Community Leisure UK ezine
December 2019
Latest member news
Heather Watson serves up a tennis treat for Kensington kids
Kensington Leisure Centre recently welcomed former Wimbledon Doubles Champion and double Olympian, Heather Watson, to join Better tennis coaches in delivering sessions for inner city children, in association with Give it Your Max. Give It Your Max (GIYM) is a UK tennis charity, which introduces primary school aged children to tennis, many of whom are from inner city and deprived areas throughout the UK.
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Culture seminars rescheduled
Community Leisure UK's Culture Seminars have been rescheduled as follows.
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Connect Centre Opens to the Public
Newport Live celebrated the re-opening of a much-loved community venue in Pillgwenlly with an Open Day in November.
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Sport Aberdeen provides 260 free memberships to care experienced young people
Charity Sport Aberdeen has handed out 260 free memberships to care experienced young people (CEYP), both in and out-with Aberdeen, through a pioneering initiative since the beginning of 2017.
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Tickets for the Afterlife attracts funding for Vision Redbridge Libraries
Following on from the success in 2017 of Redbridge Libraries' The Final Party – Celebrating Death through Celebrations of Life, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure have secured funding to expand and continue with their project around death.
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Magna Vitae project wins diversity award
The Celebrated Still Me project, offering a friendly and active lifeline for people living with dementia in Lincolnshire, has won a major national award for its work in the community.
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Sport Aberdeen ramps up adventure offering in north-east
The merger of two popular outdoor activity services, operated by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, was celebrated on Tuesday 12 November, broadening the range of outdoor adventurous activities available in Aberdeen and providing an enhanced experience for all.
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Teens to learn bicycle maintenance thanks to new community project launched by LiveWire
An innovative free new community bike project will teach young people bicycle maintenance skills – with participants being given their rebuilt bike to keep at the end of the six-week course.
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Aspire launches transgender swimming club to encourage safe space swimming
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust in Gloucester recently trialled a new transgender swimming sessions at their popular GL1 facility.
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Pendle Leisure Trust's Good Life Project has a brand new website
Packed with information and testimonials of how the project has helped and changed the lives of so many people, the website is THE go-to place to find out about this very worthy cause which makes a difference to people affected by isolation and mental health.
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Mayor of London recognises GLL for creating healthy workplaces
Charitable social enterprise GLL has been received the Mayor of London's Healthy Workplace Foundation Award for 11 of the leisure centres it operates across four London boroughs.
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Health and leisure partnership develops a 'Falls Prevention' programme in West Suffolk
Suffolk's largest fitness provider Abbeycroft Leisure, working in partnership with West Suffolk CCG and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has developed a falls prevention programme.
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Andy Bindon joins GLL as Director of Change and Values
HR Director and Business Leader Andy Bindon has joined the UK's largest leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise – GLL.
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Chrissie makes Outstanding Contribution!
We were delighted that Chrissie Mullings-Lewis was a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution category at the prestigious Active Westminster awards held at Porchester Hall on Friday 22nd November.
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Get Out Get Active project success
Your Leisure Kent, over the last 3 years, have been enormously proud to be part of the national project "Get Out Get Active," which was funded by the Spirit of 2012 and led by Activity Alliance.
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Free coaching clinics to engage with community sports in Aberdeen
Active Schools Coordinators in Aberdeen have organised a series of training and development courses for volunteer sports coaches across the city.
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Newport Tennis Centre awarded insport Club Ribbon standard
Newport Tennis Centre has been awarded Disability Sport Wales insport Club Ribbon standard.
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Courageous Clements Hall swim teacher wins award
At 26, Jo-Jo McQueen - Swim School Manager and Head Swim Teacher at Fusion's Clements Hall Leisure Centre, in Hawkwell, Essex - has shown that with enough determination and regardless of disability, anything is possible, as she is awarded the prestigious title of 'Swimming Teacher of the Year' from Swim England.
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Another award for Withington Baths!
The folks over at Withington Baths & Leisure Centre have won yet another award, this time it's for their new Over-50's Table Tennis Project!
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Thor Blimey! Viking Day is Norse-tastic success at Warrington Museum & Library.
You could have been forgiven for thinking it was 860 AD when Viking Warlords and Shield- Maidens conquered Warrington Museum and Library for the day on Saturday 9th November.
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Atrial fibrillation - the ticking time bomb
People across west Suffolk are being urged to have their pulses checked for signs of a heart condition that has been described as a "ticking time bomb".
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Active Lives study: children’s activity levels are on the rise in England
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the recommended average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day. The figure, from the second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, shows there has been a rise of 3.6 per cent in the number of active children over the last year.
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02 Dec 2019
BMJ research: benefits of exercise referral schemes 'not as large as hoped'
The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as hoped, according to a new study.
