Community Leisure UK ezine
September 2021
Latest member news
Para Cycling Teams Train in Newport Ahead of 2020 Games
This August the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in Newport was proud to have hosted athletes who would be competing in the Paralympic Games. Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, riders from Great Britain Cycling Team’s Para cycling squad completed their final training preparations at the velodrome in Newport.
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Art exhibition celebrates diversity and achievements of people in Gloucester
Art exhibition celebrates diversity and achievements of people in Gloucester
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Supporting families to ‘Get Into Summer’
Thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Leisure were able to bring back a summer of fun safely to their venues across this city and supported 126 children and families living on low incomes to get active and enjoy their summer.
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Sport Aberdeen named winner at prestigious UK awards
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen has been named as a winner at the ukactive Awards 2021, a UK wide awards ceremony celebrating the active lifestyle sector, which took place virtually on Thursday 12 August.
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Thorne Leisure Centre set for major refurbishment
Thorne Leisure Centre will be closing to the public for an extended period from Monday 6 September 2021 for vital maintenance to take place.
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Getting the vaccine just got Better
GLL, the largest operator of municipal leisure and sports facilities in the UK has been invited to join Public Health England’s drive to boost the uptake of the Covid vaccination amongst young people.
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Celebration of Resilience at Bramley Baths
On the 25th of July 2021, we were lucky enough to be able to open our doors to celebrate not only the history and heritage of our Grade 2 listed building, but also appreciate our resilience as a community-led enterprise after what has been such a challenging year for so many.
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Active Tameside nationally recognised after second consecutive win at ukactive Awards
Active Tameside has received the ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Award for the second consecutive time at the national ukactive Awards.
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Pickleball National Championships take over Bolton Arena
Pickleball - the unusually named sport – held its National Championships at Bolton Arena.
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Burnley Leisure Golf Operations
Burnley Leisure Trust has now been operating two golf facilities for just under six years and is now seeing a huge increase in participation levels due to bold decision making and investment.
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HLH supports swimming as a ‘life skill’
Swimming lessons have resumed at High Life Highland leisure centres after they were halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Olympic Gold Medallist Adam Peaty Inspires Young Swimmers in Newport
This summer triple Olympic Gold medallist and World Record Holder, Adam Peaty MBE is touring the UK inspiring young swimmers up and down the country.
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Cool off this summer at the Grays Beach Splash Zone
As temperatures rise cooling off has never been so fun; the completely refurbished Splash Zone at Grays Beach Riverside Park is now open.
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SLT on road to recovery after weathering COVID storm...
Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) is heralding its latest independently verified success story of generang and delivering £16.5 million of social value* back to the borough.
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Celebrate the end of summer at Wanstead Festival
Residents of Redbridge, local businesses, communities and charities will come together to celebrate the end of Summer at Vision RCL’s annual Wanstead Festival on Sunday 12 September.
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UK’s Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme Strikes Gold For Community Sport
The welcome home celebrations held across the UK for Team GB’s & Team Ireland’s Tokyo Olympic Games heroes have also been championed by the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme - the GLL Sport Foundation.
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Community Leisure UK Announces New Partnership With the Welsh Sports Association
Community Leisure UK and the Welsh Sports Association have formalised their working relationship in Wales. Having worked together through the Covid19 pandemic to secure the future of sport and leisure, the two organisations have agreed an ongoing working relationship for the good of sport and physical activity in Wales.
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Bolton Arena’s New MD Announces Strategic Partnership with Age UK Bolton
Bolton Arena is an iconic building and facility in Bolton adjacent to one of Europe’s largest retail parks – Middlebrook, this July it celebrates 20 years of building an active and healthy community that the town of Bolton has been proud of since 2001.
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Changing Seasons and Canal Encounters
Falkirk Community Trust is celebrating the works of local photographers capturing wildlife and nature in their doorsteps with a Photography Exhibition on display at the Mariner Centre in Camelon, Falkirk.
