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  • #RunTogether Launch today

    #RunTogether Launch

    Last year we carried out a survey of  7,700 people in England and it revealed that you’re much more likely to keep running regularly if you do it with others as part of a group - so join us today!

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  • Girls have fun at the School Games Level 3 Basketball Competition

    St Johns Academy 2-001Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) Level 3 Winter School Games competitions got off to a great start with the Girls’ Basketball competition held at St John’s Academy on 10 January.

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  • Funding Support Workshop, Swindon

    Club Forum 1Do you need up to £10k to develop your club offer?

    WASP have teamed up with Oaks Consultancy to offer support to sports clubs in Swindon and Wiltshire that wish to apply for funding through Sport England.  The key function of Oaks is to access charitable and statutory grant funding.  Oaks’ Grant Funding Team is vastly experienced in accessing this type of funding and they do so through managing the application process for their clients, from research and identification through to planning, writing and submitting the application.

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  • Cancer Research: Summer Event Assistants Needed!

    Cancer Research LogoDo you have a passion for events and the ambition to make a difference?

    The Cancer Research Events Assistant role is a fantastic opportunity to gain world class, hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading charity events.  In the fight against cancer, every moment counts and with their scheme you’ll play an integral role in the successful planning, PR, delivery, logistics and marketing on some of the largest events in the UK such as Shine, Pretty Muddy, and our hugely successful flagship series Race for Life.

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  • Aged 55+ in Swindon? We Need You!

    1201x1600px-aerobics-woman-holding-two-mini-weights 002Swindon Borough Council urgently need your help!  There is currently an opportunity for Swindon to bid for some money from Sport England to encourage people aged 55+ to be more active.  Although they have some ideas, they would really like to know what local people/organisations think. 

    Are you aged 55 or over?  Do you already take part in sport or physical activity?  Maybe you would like to but don't know how to get started?  Or perhaps you used to and need the motivation to start again?  Whatever your circumstances,  Swindon BC would like to ask you some questions about being active, what you do and would like to do, what would encourage you to do more and what worries you about taking part. 

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  • GLL Sport Foundation Funding

    GSF logoCharitable Social Enterprise GLL has positively backed supporting the next generation of athletes with the announcement it will invest over £5million into athletes across the UK through its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation within the Tokyo cycle.

    GLL is the UKs largest leisure operator and leading Social Enterprise operating across a network of 61 areas with partners.  Athletes across this network will be eligible to receive tangible support.

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  • Job Vacancy - Older People's Activity Co-ordinator, Swindon

    Job imageSupporting a new 2 year funded project by Zurich Community Trust, GLL is embarking on a new initiative, with the overall focus on up-skilling apprenticeships to support the Older People's programme. They are looking for an Older People's Activity Co-ordinator to help them make this pilot scheme a success.  This brand new role sits within GLL's Sport and Communities Team and will be supported by the local Swindon management team.  If you have a Sports Development or Community background, this role may be an exciting project to become involved with.

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  • Job Vacancy - Project Manager, Swindon

    Job imageSupporting a new 2 year funded project by Zurich Community Trust, GLL is embarking on a new initiative, with the overall focus on up-skilling apprenticeships to support the Older People's programme. They are looking for a Project Manager to help them make this pilot scheme a success.  This brand new role sits within GLL's Sport and Communities Team and will be supported by the local Swindon management team.  If you have a Sports Development or Community background, this role may be an exciting project to become involved with.

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  • Upcoming Workshops for Leaders in Running Fitness

    athletics-runningEngland Athletics are running a series of workshops for those interested in becoming a Leader in Running Fitness.  The course is one day long and both qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions.  It is suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

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  • Physical preparation - Mobility, movement and performance

    england athleticsDate: 19th Mar 2017

    Time:  12:00 - 16:00

    Registration Closing:  12th Mar 2017

    Venue: Keynsham leisure centretemple streetkeynshambristolSomersetBS31 1HEUK

    Cost:  £15.00       Link for full details - https://www.ulearnathletics.com/moduleEvent/84435

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    Sport England

    Sport England

    Working in a number of different ways to get more people active through sport and exercise

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    This Girl Can

    This Girl Can

    A nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

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    Club Matters

    Club Matters

    One stop shop for sports clubs, helping you develop and run a sustainable club

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    Together We Will

    Together We Will

    Supports disabled people with their friends and family to become more active

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    School Hire

    School Hire

    Maximise the use of your facilities with Leading online rental portal SchoolHire

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    In modern canoeing, or paddle sports, canoes and kayaks are often classified under the same terminology, despite the watercraft having different designs and historical uses.

    Canoeing offers something for everyone, from calm steady paced touring on canal and placid waters, to competitive sprint racing and facing the challenge of racing down white water. 

    In modern canoeing, or paddle sports, canoes and kayaks are often classified under the same terminology, despite the watercraft having different designs and historical uses.

    Canoeing offers something for everyone, from calm steady paced touring on canal and placid waters, to competitive sprint racing and facing the challenge of racing down white water. 

    From exploring fantastic coastal scenery by sea kayak to performing the ultimate playboat moves while ‘playing’ and ‘shredding’ the river, Canoeing offers something for everyone young or old, and you don't just have to live by the sea or along a canal to get involved, canoe clubs can be found countrywide, even in big cities!

    The recognised National Governing Body for Canoeing in the UK is the British Canoe Union, and more information can be found on www.bcu.org.uk

    For more information on canoeing opportunities in the South West, visit www.gocanoeing.org.uk/go 

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    School Sports Magazine

    Relay Front Cover Edition - 7 Nov 2016

    WASP's Annual Report 2015-16

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