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02 Dec 2019
UK's first ever NFL Academy opens in London
The UK's first ever NFL Academy training site has opened its doors in north London.
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02 Dec 2019
Premier League’s incoming CEO David Pemsel resigns before taking up role
The English Premier League (EPL) is, again, looking for a new chief executive after the incoming David Pemsel resigned from the role before taking it up.
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29 Nov 2019
Study: exercise could be more beneficial than bed rest for those recovering from heart failure
Physical exercise can improve the health of blood vessels in the heart for people with heart failure.
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28 Nov 2019
Ukactive's Jack Shakespeare: political parties 'off the mark' in their approach to help NHS
The major parties need to "discuss prevention in the same breath as they discuss funding the NHS", according to Jack Shakespeare, director of children, young people, families and research at ukactive.
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25 Nov 2019
'Safeguarding issue' prevents Zara Hyde Peters from taking up CEO role at UK Athletics
Zara Hyde Peters will not take up her role as the next chief executive of UK Athletics as planned.
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25 Nov 2019
Nearly half of Irish adults now regularly take part in sport
Nearly half (46 per cent) of the Irish population – around 1.78 million people – currently participate in sport at least once a week.
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22 Nov 2019
WHO study: children's health being damaged by 'global epidemic of inactivity'
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk.
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21 Nov 2019
England Athletics looks to reach every primary school child with new Funetics programme
England Athletics is looking to expand its Funetics programme across schools and the physical activity sector by actively looking for new partners to deliver the scheme.
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20 Nov 2019
Increasing exercise levels at older age reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
People over the age of 60 should increase their exercise levels in order to prevent heart disease and stroke.
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20 Nov 2019
Growth of esports 'has already impacted traditional sports'
A surge in investments made into the booming esports sector is now creating competition for traditional sports.
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19 Nov 2019
ukactive CEO calls on Boris Johnson to extend business rate discount for gyms and leisure centres
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, has written to Boris Johnson, requesting that the Prime Minister's proposed business rate discount will be extended to gyms and leisure centres.
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19 Nov 2019
National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough University
The new National Tennis Academy at Loughborough University has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players.
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18 Nov 2019
Physical activity may protect against depression
Increased exercise levels can significantly reduce the chances of developing depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition.
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14 Nov 2019
Activity Alliance calls on political parties to commit to an 'inclusive, active nation' ahead of general election
Disability sports charity Activity Alliance has called on political parties to commit to giving disabled people 'equal opportunities to live full and active lives'.
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11 Nov 2019
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'
Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which it offers details of its handling of Spogo, a now defunct online resource which was meant to offer the public an easy way to find sporting opportunities.
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08 Nov 2019
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'
A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if all adults aged 18-64 walked just 15 minutes more a day, the world economy would grow by an estimated $100bn a year until 2050.
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General Meetings
Community Leisure UK General Meeting
4 February 2020: thestudio, Birmingham
Community Leisure UK GM & Awards
20th May 2020 - Science & Industry Museum
Regional Meetings
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
18 March 2020: TBC
south west and wales regions
27 March 2020: TBC
North east and yorkshire regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC - north west based
Other events
Culture Seminar England
21 January 2020: Doncaster
Culture Seminar Wales
23 January 2020: Newport
Single Sites Group England & Wales
21 April 2020: TBC
Learn to Swim Conference
28 April 2020: TBC
GDPR Group England & Wales
3 March 2020: Stevenage
Safeguarding Group England & Wales
5 March 2020, London
Culture Group England & Wales
1 April 2020: Flintshire
HR England & Wales Group
23 April 2020: London
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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Job vacancies
Duty Manager
Salary: Up To £20,844 PA (based on 39 hours per week)
Location: East Road, Sleaford NG34 7EH, UK
Company: GLL
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Duty Manager
Salary: Up to £22,930 PA based on 39 hours per week
Location: Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 9QY, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Vauxhall, South West London
Company: GLL
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Assistant Manager
Salary: Up to £31,251 per annum (based on 39 hrs per week)
Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Barnet, North London
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: New Addington, Croydon, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: New Addington, Croydon, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Redhill, Surrey, UK
Company: GLL
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Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: Brackley, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
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Swimming Teacher
Salary: Up to £16.89 per hour (including annual leave)
Location: Crystal Palace, London, UK
Company: GLL
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Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Rate of Pay
Location: Alton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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General Manager
Salary: Up to £40K plus generous bonus arrangements.
Location: Tilgate, Crawley, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
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Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
SportAccord Pan America
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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21-23 Jan 2020
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Digital Transformation in Sports Summit
San Francisco, United States
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24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
AMI’s Artificial Grass
Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
active-net 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
SportAccord
Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
SAPCA Annual Golf Day
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10-27 Jun 2020
World Leisure Congress 2020
Pinggu, China
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