Get Berkshire Active Awards 2018
Nominations are Open!
Get Berkshire Active are proud to announce the official opening of the nomination process for the 2018 Awards! This ceremony recognises local achievement, and celebrates the fantastic contributions in Sport and Physical Activity across Berkshire in 12 Award Categories. Follow the link for more information and to nominate the person/organisation who's work and contribution should be recognised and celebrated! The official Awards ceremony is due to take place at the Hilton Hotel in Reading during February 2019! https://bit.ly/2pfBWMM.
Shaping the Future of Physical Activity & Sport
Do you want to reach more people to take part in your activities? Could you improve your understanding of how to effectively promote your message to your target audiences? Would it be fantastic if there was a FREE tool that could provide you all of the information you need to know about live trends in physical activity uptake locally, target market demographics and social value of your programmes? Introducing the 4Global DataHub, a live data source currently producing continuous data, creating consumer insight from over 500 million community programme and facility visits. We can help provide you access to this data and analysis of your programmes against national data trends FOC to help you reach more people! If this sounds interesting, get in touch! Find out more here
Sports Education Week: 13th-28th October
Get Berkshire Active are proud to announce it is not long until Sports Education Week kicks off until the 13th October- 28th October. This will be a great opportunity to have access to training courses and qualifications within sport to help all of us to engage in a more healthy and active lifestyle. Look at our range of courses and come and join us in what is to be a truly insightful Sports Education Week! https://bit.ly/2ujyeDI.
Crime Prevention Project
More to come in Slough!
Get Berkshire Active are continuing to work with Thames Valley Police to provide meaningful and engaging physical activity for those aged 11-18 living in Britwell, Slough to help with their crime prevention project. We've been busy over the summer holidays with a range of different sessions!
We kicked the summer off with a Fun Day for all the community to get involved in. There was a range of activities to take part in such as archery, crazy golf and more inflatable fun! Throughout the 6 weeks we provided football, rugby, cricket and multi-sports on the main field during the day. As the summer days came to the end and most started getting ready to go back to school we finished with a BMX and mountain bike day for all young people to come along and try.
We're really looking forward to continue working with these young people and can't wait to give you our next update!
(contact Chelsea Piggott at GBA if you would like more information on this project Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stepping into Autumn with GBA!
GBA welcomes new team member... Anna Kondakova has joined us as our full-time Marketing Officer. Anna has a significant amount of experience through Business to Business Marketing and will be aiding support towards our marketing strategy. To contact Anna please email: Anna.email@example.com.
Data Protection... Get Berkshire Active are getting ready for new GDPR data protection laws coming into effect across the EU during May 2018, we shall be sending out details shortly regarding how you can stay in contact, manage your profile and communication choices with us.
Over the past few months... Here at GBA it's been all about creating opportunities to network, sharing good practice ideas, building new partnerships, gathering information and gaining insight! A hugely successful start to Autumn at GBA, with a variety of successful events rolled out, helping our partners and networks come together to connect, learn and grow! Our Club forum provided a focus on money saving ideas and tips, funding opportunities and discounted services, while the Sport and Activity Network forum focused on Insight and successfully shared these ideas across many of our community sectors.
Not forgetting the Sport and Physical Activity Network (SPAN) forum which had allowed the opportunity for all those in attendance to discuss the best way forward were Get Berkshire Active are able to support organisations, Local Authorities, Clubs and Community Groups through funding.
To find out more information on these past events (and to enquire on dates and agendas for the next ones) please speak to our team below:
Chelsea.Piggott@getberkshireactive.org (Club Forum)
James.Craggs@getberkshireactive.org (School Conference)
Cathy.Carr@getberkshireactive.org (Sport and Activity Networking Forum - SPAN)
New Family Sport Sessions available with Sportsable
In case you didn't know, Sportsable have now launched a new, weekly Junior division that offers children and their families, including siblings, an opportunity to have fun and play disability sport together, through a combination of structured and open activities.
This is designed specifically for children under the age of 18, particularly those with sensory and physical disabilities, the sessions run from 2-4pm every Sunday at SportsAble's fully inclusive facilities at Braywick Park, Maidenhead.
The sessions are fun, inclusive and family-friendly in every aspect with Juniors having the opportunity to play against family members in a wide variety of sports including Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Athletics, Polybat, Wheelchair Dance, Ball Games, and Net Games.
"At SportsAble we want to create a unique opportunity for children to play sport together with their brothers, sisters and parents in a friendly environment where we are all committed to having fun," explains SportsAble's CEO Kerl Haslam.
Free taster sessions are available for first-time users. For more information or to register an interest in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 627690.
UK Coaching- Mini Team Event, Transforming Learning
UK Coaching's Mini Team Event Transforming Learning on the 14 November is perfect for those who are passionate about learning and development.
As part of our new learning approach, our goal is to create cultures that promote learning and development, openness, creativity, and experimentation!
The day will include interactive workshops, industry experts and a chance for you to connect, learn and challenge in the field of learning and development.
In line with our learner-centred approach to learning design, we want to understand your needs in order to help shape and drive the event. Please fill out the short survey by clicking on the picture. Once you've completed the survey you'll be able to book onto the event.
WhiteKnights Open Days
It's time to give bowling a try... at Berkshire's leading indoor bowls club White Knights. Everyone is welcome to their open day's taking place on the 7th October. Click on the flyer below for more info and get involved!
Grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support as well as learning events are available to give community groups... Read More »
Whether it's the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces... Read More »
Sport England has announced a further £20 million funding to the Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011 £71 million... Read More »
Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable... Read More »
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Mental Health First Aid
2 Day Course Available
Do you want to gain valuable knowledge into First Aid for Mental Health? Well luckily for you Mental Health First Aid are running a 2 day course in Reading to understand mental health's issues towards daily living. Click on the flyer for more information.
Up and Coming Courses
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2018 - Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Venue: Cotswold Sports Centre, Downs Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6SLJoin us during Sports Education Week to gain skills and knowledge to introduce sport and physical activity to children and... Read More »>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Venue: Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4APWhat will I learn? The course will focus on the safe organisation of achievable and progressive running activity and how... Read More »>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Venue: Britwell Community Centre, Wentworth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 2DSMental health is just as important to our overall wellbeing as physical health, in some cases more so, yet we tend to pay... Read More »>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Venue: Katesgrove Children's Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road (North), Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0BNGround-breaking NEW training in fundamental movement skills. How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement* is a new, practical... Read More »>
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Get Berkshire Active
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: