Active Sporting Club is a Newcastle based company but runs childrens sports camps in Leeds. We offer a wide range of sports and activity programs to accommodate all ages and levels of fitness.

Active Sporting Club was established by husband and wife team James and Angela Ponton and is based upon a love of sports backed by professional experience in the field.

We have been providing out of school sporting opportunities to children aged 5 – 14 years since 2005. We encourage participation and an emphasis on making new friends. Hopefully children get a chance to try something new. There are also opportunities to achieve sporting awards in some of the sports offered.


James Ponton

James Ponton

James is currently Head Coach of Newcastle Falcons Academy. Previously spent 13 years being a professional rugby player. He has a variety of Sports coaching and teaching awards, including Level 4 in Rugby Union coaching

James Ponton holds the following professional qualifications:

  • HND Sports Coaching & Business Finance
  • HND Sports Studies
  • Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Therapy
  • Level 3 RFU Sports Coach
  • First Aid First Response Diploma
  • Assistant Swimming Teacher Diploma
  • Life Saving Medallion


Angela Ponton

Angela is currently Director of Sport at the Newcastle Royal Grammar School.

Angela previously taught PE at:

  • King James’s Knaresborough
  • Harrogate Grammar School
  • Leeds Grammar School

And Lectured at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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