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
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
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
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
‘Unlock the potential of sport, recreation and physical activity to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation’ urge sector leaders
A coalition of leading organisations across sport, recreation and physical activity has today come together for the first time to call for radical reform to support the growth and development of the sector.
A landmark report, 'Unlocking the potential' proposes a clear strategic vision for how to fully harness the sport, recreation and physical activity sector to improve the physical, mental and social... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 11:28
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) has announced the launch of Stronger 4 Longer, a new campaign encouraging people aged 50 to 65 to build strength through everyday movement to enable them to stay well, feel younger and protect their future health.
As we age, our muscles naturally get weaker. A sedentary lifestyle can speed this up – and since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the UK working... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:00
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.
Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:00
Thousands of children who are eligible for free school meals are set to benefit from free fun activities and food during the upcoming summer holidays – thanks to the Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset (HHHS) project.
The initiative is part of the Government's Holiday, Activities and Food programme which has been designed to help tackle inequalities in holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:32
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
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