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  • The Great British Tennis Weekend

    GBTW2015 180x180   Facebook Profile ImageThe Great British Tennis Weekend is an opportunity for children and adults to try tennis, free of charge, at clubs across the Country this summer. There will be lots of fun activities with coaching sessions for all ages as well as free play where you just turn up and play on a court.  Clubs can hold an event anytime during the summer and more details can be found at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays

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  • UKCC Level 1 coaching courses

    SAM 8042 (2)Avon & Wiltshire Netball are pleased to confirm the following UKCC Level 1 coaching courses have been confirmed and are now open for bookings.

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  • Wiltshire College Activator Role

    Wiltshire College logoWiltshire college is presently recruiting for an Activator at their Lackham Campus.

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  • Walking Tennis in Salisbury

    Learning Disability Large 1I am writing to you on behalf of the charity Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire based here in Wilton Road, Salisbury.

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  • Power of an Active School

    Power of an Active SchoolWe would like to offer a bespoke Power of an Active School twilight session to your school. This is aimed at all teaching staff, support staff, Headteachers and Governors in the development of healthy active lifestyles across a school.

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  • Change4Life : Star Wars

    Change for LifeOn the School Zone you will find Change4Life curriculum-linked materials to support primary school teachers to encourage children to eat a healthy and balanced diet, as well as easy ways to get kids to move more during the school day.

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  • Activity Alliance new Ten Principles film

    10 Principles   Presenter Kris at Wheels for All cycling sessionActivity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.

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  • Activity Alliance launches new Inclusive Activity Programme

    IAP RGBActivity Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Inclusive Activity Programme (IAP). The announcement comes during Coaching Week (4-10 June) after a successful application to Sport England which will see £450,000 of National Lottery funding dedicated to the programme. Over three years, the programme will engage key groups in specialised training with the aim to increase the number of active disabled people across England.

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  • Association of College Sport (AOC)

    Association of College Sport AOCAoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health. 

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  • Age UK and staying active for longer

    Age uk  1It’s really important to exercise and stay physically active as you get older. Here we have tips and advice on keeping fit and how to stay active as you get older. WASP are pleased to be working with Age UK Wiltshire to recruit and train leaders for their Fitness and Friendship clubs.

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    Sport England

    Sport England

    Working in a number of different ways to get more people active through sport and exercise

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    This Girl Can

    This Girl Can

    A nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

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    Club Matters

    Club Matters

    One stop shop for sports clubs, helping you develop and run a sustainable club

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    Together We Will

    Together We Will

    Supports disabled people with their friends and family to become more active

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    Maximise the use of your facilities with Leading online rental portal SchoolHire

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    • Funding
    • GLL Supporting today and tomorrows athletes

    GSF 2018 applications 770x400Charitable social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure operator is set to support Swindon athletes in 2018 through their athlete support programme, the ‘GLL Sport Foundation’. Applications for athletes are open until 20th February 2018 via the website portal – www.gllsportfoundation.org

    The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focussed support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance, support includes training membership access to over three hundred venues across the UK, access to physio and injury rehab support and financial awards up to the value of £1,250.

    Across the UK it is projected three thousand athletes will be supported in 2018; it will mark a special milestone for the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme as the programme turns ten years, over which period it will have provided sixteen thousand athlete awards at a value of £9million.

    The Foundation is directly aligned to National Governing Body of sport talent pathways, and with National partnerships with SportsAid and the Mary Peters Trust it ensures that the right awards are provided to the right athletes at the right time. 

    These partnerships ensures that the Foundation can make most impact to athletes that are transitioning from national to international level and with 74% of athletes being aged under twenty one and 87% of athletes receiving no other funding support, the impact of the Foundation is significant.

    Supported athlete Louise Hunt (Wheelchair Tennis) explained “I am aiming for the Tokyo Paralympics. Although I have already competed in 2 Paralympics, I still haven't achieved what I desire, a medal. This year I have reached my highest ever singles and doubles world rankings, and aim to continue to improve on these as well as my results next year! The award will help to continue to support my training program, in order to help me reach my goals and become the best athlete I can be.”

    Video interview snapshot from double Olympic taekwondo medallist and ambassador Lutalo Muhammad - and GLL Sports Foundation Video 2017 

             

    Since the programme was launched in 2008 at the House of Commons the programme has been under the Patronage of one of GBs greatest athletes Sally Gunnell OBE, who today still remains the only athlete to hold consecutive Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles.  Sally explained “When I was first introduced to the GLL Sport Foundation in 2007 and the opportunity to come on board as Patron was offered to me it was a simple yes as achieving peak sport performance as an athlete and inspiring and supporting athletes to achieve their goals have been key drivers for me through my life; so there was an obvious direct synergy”.

    “When we launched the programme in 2008 at the House of Commons I was positive with regards to the impact we could make to athletes across London, this same position is true today but to be able to do this across the UK where we are today supporting athletes across seventy five parts of UK including areas in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, is testament to the programme that GLL created”.

    “I am proud to be Patron and with GLL at the helm of this programme I know the Foundation will deliver equally positive results into the years ahead; and play a greater role in the sporting pathway with centralised sport funding being squeezed further, and most importantly impact thousands of athletes sporting journeys which in turn will positively impact their local communities”.

    Peter Bundey Chair of the Foundation further highlighted the network the programme works within “I would like to thank all councils; sponsors and partners to the Foundation over the length of the programme, your commitment has contributed to its success greatly”.

    “Finally; I would like to thank all the athletes you have delivered such phenomenal sporting successes and inspired future generations of athletes to achieve their goals and our wider communities to be more physically active. We look forward to supporting you and future generations of athletes for years to come”.

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    Events

    04 Jul 2018n09:00AM - 04:00PMnSummer School Games
    11 Jul 2018n06:30PM - 09:30PMnSafeguarding & Protecting Children in Swindon
    17 Jul 2018n06:00PM - 10:00PMnEmergency First Response in Trowbridge

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