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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

    School Hire

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

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    British Water Ski & Wakeboard (BWSW) are pleased to launch two short films showing that show water skiing and wakeboarding are sports for everyone.  The films feature three of their members who each  tell their story about how water skiing helps them and, ultimately, enhances their lives. 

    Meet Thomas, Abbie Jo and Sophie.  They are three disabled people with a variety of impairments who have all found a love of water skiing.  They each share their experience of water skiing, what  attracted them to the sport, what challenges they face and why everyone should join them on the water. 

     

    BWSW is the national governing body and membership organisation for water skiing and wakeboarding funded by its members for the benefit of its members. Its main role is acting on  behalf of the interests of water skiers and wakeboarders to develop and serve the sport ‐ a nonprofit making organisation with all of our income invested in developing and protecting water skiing  across the UK from the grassroots level through to our top athletes.   BWSW are keen to support their clubs and sites to become more inclusive and be able to offer the opportunity to everyone to try our sport.  Sometimes the right attitude, the confidence to ask  questions and the willingness to try is all it needs to get someone out on the water – whatever their  ability.

    Thomas Buckley
    The 3 ½ minute film was shot at Dudley Water Ski Club with the support of their coach, Karen and  their boat drivers. It features Thomas Buckley who is blind and shares his story of how he found  water skiing. It highlights how doing the sport and joining the club has improved his confidence in  all aspects of his life. 

     

    Heron Lake 
    The five‐minute film was shot at The Tony Edge Centre, Heron Lake, the home of British Disabled  Water Ski and Wakeboard Association. It features two of their members, Sophie and Abbie Jo.
    Sophie, who has a spinal cord injury, shares her story of how water skiing fulfils her need for  adrenaline and love of adventure sports. Abbie Jo, who has Celebral Palsy, found water skiing as an  activity that she could for herself without relying on her family and friends. 

     
    More information and advice about water skiing and wakeboarding is available on the  BWSW website.  Find a local club using the Club Finder.

    Contact:
    Development Programme Manager, Natalie Masters on 01932 579938.

    Thanks to Dudley Water Ski Club and British Disabled Water Ski and Wakeboard Association at  Heron Lake for being involved in the films.  BWSW worked with WhiteNoSugar Productions to create  the films following the success of the Mikey Pinder film.

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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.

    Tags: Waterskiing, Disability, Disability Sport

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    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport,
    White Horse Business Park, Richmond House,
    1 Goodwood Close, Epsom Road,
    Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 0XE

    Office Tel: 01225 781500
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