broughton Red Rose RLC Juniors
Contact: David Askew, 01900 826215
Meets: Tues (u12/u14): 18:00, Thur (u8 - u11): 18:00, Sat: u8 - u11 Matches, Sun: u12/u14 Matches
At: Papcastle Road Ground
Ages: u8 - u14
Fees: Per Season: £25
Other Information: From Feb - July, girls & boys (separate changing rooms),
coaches fully BARL qualified. New players always welcome.

Whitehaven Rugby League Club

Rugby Union

Cockermouth Mini/Midi Rugby Union
Contact: Norman Pitts, 01900 823672, c/o
Meets: Sun: 10:30 - 12:00, At: Grassmoor Sports Centre
Ages: u7 - u16
Fees: Per Season: £35
Other Information: All coaches fully RFU trained. Teams: u8, u10, u12, u14, u15 - girls & boys.

Cockermouth RUFC
Contact: Jeff Peet, 01900 824884 / Home 823069
Meets: Thur Training: 19:00m, Sat Matches: 14:30, At: Grassmoor Sports Centre
Ages: Adult
Fees: Per Season: £15
Other Information: Current teams: Senior 1st & 2nd, Vets (>35s), u21s.


Derwent Athletic Club Cockermouth
Club Contact: Tony Davies,
Website :
Meets: Mon: 18:30 - 19:30, Thur: 18:00 - 19:30,
At: Derwent AC Clubhouse, Kirkgate
Ages: 11 - 65+
Fees: Annual:£15 Special Facilities: Gym, showers Other Information: Social events and races also held

Cumberland Fell Runners
Contact: Mike Litt,
Meets: Evenings & Weekends, At: Various venues & locations
Ages: 8 - 55+
Fees: Snrs: £11, Joint: £17
Other Information: The friendliest fell running club in the country, also covering road, cross-country & tug-o-war.

Hash House Harriers
Contact: Ian Payne, 01900 824244,
Meets: Sun: Monthly, At: Agreed locations
Ages: 11 - 55+
Fees: Annual:£2, Per Session: £2
Other Information: Social sessions (liquid) also held

Keswick Athletic Club
Contact: Peter Richards, 017687 75059,
Meets: Tues: Snr training, Thur: Snr + Ladies, Sat: Jnrs
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Annual: £9 Snr, £2 Jnr, Jnr Training: £1/wk
Other Information: Junior co-ordinator: Steve Fletcher, 017687 79362. Qualified coaches. Regular training & social runs.


Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
Contact: Mr N D Lewis, 017687 78108,
Meets: Tues: Training from 19:00, Thur: Sailing from 19:00, Sat: Sailing 14:00, Sun: Sailing 11:00
At: Bassenthwaite Sailing Club,
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Single: £114, Family: £166, Junior: £20
Impairment Provision: Physical
Special Facilities: Floating jetty, good lake access, changing facilities
Other Information: Basic sailing & improver training carried out to RYA standards.
Racing & sailing every weekend with annual regatta. Active social calendar. Families welcome.

Scuba Diving

West Lakes Sub Aqua Club
Contact: David McBride, 01900 823385,
Meets: Tues evenings At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: Adult, 55+
Fees: Joining: £75, Annual: £40
Impairment Provision: Visual, Physical
Special Facilities: Training & Equipment
Other Information: From novice to sports diving. New or qualified divers welcome

Skiing / Snowboarding

Cockermouth Ski Club Contact: Joe Broomfield, Website : Facebook pages Meets: Various times and locations in Cockermouth - see the club website for further details Ages: 18+ Fees: Annual: £10. Arranges annual ski trips.


Cockermouth Squash Club
Contact: Bruce Avery, 01900 826799
Meets: Courts open 24/7, At: Highfield Squash Courts
Ages: u7 - 55+
Fees: Annual: £56 (£20 Jnr), Per Session (2 players): £3
Special Facilities: Showers, changing rooms

Merseyside Squash Association.


Cockermouth Swimming Club
Contact: Dave Salmon, 01900 826302,
Meets: Early mornings & evenings, At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 7 - Adult
Fees: Annual: £30 + Sessions: £10 - 40/month
Other Information: Successful competitive swimming club, ranked No 1 in Cumbria & in the
Top 10 in the North. Minimum ability required. Waiting list for younger children.

Table Tennis

U3A Table Tennis Group
Meets: Weds: 14:00 - 16:00 At: Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Ages: 55+
Fees: Annual: £8, Per Session: £1


Cockermouth Tennis Club
Contact: Chris Lockyer
website address:
Christopher Lockyer, 01900 825641/ 07900 286909,
Meets: Mon - Thur from 18:30, Fri - Sat from 16:30, At: Grassmoor Sports Centre
Ages: u7 - 55+
Impairment Provision: Hearing, Physical
Special Facilities: Wheelchair access to courts
Other Information: LTA Coach & PTR tennis instructor available + Junior tennis coaching

Lorton Tennis Club
Contact: Penny Lees, 01900 824974,
Meets: Every day, 9am - 9pm, At: Lorton Tennis Club next to Lorton School, High Lorton
Ages: u7 - 65+
Fees: Joining: £25 Snrs, £0 Jnrs, Annual:£74 Snrs,£21-24 Jnrs, £180 Family. Visitors: £5/2 p-hour

Impairment Provision: Physical
Special Facilities: Floodlights [two courts], ball machine, club coach.
Other Information: Social tennis, match play and coaching sessions.


Buttermere Guided Walks: Off the beaten Track

Christchurch Walking Group
Contact: Stan Leigh,
Meets: Once/month to programme, At: Christchurch, Cockermouth
Ages: Adults, Families
Fees: Contribution to travel
Other Information: Enjoying local Lakeland scenery, improving fitness, chatting socially!

HF West Cumbria Branch
Meets: Sat: 9:45/10:00 am, At: Specified Grid reference
Ages: 7 - 55+
Fees: Annual: £5
Other Information: We also walk on Bank Holidays. All listed in summer/winter programmes

U3A Easy Walking
Contact: M Graham, 01900 822686,
Meets: Thursdays, At: Various walk locations
Ages: 55+
Fees: Annual: £8

U3A Fell Walking Group
Contact: H Stephens, 01900 822470
Meets: Thursdays, At: Medium/High Fells
Ages: 55+
Fees: Annual: £8

Workington Ramblers (Cockermouth Branch)
Contact: Mr M Tofts, 01900 822139
Meets: Tues eve, alternate Sundays: 9:00 - 17:00
At: Pickup from URC, Main St
Ages: 11 - 55+
Fees: Annual: 5, 4 for coach (Sundays)
Other Information: Tuesday eves: grid ref given, alternate Sundays: coach used .

Iyengar Yoga
Sue Roberts, 01946 861133,
Meets: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 19:30, At: Pardshaw Room, Methodist Church, Lorton Street

Iyengar yoga teacher, Joanne Cook, meets at Cockermouth Leisure Centre and Greysouthen Village Hall; Tel. 07973 509543,,