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    'SHINE Wiltshire' the child weight management programme for children aged 7-11 years

    SHINE is a new child weight management programme for children aged 7-11 years and their family, who are above their healthy weight range. SHINE Wiltshire stands for Self-Help, Independence, Nutrition and Exercise. A 10 week programme which aims to empower the child and their family to make the necessary changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. A Mum attending the pilot programme said: “I’d recommend this to any family considering a change. We’ve received great support from SHINE and it’s helped m ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014

    WASP Sponsor the Swindon Advertiser Sports Awards 2014

    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport is pleased to be supporting the Swindon Advertiser Sports Awards and we would encourage every reader to use these as an opportunity to thank all those who play their part in making sport in Swindon such an important part of community life. Each of the awards reflects the dedication, effort and time given by individuals to sport in the Town. It is widely acknowledged that sport plays a significant role for our communities in Swindon. Outside of the personal rewards re ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
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    Handball 4th Annual Coaching Survey

    Handball Coaches: Your Views Matter The England Handball Association (EHA) is conducting its fourth annual coaching survey. The organisation wants to hear what Handball coaches want, need, feel and do. Completing the survey also gives you the chance to win an iPad Air. The EHA acts on the feedback from surveys. For example they launched ‘Pass it On’ coaching magazine and developed new course materials. The survey closes on 11 January 2015. If you’re an Handball coach make sure your voice is ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
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    Cornish Indoor Rowing Cahmpionships

    Venue: Newquay Sports Centre    Date: 24 January 2015  **NEW FOR 2015** 1000m category Aimed at those who are new to indoor rowing or competing for the first time. Male & Female categories - £4 entry fee 2,000m Challenges  Open & Lightweight, Rowability categories will be split in to the following if more than 2 entries: Year 12/13, open, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Junior categories  Races in line with the national ‘Go Race&nb ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
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    England Squash & Racketball Vacancies - Participation Manager

    Participation Manager Main Purpose: This is dynamic and strategic role is responsible for driving sustained growth in participation and raising the visibility and profile of squash.  Circa £32-35k plus excellent benefits package Participation_Manager_-_England_Sqush__Racketball.pdf216.88 KB How to apply: Please follow the link below to the ESR website, where you can access the full job description and person specification: T ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
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    Rugby Level 1 Coaching Course

    UKCC Level 1 Coaching Children Venue: Marlborough College Dates: Sunday 11th January, Sunday 18th February & Sunday 25th February Time: 09:00-17:00 on each day Pre-requisite for this course if the completed Rugby Ready plus be 16 years or older. Bookings can be made here: ...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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    Wiltshire and Swindon County Young Officials Academy

    The County Young Officials Academy aims to provide an opportunity for 15 Young People Aged 16 – 19 to gain greater insight into the requirements of being an ‘Outstanding’ Official in a Sport of their choice. The Academy aims to be the pinnacle of opportunity for Young Officials within the County. In addition to a number of compulsory sessions, there will be a personalised ‘mentoring’ system allowing the Young People to learn from established officials in Wiltshire Clubs. Throughout the program ...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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    Workplace Challenge New Year 8 week Challenge called - My Team 2015 !

    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport calls for workplaces in the County to get social in sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. Workplaces across Wiltshire and Swindon are getting on their starting blocks ready to compete in the new ‘My Team 2015’ workplace health campaign, starting with an eight week physical activity themed challenge on 5th January 2015. ‘My Team 2015’ an initiative masterminded by Workplace Challenge, will run throughout the year but will start with an eight-week long challe ...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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    Welcome to the December edition of the Workplace Challenge Newsletter!

    Welcome Challengers Welcome to the December edition of the Workplace Challenge Newsletter! We hope your feeling festive whilst enjoying the challenge with your colleagues and are encouraging others to become more active!   Celebrate your work Christmas party with a bang! Most of our December work calendars are jam packed with Christmas parties, lunches out, and drinks after work. What better way to celebrate the end of a busy year with great food and drinks with workmates? The Britis ...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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    WHAT IS FOOTBALL REMEMBERS?  ‘Football Remembers’ is the series of programmes and events being delivered jointly by the Premier League, The FA and the Football League, in partnership with the British Council, to commemorate the First World War. In 2014 most activity centres on one&nb ...

