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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somerset Sports Awards 2017 - nominations open!

Somerset Sports Awards 2017 - nominations open!

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Somerset Sports Awards in the following categories:

  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Children's Coach of the Year
  • Participation Coach of the Year
  • Performance Coach of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Club Volunteer of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Get Somerset Active
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium
  • Contribution to School or College Sport
  • Outstanding Achievement in Disability Sport
  • Active... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:19

Tags: Adult Participation, Coaching, This Girl Can, Volunteering

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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