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  • Free Fencing for Swindon Primary Schools

    fencing1FREE 4 Hours sword fencing at every Swindon Primary School to boost heart health – have you had yours?

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  • Childhood obesity: a plan for action

    Childhood Obesity 1The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.

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  • Swindon Cycle Fest 2018

    Swindon Cycle FestSwindon Cycle Campaign and Mitchell Cycles have been working hard to put on another Swindon Cycle Fest this summer! The festival is a free to attend community event to celebrate cycling in Swindon.There will be opportunities for all ages and abilities to try out different bikes and take part in a wide range of activities and bike rides.

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  • Community Play Worker Vacancy at Active Trowbridge

    Active TrowbridgeThe main purpose of this role is to act as Community Play Worker for Trowbridge Town Council in assisting in the operation and development of the after school clubs, to ensure their continued smooth and effective running.

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  • Sports Coach Vacancy at Active Trowbridge

    Active Trowbridge LogoActive Trowbridge are currently seeking a Community Sports Coach to assist the Leisure Services Supervisor in providing sports and leisure activities in and around Trowbridge.

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  • Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action

    HM GOV 660 SML AWChildhood obesity is one of the biggest health problems this country faces.  Nearly a quarter of children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school aged five, and this rises to one third by the time they leave aged 11. Our childhood obesity rates mean that the UK is now ranked among the worst in Western Europe.

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  • Wiltshire and Swindon School Games 2018

    St Laurence BoysOn 4th July 1500 young athletes, 200 young volunteers, representing 113 schools competed in this year’s Wiltshire and Swindon School Games at Marlborough College. The Games comprised of 14 sports as part of a year-round School Sports Competition Programme supported by the National Lottery and Sport England.

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  • Engagement Coordinator - Beat the Streets Swindon

    beat the street mobile header imageThis is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team, and help make a difference to people and communities in Swindon. Intelligent Health Ltd is dedicated to improving the health of communities around the world. We believe a healthy community needs all stakeholders working together to make a difference.

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  • PHE and Disney UK inspire kids and schools to get moving with new Change4Life Train Like A Jedi programme

    Star wars change for lifePublic Health England (PHE) and Disney UK are today, during National School Sport Week, marking the launch of the brand new national Change4Life Train Like A Jedi programme which will inspire children to get active.                                                

    The new programme uses the excitement of Star WarsTM and its characters – alongside Double Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones – to encourage children to Train Like A Jedi and is designed to increase levels of physical activity amongst children in England. 

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  • Calling all budding Divers

    Diving Swim EnglandStart your diving journey here with us at Trowbridge Sports Centre.You can learn to dive from our diving boards on our 4 day course this summer.  Diving is a fun and exciting sport, great for developing fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and core strength.

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    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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    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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