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  • About Trampolining

    Trampolining1Trampolining is a recreational activity, acrobatic training tool as well as a competitive Olympic sport in which athletes perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline.

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  • About Indoor Climbing

    Indoor ClimbingAn indoor rock climbing wall in the UK showing moulded features and coloured route markers. A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, usually used for indoor climbing, but sometimes located outdoors. 

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  • About Gliding

    Gliding logoGliding is the ultimate adventure sport, a sport that requires the pilot to harness the power of nature to stay airborne whether they’re flying locally to their club, flying long distances cross country or soaring at high altitude.

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  • National Trust 10 Trails

    National Trust 10kFancy a morning run through the clifftop gardens of a 1920s villa? Or how about testing your fitness in the grounds of a medieval castle? Our free monthly 10k trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.

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  • Professional Workforce

    Professional Workforce 1Sport England are working closely with The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) in producing a number of Professional Standards related to Coaching in the UK.

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  • Age UK - Fitness & Friendship Clubs

    A social club for older people with an emphasis on keeping active. Activities include exercise for flexibility, strength and balance, Kurling (no ice required!), seated sports, Skittles, Quoits and gentle T’ai Chi.  

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  • Great Coaching News

    UK CoachingNominations for the UK Coaching Awards are now open!

    The awards honour great coaching from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months at the grassroots and elite level of sport.  Nominating in the UK Coaching Awards is a great way of recognising your coach for the work they do. If you are a coach, nominating can raise your profile or recognise the work of a colleague. Make your nominations to recognise and reward the work of great coaching.    

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  • Activity Alliance News - July 2018

    Activity AllianceWelcome to July's newsletter. This edition features include the Typhoo Junior Athletics Championships and Get Out Get Active.

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  • Coaching is changing ....into Workforce

    Workforce 1New roles are emerging to suit participant needs. Whether you are a coach, activator, facilitator, instructor, leader, teacher, trainer, staff, volunteer or something similar we are now using the term Workforce to incorporate all roles involved in Sport and Physical Activity...

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  • Jessica Sprules local Ice Hockey talent needs your help !

    Jess 1Jessica is a very talented, well respected and admired athlete. Her chosen sport, Ice Hockey has provided her with some fantastic opportunities over the past couple of years and has seen her represent her country for the Women’s U18 Great Britain Ice Hockey Team in Poland, Hungary & Spain. Jess was also awarded Sports women of the year last year for united learning.

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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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    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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