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Success for Close the Loophole campaigners

Success for Close the Loophole campaigners

The Children Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has welcomed the news that the Positions of Trust law is being extended to include sports coaches, this closes the legal 'loophole' and protects 16 and 17 year olds from potential abuse.

The Close the Loophole campaign, run by the NSPCC and backed by many sports organisations, has resulted in the Ministry of Justice extending the law to see sports coaches... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:35

Tags: Safeguarding

Nominations for the 25th UK Coaching Awards are now open

Nominations for the 25th UK Coaching Awards are now open

As we jump into a summer of great sport, UK Coaching is opening nominations for its annual awards, highlighting the fundamental role that coaches play at every level of the sporting spectrum. From tennis in the park to the Wimbledon Championships, the skate park to the Commonwealth Games, grass-roots pitches to the UEFA Women's Euros, coaches are there, developing and leading their participants forward,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:00

Tags: Active Communities, Active Lives, Coaches

SASP launches new campaign to get older adults moving again

SASP launches new campaign to get older adults moving again

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) is pleased to announce the launch of Move More Together, a programme designed to encourage inactive adults over 50 to become more active. They will be matched with a volunteer who they will meet with regularly on a one-to-one basis, and who will support them to take their first steps towards being more active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

Since the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 15:54

Tags: Active Adults, Active Communities, Adult Participation, Volunteering, Volunteers

SASP's NEW 60 minutes a day challenge in celebration of United by Birmingham 2022

SASP's NEW 60 minutes a day challenge in celebration of United by Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the very best of Global Britain to the world, showcasing the region's strengths of: being connected and accessible; youth and inclusivity; and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:44

Tags: Active, Active Children, Challenge

Kicking Plastic Out of Sport during Plastic Free July

Kicking Plastic Out of Sport during Plastic Free July

Kicking Plastic Out of Sport during Plastic Free July


Everyone can play a part in Plastic Free July - a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the
solution to plastic pollution.

You can make a difference by joining the Environment Agency's Plastic and Sustainability team and pledging to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic you, your club, event or venue use.

As part of the Preventing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:00

Tags: Active Communities

Sense Active launch Sensory Tennis

Sense Active launch Sensory Tennis

An innovative approach to creating meaningful tennis activities for people with complex disabilities

Sense Active have launched a new programme aiming to improve the quality of tennis provision for people with complex disabilities, in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association and LUSU Sports. The programme reimagines the way activities are delivered to help ensure the benefits and outcomes gained... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:50

Tags: Active Communities, support, tennis

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership backs national Drowning Prevention Week campaign

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership backs national Drowning Prevention Week campaign

SASP is urging parents to make sure their children know how to stay safe and enjoy the water this summer.

With many of us opting for staycations once again this year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), fears that families will flock to beaches and inland water locations this summer, without considering the potential dangers, putting themselves and others at risk. Or for those of us who will... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 09:00

Tags: Active Children, Active Communities, swimming

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK