About Origin Sports

Origin Sports is a not-for-profit organisation based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. We aim to offer affordable, inclusive and safe access to sport for people in Newcastle and Gateshead.

The Elswick, Benwell and Scotswood wards of Newcastle are some of the most deprived areas of the city, and we hope to help to reduce crime and improve the community spirit of those areas in particular through providing young people and those who are not in employment, education or training with access to a positive outlet in the form of sport.

The health benefits of sport are well-known, and we believe that providing young people in Newcastle with the opportunity to practice sports - competitively or recreationally, will not only make them fitter, it will also improve their sense of wellbeing, and help them to become productive members of the community.

We operate out of the Elswick Pool as well as Gateshead Academy for Sport, and we have several programmes running, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling classes. In addition to providing services for young people, we also offer sessions for adults, as well as a children's class that uses active play as a way to improve balance, co-ordination and agility and to promote self-confidence.

If you would like to know more about the work that we do, and the areas that we serve, please explore the rest of this website. Alternatively, send us a message via our contact form and one of the team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.