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1Life St Albans Contract includes Batchwood Golf & Tennis Centre, 1Life Leisure Centre, 1Life Swimming Pool, London Colney Adventure World and Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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St Albans

Sport in St Albans awarded an ‘Excellent’ by national quality scheme

The St Albans Sport & Health Development Team has been awarded the highest category – Excellent in its annual Quest quality assessment, which involved a two-day audit in all areas of the teams’ activity.

  • Quest is a tool for continuous improvement, designed primarily for the management of leisure facilities and leisure development
  • It defines industry standards and good practice and encourages ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework
  • The team delivers projects, programmes and initiatives to help provide opportunities for people to take part in sport, health and leisure activities
  • The team was established in 1991 and now delivers over 30 projects throughout the District each year, including programmes such as Active St Albans, Special Olympics St Albans and the St Albans Exercise Referral Scheme, as well as events such as the St Albans Half Marathon, Giant Monopoly and District Sports Awards


Matt Charles, Sport & Health Development Manager, said

This is a fantastic achievement for the team and really shows how dedicated we are to the wide variety of projects and work we delivers. Our programmes aim to increase activity levels amongst the local community and we are so proud to have achieved an ‘Excellent’ in our audit and will strive to continue to provide the best service to St Albans.

Alex Bedford, Contract Manager for Leisure Connection in St Albans, added:

The Sport & Health Development team do a tremendous job getting people active and taking part in sports, and to achieve this level of Quest Assessment is a great achievement for the team.

Attached Files


Batchwood Sports Centre to host disability tennis sessions for local school

Batchwood Golf Course and Sports Centre has joined forces with Watling View School in St Albans, which supports children with a wide range of disabilities, and from 3rd November will host a six-week disability tennis programme for pupils at the school The fully accredited and professional coaches at Batchwood recently attended a disability tennis course […]

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Harpenden Sports Centre serves up an ace tennis celebration

Harpenden Sports Centre in St Albans has been ranked as one of the top five centres taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekends this year, attracting almost 400 local people to its event In recognition of this, the centre will receive £300 worth of tennis vouchers from the LTA, the […]

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Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre set to host £1 squash sessions

Following its £6.6 million refurbishment earlier this year, Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre has launched weekly Sunday squash sessions for just £1. The initiative is part of ‘The Big Hit’ campaign, which aims to raise the profile of squash and racketball among 18 to 35 year-olds across the UK The national English Squash and […]

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