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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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    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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