Sporting Force

sporting force Recovery & Wellness Centre

Join our free to veterans and veteran adult family members gym and Recovery & Wellness Centre.


Gym, Hydro & Resistance Pool & Sauna 


Veterans must be registered with us so we can verify their service and all gym users must complete an induction before first session.

Our Gym is located where our offices are, The Sporting Force Recovery and Wellness Centre, 36 Blackwellgate, Darlington, DL1 5HW

Gym opening times are,

Monday - Friday 0900hrs -1600hrs

Monday-Wednesday 1700hrs-2000hrs


Wednesdays- Circuits with Clair 1000hrs-1100hrs

Thursday- Boxercise with Craig 0930hrs-1030hrs


Recovery & Wellness Centre opening times:

Monday to Friday 0900hrs-1600hrs


It’s time to Get Fit for 2023

Contact us to start your personalised health and fitness programme.

Take part in one of our fitness programmes - differentiated for all levels of fitness.

Make that change you have been meaning to make, with full support from fellow veterans.

To get more information, or book your induction and consultation with your Wellbeing Coach , email or call 0800 050 9502.

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Sporting Force Gym & Recovery and Wellness Centre

Sporting Force Recovery & Wellness Centre

Why not join us in our Recovery & Wellness Centre. 

We offer personal trainers who can do a bespoke plan for each person. 


We have the Resistance Pool for a quick dip then you can relax in the Hydro Pool and/or Sauna.


Our Facilities are free for veterans, serving Forces and Immediate Family.


uk challenge

For over three decades, the UK Challenge has been providing companies with an unparalleled  team-building experience. Combining both mental and physical challenge, they offer an opportunity for all individuals to uncover their strengths and add value to their team.


In 2023 the UK Challenge will take place on the Peak Districk from the 20th to the 23th of June. Our 10 teams of six will be running, cycling, and kayaking over some of the most beautiful, yet challenging, terrain in the Peak District. Over 3 days we will be taking on 8 stages, expertly designed to challenge our team cognitively and physically. Our strategy will decide which routes to take, which obstacles to face, and how best to utilise our team to ensure an efficient completion of each mission.


Your place in the team is funded by the charity including, accommodation and food.
All we ask is that the team members fundraise.
We can help you with fundraising.

Get Involved

You DO NOT have to commit to the whole project, you can drop in and out as and when, we appreciate you may have other commitments you need to attend. If you are interested in any of our events, please email

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities

These activities will be held both indoors and outdoors and will be run by Sporting Force Coaches and specialised instructors. Activities in the project include:

Adventure Training and Sports Project - Indoor and Outdoor Activities

  • Walking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Raft Building

  • Abseiling

  • Cricket Activity

  • Games

  • Mountain Biking

  • Watersports

  • Running

  • Trails Walking

  • Climbing

Durham Cricket Foundation will also provide drop-in support sessions and tickets for cricket matches. We will also hold a two-day mental health first-aid course, which veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as staff from both organisations.

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 School Holiday clubs for all members of a veterans family. Fun Days with Multi Sports on the pitch at the cricket grounds and Adventures at Hamsterly Forest - den building, mountain bike trails, nature walks, archery , Seaham Paddle Boarding, River Wear Kayaking

Sports Activities and Training

Our adventure training and sports activities are organised by our veterans’ charity.

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