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A busy July for Hyndburn Leisure
July 2021 was an incredibly busy month for us at Hyndburn Leisure, the centre full at all times throughout the day.
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Newport Tennis Centre host LTA Regional Visually Impaired Tennis Competition
This summer, the charitable trust Newport Live hosted its first Visually Impaired Tennis Competition at Newport Tennis Centre.
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Free community lifestyle initiative across Sandwell hailed a success
The ‘Portway Reach’ programme by Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) provided 119 qualifying residents with a free ONE card membership for 11 weeks during April to June 21 – for unlimited access to gym, swimming and fitness classes – in a bid to re-engage and support people over the age of 18 in the local community directly affected by COVID-19.
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Northampton kids to benefit from FREE Holiday and Activity Programme
A government initiative for holiday activities that is being rolled out across the whole of England in 2021 will see 230 places a day for children in Northampton delivered by Trilogy Leisure across the town.
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Local charities creating opportunities for children of all abilities to get active this summer
Two award-winning Granite City charities have teamed up to deliver relaxed canoeing sessions for children of all abilities as part of a free activity programme this summer.
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Fuel 4 Fun holiday camps and food hampers kick-off in Tameside
A phenomenal summer of free fun, family food and fulfilling activities for hundreds of children has kicked off in Tameside.
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London kids won’t go hungry during the holidays, thanks to Better Leisure Centres and Libraries!
Charitable social enterprise, leisure and culture operator Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) is supporting the national Holiday Food and Fun programme this summer across London, in its Better branded centres.
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Apples for All plants first tree
The first steps to a community orchard in Inverness were taken today when Ian Ross Chair of High Life Highland and Helen Carmichael planted the first apple tree at Inverness Botanic Gardens.
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SLT’s double health and safety accolade no accident
Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has been awarded the highest possible accolade in the internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2021 Health and Safety Awards.
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Calling all photographers to compete in Redbridge’s nature photography competition
This summer we are encouraging everyone with an eye for photography, professional or beginners, to get their camera out and explore the many green spaces in Redbridge!
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Sport Aberdeen sees double as the Northern Star Business Awards announce 2022 finalists
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen has been announced as a finalist in two categories for the Northern Star Business Awards, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration of business success across the region.
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Battersea Library chosen as launch venue for new Government Strategy
Battersea Library in South London was invited to host the launch of a new national Media Literacy Strategy on Wednesday 14th July. Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture briefed a group of industry experts on the new £340k initiative that is designed to fight online disinformation.
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Black Swimming Association partners with Community Leisure UK
The Black Swimming Association (BSA) and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) have announced a new partnership, working towards a future with ethnic diversity in aquatics.
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ukactive and Community Leisure UK announce new partnership to help support sector recovery and development
ukactive and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) have strengthened the collaboration between the organisations by announcing a new working partnership. The member organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalising their relationship at an important moment for the survival, recovery and development of the sector.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Link between gym visits and COVID-19 continues to weaken
New data from the ukactive Research Institute shows that for every 100,000 visits to UK health clubs and leisure centres between April and August 2021, only one person went on to test positive for COVID-19. The figure of one positive case per 100,000 visits is 60 per cent lower than the 1.7 cases per 100,000 visits to fitness facilities reported between July 2020 and the end of December 2020.
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01 Sep 2021
No excuses for that middle-aged spread, according to new research
The basal metabolic rate at which a body burns calories peaks at a much earlier age than previously thought, according to new research.
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01 Sep 2021
RSG counts down to John Reed London launch in September
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group has set 20 September as the opening date for its first John Reed health club in the UK.
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01 Sep 2021
Will Ahmed's Whoop raises US$200m, valuing the company at US$3.6bn
Whoop has raised US$200m in a Series F funding round, resulting in the tech start-up being valued at US$3.6bn.
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31 Aug 2021
Fitness is most popular physical activity globally according to study by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum
Fitness is the world's most popular physical activity and more than 50 per cent of people would like to spend more time exercising.
