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Sport volunteers to be recognised on red carpet at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Sport volunteers to be recognised on red carpet at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The #BigThankYou campaign, which is the UK's biggest celebration of sports volunteers, has been launched. Culminating at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the #BigThankYou is an opportunity for sports clubs and fitness groups to acknowledge their volunteers and get closer to the red carpet.

The #BigThankYou campaign is led by Join In (part of the Sport and Recreation Alliance), together with BBC Get... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:45

Tags: Volunteers

£2,500 Angling Coaching Bursaries – apply now

£2,500 Angling Coaching Bursaries – apply now

Want to get more people active and involved with your organisation? A third of all those who don't take part in sport say that a coach would encourage them to start. Coaches can also help inspire people to get and to stay active. The Angling Trust is providing 20 special "Coaching Bursary" awards of £2,500 each to clubs, local authorities, schools, fisheries and similar organisations to fund... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:25

Tags: Coaching, Funding, angling

Workplace Activity Pedometer Challenge 2017

Workplace Activity Pedometer Challenge 2017

Following the success of the previous Pedometer Challenge, we are delighted to have secured the funding necessary to repeat this venture in January 2017, this time using our own ZINGSOMERSET Activity Tracker, which I believe you will find a much simpler process! We are delighted to offer your workplace the opportunity to participate in this program!

Please find attached the details regarding how to... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:03

Tags: Adult Participation, Running, This Girl Can, Walking, Workplace Challenge

Clubmatters Introducing Clubmark Online

Clubmatters Introducing Clubmark Online

We've revamped the Clubmark accreditation process, making it easier than ever to apply for the gold standard for clubs.

Sport England's nationally recognised cross sport accreditation scheme is now online, and community sports clubs across the country are already submitting their applications.

As part of the revamp, the Clubmark criteria has been updated to bring it in line with current legislation,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:10

Tags: Club Matters, Clubmark, Clubs, Development, Sport, Volunteers

England Athletics launch their new participation running programme - RunTogether

England Athletics launch their new participation running programme - RunTogether

England Athletics have recently launched their new running participation programme, RunTogether. RunTogether has been created to provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone in England.

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) are hosting two Roadshows across Somerset for Run Leaders (and those thinking about becoming Run Leaders) to learn more about the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:20

Tags: Adult Participation, Coaching, Funding, Running

Somerset celebrates first Disability Sports Awards

Somerset celebrates first Disability Sports Awards

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) Disability Sports Awards took place on the 19 October, at Taunton Vale Sports Centre. The event recognised and rewarded the sporting achievements of local participants, partners, clubs, coaches and volunteers within disability sport across the County. Over 60 people attended the awards including local community clubs, coaches and volunteers, special schools,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:17

Tags: Awards, Disability

Wellington Bowls Club Win Regional Club of the Year!

Wellington Bowls Club Win Regional Club of the Year!

Wellington Bowls Club has been awarded West Regional Winners by England Bowls in recognition of their development as a club over the last 18 months. The club identified that they needed to engage with their local community to increase participation and membership across all areas. They contacted SASP to apply for funding from the BDA to run open days and attend events that would provide the club with... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:28

Tags: Adult Participation, Bowls

Nominations now open for the BBC Unsung Hero Award

Nominations now open for the BBC Unsung Hero Award

Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves recognition for their tireless efforts in helping people to participate in sport? Well now's your chance to give them their time to shine by nominating them for the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award 2016.

Now in its 14th year, the Unsung Hero award recognises the fantastic work carried out by sports volunteers from across the UK to encourage others... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:18

Tags: Clubs, Coaching, This Girl Can, Volunteering, Women and Girls

‘TeamUp’ Campaign to Transform Women’s Sport

‘TeamUp’ Campaign to Transform Women’s Sport

Three Sports. Three World Cups. One Inspiring Vision.

Marking a unique moment in time for women's sport, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Hockey and England Netball today launch TeamUp, a three-year campaign to maximise the legacy of three home World Cups and build a fan base for women's team sports.

Following the remarkable success of GB Women's Hockey team in Rio, whose gold medal... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:10

Tags: Cricket, Hockey, Netball, This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Somerset's Future Olympian: Jamie Edwards

Somerset's Future Olympian: Jamie Edwards

In May 2013 Jamie attended the Somerset Parallel School Games Athletics competition as part of the Castle School Team. The event is also a qualifying event for the Disability Sport England National Disabled Junior Athletic Competition which is held at Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Track where there are several sprint wheelchairs for anyone wishing to try out the sport. Jamie was given a wheelchair to try... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:42

Tags: Disability, Future Star, Inclusion, Wheelchair Sprint

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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