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  • Active Festival 2018 coming to Trowbridge Park

    Trowbridge Town CouncilEach year Trowbridge Town Council hold an event in Trowbridge park called the Active Festival. This year Active Trowbridge are holding this event on 14th July.

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  • Wiltshire School Games Spring Festival

    New Age Kurling winners St Josephs600 young athletes representing 43 Primary and Secondary schools competed at the County’s first Winter School Games Festival hosted by Dauntsey’s School on Friday to compete in the finals of 5 sports.

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  • Tennis players of Swindon - we want you!

    logoWhat can we expect? A Federer backhand? A cheeky Murray chip? A Sampras-esk serve? A quiet revolution is going on in grassroots tennis and you can be involved. Local Tennis Leagues run 165+ friendly, competitive tennis leagues throughout the UK.

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  • Laser Run events for schools by Pentathlon GB

    Pentathlon Laser RunIt is with much excitement that I can now confirm the Laser Run event as part of the School Games Programme. There are qualifying events being run, as per the attached flyer, and the competition will continue through to the Loughborough School Games event later this year.

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  • Netballs annual Goalden Globe Awards

    Goalden Globe netball awardsIt’s that time of year again! It’s time to recognise the superheroes who make our sport what it is!!  As you know, the delivery of netball relies on an army of volunteers – from the club administrators and committee members who keep our clubs and leagues running to the coaches and umpires out each week leading sessions and matches. It’s easy to see that without the hard work and huge amount of time that these amazing folk give up, netball simply wouldn’t happen. So it’s time to say thank you!

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  • National Trust seeking volunteers

    Avebury National trust volunteersMaking new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering. Currently seeking volunteers to help organise our Trust10k trail run at Avebury.

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  • School Badminton Racket Pack workshop

    image 20429 430 215 True True 90 5We are pleased to share with you details of the upcoming Racket Pack CPD workshop, being held on Friday 11th May 2018, 13:00 – 16:30, at Devizes School, SN10 3AG.

    The workshop prepares Primary school staff with the necessary skills through face-face practical training, so they are confident in teaching Badminton to Years 1–6.

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  • JUST WALK and raise money at the same time !

    Just Walk BHFExplore the great outdoors and wonders of spring. Host your own walking challenge, encourage friends, family and the wider community to get involved and raise vital funds.

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  • Why not join Swimathon 2018 !

    Swimathon 2018.jpg1A challenge for everyone. A swim for all – Enter Swimathon 2018 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts. Swimathon 2018 will take place from Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, with distances from 400m to 5k, there is a Swimathon challenge for you.

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  • Our next Coaching and Workforce Education courses are

    WASPdownload 12 have a number of workshops taking place across the county with the aim of supporting and up-skilling the coaching workforce.  

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    Coach and Workforce Education Programme 2018

    Next Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course 22 March

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    Next Time to Listen Course 12 April 

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    Your local Race for Life events

    Race for life 5k

    Swindon 5K & 10KKids Pretty MuddyPretty Muddy

    Salisbury * 5K * 10K *

    Workplace Health Scheme

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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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    School Hire

    School Hire

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

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    logo newThere are some 2o,ooo playing fields left in the UK, most of which are run by volunteers, and nearly all of which are struggling to survive due to lack of funding, advice, help and encouragement. 

    The PFLF will not be accepting any further applications for a temporary period whilst we consider the future direction of the Charity. Applications currently submitted will be assessed and award decisions made in due course. Information will be posted on the web site when the PFLF will reopen Nov 2017.


    Our Aim

    The aim of the fund is to get more people, especially the young and disadvantaged, playing outdoor sport through more effective use of playing fields.  We want to use the power of sport to transform the lives of local communities.


    Playing Fields for Every Community

    We will prioritise our support on revitalising playing fields in the most deprived areas of the country, particularly the inner cities.  We will also consider providing funding to voluntary sector groups or sports clubs that run or manage community playing fields anywhere in the country.

    Click on our Applications page to see what we will fund, who is eligible to apply, and to download an application form.

    Reviving our Playing Fields

    We can provide:

    • Grants for voluntary groups and sports clubs for the improvement of their playing fields, changing rooms and community rooms.

    • Advice on funding and how to make professional applications for grants from both the public and private sectors.

    • Guidance on forming partnerships with major sporting bodies.

    • Advice on general playing field management and maintenance.

    New Projects

    In addition, we can provide seed money to kick start new projects for grass pitches, artificial turf pitches (ATPs), and multi-use games areas (MUGAs). A grant from the Playing Fields Legacy Fund can help unlock funding from other sources such as the Football Foundation, Sport England and sports governing bodies. See our “Links” page.

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    Benefits of Well-used Playing Fields

    • With better local facilities more football, cricket, rugby, hockey, and many other sporting teams can be established and supported.

    • More young people, especially those from disadvantaged communities, will get the chance to play sport and become part of a team.

    • Well-maintained grass pitches can sustain intensified use thereby increasing the number of teams playing sport.

    New floodlit ATPs and MUGAs can extend the hours that sport can be played even in inclement weather conditions.  They also offer major benefits in the inner cities, where green space is often limited.

    Alarming Statistics

    • Recent NHS estimates suggest that lack of exercise results in £1.8 billion per year in healthcare costs, and is directly related to an increase in heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
    • The average person in England watches television for four hours a day.
    • 30.3% of children aged 3-15 years are obese (April 2012).

    These are worrying trends



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