Wiltshire and Swindon Sport Strategy Document


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    Wiltshire Sports Awards 22 October 2014

    Now in its fifth year, the Wiltshire Sports Awards recognise and honour the work and achievements of athletes, sports clubs, volunteers and coaches across Wiltshire Council area. The awards are sponsored by Landmarc and are being hosted jointly by Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Health Improvement Partnership and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (County Sports Partnership). More than 100 nominations were received this year, all of which highlighted the exceptional work and achievements of athletes, sp ...

    Thursday, 23 October 2014
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    County Young Coaches Academy

    The County Young Coaches Academy aims to provide an opportunity for 25 Young People Aged 15 – 18 to gain greater insight into the requirements of being an ‘Outstanding’ Coach in a Sport of their choice. The Academy aims to be the pinnacle of opportunity for Young Coaches within the County. In addition to a number of compulsory sessions, there will be a personalised ‘mentoring’ system allowing the Young People to learn from established coaches in Wiltshire Clubs. Throughout the program Students ...

    Thursday, 12 November 2015
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    Swindon youngster named national winner in Sport England’s Satellite Club awards

    14 year-old Brandon Humphries, from Swindon, has been named the National Satellite Club Participant of the Year in recognition of his contribution and outstanding commitment to taking part in community sport.      In the past Brandon has felt excluded from some sport and physical activity opportunities because of his Cerebral Palsy which effects his mobility in all four limbs. However, Brandon has not let this be a barrier to something he enjoys as he has been an integral part of ...

    Thursday, 23 October 2014
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    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport Announce Summer Level 3 School Games Dates

    We are pleased to announce the Sainsbury's School Games dates for Summer Level 3 County Competitions. Swindon School Games will be held on the 26 June 2015 at the Lydiard Park Academy. Wiltshire School Games will be held on the 8 July 2015 at Marlborough College.   ...

    Monday, 20 October 2014
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    British Athletics a chance of glory for Paralympic Athletes

    This is YOUR chance for success. We’re looking for brand new talent in paralympic athletics. Come and try athletics for yourself at one of our events across the UK to show us what you can do. Are you sporty and dream of becoming the next Elite Sprinter, Jumper or Thrower at the Paralympics in Rio 2016? Yes? Then all you need to do is sign up. Come to one of the Talent Introduction Days for your chance to experience the world of competitive athletics for talented new athletes to ...

    Friday, 17 October 2014
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    Marketing Essentials course for Sports Clubs and Coaches

    GBSport are delivering a Marketing Essentials workshop in November in Wootton Bassett  which covers the essential elements you must put in place to market your club/coaching programme successfully. Our four hour interactive training workshop introduces the concept of successful marketing for sports clubs and coaches - defining and building a brand, developing and implementing an effective and practical marketing plan, how to monitor and evaluate the results, and great examples of ...

    Friday, 17 October 2014
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    RYA South West Instructor Development Activities

    Instructor Activities Saturday 1st November – Bowmoor SCSaturday 8th November – Bristol Corinthian YC On Water activities include;  Seamanship Skills Teaching Spinnakers Single Handed session ideas Advanced Personal Sailing Skills Assistant Instructor training Cost £15 per day includes Lunch Contact RYA Regional Development Officer, Tony Wood 07876 330374, rdo.ssw@rya.org.ukActivities suitable for all Dinghy Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Aspiring Instructors Poster ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
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    Fencing moves films released

    Beazley commissioned project reveals skill and strategy underlying lightning quick moves Fencing is among the fastest of sports, with decisive encounters lasting mere fractions of a second.  British Fencing is today pleased to announce the launch of a trilogy of short films designed to reveal the mix of strategic thinking and lightning reflexes that has caused the sport to be likened to ‘high speed chess.’ The films cover two clashes between foilists and one between sabreurs.  Firstl ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
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    A new legend is born as orienteering event comes to Nottingham Red Bull has announced that it’s launching a brand new racing concept this autumn called Red Bull Robin Hood. The new orienteering adventure race will take place on 1st November 2014 in Robin Hood’s hometown of Nottingham, bringing an exciting new twist to a legend of British folklore. Playing on the heritage of Robin Hood and the key qualities required to be an orienteer, the adventure-style race will require a combination of spe ...

