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Sport and fitness

COVID-19: Latest football updates

Following the latest guidance from the Football Association (FA) and Public Health Rochdale, outdoor football can recommence across the borough. Council football pitches will be open soon.

  • In line with national guidance clubs registered with formal bodies will need to complete a risk assessment and send a copy to the FA and the council.
  • No more than 30 people including players, coaches and spectators can gather to a sporting event.
  • Pavilions and changing room facilities will remain closed until further notice.

We will monitor the situation closely and update this page if further guidance is issued.

Link4Life logo.

Most sport and fitness activities and clubs in the borough 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.

Activities offered by Link4Life

Link4Life offer many sports and fitness activities across Rochdale borough, including:

  • Swimming
  • Cycling - including mountain biking
  • Accessible sports for people with disabilities
  • Adventure sports
  • Football and other ball sports - such as basketball, netball and volleyball
  • Fitness classes - such as Zumba, spinning, Pilates and yoga
  • Cricket, golf and indoor bowls
  • Martial arts and boxing
  • Water sports
  • Athletics
  • Racquet sports - such as badminton, tennis and squash
  • Rugby union, rugby league and tag rugby

Visit the Link4Life website to find out about sport and fitness in the borough

Join a sports club

There's a range of organisations and clubs for you to join in the borough. From angling and archery to cheerleading and cricket.

View directory of sports clubs and how to join on Link4Life website

Sports and fitness centres

See what activities and sports are available at the following Link4Life centres across the borough.