Improving health and wellbeing outcomes in our communities
Creating a sport and leisure provision
Wirral Council runs its own sport and leisure provision and has an ambition for the service to be self-sufficient by 2020. The provision consists of eight leisure centres, four golf courses, a sailing centre and a sports development team. The service employs about 290 staff and 140 sessional coaches. Alongside the comprehensive sport offer there are seven gyms and over 380 exercise classes each week. Total footfall is just over three million visits each year. Investment is underway to improve the facilities, increase participation, improve the health of local people and generate greater income from the sports facilities.