Move more, feel great!

Throughout 2018 we encouraged Hertfordshire residents to get active. The Year of Physical Activity 2018 aimed to showcase the range of activities that take place each week for people to socialise and join others to be active. Hertfordshire is also blessed with beautiful countryside and many parks to explore. To find a local park to get active in visit

The campaign, known informally as HertsYOPA18, followed a format of themed months. We had some fantastic themes including young people, older adults, walking, cycling, parks, families and women and girls, all ending in December with Dance Month!

Our friendly mascot, YOPA, made his way around Hertfordshire to many local events, encouraging children and adults alike to get involved.

We have put together a short video to capture the successes of the year. To view it, please click here.

All activities were promoted on social media. Now that we’ve moved into 2019, you can continue to follow the YOPA Legacy to find out about events and activities taking place near you.

Twitter: @HertsYOPALegacy

If you’re a sports club or organisation that runs sport or physical activity sessions and wants to promote your events and activities, please get in touch with us.

John O’Callaghan, Director at Herts Sports Partnership said:

‘We are pleased to be one of the leading organisations in what will hopefully be a momentous year for sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire. We continually strive to get more people, more active, more often, and are thankful to our partners’ on-going support in doing so.’

View the final Herts Year of Physical Activity newsletter

Jane Parker