Latest South Staffordshire updates

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Commonwealth Success


Congratulations to Carl Holland, Wombourne and Codsall Leisure Centres resident Judo instructor. Carl is the new Judo Commonwealth Champion 2019.

Carl was crowned Commonwealth champion in the Veteran under 60kg category, adding another prize to the armful of titles held by the 42-year-old this year.

They include triumphs in both the British Championship and Scottish Open.


Carl Holland Pictured Centre Winning Gold



The string of success is even more remarkable because he is also a coach at the South Staffs Judo Club based in Codsall, but still manages to balance his training with teaching younger players the sport.


You can watch Carl receiving the award here.


For more details on Judo on offer at Wombourne and Codsall Leisure Centres, call now.

Codsall Leisure Centre: 01902 844032
Wombourne Leisure Centre: 01902 898202


Penkridge Leisure Centre opens its pool


Penkridge Leisure Centre staff were delighted to find out and announce on 16th October 2019 that their pool was reopening after a lengthy shutdown following a breakdown of the plant equipment.


Penkridge Leisure Centre lifeguards


The pool which closed in July as a result of the air handling failing was used by the general public for adults only swims, ‘funtime’ sessions and more; and also provided award-winning swimming lessons as part of the South Staffordshire Swim Academy.


Penkridge Leisure Centre lifeguards


(Image: Lifeguards Gary Downes and Ellen Parry couldn’t contain their excitement at the news.)


The leisure centre management originally planned to reopen the pool in November but when the parts arrived earlier than expected, they were thrilled to be able to reopen a couple of weeks earlier.

Staff at the leisure centre would like to thank all of the customers for their patience and loyalty during the closure.


National Fitness Day Success


South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres held a competition for customers to enter as part of National Fitness Day.



From 23rd-29th September, customers were challenged to take part in 5 sports activities during the week to include the gyms, classes, swimming and toning suites.



Those that managed to complete the 5 activities were drawn at random to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes including a Fit Bit Versa, fee-free months, and sports bottles and gym towels.