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New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active

New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active

New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives.

Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it's not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we're not active for a lot of the working day and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:33

Tags: Active 10, Adults, Public Health, Walking

Pride of Table Tennis Awards - nominations now open

Pride of Table Tennis Awards - nominations now open

The search is on for the superstars of grassroots table tennis as we open the Pride of Table Tennis Awards for the 2016/17 season.

Today, we are launching both the local and national stages of the awards which could see hundreds of volunteers honoured across the country.

For the local stage, we are urging members of the table tennis family to award the accolade of Volunteer of the Year in their own clubs... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:03

Tags: Volunteering

Get your kids moving this summer!

Get your kids moving this summer!

Fly to infinity and beyond with Buzz Lightyear or race with Lightning McQueen...enjoy being active with your family with famous Disney characters!

Did you know...Only 23% of boys and 20% of girls aged 5-12 are doing public health's recommended amount of physical activity – 60 minutes a day.

Take a look - new activities added each week and give Change4Life 10 minute shake ups a go with your family.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:11

Tags: Children, Family, Get Active

SASP Ski Trip 2018

SASP Ski Trip 2018

SASP Ski Trip 2018

Saturday 20th January - Saturday 27th January

The nights are already getting longer so winter can't be far away and with it the fantastic 2018 Annual SASP Snowsports Trip. Once again we are returning to our favourite haunt, Valmeinier in the French Alps. Download the PDF for full information or email Stewart Collins to start a discussion. Maybe see you on the snow?

Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:55

Tags: Adult Participation

SASP Swim School Summer Holiday Intensive Courses 2017

SASP Swim School Summer Holiday Intensive Courses 2017

SASP Swim School are running three intensive courses over the summer holidays this year. The dates for these are as follows:

Summer Holiday Intensive Week 1 – Monday 31st July > Friday 4th August 2017

Summer Holiday Intensive Week 2 – Monday 21st August > Friday 25th August 2017

Summer Holiday Intensive Week 3 – Tuesday 29th August > Friday 1st September 2017

All at Taunton Prep Pool,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:52

Tags: Swimming

Nordic Walking coming to Taunton

Nordic Walking coming to Taunton

Nordic Walking is a form of exercise which is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness from health walks as part of GP Referral for Exercise or rehab programme to Ultimate Nordic Walks.

It's a great way to improve fitness, tone the whole body, improve core and posture, and just enjoy being outdoors! Nordic Walking also uses 30% more calories than ordinary walking.

Two free 'Try Nordic Walking' sessions... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:19

Tags: Nordic Walking, Participation, Taunton

Doing sport or physical activity outside? Protect your child in the sun

Doing sport or physical activity outside? Protect your child in the sun

Somerset County Council is encouraging parents and carers to protect children from the harmful effects of the sun at home or abroad this summer.

Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life.

Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to protect children against the sun.

More people develop skin cancer in Somerset on average... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:53

Tags: School Sport

Somerset FA Youth Council - applications open

Somerset FA Youth Council - applications open

The Somerset FA are now recruiting for the 2017/2018 Somerset FA Youth Council.

They are looking to build a team of 12 young people between the ages of 16-24 from across Somerset to represent children and young people and help shape and develop football in this county.

The newly appointed team of young people will build on the success of last year's team. The structure and roles have changed to reflect... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:14

Tags: Clubs, Coaching, Football, Volunteering

New content on the way as This Girl Can returns to screens

New content on the way as This Girl Can returns to screens

Get ready to celebrate phenomenal women everywhere – This Girl Can is returning to our TV screens.

And what better time for the ad to make its return than on Monday, the start of Women's Sport Week.

Sport England have been busy creating lots of new content and ways for us to help women everywhere find the right activity and sport for them.

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On 22 July, Sport England's Snapchat... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:29

Tags: This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Crowdfunding could be an option to raise funds for your club

Crowdfunding could be an option to raise funds for your club

Nearly all clubs and organisations are in need of funds. There is always an extra bit of kit, a new coach to train, a training camp to pay for or possibly even changing rooms to refurbish or an extension to build.

Whatever the reason, money is always an issue. There are grants available for a few, but there is an increasing emphasis on self help. That is where we can help.

We are a charity set up specifically... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:55

Tags: Clubs, Funding

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    CSPN
    Sports Coach UK
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Zing Somerset
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • CPSU