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  • British Blind Sport Communications Officer

    British Blind SportCould you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping people and improving other’s lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as the British Blind Sport Communications Officer. British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

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  • Get active Berkshire - Sports Education Week 2018

    Get Berkshire Active week
    SPORTS EDUCATION WEEK 2018 NOW LIVE - TAKING BOOKINGS NOW!

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  • A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents

    xinfographic 2 2 1024x597 jpg pagespeed ic ryu3w fHhqDigital technology is quickly becoming ubiquitous in our society. The vast majority of individuals now travel with at least one device on their person. This has its advantages, as people can gain access to real time information as well as communicate with social contacts and business associates. It is also useful for day to day activities such as travel times, geolocation and weather information. And this trend is going to continue as new technology continues to be developed.

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  • Club development programme

    Club development page 1The On Your Marks programme has been designed to support local sports clubs with a variety of issues they regularly face.

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  • Free Fencing for Swindon Primary Schools

    fencing1FREE 4 Hours sword fencing at every Swindon Primary School to boost heart health – have you had yours?

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  • Childhood obesity: a plan for action

    Childhood Obesity 1The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.

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  • Swindon Cycle Fest 2018

    Swindon Cycle FestSwindon Cycle Campaign and Mitchell Cycles have been working hard to put on another Swindon Cycle Fest this summer! The festival is a free to attend community event to celebrate cycling in Swindon.There will be opportunities for all ages and abilities to try out different bikes and take part in a wide range of activities and bike rides.

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  • Community Play Worker Vacancy at Active Trowbridge

    Active TrowbridgeThe main purpose of this role is to act as Community Play Worker for Trowbridge Town Council in assisting in the operation and development of the after school clubs, to ensure their continued smooth and effective running.

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  • Sports Coach Vacancy at Active Trowbridge

    Active Trowbridge LogoActive Trowbridge are currently seeking a Community Sports Coach to assist the Leisure Services Supervisor in providing sports and leisure activities in and around Trowbridge.

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    Learning Academy 2018-19

    Learning AcademyWASP will be running a number of courses taking place across the county starting again in September. If in the mean time you are interested in other courses, or would like to run a workshop for your club, please take a look at our additional coach education courses.  

    For further information, please email Joy Rickard or call 01225 781500.

     

     

     

     

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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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    School Hire

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

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    MIKEY PINDER in action web - by Jon Shrimpton PhotographyLiverpool’s famous dock area is now home to a booming sport that has helped to transform the life of one previously shy young man. Mikey Pinder, 31, from West Kirby, spent many years trying to overcome difficulties associated with autism. He found it hard to communicate and interact with others. Out of curiosity he tried wakeboarding at the Liverpool Wake Park in October 2013 a few months after it opened by the Queens Dock in the heart of the city, and he has never looked back. Mikey now has social media accounts and is about to become a YouTube sensation.

    Wakeboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Think skateboards on water, with participants propelled across the surface and over floating obstacles by a controlled cable tow. Nearly two and a half years on, the sport has transformed Mikey’s life. He is fitter, stronger and now enjoys an active social life.  Mikey says: 

    "Wakeboarding is a way to clear my head. I really love it. I use my membership like a gym, and also to swim, any day I want, so I feel really healthy.  One year after my first session I made my debut at the Grassroots Tour competition. I was nervous but it was a great experience. I came in ninth place and everyone cheered me."

    Mikey’s progress delighted the staff at the Liverpool Wake Park facility.  The team offers support and training to users of all ages and abilities, and Mikey has quickly become a star down at the dock.

    The three-minute film was shot on location at Queens Dock. It’s showcases Mikey’s inspirational journey and highlights how the confidence he has gained from the sport now overspills into his everyday life.  Wakeboarding has opened many new social circles, as Mikey explains:

    "I meet loads of new people now. We talk about what we have done, what tricks we have practiced, and I have lots of wakeboarder friends on Twitter, and especially Facebook.  People should give it a go. Anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a pro."

    Mikey’s message to anyone considering trying the sport is simple: “Do it for fun; feel happy!”

    MIKEY PINDER in action 2 web - by Jon Shrimpton Photography

    Photos by Jon Shrimpton Photography.

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    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:

    If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.

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