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  • RYA

    RYA South West Instructor Development Activities

    Instructor Activities Saturday 1st November – Bowmoor SCSaturday 8th November – Bristol Corinthian YC On Water activities include;  Seamanship Skills Teaching Spinnakers Single Handed session ideas Advanced Personal Sailing Skills Assistant Instructor training Cost £15 per day includes Lunch Contact RYA Regional Development Officer, Tony Wood 07876 330374, suitable for all Dinghy Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Aspiring Instructors Poster ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
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    RFU - Coaching & Refereeing Award Courses Dorset & Wiltshire 2014 -2015

    The following Coaching and Refereeing Award Courses available for booking: UKCC Level 1 Coaching Children – Cost £105 Canford School, Wimborne – 12th/19th October , 2nd November 2014 Marlborough College – 11th/ 18th/ 25th January 2015 Trowbridge RFC – 9th/10th/17th May 2015 Pre-requisites – must complete Rugby Ready Foundation Course and be over 16 UKCC Level 2 Coaching the 15 a-side game – Cost £115 Marlborough College – 2nd/9th/23rd November 2014 Canford School, Wimborne – 1st/8t ...

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
  • Swindon Borough Council

    Swindon Leisure Change Programme Update

    Swindon Borough Council have released its latest update on the Leisure Change Program. The change programme is investigating and implementing alternative ways of providing the Council’s leisure and cultural services in a bid to reduce the annual net cost to the Council. Further details about the programme, including copies of all the reports to the Council’s Cabinet, can be found on the pages of the dedicated website which can be found via the newsletter. To read the latest version of the new ...

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
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    Wiltshire and Swindon School Games 2014 Video

    {youtube}4sISLf8lHgI{/youtube} If you would like a copy of the Video sent to your school please contact and we will be happy to send you a copy while stocks last. Feel free to share this video on social media and your website. ...

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014
  • The Community Fundation

    The Community Foundation for Wiltshire & Swindon - Comic Relief Grants

    Comic Relief grants to support work where there is clear evidence of a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives: excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs. We award smaller grants of around ...

    Thursday, 09 October 2014
  • Swindon Sports Forum

    Swindon Sports Forum AGM 2014

    The Swindon Sports Forum will be holding its 2014 AGM and next event on Tuesday 11th November 2014 in the Legends Lounge at Swindon Town Football Club at 7pm - 9pm. Ian Bickerton and Sue Mendham will be speaking about the Leisure Change Program, with the transfer of leisure facilities to GLL and Twigmarket taking place the week before. We will also be welcoming Justin Thomlinson MP to the meeting. The AGM will also see the 2014 Sports Forum Grants being handed out to all the successful applic ...

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
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    British Athletics a chance of glory for Paralympic Athletes

    This is YOUR chance for success. We’re looking for brand new talent in paralympic athletics. Come and try athletics for yourself at one of our events across the UK to show us what you can do. Are you sporty and dream of becoming the next Elite Sprinter, Jumper or Thrower at the Paralympics in Rio 2016? Yes? Then all you need to do is sign up. Come to one of the Talent Introduction Days for your chance to experience the world of competitive athletics for talented new athletes to ...

    Friday, 17 October 2014
  • Swindon Sports Forum

    Funding Workshops Opportunity through Oaks

    The Swindon Sports Forum is pleased to announce that Oaks will be again providing professional advice and support to sports clubs in Swindon due to its successful partnership with the Sports Forum. There is a small fee to be paid of £50 which the Sports Forum will keep if you are successful. The workshops have proved very successful in the past few years so we would encourage anyone who is interested to complete an expression of interest form and send it back to Sue Gravell by email as soon as ...

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
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    Fencing moves films released

    Beazley commissioned project reveals skill and strategy underlying lightning quick moves Fencing is among the fastest of sports, with decisive encounters lasting mere fractions of a second.  British Fencing is today pleased to announce the launch of a trilogy of short films designed to reveal the mix of strategic thinking and lightning reflexes that has caused the sport to be likened to ‘high speed chess.’ The films cover two clashes between foilists and one between sabreurs.  Firstl ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
  • Wiltshire and Swindon Sport Announce Summer Level 3 School Games Dates

    We are pleased to announce the Sainsbury's School Games dates for Summer Level 3 County Competitions. Swindon School Games will be held on the 26 June 2015 at the Lydiard Park Academy. Wiltshire School Games will be held on the 8 July 2015 at Marlborough College.   ...

    Monday, 20 October 2014
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    A new legend is born as orienteering event comes to Nottingham Red Bull has announced that it’s launching a brand new racing concept this autumn called Red Bull Robin Hood. The new orienteering adventure race will take place on 1st November 2014 in Robin Hood’s hometown of Nottingham, bringing an exciting new twist to a legend of British folklore. Playing on the heritage of Robin Hood and the key qualities required to be an orienteer, the adventure-style race will require a combination of spe ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
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    Primary Sports Premium funding allocation 2014 / 15 (From the DfE)

    How much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2014 to 2015, and advice on how to spend it.  Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2014 to 2015, including: maintained schools academies and free schools special schools non-maintained special schools city technology colleges (CTCs) pupil referral units (PRUs) general hospitals The following types of school don’t receive this funding: n ...

    Thursday, 02 October 2014
  • Marketing Essentials course for Sports Clubs and Coaches

    GBSport are delivering a Marketing Essentials workshop in November in Wootton Bassett  which covers the essential elements you must put in place to market your club/coaching programme successfully. Our four hour interactive training workshop introduces the concept of successful marketing for sports clubs and coaches - defining and building a brand, developing and implementing an effective and practical marketing plan, how to monitor and evaluate the results, and great examples of ...

    Friday, 17 October 2014
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    School Games Volunteer Apprentice scheme

    This is a voluntary role that will provide excellent experience for someone wanting to work in this field. The volunteers will be expected to assist with the delivery of the school games, for a minimum of at least 12 hours over the 12 month period. Attendance and volunteering at the Wiltshire school games in July 2015 is compulsory. Training will be provided by the County Sport Partnership (see training opportunities below) who has been awarded a bursary to support the professional developmen ...

    Thursday, 25 September 2014
  • Swindon Sports Forum

    Cash for Sports People and Clubs

    Every month Mars Milk will be donating cash awards to sports individuals and clubs in need of extra funding. Whether you need new kit, travel costs, extra pitch time, coaches, training or competition entry fees, just let them know how they can help using their application form. The entry with the highest number of votes at the end of the month will win a £1,000 cash award from Mars. A further 10 applicants will receive a £300 cash donation, these applicants will be selected by their panel of j ...

    Tuesday, 07 October 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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Tue Oct 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practise
Sun Nov 02 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Practical Ideas for Disability Coaching
Wed Nov 12 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Wed Nov 19 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM
Football Level 2 School Games Festival
Fri Nov 21 @12:00AM
Football Level 2 School Games Festival
Tue Nov 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Equity in your Coaching
Wed Nov 26 @12:00PM - 03:15PM
Netball Level 2 School Games Festival
Thu Nov 27 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM
Netball High Five Levle 2 School Games Festival
Thu Nov 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
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