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    Workplace Challenge 12 Days of Fitness

    From the 12th of December up until Christmas Eve we are having a 12 days of fitness challenge. The challenge is a bit like the ab challenge except not as intense! You make your goals individual to you and your fitness levels. Listed below are a few examples of things that you could do to help you improve your fitness. Why not make your own fitness diary and let us know what you are planning on doing in the lead up to Christmas! 1st Day of fitness: 1 minute plank 2nd Day of fitness ...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014
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    County Sports Partnership Network Annual Review 2014

    What is the County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) ?  The collective nationwide network of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) Collectively the CSP Network has a turnover of £50 million and employs circa 600 staff A Charity has been established to support, represent and lead the CSP Network comprising of a small core team and board What do we do? Provide national reach with local presence Achieve local impact through co-ordinated delivery with and through local agencies Unde ...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014
  • Run England

    Christmas parkrun event - Saturday 20th December 9am

    Christmas parkrun event – celebrate the success of Autumn term beginner running groups!  The health benefits of running are wide and varied. They affect and improve both psychological and physical wellbeing. Come and join us! Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.Join us at the Chippenham event on December 20, wear an item of Christmas clothing to get a free mince pie afterwards! Location: M ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Disability Action Alliance - Volunteer Charter

    Disability Action Alliance Volunteer Charter Launch Event  The event takes place on Friday 5th December 2014  at the Buckinghamshire University Technical College, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8PB.  Registration begins at 10.30am and the event will close at 2.15pm. The DAA is keen to promote the Volunteer Charter widely and have asked us to spread the word amongst our Partners and Stakeholders. Here is the Volunteer Charter -  Vision A society in which the ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    'Run into a healthier you' with Marlborough Running Clubs beginners group

    Beginner Running Group with Marlborough Running Club! The health benefits of running are wide and varied. They affect and improve both psychological and physical wellbeing. Come and join us! This is an 8 week course for complete beginners. It’s for those of us who can’t run a mile and would like to get fitter. It’s for those of us who’d like to start 2015 with a fresh start, a fresh challenge....a new healthier you! Location: Marlborough Leisure Centre Day / Time: We ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Archery GB and its facility requirements

    Over the last ten years the number of people taking part in archery has risen considerably. In order to support and sustain this growth, together with Sport England, we are devoting our attention to how the current facility stock can be increased and improved. Outside of the archery club and membership network, there is a belief that the wider sports development and facility owning community can play a role in supporting the growth of the sport. Archery is a playing field sport which takes pla ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Vacancy for Head of Services (Leisure Service Operations) Wiltshire Council

    Wiltshire Council  are recruiting for the post of Head of Services (Leisure Service Operations) Salary Grade M6 (£50,282 - £55,430) Permanent, 37 hours per week Do you have what it takes to help people across Wiltshire lead healthier and happier lives? We have an exciting opportunity open at Wiltshire Council Public Health and Protection team to work in leisure, leading on service operations. Reporting to the Consultant in Public Health you will be responsible for overseeing delivery a ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Great Feedback from the Physical Preparation for Endurance Athletes Workshop

    We received some fantastic feedback from the recent workshop on 'Physical Preparation for Endurance Athletes' delivered by Mark Brace from England Athletics.  The course was about - the challenge of the endurance coach: how to improve running economy using physical preparation. It was held on Saturday 22nd November 2014 with England Athletics area coach mentor, Mark Brace taking the workshop from 10am – 1pm at the Chippenham Sports Club, Chippenham. Such a reasonabl ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Successful Change4life training day for teachers and Coaches

    Change4life Free training day for Teachers in Wiltshire and Swindon was held on 24 November at Ogbourne St George & St Andrew C of E Primary School Organised by Andy Steckbeck, Swindon School Sports Partnership and Mike Rose, Mid Wiltshire School Sports Partnership to help train teachers and coaches on how to set up and run Change4Life Clubs in schools across the county. What is Change4Life? These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities t ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
  • English Federation of Disability Sport

