Trafford is estimated to be home to over 237,300 people. The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 77.1% of adults in Trafford are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 143,800 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 800 of from 12 months ago and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Trafford.

Learn more about Trafford activity levels related to key demographic data such as gender, age and disability here.

Active Lives data (academic year 2019-20) also shows that *63.4% of children and young people in Greater Manchester are moving, achieving at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. In Trafford 61% children and young people are moving 30 mins + per day.

Find more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels in Trafford here.

In Trafford a range of partners are working to support people to be more active and to design moving, physical activity and sport back into daily life.

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Partners working together to get Trafford moving

Trafford Moving

Trafford Council launched its new Sports and Physical Activity Strategy that sets out its bold ambition to get every resident in Trafford moving more, every day. The strategy, ‘Trafford Moving’ supports the Council’s 2031 Vision of making Trafford a national beacon for sports, leisure and activity for all, by investing in leisure facilities across the Borough and encouraging more people to get involved in physical activity.

The Trafford Sport & Physical Activity Partnership is a partnership of organisations that strategically and operationally enable and deliver sport and physical activity in Trafford. The Partnership includes the local authority, professional sports organisations, charities and education providers. It also encompasses amateur sports clubs. They will be responsible for the implementation of ‘Trafford Moving’. 

Learn about Trafford Moving

Trafford Leisure

Trafford Leisure offer a wide range of health, wellbeing and fitness activities for everyone whatever their age or ability, we welcome the whole community.

Learn about Trafford Leisure

Lancashire Cricket Foundation

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation works to develop and deliver a range of projects, programmes and events designed to engage, excite, inspire and improve individuals and communities through cricket. Established as the official charity of Lancashire Cricket the Lancashire Cricket Foundation provides governance for the recreational game and high quality experiences that make a positive difference to the lives of the individuals and communities we engage in order to grow the appeal of the game at all levels.

Learn about the Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Manchester United Foundation

The MU Foundation use football to engage and inspire young people to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live. Dedicated staff deliver educational and community outreach programmes to help young people make positive choices in their lives.

Learn about the MU Foundation

Sale Sharks Community Trust

Sale Sharks aims to use the core values of Rugby Union to make a positive impact on the community across Greater Manchester. This is achieved by providing high quality education, health and social inclusion programmes and increasing participation in Rugby Union and other sporting activities.

Learn more about Sale Sharks

Voluntary and Community Action Trafford

VCAT aims to develop an effective and highly skilled voluntary and community sector, capable of making a strong contribution towards a fair and open society in Trafford. As the local support and development agency in Trafford, our role is to help voluntary and community groups and local charities in their development.

Learn about VCAT

Trafford School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGOs) have several key roles: to coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club opportunities for all young people. In Trafford, the SGOs are;

Visit Trafford North's website here      Visit Trafford South's website here

Transport for Greater Manchester

TfGM have a number of schemes aimed at making active travel the number one choice for travelling to work, to school and to the shops. This includes ‘The Bee Network’ connecting up areas and communities in Greater Manchester, making it easy, safe and attractive for people to travel on foot or by bike for everyday trips.

Learn about the Bee Network in Trafford

Walking in Trafford

Across Greater Manchester, there is a clear recognition of the importance of walking to population scale change in physical activity and there is widespread understanding of the critical role of walking - for leisure, for travel and for everyday activity.

Find opportunities to walk in Trafford here

Altrincham Community Response Hub walking buddies

Altrincham Community Response Hub have set up a walking buddy scheme to build walking confidence. If you (or anyone you know) would like a chat on a gentle walk from their home or help in building confidence to get back out again, this could is a great opportunity.

Find out more

Walking routes     Walking groups

*Borough Level Data: Please note that this data should be interpreted with caution, Covid-19 had a significant impact on data collection and the caveats for the data can be found here.

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By Foundation 92 | 31 August 2021

Foundation 92 has provided over 8,000 free places on summer activity camps in partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council, Bury Council and Trafford Council.

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By GreaterSport | 02 July 2021

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By GreaterSport | 11 June 2020

In moving online, Trafford Handball Club has managed to keep their 120 members, and their families active.