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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

Let Nature Nurture you in May!

Let Nature Nurture you in May!

LET NATURE NURTURE YOU FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF MAY!

Month long campaign helps Devon and Somerset get active and feel good

This May will once again be known as Naturally Healthy Month, as Active Devon and Public Health at Somerset County Council coordinate its Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership. Building on the success of Devon's previous campaigns,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:43

Tags: Nature, Wellness

Rounders - local teams to once again compete against national side

Rounders - local teams to once again compete against national side

We are delighted to announce that once again we will be hosting an International Rounders Fixture between 3 representative teams (comprised of players from the Taunton Summer Rounders League and the Exmoor project) to play competitive games against the England National teams – the Senior squad, the U19's and the under 16's.

What? SASP have arranged for 3 games per team to be played against 3 England... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:33

Tags: Adult Participation, Rounders, This Girl Can

Play, Learn and Explore in Burnham-on-Sea

Play, Learn and Explore in Burnham-on-Sea

A series of four FREE guided sessions led by Zing Somerset (Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership) has been launched to encourage Highbridge families to get active, get outdoors, learn and explore together!

Zing Somerset's Children and Families Worker, Jack, will support families with park games whilst Sedgemoor District Council's Ecologist, Pete, and Health and Wellbeing Project Officer, Jacqui,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:29

Tags: Active Communities

MyMarathon - you have 31 days to complete 26.2 miles in whatever way you want

MyMarathon - you have 31 days to complete 26.2 miles in whatever way you want

The British Heart Foundation are bringing back #MyMarathon for May 2017. Whether this will be the first mile you've ever run, or you make running a 10k look easy, you can choose to complete MyMarathon this May in a way that is a challenge to you. You have 31 days to complete 26.2 miles, whenever and wherever you want. Whether it takes you 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks, with MyMarathon, you decide the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:07

Tags: Running, This Girl Can

Summer Social Sports - deadline for entries is fast approaching

Summer Social Sports - deadline for entries is fast approaching

A gentle reminder that the deadline for entries is fast approaching as follows:

Taunton Mixed Rounders - 21st April

Yeovil Mixed Rounders - 28th April

Last Man Stands Cricket (Taunton, Minehead & Bridgwater) - 21st April.

Don't miss the boat, contact Stewart Collins, Adult Participation Manager for more information and entry forms.

Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:59

Tags: Adult Participation, Cricket, Rounders

New OneYou Physical Activity Campaign

New OneYou Physical Activity Campaign

On 20th March One You launches a new campaign to encourage adults to get more active. The campaign aims to get people walking briskly in daily bursts of 10 minutes (Active 10s) or more to raise their heart rate and improve their fitness.

There is a free Active 10 app which shows how much brisk walking an individual is doing and where they can fit Active 10s into their day. The app also sets brisk walking... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:22

Tags: Physical Activity, Walking

Up to 50% of the cost towards a defibrillator for your sports club

Up to 50% of the cost towards a defibrillator for your sports club

Defibrillator Funding

Please come along to the event at Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE next Wednesday (22nd March) from 5pm to 7pm.

The Council is launching a fund to help pay for community defibrillators across the borough at an event next Wednesday.

It has set aside £13,000 for the defibrillator grants programme which could potentially help to save lives in rural communities.

Town... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:01

Tags: Clubs, Community, Funding, Life Support

Summer Rounders, Cricket and Netball Social Leagues - entries being taken

Summer Rounders, Cricket and Netball Social Leagues - entries being taken

Social Rounders Leagues, Last Man Stands Cricket and Social Netball leagues are all now taking entries for the summer season. There will be mixed Rounders in Taunton and Yeovil, Last Man Stands Cricket (can be mixed if you want!) in Taunton, Minehead and Bridgwater and Ladies Netball in Taunton. All of these projects focus on enjoyment and taking part, so why not raise a team from your workplace, your... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:51

Tags: Adult Participation, Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Women and Girls

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