July, 2020

UK Coaching cares: New toolkit and digital badge to facilitate #GreatCoaching

Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:00

UK Coaching cares: New toolkit and digital badge to facilitate #GreatCoaching

Coaches want to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide the necessary care to their participants and ultimately inspire them to develop lifelong active lifestyles.

The toolkit – of Knowledge Checks and coach learning – is dedicated to making sure the coach knows how to look after their participants and themselves. Read More »

Tags: Active Professionals Volunteers

ClubMatters Return to Activity Survey

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:00

ClubMatters Return to Activity Survey

We know that the Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had big impact on people's ability to support and take part in sport and activity in a club/group environment. We also know that people have missed this, so we are doing all we can to ensure people can get back to activity or volunteering as soon as is safely possible. To help us understand what that means for clubs and groups as they get ready to return, we are encouraging anyone who is a member, participant or volunteer at a sports club or similar organisation to take part in the Club Matters national survey! This will help Sport England and sector organisations like us to understand how we can best support people as they return to activity.

The survey is exploring how people who participated or volunteered in a club/group environment before the pandemic feel about returning to activity as restrictions ease. It is open to anyone that was involved in activities at a club or group either as a volunteer or as a member / participant, whether that's through recreational play, formal training and/or competition, or just on a social basis. Even if you haven't returned to your club/group yet, or don't plan to return at all, Club Matters wants to hear from you! Parents or carers can fill out the survey on behalf of children under the age of 16 or vulnerable adults.

Encouraging all club/group members and volunteers across sport and activity to share their views on coming back will help inform the future resources and support that we and the Club Matters programme will be able to offer. We'll also be able to share key findings and insight with clubs and groups we work with, to support their decision making and planning too. The survey will be open until Friday 7th August – please fill it in as soon as you can and encourage other people at your club/group to do the same, to make sure your needs are reflected in future support!

Click the link relevant to you to share your views:



Tags: A-Z Sport, Active Lifestles, Active Lifestyles, Active Professionals, Active Together

Over 3,000 young people come together “virtually” to compete in our first School Games Virtual Summer Championships!

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:30

Over 3,000 young people come together “virtually” to compete in our first School Games Virtual Summer Championships!

We may be still physically distanced from each other but that didn't stop school children from across the county coming together, virtually, to take part in our first School Games Virtual Summer Championships. With over 3,000 young people putting forward their best score in a range of challenges, we had over 15,000 entries into the 4 sports categories.

Our week-long championships started on Monday 22nd June (the start of National School Sport Week) and ran throughout the week with young people able to take part in our challenges and upload their scores to represent their school. Read More »

Tags: News, active sport, school games, school sport