About us

A Lifetime of possibilities...

Gosling Sports Park was established in 1959 and is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee.

This ground-breaking 50-acre sports and leisure complex is situated in picturesque Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Gosling hosts a diverse range of sports and leisure facilities and is one of the most comprehensive and prestigious developments of its kind in the UK.

As a registered charity Gosling reinvests any trading surplus into improving its services and facilities for the local community. The Park employs approximately 200 staff offering a variety of services from sports coaching and tuition to relaxing beauty therapies. A variety of well-being services are also available on site to compliment the superb health and fitness provision.

Our Mission

'Gosling Sports Park is a facility of sporting excellence and a destination of choice for health, fitness and wellbeing. We aim to enrich the lives of the communities which we serve by providing access to premier leisure facilities, employing inspirational people and innovative programmes.'


Our Vision

'To be recognised as a world class destination of choice for sports, fitness & wellbeing.'


What Matters to Us?

To deliver excellence and achieve success through our people.

Our Business

To meet the needs of our customers by being innovative and nimble in our business activity and the continual evaluation of business needs.

Our Assets

To invest in our assets and be financially viable.

Our People

To deliver excellence and achieve success through our people.

Our Partners

To work connectively and collectively alongside our partners and stakeholders.

Governance

The charity is led by a non-executive board of trustees. The twelve trustees work on a voluntary basis and provide strategic support to the management team to help direct the Sports Park into the future.

Board of Trustees

Steve Ryan - Chair
Andy Hoare - Vice Chair
Sam Bruce
Simon Carter
Tim Davies
Trevor Elliott
Dave Kenyon
Michelle King
Richard Malone
Ian Miller
Rob Storey

Co-Opted Board Member

Rohan Wardena

The Company Secretary is Anita Alfieri, Finance Manager.

 

To contact a board member please email company.secretary@goslingsports.co.uk and she will forward your enquiry.


Company Members

Company membership of Gosling Sports Park Ltd is available to all Gosling Sports Park Members aged 16 and above. This exciting development means that anyone wanting a real say in Gosling's future now has a genuine opportunity to do just that!


What does being a company member involve?

Being a Company Member is very similar to being a shareholder. As a Charitable Trust we are not able to have shareholders but can offer Company Membership as an alternative. By becoming a Company Member you have the opportunity to become more involved in the governance of the Sports Park.

  • You can help steer the running of the Park and shape its future
  • You will qualify to attend and vote at AGMs and EGMs
  • You will have the opportunity to elect the Board of Directors
  • You will have a personal liability which is limited to £1
  • Company Membership is optional. You are able to apply & resign at any time.

Download Financial Statements Gosling Park Download Application Form (107kb)
For more information or to submit your application, please email us; company.secretary@goslingsports.co.uk

 

Nominations received for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for 7.00 pm on the 9th October 2014

 

Richard Malone
I am passionate about Community Sports facilities, I have served as a trustee at Gosling Sports Park for the past 4 years and am also the Treasurer of a local community based rugby club. I was lucky enough to have played rugby at quite a high level for a number of years and feel an obligation to 'put something back' in terms of ensuring community sports facilities are maintained for all.
In addition as a partner of 20 years standing in a mid tier accountancy practice I feel I can continue to use my experience to help to assist the Board and the Executive officers to ensure the financial stability of the facility.

Relevant Skills: Chartered Accountant and Business Development Principal on the management board at Hillier Hopkins LLP.

 

Rohan Wardena
I believe passionately that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the very best health and wellbeing. Gosling Sports Park is vital to our community in helping people of all ages, interests and abilities to achieve this through the provision of excellent sports, fitness and leisure facilities. I have many years of organisation change and customer focused service transformation experience gained in the Health, Local Government and Commercial sectors. I believe my strategic planning and change management skills, leadership experience, energy and tenacity would be a useful addition to the Board and provide constructive challenge to the Leadership team to achieve the very best outcomes for the Organisation.
Relevant Skills: Change management, leadership and strategic planning

 

Andrea Armstrong
I have been a member of Gosling Sports Park for more years that I want to remember and strongly believe that the Park is an asset to the County and its community. Being a long standing member, I want to become involved in the governance of the Park. I worked for a large, complex public sector organisation for eleven years and I think that the skills I gained there (including budget management, quality assurance, policy and strategy review, learning and development, project management and leadership) will enable me to do that.
Relevant Skills: Project management, learning and development and strategic planning

 

Financials

End of Year Reports

Gosling Sports Park

Download Financial Statements Gosling ParkReport and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2014

Gosling Leisure Ltd

Download Financial Statements Gosling ParkReport and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2014

Gosling savers pass

fitness studio gym - gosling sports - welwyn garden city

To replace the previous General Memberships, the all new Gosling Savers Pass will save you up to 30% on activities at Gosling Sports Park.

There are new and improved tiers of the Gosling Savers Pass, so make sure you have the correct pass!

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Junior gym membership

A new membership that is for the 11yr-16yr age group with an emphasis on classes that are a fun way to get fit! At the weekend you can access the gym between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.

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