    Friday, 10 October 2014
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    Wiltshire and Swindon School Games 2014 Video

    {youtube}4sISLf8lHgI{/youtube} If you would like a copy of the Video sent to your school please contact Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk and we will be happy to send you a copy while stocks last. Feel free to share this video on social media and your website. ...

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014
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    School Games Volunteer Apprentice scheme

    This is a voluntary role that will provide excellent experience for someone wanting to work in this field. The volunteers will be expected to assist with the delivery of the school games, for a minimum of at least 12 hours over the 12 month period. Attendance and volunteering at the Wiltshire school games in July 2015 is compulsory. Training will be provided by the County Sport Partnership (see training opportunities below) who has been awarded a bursary to support the professional development ...

    Thursday, 25 September 2014
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    Primary Sports Premium funding allocation 2014 / 15 (From the DfE)

    How much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2014 to 2015, and advice on how to spend it.  Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2014 to 2015, including: maintained schools academies and free schools special schools non-maintained special schools city technology colleges (CTCs) pupil referral units (PRUs) general hospitals The following types of school don’t receive this funding: n ...

    Thursday, 02 October 2014
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    Coach to Teach

    Aimed at coaches working in schools who wish to better understand the unique conditions of ‘teaching’ in a Primary School and gain a better understanding of the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements for Physical Education. Date:               Friday 10th October                 Time:               9.15am – 4pm ...

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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    Wiltshire and Swindon Coach Bursary Scheme 2014-15

    The aim of the bursary scheme is to assist with increasing capacity for the need of coaches at all levels and environments within Wiltshire & Swindon. The bursary has been set up in order for coaches to meet the required Minimum Standards for Deployment set across the county implemented by SCUK. These standards can be viewed on the WASP http://www.wiltssport.org.uk/coaching/minimum-standards-for-deployment WHO CAN APPLY?  Any individual who wishes to achieve a UKCC Level 1 ...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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    Football for Teachers Course

    The FA Primary Teachers Award (PTA) – awarded by FA Learning Course name : FA - Football for Teachers Date : Thursday 20th November 2014 Time : 10am till 4pm Venue : Christie Miller Sports Centre, Melksham, Wilts Cost : Free of Charge Maximum number of attendees : 24 (This can be increased if we get close, can be discussed if necessary) Course Description The FA’s Primary Teachers Award is aimed at 1) Undergraduate students considering Primary teaching as a career, 2) those working towar ...

    Monday, 15 September 2014
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School Games – Exciting, fully inclusive competition for Primary and Secondary school children



Sportivate – Giving more young people the chance to discover sport


Workplace Challenge

Workplace Challenge – National programme on a mission to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity.



RightCoach – Free coach database for coaches and employers of coaches in Wiltshire & Swindon.


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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Primary Premium


Primary Premium – Funding to improve Primary School provision of PE and Sport




Satellite Clubs – Developing links between Schools and Clubs creating a pathway for a lifetime of sport


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Sport England - Focuses on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.


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Volunteer Opportunities


Courses and Events

Sun Nov 02 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Practical Ideas for Disability Coaching
Wed Nov 12 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Wed Nov 19 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM
Football Level 2 School Games Festival
Fri Nov 21 @12:00AM
Football Level 2 School Games Festival
Tue Nov 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Equity in your Coaching
Wed Nov 26 @12:00PM - 03:15PM
Netball Level 2 School Games Festival
Thu Nov 27 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM
Netball High Five Levle 2 School Games Festival
Thu Nov 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Emergency First Response (Primary Care)
Mon Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
An introduction to FUNDamental's of movement
Wed Dec 03 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Hockey Level 2 School Games Festival


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