November 2019
Latest member news
Tees Active's Swim Challenge raises money and motivates non-swimmers
Tees Active has launched a swimming challenge across their swimming pools in Billingham, Stockton and Thornaby, to coincide with Channel 4's Sink or Swim challenge, which saw 11 celebrities aim to swim the English Channel in September. Over 100 people participated, swimming over 24,000 lengths and helping to raise over £500. Tees Active Managing Director, Leon Jones said: "We are extremely grateful for each person who took part in our latest swim challenge and helped us to raise money for such a great cause. The fact that the challenge motivated new swimmers to improve their skills and get involved is great to see."
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Seminars - how trusts deliver public culture services
Community Leisure UK are delighted to invite colleagues to two upcoming seminars, discussing how trusts deliver public culture services.
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New CEO for West Lothian Leisure
Tim Dent has been appointed Chief Executive of West Lothian Leisure. Tim has over 25 years' experience in sport and leisure management in Scotland and has held a number of senior roles with high profile organisations in the public and commercial sectors.
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Exciting new Escape Game developed for Redbridge
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are continually searching for new and exciting ways to engage the local community with the rich history of Redbridge and Valentines Mansion.
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Make sport everyone's game – LGBT+ guidance from club matters
Pride season may be over, but inclusivity is still top of the agenda for Club Matters, Sport England and many other sports and community groups.
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Torfaen Leisure Trust partners with Torfaen County to combat vandalism
The 3g pitch Grandstand at Cwmbran Stadium has been a hotspot for trespassing and vandalism over recent years.
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Abbeycroft Leisure awarded two more county-wide exercise referral quality standards
Abbeycroft Leisure has been awarded two more county-wide exercise referral quality standards, for their work with patients with long term conditions referred to them by local GPs and health professionals.
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Another great year of growth for active schools in Aberdeen
The latest data published by sportscotland shows that the national Active Schools programme continues to have a positive impact on children's physical activity levels with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018/19, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year.
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ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation comes to Portsmouth
In Portsmouth it is estimated that twenty-two thousand people aged 45 or over have knee or hip osteoarthritis.
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Redbridge Sports and Leisure Centre re-launch blue world class, indoor tennis courts
At the heart of Essex is the world-class, London 2012 Olympic Games Time Training Venue Redbridge Sports and Leisure; which now hosts eight newly refurbished, international standard indoor tennis courts, open to players from beginners to professional standards.
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Active Nation celebrates hat trick of Swim England awards
Aquatic excellence at Active Nation's flagship diving venue, Quays Swimming and Diving Complex, has been rewarded with a hattrick of coveted prizes at the recent Swim England Awards.
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Pioneering Parkinson's class celebrates success
A pioneering exercise class for people with Parkinson's, which is run by northern leisure trust, Active Northumberland, is celebrating the fantastic progress that has been made by all those attending.
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Pendle Leisure Trust celebrates Lottery's birthday
Pendle Leisure Trust is helping the National Lottery mark its 25th birthday with offers from some of the facilities it has helped to fund.
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New parasport fund to help get disabled people more active
Sport England has revealed details of a new £250,000 fund, aimed at helping disabled people to become more active. The "Parasport, powered by Toyota" programme will offer activity providers – who register on the Parasport.org.uk online hub – the opportunity to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, in order to improve the quality and quantity of equipment available to disabled people. The Parasport.org.uk online hub, launched earlier this year, is designed to create a community for people to share their experiences and become advocates. It also provides disabled people and their networks with advice and useful information to help them become physically active.
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05 Nov 2019
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health
Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
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04 Nov 2019
Report: Swimming saving NHS £357m a year
Swim England has called on the government and healthcare professionals to "maximise the benefits" of swimming, after a report suggests that the activity saves the NHS more than £357m a year.
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01 Nov 2019
First two Belfast leisure centres built as part of £105m investment prepare for opening
Two newly-built leisure centres are set to open their doors in Belfast next month as part of the city council's £105m Leisure Transformation Programme.
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31 Oct 2019
Project to build major indoor arena next to Manchester City stadium takes a step closer
City Football Group (CFG), the owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City, has moved closer to building a major indoor entertainment venue adjacent to its existing Etihad Stadium in east Manchester.
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31 Oct 2019
New LimbPower player pathway published to highlight opportunities in disability sport
A new player pathway resource has been launched to remove the barriers standing in the way for people with a limb impairment who want to play sport.
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31 Oct 2019
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health
The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos.
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30 Oct 2019
England Netball appoints Fran Connolly as CEO
England Netball has named Fran Connolly as its new chief executive.
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30 Oct 2019
Rugby's Offload mental health programme to be extended after university research
A university study has helped a sporting charity secure funding to extend a successful mental health programme for men.
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30 Oct 2019
New visuals revealed for AFC Wimbledon's new stadium
Football League club AFC Wimbledon has revealed detailed design visuals for its new £30m Plough Lane stadium in south London.
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29 Oct 2019
Allies and Morrison to develop All England Lawn Tennis Club expansion masterplan
Allies and Morrison have been appointed to develop the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) expansion masterplan following its acquisition of the adjacent golf club last year.
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28 Oct 2019
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels
Doctors have called on the Conservative government to take "urgent action" to improve low levels of physical activity across the UK.
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28 Oct 2019
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities
The government has set out plans for every patient in the country to have access to sport and leisure activities through social prescribing on the NHS.
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25 Oct 2019
Report: visually impaired people want to cycle, swim and visit the gym
Hitting the gym, swimming and cycling are the activities people with visual impairments most want to get involved in, according to a new impact report from Metro Blind Sport.
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23 Oct 2019
New #LoveSwimming campaign to tackle worrying trend: one in three English adults cannot swim
Latest figures from Swim England show that 14.2 million adults – 31 per cent of those aged 16 or older – cannot swim one length of a 25m pool.
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23 Oct 2019
Rowing chief Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis named onto EIS board
The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has made two appointments to the organisation’s board.
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21 Oct 2019
Active ageing: PHE and CAB set out plans to make England the 'best place to grow older'
Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their shared vision for making England the "best place in the world to grow old".
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General Meetings
Community Leisure UK AGM
19th November 2019: thestudio, Glasgow
Community Leisure UK General Meeting
w/c 3 February 2020: Birmingham
Regional Meetings
SOUTH WEST & WALES RegionS
TBC
Executive and Community Leisure Scotland Executive lunch with Business Partners
18th November 2019: TBC - Central Glasgow
North east and yorkshire regions
4th December 2019: Tadcaster
london and south east regions
10th December 2019: Jubilee Hall Trust, Covent Garden, London
central region
18th February 2020: TBC
london and south east regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC
south west and wales regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC
North east and yorkshire regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC - north west based
Expressions of interest sought
operation of swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park
Lewisham Council is seeking expressions of interest to identify a suitable operator to assume the operation of the swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park, on a lease basis.
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Assistant General Manager - Waterloo
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Extreme Supervisors
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Swimming Instructors
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Yoga Instructor
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Group Fitness Instructor
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Company: Lex Leisure
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Group Fitness Instructor
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Company: Lex Leisure
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Group Fitness Instructor- HIIT
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Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
Soccerex USA
Aventura
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29 Nov 2019
FHT Conference
London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
SportAccord Pan America
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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29-30 Jan 2020
Digital Transformation in Sports Summit
San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
AMI’s Artificial Grass
Barcelona, Spain
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19-24 Apr 2020
SportAccord
Beijing, China
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10-27 Jun 2020
World Leisure Congress 2020
Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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