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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

Free online course for coaches - exploring sport coaching and psychology

Free online course for coaches - exploring sport coaching and psychology

Have you experience of sport or fitness coaching either as a participant or a coach? Are you inquisitive about how sport works behind the scenes?

Developed by The Open University and supported by UK Coaching, in this free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, you will explore the influence of coaching and psychology through the lens of sports people and teams who have been successful. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:38

Tags: Coaching

House Builder Launches £600,000 Sporting Fund To Create Lasting Legacy

House Builder Launches £600,000 Sporting Fund To Create Lasting Legacy

The UK's leading housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, has today launched a Healthy Communities programme aimed at giving away over £600,000 in cash to sports groups and sporty individuals.

Persimmon Healthy Communities is aimed at amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 years and under in England, Wales and Scotland.

The top prize of £200,000 will be donated to one amateur sporting team or... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:08

Tags: Clubs, Funding

New Facilities at Minehead Recreation Ground - they need your votes!

New Facilities at Minehead Recreation Ground - they need your votes!

Plans for a new building at Minehead Recreation Ground to replace the existing football changing rooms and hall (old Barrington's club) and new floodlighting for the football pitch have been approved by West Somerset District Council planners. The plans involve the demolition of the existing building and replacing it at a site alongside with a modern purpose built structure which will meet the needs... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:40

Tags: Clubs, Football, Funding

Somerset FA’s Girls Advanced Coaching Centre Trials

Somerset FA’s Girls Advanced Coaching Centre Trials

Somerset Football Association are delighted to announce the forthcoming open trials for the Somerset FA Girls' Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC).

The Advanced Coaching Centre is licensed and supported by the Football Association. It provides talented young female players throughout Somerset and its surrounding areas with weekly additional training and fixtures, whilst still playing for their club and is... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:48

Tags: Coaching, Football, School Sport, Women and Girls

Macmillan Survey for coaches and physical activity leaders

Macmillan Survey for coaches and physical activity leaders

There are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this figure is set to rise to 4 million by2030. Cancer patients are living longer following diagnosis than they did 40 years ago. Today a cancer diagnosis increasingly means living with the disease. Many people are experiencing the consequences of cancer which require support for many years after diagnosis and treatment. Cancer... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14

Tags: Coaching, Volunteering

Meet, Move and Be Me: A physical activity and social group for those living with and beyond cancer

Meet, Move and Be Me: A physical activity and social group for those living with and beyond cancer

Meet, Move and Be Me is a new service looking at improving the quality of life for those who are living with and beyond cancer. It is a dedicated weekly session at French Weir Park in Taunton every Wednesday starting7th June 3.00 to 4.00pm. This will include talks, coffee, walking, Nordic walking, Pilates, boule etc. It will be free with donations welcome to allow everyone to come along and enjoy the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00

Tags: Adult Participation, Living with Cancer & beyond, This Girl Can

Somerset Hockey are recruiting new coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies

Somerset Hockey are recruiting new coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies

Somerset Hockey is recruiting coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies which will start in September. This is a new set up that aims to provide quality training and competition to develop young players in the county.

They require Head, Lead and Assistant Coaches who will receive support and guidance in their roles. They have put together the proposed dates which they hope to work... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2017 11:10

Tags: Coaching, Hockey

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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