XC is an extreme sports facility based in Hemel Hempstead.

XC cost £5.25m to build, £5m was from the government’s ‘MyPlace’ programme and the remaining £250k has been invested by Dacorum Sports Trust. Sportspace, Dacorum Sports Trust, manages XC working in partnership with Youth Connexions and Dacorum Borough Council. All the facilities have been geared towards the youth of today with an aim that XC will be a ‘one stop shop’ for teenagers.

Alongside XC’s impressive extreme sports skate park, 14m climbing wall, indoor caving system, bouldering and high ropes, the XC also features a teen focused health centre with counselling rooms, a music recording studio, and internet cafe. Young people have been involved in the plans of XC since the beginning to make sure the centre provides everything they need.

Who is Sportspace?

Dacorum Sports Trust (DST) is a local charity that runs Our Gym, XC and Little Hay Golf Complex.

Who are we?

Dacorum Sports Trust is an innovative, community-focused charity committed to making a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our community. Any surplus that is made is reinvested in the facilities and the local community.

We have been a charitable trust since 2004 and have been at the forefront of sport and leisure in Dacorum. We run Little Hay Golf ComplexOur Gym – a low cost gym in the Maylands industrial area of Hemel Hempstead, and XC, an extreme sports centre in Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead.

How do we make a difference? By…


  • By providing activities and facilities that enable you to accomplish a task, achieve a goal, challenge yourself or simply socialise with other people.
  • By constantly innovating and constantly surprising.
  • By challenging the status quo.
  • By providing a team dedicated to helping you release the feel-good factor.
  • By using any surplus funds to help people, who by reason of circumstance, sometimes need a hand.

We are a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number 4868497) and a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1103980).

Please click here to see our 2019 ‘Impact report’.