    Friday, 12 December 2014
  • Handballs Newsletter 'Pass it On'

    Issue 6 of 'Pass it On' is packed as ever with great coaching information and articles. World-leading sports-coaching expert Dr David Piggott of Leeds Beckett University discusses planning for performance. We consider why experience is no substitution for qualifications. We also take the opportunity to review 2014 and what we at England Handball have been up to, including the launch of our YouTube channel. All this for free – consider it our Christmas present to you! Follow link for ...

    Friday, 12 December 2014
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    “Being Active” guide supports disabled people to enjoy a more active lifestyle

    A new guide released ahead of International Day for Disabled People supports more disabled people to enjoy an active lifestyle. “Being Active”, unveiled today by the English Federation of Disability Sport in partnership with Disability Rights UK, talks directly to disabled people. It gives inactive disabled people access to relevant information, so they have control over where, what and how they can start being active.   Research shows that most disabled people are not as active as they wo ...

    Friday, 12 December 2014
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    Ever thought of Coaching Bowls?

    ‘Coach Bowls’ has developed a number of courses and qualifications on behalf of Bowls England (BE) and English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA). The courses available are the only ones recommended to club coaches by BE and EIBA and are the only bowls courses and qualifications recognised by Sport England. Bursaries to assist coaches to cover part of the cost of these courses are available through your National Governing Body (BE & EIBA) or local C ...

    Friday, 12 December 2014
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    Become an Archery Instructor

    The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level training course. It prepares you to deliver fun, safe sessions for beginners. Course details: Venue: Grittleton House, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6AP Dates: Sat 24 Jan, Sat 7 Feb and Sun 8 Feb 2015 Times: 10am - 4pm (finish earlier last day) Cost: £175 About the Course: The course is 2.5 days long It is available over two weekends There is a short practicle assessment at the end Entry: You don't need any previo ...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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    Funding for Swindon's Talented Young Athletes

    The Swindon Sport Forum is working with GLL, the new Leisure contractors, to promote the GLL Sports Foundation grant funding for talented Swindon athletes. Last year 9 people received awards and we are keen to make sure that more talented sports people apply. This ranged for a year’s membership to a grant of £1.5k plus free membership for a year. The GLL Sport Foundation applications open online from 20/12/14 until 20/02/15 via Athletes of any age can apply, ...

    Friday, 05 December 2014
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Weightlifting, or Powerlifting, is a strength sport which involves lifting specified weights, and both males and females can take part.

In competitions, competitors are allowed three attempts on each lift, and the best attempt counts toward his competition total. If two or more lifters achieve the same total, the lifter that weighs the least ranks above the heavier opponent.

Weightlifting, or Powerlifting, is a strength sport which involves lifting specified weights, and both males and females can take part.

In competitions, competitors are allowed three attempts on each lift, and the best attempt counts toward his competition total. If two or more lifters achieve the same total, the lifter that weighs the least ranks above the heavier opponent.

There are variations of weightlifting, such as Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, and all involved different methods of lifting, lift requirements and causes for disqualification.

The governing body for Weightlifting in Britain is the British Weightlifters Association,

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Mon Jan 12 @12:00AM
KS1 Gymnastics Level 2 School Games Competition
Tue Jan 13 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Hi 5 Netball Competition
Tue Jan 13 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Emergency First Response (Primary Care)
Wed Jan 14 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Gymnastics level 2 School Games Festival
Thu Jan 15 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
New Age Kurling Level 3 Wiltshire School Games Competition
Fri Jan 16 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Netball Tournament
Tue Jan 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Wed Jan 21 @12:30PM - 02:30PM
Tag Rugby Level 2 School Games Festival
Wed Jan 21 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Football Level 3 Wiltshire School Games Competition
Tue Jan 27 @ 1:00PM -
Hockey Level 2 School Games Festival


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