Volunteers are being sought to help support physical activity across Hertsmere.

The Herts Sports Partnership is looking for 200 people to help support sports clubs and groups across Hertfordshire.

Volunteers have the opportunity to be named Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity (YOPA) champion.

Without support from people, some community clubs may be forced to close. Volunteers could play a vital role in enabling organisations continue to help others with outside activities and exercise.

Special workshops are being put on in Borehamwood, which will last three hours and take place in May and June.

The workshops will be held at the civic offices in Elstree Way on May 3 between 9am-midday, May 16 between 6pm-9pm, and on June 5 between 9am-midday.

Cllr Caroline Clapper, responsible for leisure, culture and health, said: “By volunteering to become a YOPA Champion, you will be helping to change lives for the better and helping to sustain a range of activities in Hertsmere or perhaps further afield across the county.

“Full training will be given and the workshops are free, so why not volunteer to become a Champion? You will really be helping to make a difference and gaining new life skills and experiences along the way.”

If you are aged 16 and over and want more information on how to get involved, contact Matt Hughes-Short on 01707 281204 or email m.hughes-short@herts.ac.uk.

Alternatively you can book directly on to one of the courses https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hyopa-champions-hertsmere-tickets-45025336995.