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Crowdfunding could be an option to raise funds for your club

Crowdfunding could be an option to raise funds for your club

Nearly all clubs and organisations are in need of funds. There is always an extra bit of kit, a new coach to train, a training camp to pay for or possibly even changing rooms to refurbish or an extension to build.

Whatever the reason, money is always an issue. There are grants available for a few, but there is an increasing emphasis on self help. That is where we can help.

We are a charity set up specifically... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:55

Tags: Clubs, Funding

Free online course for coaches - exploring sport coaching and psychology

Free online course for coaches - exploring sport coaching and psychology

Have you experience of sport or fitness coaching either as a participant or a coach? Are you inquisitive about how sport works behind the scenes?

Developed by The Open University and supported by UK Coaching, in this free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, you will explore the influence of coaching and psychology through the lens of sports people and teams who have been successful. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:38

Tags: Coaching

House Builder Launches £600,000 Sporting Fund To Create Lasting Legacy

House Builder Launches £600,000 Sporting Fund To Create Lasting Legacy

The UK's leading housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, has today launched a Healthy Communities programme aimed at giving away over £600,000 in cash to sports groups and sporty individuals.

Persimmon Healthy Communities is aimed at amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 years and under in England, Wales and Scotland.

The top prize of £200,000 will be donated to one amateur sporting team or... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:08

Tags: Clubs, Funding

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

Meet, Move and Be Me: A physical activity and social group for those living with and beyond cancer

Meet, Move and Be Me: A physical activity and social group for those living with and beyond cancer

Meet, Move and Be Me is a new service looking at improving the quality of life for those who are living with and beyond cancer. It is a dedicated weekly session at French Weir Park in Taunton every Wednesday starting7th June 3.00 to 4.00pm. This will include talks, coffee, walking, Nordic walking, Pilates, boule etc. It will be free with donations welcome to allow everyone to come along and enjoy the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00

Tags: Adult Participation, Living with Cancer & beyond, This Girl Can

Somerset Hockey are recruiting new coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies

Somerset Hockey are recruiting new coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies

Somerset Hockey is recruiting coaches for the new England Hockey Player Pathway Academies which will start in September. This is a new set up that aims to provide quality training and competition to develop young players in the county.

They require Head, Lead and Assistant Coaches who will receive support and guidance in their roles. They have put together the proposed dates which they hope to work... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2017 11:10

Tags: Coaching, Hockey

SASP Swim School - May Half Term Holiday Course

SASP Swim School - May Half Term Holiday Course

SASP Swim School is running an intensive swimming course in the May Half Term, from Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2017. The course is for all abilities, from beginner to stroke development and is a great activity for the school holiday.

Lessons are half an hour long and are running between 9am - 10.30am

The course will be taking place at Taunton School in the Taunton Prep School Pool

The cost is... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 May 2017 15:11

Tags: Swimming

Irongirl 5km Fun Run At Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor

Irongirl 5km Fun Run At Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor

As part of the final celebrations for IRONMAN 70.3 UK, organisers have confirmed that they will also be staging a 5km IRONGIRL run event.

Keen to encourage people of all ages and levels of fitness to be able to take part in racing over the weekend, the 5km IRONGIRL run event will take place in addition to the IRONKIDS run on Saturday 24th June followed by the IRONMAN 70.3 UK triathlon event on Sunday... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:44

Tags: Running, This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Big moments start with All Stars Cricket

Big moments start with All Stars Cricket

The Somerset Cricket Board would like to make you aware of an exciting new sporting programme which your child can get involved with this Summer - All Stars Cricket!

All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of five to eight an opportunity to become a star through the curriculum of fun cricket activities and exciting games. These provide your child with the basic movement skills to begin... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59

Tags: Coaching, Cricket, Youth

Spring School Games see's over 1000 children taking part!

Spring School Games see's over 1000 children taking part!

The sun was out, our mascot Champ the dog was ready to entertain...it must mean another School Games Event. On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April, over 1000 primary and secondary children descended on the Millfield School estate, ready for the Somerset Spring School Games 2017.

The Spring Games, which is the second County event of the academic year, had a range of competitions taking place over the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04

Tags: Basketball, Boccia, Dance, Disability, Futsal, Handball, Hockey, Netball, School Sport, Wheelchaire Basketball

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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