SCL Vision Awards 2023

Swale Community Leisure Vision Awards 2023 took place on Wednesday 6th December at The Appleyard, Sittingbourne with an Afternoon Tea Celebration Event.

The event celebrated clubs, groups and individuals who have positively impacting or contributing to their local communities acrossthe 5 key themes of Swale Community Leisure:






Swale Communty Leisure Vision Award Winners 2023:

Sittingbourne Rugby Club

Hermitage Park Community Centre Winner

Laura, Meodowfields Winner

Sheppey Leisure Complex Staff Winner

Meopham Leisure Centre Winner

Sittingbourne Hockey Club

Swallows Leisure Centre Staff Winner

The Harmony Therapy Trust

Sittingbourne Hockey Club

Winners of the Tony Gribble Outstanding Achievement Award

With thanks to the following organisations for their continued support in hosting this event


SCL Vision Awards 2023

Following the success of the events pre-Covid, the SCL Vision Awards returned for 2022!

Recognising and celebrating individuals, groups and organisations who are dedicated to and positively impact their local community under SCL's 5 key themes.

Starting Blocks Challenge

Swale Community Leisure are taking part in the Starting Blocks Challenge to fundraise for and support the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust with a number of challenges.

Head in the Game

Supporting mens mental health through football programmes.

We are pleased to be supporting Head in the Game to bring sessions to Swallows Leisure Centre from January 2023.

Public use Defibrillator

A Public/Community use Defibrillator has been acquired for Hermitage Park Community Centre through a number of local funders. This will be a great addition to the facility, housing development and local community.

Head in the Game

Supporting mens mental health through football programmes.

Head In The Game aims to give men in the local community the chance to come together and enjoy the beautiful game. Our weekly sessions are free and for men between the ages of 18-55 of ANY footballing ability.

Supported by experienced football & talking therapy coaches, each session has a focus on men’s mental health & wellbeing, providing an outlet in a secure and trusted environment.

We are pleased to be supporting Head in the Game to bring sessions to Swallows Leisure Centre from January 2023.

For more information, please visit

Starting Blocks Challenge

The SCL Community Team was worked with The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust since 2015, helping hundreds of young people build resilience help Get them On Track to personal success.

A Starting Block is the person, place or moment that inspired you to become who you are today. Not every young person has the opportunity or inspiration to unlock their potential and find their Starting Block in life.

SCL CEO, Dave kickstarted the team's efforts earlier this year.

"My starting block was in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics and helping bring an overnight stop for the Torch Relay to Dover. This was the culmination of several years work and marked a particularly poignant year for me. My cycling challenge will follow the route of London 2012 Olympic Torch relay, allowing me to reflect on what the experience meant to me, and how it set me off on my current life and career path."

This challenge is a great opportunity to experience challenges similar to the young people that have been supported on our programmes, while raising essential funds for future projects.

To find out more and sponsor the team:

Reconnect Activities

Reconnect is a Kent County Council led, community based programme designed to get Kent’s children and young people thriving following the pandemic.

Working in partnership with Serco Leisure, we have had Reconnect activities taking place across the following leisure and community centres in Kent. 

Swallows Leisure Centre                                                                  Sheppey Leisure Complex

Hermitage Park Community Centre                                        Maidstone Leisure Centre

Tenterden Leisure Centre                                                                Meopham Leisure Centre

UK Active Award Nomination 2022

We were delighted to be shortlisted for the 'Developing and Supporting Communities following on from COVID-19' award for our partnership with Serco Leisure

This nomination was for our partnership work to deliver the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme in the school holidays.  

Unfortunately we did not win, however it was great for our work to be recognised at such level.

Latest Podcast with Dave Harcourt, our CEO, and SFM Radio: 

For more information, please get in touch with the team