As part of the SASP Workplace Activity Offer, we now have an events calendar set out for the year. There are various different types of activities and they are spread around the County for all workplaces to join in.
More details will be out in due course with booking links being available soon for you to book your teams onto. In the meantime get the dates in your diary and start to encourage colleagues... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:20
parkruns all over the world are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women's Day the following day.
We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running or volunteering at your local parkrun. You could even just come along to watch... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 18:31
Everyone Active is urging aspiring sports stars to apply for funding and support as part of its Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme. Online applications will be open from Monday 27 January to Friday 28 February.
All athletes are provided with free access to Everyone Active's centres across the country, and those on the higher tiers of the programme can also receive a sponsorship grant of up to... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:49
Volunteering not only benefits those at the receiving end but it can be a hugely rewarding experience for the volunteer. It can give back in so many ways:
• It makes you happier. People who volunteer in sport often feel a sense of pride and say that their life has a sense of purpose.
• You'll meet new people. Volunteering in sport is a great way to make new friends and connections. As a volunteer... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:08
The film shows the raw, unfiltered reality of women exercising
This Girl Can is back with a brand-new TV advert to inspire more women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity.
The advert, which will premiere nationally this Friday, shows the raw, unfiltered reality of women exercising in whatever way that works for them.
Lisa O'Keefe, Sport England director of insight, hopes the advert will... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:51
SASP are excited to launch the Somerset Long Term Health Conditions Campaign; We Are Undefeatable Somerset. This campaign aims to inspire and encourage those living with long term health conditions in Somerset, to be active and move more, in ways that work for them.
As part of the Somerset campaign, we have recruited Ambassadors to be the face of the campaign and the agents for change in their local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:59
The less healthy your lifestyle, the more you are at risk of developing dementia in later life, a new systematic review has shown. Researchers analysed the results of 18 studies with over 44,000 participants.
Having two or more 'modifiable risk factors', including smoking, high blood pressure, poor diet, inactivity, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption, puts adults at greater risk of developing... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:23
Almost half of children and young people (46.8%) in England are doing the recommended average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day - a rise of 3.6% over the last year.
This finding comes from Sport England's 'Active Lives Children and Young People' report into the activity levels of the nation's children and means that 3.3 million children are now meeting the new recommended Chief Medical... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:05
100 attendees including community organisations, councillors and health professionals all came together on 14th November, for the common aim of striving to improve the lives of the people with the largest health inequalities in Somerset. The morning event looked at innovations from across the country using healthy lifestyle interventions that help individuals and communities deal with substance misuse,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00
Somerset Schools raise £6,735 for One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need through physical activity and sport
For the second year running Somerset Schools and Early Years settings took the challenge to get moving in November and raised £6,735 for BBC Children in Need by supporting the One Show's Rickshaw Challenge.
Organised by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) School Games programme, 30 schools and 6,200 pupils took part in different physical activity challenges during the BBC Children... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:57