Did you know that you don’t have to be good at sport to be a fantastic activity leader! 

“Informal physical activity groups play an integral part to helping people take their first steps into a more active lifestyle. These groups don’t happen without all the wonderful leaders out there. Whether you take one person or thirty people out for a walk, jog or cycle, together you are a powerful, energetic army helping thousands of people to get more active.”

Louise Evans, Active Devon

A bundle of support

Communication support

We can show you how to set up a Facebook group - for many groups this becomes your main communication tool

Resources to make life easy
If you are a run leader there are a significant amount of resources available on the Run Together website. All you need to do is sign up to access, session plans, risk assessments, social media guidance, marketing tools, poster and logo templates etc. Click here to visit Run Together

Key signposting websites


Start your journey

We’ve chatted to you, listened carefully to what you want and developed some simple tools, helpful advice and easily accessible videos to inspire you in taking your first or next steps in leadership.

Whether you already lead a group activity or want to find out more about starting up a new group, we’d like to welcome you and guide you to the best available help, advice and resources to get your started.

Whether you are a walk leader, a run leader or any other form of activity leader; whether you are a volunteer or a paid leader, whether your sessions are free or charged for, there is something for every one of you right here.

Getting started

You’ll undoubtedly have lots of questions so take a look at our FAQ’s and find really practical answers.

Benefits of being a leader in activity

  • Give back to your community
  • Gain experience
  • Create a healthier society
  • Change lives
  • Promote positive mental health
  • Provide an informal group for people to attend


You'll soon be able to register your session

By Otober 2017 you will be able to showcase your sessions on this website. If you'd like us to alert you to when this function is live please register your interest This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For funding information for leaders, please see the information below.


Not seeing what you need? Lots more courses available on request HERE

Research & Insight

For research & insight relating to leaders and groups, please see the information below.

Case Studies

For case studies relating to leaders & groups, please see the information below.


For toolkit relating to leaders & groups, please see the information below.

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Devon FA

All of Devon
Part Time
15th Jun, 2018

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