Merry Christmas from all at GBA!
We hope 2017 has been an interesting, productive and successful year for all, it certainly has been at Get Berkshire Active! Rounding off with a Christmas Party event at Escape Reading - which had us all running against the clock!
As we approach the holiday season, we'd like to thank all our networks, partners, colleagues and participants for their involvement and support throughout the year, which has enabled GBA to continue supporting the growth, education and importance of Sport and Physical Activity across Berkshire, continuing into 2018 and beyond!
Get Berkshire Awards
The GBA Awards evening will be held in February 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. These awards recognise Berkshire people that have excelled in a sport or physical activity setting throughout the last year, a celebration of the people and organisations that promote, volunteer, work, support and take part in all types of sport and physical activity within Berkshire.
Congratulations to those shortlisted for an award, and a big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations. It was a record breaking year with GBA receiving more than ever before!
Click here to see the shortlist for the Get Berkshire Active Awards 2017.
Three award categories will be decided by public vote, don't miss your chance to vote:
Active Primary School - click here to vote
Active Secondary School - click here to vote
Community Club of the Year - click here to vote
Get Berkshire Active News Update
UK Code of Sports Governance
We have great pride in announcing that GBA have been assessed by Sport England as having fully met all the requirements to be a Tier 3 (highest) organisation in respect of the UK code of Sports Governance. We are one of only 2 organisations nationally to have been so far assessed as fully compliant. A huge congratulations and thanks to all at GBA who have contributed to this success!
Further information on this update:
FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS!
Explore. Learn. Enjoy.
As part of Fit for Life Week Three Discovery will be running FREE digital workshops from 20th to 28th January 2018, to help promote healthy lifestyles. This is a great opportunity to learn how mobile phones / tablets can assist in personal fitness journeys!
"At Discovery, we've opened our doors to the local community and created a space for anyone to come to explore, learn and enjoy their technology. With this is mind, we're delighted to be supporting Fit for Life week with free sessions every day that allow people to discover how their own devices can assist in their personal fitness journeys. We look forward to welcoming you." Gareth Scott - Discovery Partner Maidenhead.
In total there are 27 workshops taking place, covering areas shown below.
Health & Fitness
For more information on any of these courses or to book your space please click here
2018 Workplace Challenge Berkshire
Keeping fit with colleagues through 2018!
We are inviting you and your colleagues to take part in the 2018 Active Workplace Challenge, an 8-week national activity logging challenge from 8th January to 4th March 2018. Just adding small chunks of activity throughout the day can all add up; switching the lift for the stairs, walking to work, challenging the boss to a table tennis rally or taking part in a Midday Mile. So together let's make every minute count!
Just go to www.workplacechallenge.org.uk to sign up, if you're already registered from previous years logging activity between the 8th of Jan and 4th of March will automatically make you part of this challenge. Spot prizes will be awarded throughout the challenge.
Further information can be obtained from:
Kirsty Heath / Head of Health and Wellbeing / Get Berkshire Active / 01628 472851 / email@example.com
Join up - Join in
Wokingham Health Walks. This programme offers up a range of FREE walks across the Borough for residents of all ages. contact Healthwalks on (0118) 974 3728 or email: Healthwalks@wokingham.gov.uk
Dementia Friendly Physical Activity: These sessions have been formed to provide people living with dementia and their carers the opportunity to engage and enjoy physical activity sessions. The classes are chair based and carers are free to attend. For further details, please contact Sports & Leisure on (0118) 974 3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Wellbeing Programme: A free service designed to promote and encourage positive mental wellbeing using sport and exercise as a tool. We work closely with our partners in the Community Mental health team. For more information on the sessions contact Sport & Leisure on (0118) 974 3728 or email email@example.com
Wokingham Active Adults: All sessions are run within the borough and are aimed at people over 16. The sessions are adapted for all abilities so whether you want to get fit, stay healthy or try something new.For more information on Wokingham Active Adults please contact (0118) 974 3728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Improvement Tool
Get thinking about taking your club to the next level!
Check out the newly revised Club Improvement Tool, which has been which is designed to help you create a personalised improvement plan by assessing your club's strengths and weaknesses.
The tool has a new look and feel, as well as incorporating all our new guidance on topics like Incorporation, Women and girls and Governance. It takes minutes to complete: answer a series of questions to create your plan, and there are links to support you and helpful resources at the end.
Yoga for the Brain
New time, New Venue
Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone living with dementia? Yoga for the brain is gentle seated exercise for all abilities, a social activity for people living with dementia and their carer.
Venue: Thatcham Rugby Club, Henwick Lane, Thatcham, RG18 3BN – Free parking
Time: Thursday 2pm to 3:30pm
Next Session: 21st December 2017
Light refreshments will be served followed by gentle exercise with our friendly yoga instructor. For more information or to book a place please contact our Reading office on 0118 959 6482 or email email@example.com
Find Local Clubs and Classes
Check out GBA's Activity Finder
There are many ways to boost our activity levels, and finding something suitable is easy via our website activity finder!
Local activities 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 to find activities of your choice.
Club or Organisation? You can easily add your activity to GBA's website, simply signup using the purple login button (top right hand side of screen). Once logged in, just click the orange "Add Club/Organisation" icon and go from there!
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Venue: Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, Lincolnshire, LN1 3SPThe ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant Qualification develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming Assistant.... Read More »>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Venue: Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6NQUK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children - NewburyThis workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs... Read More »>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Venue: Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG16 3SSBritish Canoeing invites you to the 2018 Coaching and Leadership Conference. This event will bring together coaches, leaders... Read More »>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018
Venue: Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SUscUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children - SonningThis workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse... Read More »>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Venue: The Cairn Hotel- James Room, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2JDThis training resource is designed to provide club Welfare Officers with the tools that will support you and your club to... Read More »>
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