Downham Health & Leisure Centre

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Cheer London Allstars

The Cheer London Allstarz cheer academy has been taking South London by storm over the past two years with its fresh, funky and dynamic take on cheerleading. There are currently six squads with a wide range of ages and abilities training for performances, events and national competitions. If you have always wanted to be part of a team then Cheer London Allstarz is for you. No experience is necessary. 

Each session is jam packed with all things cheerleading including stunts, tumbling, dance, gymnastics, chants, jumps and most importantly teamwork.

Please note: Some of the sessions are closed until try outs take place. 

Times and prices

Beginners Little Stars 3.45–4.15pm
Mini Twinkle Stars (closed session) 4.15–5.15pm
Youth Spirit Starz Squad (closed session) 5.15–6.45pm

Prices from £2.50


Sophie on 07713 014 327


Saxon Crown Swimming Club

Saxon Crown Swimming (Lewisham) Club was established in 1975, as a result of a merger of three clubs in the area, to promote and support swimming as a sport in the London Borough of Lewisham. Past and present club members have progressed from learning to swim within the club to national, regional and county champions and competitors. The club while maintaining a competitive nature believes in providing a wide programme to cater for all abilities and commitment levels. Saxon Crown are very proud to have dedicated learn to swim and competitive opportunities for disabled swimmers that are fully integrated within the club structure as well as adult squads for technique development, fitness and competitive opportunities.


The club swims at Downham Health & Leisure Centre throughout the week catering for many ages and abilities.





Seals are a social swimming club providing sessions for people with a disability. Outings are also arranged with the group. For the Friday session, transport is provided. Floatation aids and social games are available and if there are participants that don’t want to swim there are arts and crafts and games activities. Tea and biscuits are also offered at the end of the Friday session.


Monday 12–1pm
Friday 7.30–8.30pm


Lisa on 07849 884 081 or 07901 902 974


Allstar Beatz

Downham’s newest and funkiest dance academy brings you the best in training from industry professionals in dance and musical theatre. All classes are taught by Sophie Cook.

In this ‘Street Beatz’ dance class you will learn to trick, flip and dance to the funkiest beatz. Open to boys and girls ages 5–12 all abilities welcome with regular performance opportunities.

Times and prices

Mondays 5.30–6.30pm

Prices start from £2.50


Sophie on 07786 195137


TKI Shotokan Karate

During your karate experience the club hopes to bring strength, health, confidence, coordination and flexibility into your life and to help you develop your knowledge of self defence regardless of age. 


Tuesdays and Thursdays
Junior beginner lessons 4–5pm

Junior advanced lessons 5–6pm

Junior lessons 2–2.55pm
Squad only 2.55–3.50pm
Seniors 3.50–4.45pm
Black belt Kata 4.45–5.30pm


Tom Tennick on 07956 372 474


Urban Krav Maga

Learn how to defend yourself using this highly acclaimed reality based self defence system. Incorporating the most effective techniques from the following fighting systems: Krav Maga, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Boxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, MMA and Vale Tudo.

Times and prices

Wednesdays 7–9pm 

First class free
£13 adults
£6.50 students
Beginners package available


Darren Selley on 07915 206 555


Nomad Taekwondo

Olympic Style WTF Taekwondo
A relatively new club with just over five years’ history, Nomad Taekwondo now boasts an active student base of over 150 students. The club aims to provide you with the very best in Taekwondo coaching to achieve maximum results. 

Nomad Taekwondo’s aims are high and will always give you the very best. Its discipline and instruction is of high quality. You will be helped along the way, guided, nurtured and encouraged until you achieve your goals. 

The moment you step through the doors and join the club you will find out why Nomad Taekwondo is different from many other clubs around the borough and around the country.

The format of the class changes on a week to week basis, covering all aspects of the required national syllabus, from traditional forms, sporting aspects of Taekwondo, self-defence and technical training.


Adults only 9–11am
Beginners’ grades 11–12noon
Intermediate grades 12–1pm
Advanced grades 1–2pm


Chi Lai on 07983 626 227


Reading Lions Handball


Why not join a FREE session and enjoy HANDBALL at 1st Life- Loddon Valley.

WHEN? Every Monday from Monday 5th September at 20h30pm YOU HAVE BEEN MEANING TO TRY A NEW SPORT OR GET BACK TO HANDBALL?

JOIN THE LIONS AND LIONESSES. (Minimum age 16 Years. No previous experience necessary).

Reading Lions Handball Club is looking for new players to be part of the Men’s and Ladies’ teams for the season 2016-2017.

JOIN US! For our training sessions on Monday Evenings 20h30 – 22h30 at 1Life Loddon Valley Leisure Centre Rushey Way, Lower Early, Reading, RG6 4GD.

Handball is a great sport for getting your body fit and healthy through fast-paced exercise. Improving agility, flexibility and the body’s cardiovascular system, handball offers a fine workout. Handball is an Olympic sport, played by more than 1 million people in Europe. Team GB created its first team for the 2012 home hosted Olympics and since then the sport has not stopped growing with clubs forming all over the UK.

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6.30pm – 8.30pm
5 – 14 year olds
Boys & Girls
Mixed Abilities


Cost: £5 per session (no registration fee or block booking required)

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7–9 Moorside Road, Downham
t: 020 8461 9200

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Monday – Friday 6:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday – Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm

Bank Holidays - 8:00am - 6:00pm

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Managed by Downham Lifestyles Ltd in partnership with Lewisham Council. Operated by 1Life.

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