Introducing ‘Sportily’

Published: Tuesday September 7, 2021

Sportily logo

Play sports, talk life.

Run by Christians. Open to all.


Sportily is the new name selected by children and young people for the sports ministry programme in our Diocese. We wanted to make sure that we had the perfect name to describe the network of fun-loving sport and faith groups where you can try different sports, make friends and explore what life is all about.

Why has the name changed from OneLife?

We hired a team of experts to ask young people aged 11 to 19, with no connection to the church… “Which name works for you?”

The name they loved was Sportily – they agreed the name makes it clear that we are focused on sport and physical activity for all abilities and felt it communicated a welcome, fun and inclusive environment.

The tagline ‘Play sports, talk life’ and the secondary line ‘Run by Christians. Open to all.’ further explains what we’re all about.

What’s happening next?

On 31 October, Bishop Rachel is commissioning Sportily to go and invite families, children and young people from across the Diocese to get involved.

This is the message.

Fluff it. Duff it. Score it. Smash it. Whatever you do, just give it a go. That’s our motto for sport and for life.

We’re for jumping right in and going on new adventures together, as a team. We are a place for you to try different sports, make new friends and explore what life is all about.

So we do all sorts of sports and activities, some you’ll know, some you might not (heard of Kabaddi?), we hang out, we chat, we eat and we discover new things. What matters is we have a laugh while doing it.

We believe that being more active, like the Christian faith, can change your life forever. And so we’re here to get you moving and show you that things are a lot more fun when we’re kicking, diving, riding, rolling, running and jumping around together.

Are you in?

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2 thoughts on “Introducing ‘Sportily’

  1. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am writing from Coates Village Hall. I understand that Ben Fudge is no longer leading your activities at our hall.
    I would be grateful if you could give me the e mail address of Richard Whitham or Chris Priddy.
    I would like to obtain our village hall keys, previously lodged with Ben
    Thank you

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