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  • Rockstar Climbing awarded UK Primary Centre status for NIBAS.

    download 1We have been bursting to share this news with you for a few weeks now and, finally, we can announce that Rockstar Climbing has been granted UK Primary Centre status for the delivery of the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS).

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  • Swindon Cycling Campaign - upcoming events

    Cycle CampaignWith the weather finally starting to look a bit more summery here's a few things to help inspire you to get cycling!

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  • British Superbikes Junior Supersport C lass 2018 Round 2 Brands Hatch 13-15 th April

    Elliot PinsonElliot Pinson From Swindon, has made a surprisingly quick return to racing form following a disastrous 2017 where he suffered a broken leg. So we decided to enter as a wildcard in the new for 2018 Dickies Junior Supersport Class a support class in the British Superbikes championship to measure Elliot against a higher level of competition. We joined the SymCirrus Motorsport on their Kawasaki Ninja 400 which had already had a double podium at the opening round at Donington Park. 

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  • Legendary Dance Festival

    WWDFThe 13th annual West Wilts Dance Festival is the flagship event of the Partnership, which brings together schools from across West Wiltshire in a celebration of dance. The dance pieces include routines developed as part of curriculum PE lessons and after school clubs, run by enthusiastic teachers and extracurricular coaches and support staff. This year’s festival saw 56 rehearsals, 50 performances from 47 Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and over 1000 students taking part.

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  • Tennis for Kids is back!

    Tennis for kidsIn 2017, 20,000 children in Great Britain took part in our tennis starter course for kids. This year, Tennis for Kids is back and lessons are open to kids aged between 4 and 11, and will be available from coaches near you, all year round.

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  • Create Development - Real PE and Real Play offer

    Create Development logoreal PE is a unique, child-centered approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child. 

    real Play is a captivating programme that supports families through the power of play

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  • Whole School approach to Health and Wellbeing workshop by Premier Sport

    Premier LogoPremier are allowing all primary schools in Wiltshire the opportunity to experience a FREE Wellbeing taster morning!

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  • Moving Matters Offer for Primary Schools

    MM white brMoving Matters is an old School Sports Partnership, now working with over 50 schools across, London,  Surrey and Wiltshire.

    Our goals are 1. To provide positive early learning experiences. 2. To instill a lifelong investment in physical activity.

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  • The Couch to 5K Challenge - #MakeYourMove

    Couch to 5 KPHE has re-launched their famous One You Couch to 5K app in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. The app supports you to get off the couch and running 5k in just 9 weeks. There’s a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, including Olympian Michael Johnson, comedians Sarah Millican and Sanjeev Kohli, BBC presenter Jo Whiley, and Laura, the original voice.

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  • Trowbridge Town Council Annual Awards Celebrating Community

    Football CoachDo you know someone who always goes that extra mile: A group that regularly gives up their spare time to benefit the local community: A school class that has gone green? Trowbridge Town Council wants to know!           

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    Coach and Workforce Education Programme 2018

    Next Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course 1 May

    Present Safeguarding course

    Next Emergency First Response  

    Present Safeguarding course 2

     

    Your local Race for Life events

    Race for life 5k

    Swindon 5K & 10KKids Pretty MuddyPretty Muddy

    Salisbury * 5K * 10K *

    Volunteering opportunity 

    Workplace Health Scheme

    wpc squash

    Sport England

    Sport England

    Working in a number of different ways to get more people active through sport and exercise

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    This Girl Can

    This Girl Can

    A nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

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    Club Matters

    Club Matters

    One stop shop for sports clubs, helping you develop and run a sustainable club

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    Together We Will

    Together We Will

    Supports disabled people with their friends and family to become more active

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    School Hire

    School Hire

    Maximise the use of your facilities with Leading online rental portal SchoolHire

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    • Funding
    • GLL Supporting today and tomorrows athletes

    GSF 2018 applications 770x400Charitable social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure operator is set to support Swindon athletes in 2018 through their athlete support programme, the ‘GLL Sport Foundation’. Applications for athletes are open until 20th February 2018 via the website portal – www.gllsportfoundation.org

    The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focussed support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance, support includes training membership access to over three hundred venues across the UK, access to physio and injury rehab support and financial awards up to the value of £1,250.

    Across the UK it is projected three thousand athletes will be supported in 2018; it will mark a special milestone for the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme as the programme turns ten years, over which period it will have provided sixteen thousand athlete awards at a value of £9million.

    The Foundation is directly aligned to National Governing Body of sport talent pathways, and with National partnerships with SportsAid and the Mary Peters Trust it ensures that the right awards are provided to the right athletes at the right time. 

    These partnerships ensures that the Foundation can make most impact to athletes that are transitioning from national to international level and with 74% of athletes being aged under twenty one and 87% of athletes receiving no other funding support, the impact of the Foundation is significant.

    Supported athlete Louise Hunt (Wheelchair Tennis) explained “I am aiming for the Tokyo Paralympics. Although I have already competed in 2 Paralympics, I still haven't achieved what I desire, a medal. This year I have reached my highest ever singles and doubles world rankings, and aim to continue to improve on these as well as my results next year! The award will help to continue to support my training program, in order to help me reach my goals and become the best athlete I can be.”

    Video interview snapshot from double Olympic taekwondo medallist and ambassador Lutalo Muhammad - and GLL Sports Foundation Video 2017 

             

    Since the programme was launched in 2008 at the House of Commons the programme has been under the Patronage of one of GBs greatest athletes Sally Gunnell OBE, who today still remains the only athlete to hold consecutive Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles.  Sally explained “When I was first introduced to the GLL Sport Foundation in 2007 and the opportunity to come on board as Patron was offered to me it was a simple yes as achieving peak sport performance as an athlete and inspiring and supporting athletes to achieve their goals have been key drivers for me through my life; so there was an obvious direct synergy”.

    “When we launched the programme in 2008 at the House of Commons I was positive with regards to the impact we could make to athletes across London, this same position is true today but to be able to do this across the UK where we are today supporting athletes across seventy five parts of UK including areas in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, is testament to the programme that GLL created”.

    “I am proud to be Patron and with GLL at the helm of this programme I know the Foundation will deliver equally positive results into the years ahead; and play a greater role in the sporting pathway with centralised sport funding being squeezed further, and most importantly impact thousands of athletes sporting journeys which in turn will positively impact their local communities”.

    Peter Bundey Chair of the Foundation further highlighted the network the programme works within “I would like to thank all councils; sponsors and partners to the Foundation over the length of the programme, your commitment has contributed to its success greatly”.

    “Finally; I would like to thank all the athletes you have delivered such phenomenal sporting successes and inspired future generations of athletes to achieve their goals and our wider communities to be more physically active. We look forward to supporting you and future generations of athletes for years to come”.

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    Events

    23 Apr 2018n12:30PM - 04:30PMnSchool Games Primary Netball
    26 Apr 2018n06:00PM - 10:00PMnEmergency First Response in Salisbury
    30 Apr 2018n09:35AM - 12:45PMnSchool Games Primary Gymnastics
    01 May 2018n06:30PM - 09:30PMnSafeguarding & Protecting Children in Salisbury

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