8 great places in Hackney for fitness and sports

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Do you want to get off the sofa, shut down your Netflix and do some sports this weekend? We selected eight different activities going on in Hackney. There are sports for all tastes, from terrible footballers to scuba divers.


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Posted by Hackney Post on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Terrible Football

The group promises to be an outlet for the football enthusiast with two left feet Taking place every Sunday at 1pm, Terrible Football is a free, all-inclusive kick about at Hackney Downs.

Moreno Boxing

Based on Gillett Street, Moreno Boxing couples intense cardiovascular training with innovative techniques which will improve your punching. For £65 for a nine-month subscription, and £60 per personal training session, you get the opportunity to train alongside the likes of Professor Green, Richard Ayoade and Hackney’s WBC Silver Champion Ohara Davies. Give it a go this weekend.

Hackney Sub-Aqua Club

For a meagre £10 you can be kitted out in scuba diving gear and given the opportunity to have a “try dive” at the Hackney Sub-Aqua Club. In addition, experienced divers can join for varying fees depending on their level of expertise. The club offers its members the chance to attend lectures and open-water classes on top of its indoor ones every Monday at the York Hall Leisure Centre.

Hackney Rugby Football Club

Have England’s successes in the RBS Six Nations inspired you or child to play rugby? Well, Hackney RFC may be the place for you. With teams ranging from under-7 to adult level, new players are warmly invited to the club’s Wednesday training sessions at Mabley Green.

The Castle Climbing Centre

Wannabe climbers can do bouldering and abseiling at the Castle Climbing Centre. Adults pay £12.50 per visit and under-18s £7.50.

Stoke Newington Cricket Club

Newcomers can have a free taster session before deciding whether to pay the £20 membership fee for Stoke Newington Cricket Club. At the moment, training sessions are mainly held at the Bridge Academy on Laburnam Street – so give it whirl.

Laburnum Boat Club

A community-based project run by volunteers, schools, families and groups can kayak, canoe, climbing and rent narrowboats.

Taekwondo Academy

Where Olympic silver medallist Lutalo Muhammad learnt his trade, the Taekwondo Academy gives children and adults a free trial and uniform. It also promises a convenient schedule, so head down to Prince George Road and take your first step towards becoming a black belt.