    Record breaking Para-Swimmers show form in Manchester

    Six world records, eleven European records and numerous British records were broken at the British Gas Disability Open Short Course Swimming Championships this weekend. Newcomers and experienced Para-swimmers impressed the crowds at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Among those celebrating included Sascha Kindred, Danielle Joyce and Andrew Mullen. Sascha Kindred (Leominster Kingfisher SC)is one of the most experienced and decorated swimmers in the Paralympic movement, having won 12 medals from th ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    School Games GB team in Brazil for Paralimpiadas Excolares 2014

    Local Wiltshire Swimmer Craig Harris is in Brazil this week with the other GB team Athletes pictured below.             This weekend the Paralimpiadas Escolares 2014 team involving 25 athletes and support staff across the sports of swimming and athletics will travel to Brazil. The event is an excellent opportunity for practitioners from the Sport England TASS network to broaden their experience and this year Helen Roberts (Sheffield ...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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    Wiltshire LTA and annual County Tennis Awards

    The Wiltshire LTA AGM will take place as follows:   DATE: Tuesday 2nd December 2014   TIME: 7.00pm for 7.30pm   VENUE: Marlborough Golf Club There will be wine and nibbles on arrival.   An opportunity to meet with colleagues informally for 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.   The Annual Tennis Awards will also be presented at the end of the AGM under the various categories:   • Wiltshire Club of The Year • Outstanding Contribution to Tennis i ...

    Monday, 24 November 2014
  • BBC West's Unsung Hero 2014: Girls' football pioneers win award

    BBC West's Sports Unsung Hero award has been won by Chris and Bev Maull, the girls' football pioneers who run Swindon Spitfires. Chris, 69, helped set up the club in 1967, making them one of the oldest female football set-ups in the country. He now maintains the grounds and facilities while his wife Bev, 59, helps coach the club's 10 teams. "Seeing all those girls mature into ladies, and knowing you're part of it, is fantastic," Bev told BBC Point West. "We always try and make it fun for the ...

    Friday, 21 November 2014
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    Teachers enjoy the Free Football for Teachers course

    Thursday 20th November saw the first of the sports courses for Teachers co-ordinated by Rik Grover from Wiltshire and Swindon Sport. As part of Rik's role as lead Sports consultant for the Primary Sports Premium he is working closely with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) in offering courses for Primary School Teachers and coaches who teach in Primary Schools. The Football course was offered absolutely Free and 13 teachers took part in the day course held at Christie Miller Sports ...

    Friday, 21 November 2014
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    Safeguarding Course in December and First Aid Course in January

    Whether you are a parent helper at your local sports club, a student wishing to get into coaching, a club wishing to achieve ClubMark, or a qualified coach looking to further your Continued Professional Development, we have a range of courses to suit YOU. Click on front cover to the right for all our courses 2014-15. Safeguarding & Protecting Children     Wednesday 10 December 2014, 06:30pm - 09:30pm E ...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014
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School Games – Exciting, fully inclusive competition for Primary and Secondary school children

 

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Sportivate – Giving more young people the chance to discover sport

 

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Workplace Challenge – National programme on a mission to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity.

 

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RightCoach – Free coach database for coaches and employers of coaches in Wiltshire & Swindon.

 

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,www.britishweightlifting.org

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Primary Premium – Funding to improve Primary School provision of PE and Sport

 

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Satellite Clubs – Developing links between Schools and Clubs creating a pathway for a lifetime of sport

 

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Sport England - Focuses on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

Courses and Events

Thu Nov 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Emergency First Response (Primary Care)
Mon Dec 01 @ 9:30AM - 12:15PM
Partnership Football Finals
Mon Dec 01 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Partnership Football Finals
Mon Dec 01 @ 1:00PM - 03:30PM
Partnership Football Finals
Mon Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
An introduction to FUNDamental's of movement
Tue Dec 02 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
Table Tennis Level 2 School Games Competition
Wed Dec 03 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Hockey Level 2 School Games Festival
Fri Dec 05 @12:00AM
Badminton Level 2 School Games Competition
Mon Dec 08 @12:00AM
Swimming Level 2 School Games
Mon Dec 08 @10:00AM -
Boccia Level 2 School Games Competition

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