Posted: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:27
Please help GBA to understand what the state of play is in the local physical activity and sport sector so that we can develop ways to help all of you through this challenging time. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:47
GBA are working in partnership with Sport in Mind to support more women access sport and physical activity opportunities in order to support their mental wellbeing. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:04
GBA to celebrate mums and daughters being Active Together as part of the national Women in Sport campaign to tackle the inactivity crisis. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:44
This week we're taking part in the Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport campaign! It's vital that children are provided the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity safely, so all week we'll be sharing information & resources to support!
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Posted: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 17:46
Starting Life Well Fund is Open! Available to organisations who regularly provide physical activity opportunities for inactive young people in a fun and accessible way. Projects will also tackle wider social outcomes such as opportunities for people living with disabilities, diverse communities as well as access to employment, reducing mental illness, social isolation, and criminality. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:20
The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to create the Active Practice Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in patients and staff. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:59
Her Majesty The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral, after reigning for 70 years. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:13
A guest blog post from Head Coach at Athena Angels Gymnastics, Morgan Todd, on coaching during pregnancy. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 13:10
The Berkshire School Games formed part of the United by Birmingham Commonwealth Games programme this year, welcoming over 700 children to take part in a series of activities. Pupils from 49 schools across Berkshire gathered at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on 1st July to take part in the first summer School Games event in three years. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:19
GBA hosted an Inclusion Forum on 23rd June at Reading Football Club - our first face-to-face event since the pandemic! Over 60 delegates attended the Inclusion Forum which provided an opportunity for a range of sectors to come together and share knowledge and expertise related to inclusive sport and physical activity focusing on disabled people and people with long term health conditions as well as providing a face-to-face networking and group discussions across a range of topics.
There were presentations from The Activity Alliance, Richmond Group of Charities, Sport in Mind, Autism Berkshire, GBA and Reading Football Club who all highlighted the power physical activity and simply moving more can play in supporting disabled people and people with long term health conditions live happier fuller lives. Thank you to Andrew Douglass from Parallel who facilitated the event fantastically.
Cathy Carr, Strategic Lead for Living Life Well said: "There was a great buzz all day the Inclusion Forum and it was so inspiring to hear how much great work is going on across Berkshire for disabled people and people living with long-term health conditions. Providing opportunities for partners and experts in the field to come together and share knowledge, experiences, stories, and make new connections is so important and we look forward to supporting more work in this area".
Andrew Douglass from Parallel said: "The main thing I took away from the Inclusion Forum was an incredible spirit of togetherness and a shared passion to make sport and physical exercise accessible for everybody, regardless of age, health or ability. I was also struck by the quality of work already taking place across Berkshire and a collective ambition for the county to be a benchmark for inclusive excellence."
What attendees said about it...GBA are an incredible resource for connecting and insights, The team are passionate about active lifestyles and are a positive force across Berkshire. Fantastic day and Great Speakers – Sport in Mind
GBA are fantastic at facilitating conversations between Berkshire Cricket Foundation and relative organisations to make new project happen! - Chris Baker @ BCFI had a wonderful time
I have learnt a lot, I would be happy to attend again – Lorraine Griffin
First session I have attended and really useful to get a flavour of what options we could have to develop services in Bracknell - Bracknell Forest Council