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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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    Coach and Workforce Education Programme 2018

     

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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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    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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