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Celebrate volunteers and join in with the #BigThankYou

Celebrate volunteers and join in with the #BigThankYou

Ever wanted to say a #BigThankYou but struggled to find the right words? Or that perfect gesture? Well the 17th December is the time to do it!

If you're part of a local sport, recreation or physical activity group, you'll know that it probably wouldn't exist without the time, energy and enthusiasm of local volunteers.

Here's your chance to show them how much you appreciate everything they do.

On the 17... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:19

Tags: Clubs, Coaching, Disability, Volunteering

Would you like to help your older family members to get more active?

Would you like to help your older family members to get more active?

Have you joined?

Our new facebook group is a platform to aid you in influencing positive behaviour change around health and wellbeing in older family members who don't access the internet and Facebook. You are the agents of change who can pass on the knowledge and information to family members, with the aim of getting them moving more, staying active and living a longer, healthier and happier life in... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:27

Tags: Adult Participation, Older People

Take a look at some of our case studies ......

Take a look at some of our case studies ......

From beginner running groups to walking football to working with hospital trusts, we work across a range of areas, take a look at the case studies below for more information.

You can access the Walking Football film here.

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:23

Tags: Adult Participation, Clubs, Coaching, Disability, Volunteering

How To Coach Young People For An Active Life

How To Coach Young People For An Active Life

UK Coaching and Sport England have created a new animation to assist youth coaches in understanding and help young people positively change their sporting and physical activity behaviours.

Starting a new sport of physical activity or changing from inactive behaviour requires young people to go on a journey of change. Not all young people's journeys will be easy, simple or quickly successful. Some young... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00

Tags: Coaching, Volunteering

Calling all young people and community groups.......

Calling all young people and community groups.......

Young people need to be at the heart of projects, providing a safe environment and the potential to develop the individual as well as providing physical activity.

SASP are looking to increase the number of partners we currently work with across the County, to provide young people with a positive experience of physical activity. We are looking to support projects based in both rural and urban settings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:43

Tags: Funding, Young People

We've got something new going on ... Let's see if the young can influence the old?

We've got something new going on ... Let's see if the young can influence the old?

It is a long held belief that older people have very limited use of social media while the younger generations will live their lives through this medium.

SASP wish to test the concept of helping older people get more active through the use of their family members positively influencing their physical activity levels. We want to see a positive behaviour change around physical activity with older members... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:42

Tags: Adult Participation, This Girl Can

Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey

Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey

SASP are supporting schools across Somerset to collect data for the Active Lives: Children and Young People survey. This survey will provide a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity and sits at the heart of Sport England's vision - that everyone in England, regardless of their age, background and level of ability, should feel able to take part... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:00

Tags: School Sport

Running in a group makes 90% of people happier

Running in a group makes 90% of people happier

Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners.

In the first major poll of its kind, questioning 13,200 people over 12 months between September 2016 and August 2017, 74% of runners said they felt running was good for their mental wellbeing.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:39

Tags: Adult Participation, Clubs, Running, Volunteering

Unsung Hero Award for SASP Member of Staff

Unsung Hero Award for SASP Member of Staff

Congratulations to Stewart Collins of SASP who has been awarded the inaugural Unsung Hero Award from Rounders England, in a surprise presentation on Wednesday night.

Stewart has worked to deliver and support rounders delivery in Somerset and North Devon over the last 5 years. Despite being a paid member of staff, Stewart goes above and beyond the call of duty, spending many unpaid hours to support players... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:32

Tags: Adult Participation, Rounders, This Girl Can, rounders

New animations bring volunteering to life

New animations bring volunteering to life

It is vital that the 5.6 million people who volunteer in sport and physical activity in England every month, receive the support they deserve.

From understanding your volunteers' motivations, through to helping them develop in their roles, take a look at our new animations to learn about new volunteering insights and practical tips to managing your club's volunteers.

Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:42

Tags: Volunteering

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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