We look forward to welcoming everyone to the annual Somerset Summer School Games on Thursday and Friday this week. We are expecting over 2000 school children to take part in the games across the 2 days, held at the amazing facilities of Millfield Senior School in Street.
There are 19 different events taking place with 26 schools attending on Thursday 5th July and 49 schools attending on Friday 6th July.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:41
Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.
The first in a series of films on the ten principles, it introduces... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:48
Research shows that coaching benefits over 9m people across the UK
UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK; with a mission to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport, has unveiled its principles of 'Great Coaching' which support everyone in the UK to recognise and celebrate when great coaching is taking place.
Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of UK Coaching, revealed... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:31
A free toolkit to help sports clubs and organisations become compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) has been made available to download.
The documents, produced by the Sports and Recreation Alliance and funded through an £85,000 grant from Sport England, explain the new laws regarding the collection and processing of personal information.
GDPR, which replaces the Data... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 May 2018 09:52
We are pleased to announce that Sedgemoor School Games Organiser (SGO), Nancy Murdoch, has won the School Games Regional Award for Innovation.
Nancy has been rolling out a new programme called MOTIV8, and will now go through to the national round of competition at the national summit. MOTIV8 is a festival designed to engage more children into physical activity. Using the digital allure of computer games... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 May 2018 19:55
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is delighted to announce our new name. A first of many milestones in the charity's 20th anniversary year, from Thursday 26 April 2018 EFDS will be operating as Activity Alliance.
Commenting on the new name, Barry Horne Chief Executive of Activity Alliance said:
"We are the same team with the same passionate focus on disability, inclusion and sport, but... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:00
SASP would like to announce the successful recruitment of 4 new board members to compliment our existing board.
We welcome John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset the official Destination Management Organisation for Somerset, Rachel Stark, who has over 20 years' of experience in the NHS and is very fortunate to have undertaken a number of roles in this time alongside her GP Practice Management role, Joanna... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:17
Introducing our fabulous new Monday morning activity, Happy Feet. Held at the stunning upstairs Park room in French Weir Park, the session does not target experienced dancers or Disco Divas but anyone who would like to add a little more healthy movement to their life in a fun and engaging way! Any age, any gender, with or without a partner. Neither Lycra nor taffeta required!! Contact the Adult Participation... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:38
On the 10th March Macmillan Cancer Support and Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) launched a new exercise initiative designed to help local people living with cancer to be more active. 'Revitalise' was launched by rising stars Eddie Byrom and Tom Banton from Somerset County Cricket Club, along with Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey with a 3 mile parade from Somerset... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:48
The Great Exmoor Ride is a new city-to-coast challenge bike ride from the team behind the hugely-popular Great Weston Ride and, following on from a successful test event in 2017, it is set to return on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
The Ride starts in Taunton and ends in a tranquil spot on the West Somerset coast at Blue Anchor near Minehead, and along the way it offers a stunning 66-mile (105km) route... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:56