BBC West's Sports Unsung Hero award has been won by Chris and Bev Maull, the girls' football pioneers who run Swindon Spitfires.
Chris, 69, helped set up the club in 1967, making them one of the oldest female football set-ups in the country.
He now maintains the grounds and facilities while his wife Bev, 59, helps coach the club's 10 teams.
"Seeing all those girls mature into ladies, and knowing you're part of it, is fantastic," Bev told BBC Point West.
"We always try and make it fun for the ...
Fortius Physical Education will once again be holding a regional conference for primary PE practitioners.
This will take place on Friday 6th February at the Four Pillars Conference Centre in South Cerney.
The conference programme will shortly be released in addition to details of the keynote speakers and other deliverers for the day. Included in the programme will be:
workshops for both new and experienced PE co-ordinators
Ofsted guidance on high quality PE
review work ...
Thursday 20th November saw the first of the sports courses for Teachers co-ordinated by Rik Grover from Wiltshire and Swindon Sport.
As part of Rik's role as lead Sports consultant for the Primary Sports Premium he is working closely with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) in offering courses for Primary School Teachers and coaches who teach in Primary Schools.
The Football course was offered absolutely Free and 13 teachers took part in the day course held at Christie Miller Sports ...
The Corsham School hosted a high paced Level 2 table tennis competition on 21 November 2014. The competition was organised by Mid Wilts SGO Mike Rose and the superb PE department from Corsham School.
Seven teams entered and played each other once in a high paced round robin tournament. As the tournament heated up, 3 teams emerged as potential winners, Sheldon A, Sheldon B and Corsham A. It was Sheldon A that prevailed in the highly anticipated match against Corsham A, and they ca ...
Devizes School played host to an extremely successful L2 School Games Badminton tournament on Tuesday 11th of November.
Organised and refereed by the highly experienced John Murphy and SGO Mike Rose the tournament ran smoothly and was enjoyed by not only the players but also by the officials and spectators who had the pleasure of officiating and viewing some top level Badminton.
Hardenhuish girls’ team demonstrated their consistency and ability to perform against any opposi ...
On 13 November 23 teams many of which contained pupils with special educational needs and disabilities competed in a Boccia competition held Chippenham sports clubs unique Air Dome. The tournament was Organised by Mike Rose, SGO at Devizes school and consisted of 2 round robin tournaments.
The teams were split into pools of 3 or 4 across 7 courts, each court would produce a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and in some cases 4th place. Once the positions were awarded the teams then progressed into the second roun ...
Whether you are a parent helper at your local sports club, a student wishing to get into coaching, a club wishing to achieve ClubMark, or a qualified coach looking to further your Continued Professional Development, we have a range of courses to suit YOU. Click on front cover to the right for all our courses 2014-15.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Wednesday 10 December 2014, 06:30pm - 09:30pm
The new Boxing 'Box' Course for Wiltshire and Swindon teachers, coaches and community leaders is being run before Christmas
The accredited course which was developed by England Boxing is suitable for successful candidates to deliver non-contact sessions. Sessions focus on the use of padwork, fitness and teaching and use of techniques developed and used by the top national coaches.
This course is 6 hours in duration and normally costs £100.
In partnership with England Boxing we would like to ...
Overall Purpose of the Role
The Mission of the Tennis Foundation Disability Development Program is to inspire and engage more disabled people to be involved in tennis, whatever their ability and background. Providing opportunities for all and credible pathways for the most talented.
The role of the North Regional Disability Manager in supporting this Mission is to implement the disability tennis development strategy by engaging and building relationships with existing and new partners to: enco ...
‘Making Swimming Deaf-Friendly’ and ‘British Sign Language for Swimming’.
The workshops will support swimming teachers and coaches to make simple changes to make activities deaf-friendly and develop confidence communicating with deaf children and young people. The courses are free and strong priority will be given to teachers and coaches who commit to all three workshops.
How to adapt your activities
Tips for welcoming deaf children
Swimming-specific termino ...
Engagement Officer – Yorkshire and East Midlands Areas
Directly responsible to: EFDS Partnership Manager
Salary Range: £28,000 - £32,000
Location: Loughborough Head Office (home/remote working will be supported)
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is dedicated to getting more disabled people participating in sport. We work with a number of key partners looking at innovative ways to improve and increase the opportunities available to disabled p ...
UKCCL1 Rounders course
The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rounders (UKCC L1) is the first qualification within the coaching structure. This 2 day course provides the knowledge for assistant coaches (working alongside a qualified NRA Level 2 or UKCC Level 2 Coach) to deliver Rounders activities.
Learners need to be at least 15 years old to register for and attend the course; however they cannot be certified for the 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in ...
What is Go SpikeGo Spike is Volleyball England’s campaign to increase the number of individuals participating in recreational volleyball. It provides individuals of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience volleyball in a social environment. Go Spike can be played anywhere at any time – indoors, on grass or on the beach.
Workplace Challenge OfferVolleyball England invites a Workplace Champion, or a workplace representative, to attend a Go Spike Activator Award to become a Go Sp ...
A county Step into Sport Camp being organised by Selwyn Widger, School Games Organiser for West Wiltshire.
It is for existing and potential young leaders both SEND and non SEND from mainstream and special schools aged 14-19.
It will be held at The Dome in Chippenham on Monday 1st December.
The focus is inclusive sport and the young leaders will learn about how to promote and advertise events in their area and how best to reach their audience, whilst understanding how activities and sport ...