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Sport England launch two new funds that aim to create exciting new volunteering and social action opportunities

Sport England launch two new funds that aim to create exciting new volunteering and social action opportunities

Sport England have launched two new funds that aim to create exciting new volunteering and social action opportunities. Sport England are interested in working with new partners and finding new ways to inspire and engage a more diverse workforce and we are excited about the huge potential these two funds have on local communities and young people. To help partners develop their ideas for the two funds,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:07

Tags: Funding, Volunteering

Box 2 Beat Cancer event takes place in Minehead!

Box 2 Beat Cancer event takes place in Minehead!

The new Fitness Suite at The Beach Hotel in Minehead ran West Somerset's first Box 2 Beat Cancer event this Saturday.

Luisa Skinner, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the gym, which is staffed and funded by charity Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) brought the event to Minehead after training with Boxercise last year.

"I knew this could be a great event for Minehead. My aim is... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:13

Tags: Boxing, Fundraiser, This Girl Can

Talent Coaching Network

Talent Coaching Network

Coaches from across Somerset have been brought together to create a cross-sport talent coaching network. Coaches working with athletes within a talent pathway, specifically in what has been acknowledged as an athlete's 'first selective environment' were identified and invited to be part of the network where they could hear from experts, learn from each other and share best practice.

As well as having... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:28

Tags: Coaching, Hockey, Netball

Walking Football coming to Frome!

Walking Football coming to Frome!

A new Walking Football opportunity in Frome will begin on Tuesday 7th March, 12.45 at the YMCA (formerly Vallis) Youth and Community Centre. The sessions will be indoors so is completely weatherproof, though later in the year when the weather improves we may well go outdoors.

Walking Football is aimed at both male and female players and has no age limits at either end, just those for whom walking is... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:13

Tags: Adult Participation, Clubs, Disability, Football

This Girl Can Campaign hits our screens again!

This Girl Can Campaign hits our screens again!

Its back! The new This Girl Can Campaign is finally here!

The pictures and stories we have seen and that women have shared with us have been amazing! Real women in Somerset getting out there and doing their thing! Whether it's getting off the couch and having the confidence to run around your local park or challenging yourself to something new and scary! Believe in yourself, get out and do it and let... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:14

Tags: This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Somerset Young Coach Academy

Somerset Young Coach Academy

The 2017 Somerset Young Coach Academy is in full swing with 14 students from varying schools across Sedgemoor having attended a twilight session in January as well as a daylong session in their half term. Delivered by Tom Chambers, Director of Sport at Bridgwater College Academy and Nancy Murdoch, Somerset School Games Organiser, the young coaches have made major improvements in their coaching over... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:14

Tags: Coaching, School Sport, This Girl Can, Volunteering, Women and Girls

Funding available to support young people aged 11-25 who are inactive

Funding available to support young people aged 11-25 who are inactive

Are you looking for funding to get more 11-25 year olds active? If you are interested in delivering a project targeting inactive young people and supporting them into long term participation, please get in contact.

Who do we want to target?

  • INACTIVE young people aged 11 – 25 years old

Therefore they do very little activity/sport but not frequently to those not participating in sport at all (they... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:55

Tags: Disability, Funding, Sportivate, This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Are you 16-24? Join the Somerset FA Coaching Academy

Are you 16-24? Join the Somerset FA Coaching Academy

Are you between the ages of 16-24?

Somerset Football Association Youth Council are looking for a group of young aspiring coaches to join our Coaches Academy.

  • Professional Coaches Masterclass Workshops
  • The England DNA and coaching philosophy
  • Coaching Pathways
  • Online Learning
  • Support from other young coaches

For more details see the below attached document.

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:32

Tags: Coaches, Coaching, Football, Young People

FA People's Cup: Free five-a-side competition returns for 2017 - sign up now!

FA People's Cup: Free five-a-side competition returns for 2017 - sign up now!

Have you ever dreamed of playing in the FA Cup?

BBC Get Inspired has again teamed up with the Football Association and the country's leading small-pitch football providers to launch the 2017 FA People's Cup, a free five-a-side knockout competition that gives the people of England the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup.

From Sunday League regulars to folk who have only kicked a ball in their... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:57

Tags: BBC, FA Cup, Footbal, This Girl Can

GLL Backs Athlete Funding To Tokyo 2020

GLL Backs Athlete Funding To Tokyo 2020

Charitable Social Enterprise GLL has positively backed supporting the next generation of athletes with the announcement it will invest over £5million into athletes across the UK through its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation within the Tokyo cycle.

GLL is the UKs largest leisure operator (recently just taken over centres in Taunton) and leading Social Enterprise operating across... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:22

Tags: Athletes, Clubs, Funding

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

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