WELCOME TO AUGUST E-NEWS
Get Berkshire Active is a charity supporting our local county to 'Get More People, More Active' and this month we welcome two new team members to help achieve our vision! Shirley Jackson and Tessa Higgins bring a wealth of expertise to their new role as Physical Activity Practitioners, which will help develop and support the 'Move More' programme in partnership with Macmillian. We are thrilled to have them on board, and wish them much success in their new positions!
In contrast, sadly this month we say goodbye to a valued team member. Neel Sood has been with GBA for over 4 years. Having been a huge asset to our team, we wish Neel the very best in his future career and would like to say a heartfelt thank you for always showing team spirit, hard work and commitment in the office everyday. Good luck Neel, we shall miss you!
Looking forward into September and beyond we have some great events, forums and courses for you to attend, see below for all booking details!
GET BERKSHIRE ACTIVE
GBA Forums and Courses
Sport and Network Forum (FREE EVENT): 19th Sep (Bisham Abbey) sharing good practice, creating new partnerships, gaining insight. BOOK
Club Forum (FREE EVENT): 27th Sep (Academy Sport, Reading) A unique opportunity to hear about marketing for sports clubs, presenting your club well to the outside world and increasing your presence locally. BOOK
Sport Education Week: 21st - 29th October 2017 (Bisham Abbey). SPORTS EDUCATION WEEK 2017 IS LIVE - TAKING BOOKINGS NOW! Are you a sports coach, volunteer, club, leaders, teacher, professional or officer? Or aspiring to be one? If so, then our Sports Education Week is for you. It's your chance to RISE….. Reach your potential, Inspire new participants, Sustain your club and Expand your skills. BOOK
Log them....Find them!
As sport has once again taken centre stage in London this August for the World Athletics Championships, there is lots of inspiration around us to keep ourselves fit! Local opportunities to get active are easy to find, be it alone, with friends or finding new networks. Take a look at GBA's activity finder on our homepage to seek local organisations and clubs in your area and find activities of your choice.
Additionally, you can easily add your own club, organisaton and activity to GBA's website, simply sign up/log in to your account, then click "Add Club/Organisation icon" (see image to the right)
Celebrates its 1st Birthday!
Our Ever Active programme has reached its 1st Birthday (hip hip hoooray!). Very successfully this programme has engaged over 700 adults in a range of physical and social activities and services including; yoga, new age bowls, community food growing, home visits and tai chi.
It is open to anyone over the age of 50 and adults of any age with a disability, living in West Berkshire. It was introduced to help provide accessible, social opportunities for residents that might be prone to experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
If you think you or someone you know might be suitable for this programme please contact Get Berkshire Active on 01628 472851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TACKLING INACTIVITY DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
"Young people have a lot of other distractions in this day and age but simple, outdoor pursuits like angling have been proved time and time again to be good for health and wellbeing and for gaining a greater understanding of the countryside and the environment." (Martin Salter, Head of Campaigns, The Angling Trust")
With the school holidays in full swing, and the prospect of young ones looking for ways to spend their time over the long six week break, we'd love to know what your organisation is doing to get them active so that we can support your campaigns and help reach more people. The Angling Trust reached out to us with their programme to get children and young people hooked on fishing this summer.
#NationalFishingMonth, Get Fishing events and Get Hooked on Fishing are all campaigns supported by the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing this summer. Using funding from both the Environment Agency and Sport England, the campaigns give children and young people the chance to get free fishing lessons with qualified coaches and tackle is often made available free of charge.
SPORT ENGLAND: Fund Update
Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage
Value: £3 million National Lottery
Opening: 29 August 2017
Anticipated size of bids: £2m pot for awards between £25,000 and £500,000; £1m pot for awards between £25,000 and £100,000
Full details and prospectus: 29 August 2017
Invitation for applications: 29 August 2017
Workshops: Mid-September to mid-October
Funding for tackling inactivity in lower socio-economic groups.
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - Wed, 06 Sep 2017 (09:30 - 16:00)The course covers;The Health Belief Model,Stages of Behaviour Change,Motivation around exercise,The spirit of MI,The... Read More »>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Venue: The Abbey, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Road, Nr Marlow, Berkshire, SL7 1RRA bi-annual sport and physical activity forum
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Venue: Academy Sport, Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8DFThe event will provide a unique opportunity to hear about Marketing solutions in grassroots sport and sports clubs and will... Read More »>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Venue: Slough Hockey Club, Upton Park Upton Court Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 7LTThis workshop will provide you with knowledge of how to assess an incident, and what to do next. There are practical demonstrations... Read More »>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Venue: Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pocock Lane, Eton, Berkshire, SL4 6HNThis qualification is designed to provide benefit to you through the skills and knowledge required to enable you to understand... Read More »>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Venue: Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6NQThis workshop will provide you with knowledge of how to assess an incident, and what to do next. There are practical demonstrations... Read More »>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Venue: Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NQscUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children - Park House School, NewburyThis workshop will raise your awareness of the... Read More »>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017
Venue: Longridge Activity Centre, Quarry Wood Rd,, Marlow, SL7 1RETime to Listen is a three hour workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting... Read More »>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Venue: Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pocock Lane, Eton, Berkshire, SL4 6HNThis workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse and poor practice, and give you the tools you need... Read More »>
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