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Sport and fitness

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This is a comprehensive list of facilities and clubs where you can play sports or get fit throughout the Rochdale Borough. Alternatively you can find out what activities are available at the different Link4Life leisure centres.

Many of the facilities listed are run by Link4Life. Link4Life is the trading name for the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. It's an independent company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity. Link4Life's purpose is to plan and manage the delivery of high quality, enjoyable, affordable, accessible cultural provision in Rochdale Borough that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to keep fit, and lead a healthy, creative, active lifestyle of their choice.

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Swimming

View timetables, find prices and book swimming lessons for young and old at your local public swimming pool.


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Fitness classes

Find your local public gym to access cardio machines, fitness classes including Zumba, spinning and yoga.


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Football

Book a football pitch for a casual game, or join a local football club if you want regular, competitive games.


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Bowling

Play indoor bowls or join a crown green bowling club. Find details of the Rochdale indoor long mat bowling league.


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Middleton Arena, Rochdale Leisure Centre, Heywood Sports Village, Hollingwroth Lake Water Activity Centre and more centres across the borough (on Link4Life's website)


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Martial arts and boxing

Where to go to master the art of Tai Chi, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Join a boxing club.


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Disability facilities and sports

Play sports, such as boccia and goalball, designed specifically for people with disabilities


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Adventure sports

Including rock climbing, sailing, canoeing, roller derby, skateboarding, windsurfing, powerboating and skiing.


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Athletics and cycling

Do track and field at the Kingsway Athletics Arena or go mountain biking at Hollingworth Lake.


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Racquet sports

Find out where to play a game of badminton, tennis or squash, and for the kids there's Mini Tennis.


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Cricket

Practice nets are available at sports halls throughout the borough, as are cricket clubs for competitive matches.


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Golf

There's no membership fees to play at Marland public golf course, but season passes are available for regulars.


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Rugby union and rugby league

Clubs and facilities for both rugby codes are available in Rochdale. Find out about Tag Rugby for your children.


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Other ball sports

Find out where you can book a court for a game of basketball, netball, volleyball and other ball sports.


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More sports

Facilities are available for table tennis, trampolining, archery, gymnastics, horseriding and fishing.


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Rochdale blue plaques walks

The Blue Plaque map will take you on a journey through the town centre to discover its rich cultural history.


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Find out what sports you can try out in and around the borough on the BBC Get Inspired website