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27 Aug 2021
PureGym goes global and considers IPO after 'rapid recovery'
PureGym says it is looking to expand its operations beyond Europe, after experiencing a strong recovery in business performance since reopening its clubs in April 2021.
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26 Aug 2021
Everyone Can initiative will study fitness provision for people with disabilities
A consultation has been launched to review the current provision of fitness and leisure facilities available for disabled people.
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25 Aug 2021
Hussle signs fitness partnership with McDonald's
EXCLUSIVE Fitness marketplace Hussle has signed a partnership deal with McDonald's, which will see it offer a fitness-based prize as part of the fast-food chain's annual Monopoly promotion.
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20 Aug 2021
New Chelsea retirement residence to champion active ageing with tailor made wellness programming and 24/7 care
In September 2021, a luxury development for over 65s will open in London designed to change the way we value ageing with wellness programming centred around cellular health – masterminded by The Kyros Project.
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19 Aug 2021
1Rebel pivots to open first local studio with new RIG workout concept
1Rebel, which has been partly dependent on commuter business in its central London locations, has pivoted to launch its first local studio in Hammersmith, west London.
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13 Aug 2021
ukactive celebrates amazing industry contributions with combined 2020/21 Awards
OnePT Rochdale has been named as club of the year at this year's ukactive Awards, the second year the operator has claimed victory
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Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Regional Meetings
North East & Yorkshire Regional Meeting
14 September – 12:30pm
Wales Members' Meeting
14 September – TBC
North West England Regional Meeting
21 September – TBC
South East England Regional Meeting
23 September – TBC
Special Interest Groups
CLUK UK-wide Culture Special Interest Group
7 September – 1pm
Chairs and Trustees Special Interest Group (England & Wales)
8 September – 5pm
Swimming & Aquatics Special Interest Group (England & Wales)
15 September – 10:30am
Scotland Health Group
16 September – 2pm
Single Sites Special Interest Group (England & Wales)
22 September – 10:30am
Finance Special Interest Group (all nations)
28 September – 10am
Job vacancies
Commercial and Sales Director
Salary: c.£45-£50k
Location: Leigh, UK
Company: Leigh Sports Village
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Level 2 Tennis Coach
Salary: Grade 3 - SCP 15 (14-17) (£17,904 - £18,769) pro rata
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Wellbeing Ambassador
Salary: Grade 4 – SCP 17 – 21 (£18,769 - £21,330)
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Grade 3 (SCP 14-17 £17,537 - £18,769) plus benefits
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Fitness Instructor (Gym)
Salary: Grade 3 (SCP 14-17 £17,537 - £18,769) Pro Rata plus benefits
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Recreation Assistants
Salary: Grade 2 SCP 11 – 14 / £16,431 - £17,537 plus benefits
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Casual Recreation Assistant
Salary: Grade 2 SCP 11 – 14 / £16,431 - £17,537 pro rata
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Casual Receptionist
Salary: Grade 2 – SCP 11-14 £16,431- £17,537
Location: Newport, Wales, UK
Company: Newport Live
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Deputy General Manager
Salary: £30,000
Location: Sheffield, UK
Company: Sheffield City Trust
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Operations Directors (2 posts)
Salary: £66,705
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Company: Edinburgh Leisure
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Leisure Supervisor (operations)
Salary: £30,497- £37,468
Location: London, UK
Company: City University of London
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Contract Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Company: InspireAll
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Reception Manager
Salary: From £23,754 per annum
Location: Lincoln, UK
Company: University of Lincoln
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Senior PTs / Fitness Coaches
Salary: IRO UK£ 2,600 per month tax free
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
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Group Exercise Instructor
Salary: £17.18 per hour
Location: Leicester, UK
Company: Leicester City Council
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Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Piscine Connect: The digital pool & wellness event
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01-03 Feb 2022
Spatex 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom
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07-10 Apr 2022
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
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15-16 Jun 2022
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
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