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#IWill Events Volunteering

Volunteers are the heart and soul of physical activity. Volunteer roles are varied, from coaches to tea makers, officials to line painters and the support of each and every volunteer helps keep physical activity fun and accessible. Our Living Sport events programme is a prime example of this, we wouldn’t be able to deliver our races or festivals without the smiley hi-viz heroes who kindly give up their time to …Read More

Breakpoint 2019

30 days, 240 hours on court, 200,000 shots hitting the ball 5 million metres. Breakpoint 2019 is coming to Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club and Haslingfield Tennis Club on Sunday 23 June 2019.  This day will be a festival of tennis – open to all to spectate, or participate. Breakpoint 2019 is a charity fundraiser to raise awareness of mental health issues in the UK and to promote the benefits of …Read More

The Daily Mile 10,000 Challenge supports Global Running Day.

Wednesday 5th June saw primary schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough do The Daily Mile in support of Global Running Day, an international celebration of running regardless of age or ability.

Twenty schools rose to the challenge set by Living Sport’s The Daily Mile Local Coordinator, Ali Cope, leading to 6,000 children taking part! We would like to thank all of the schools and children that took part for their enthusiasm on the day! We received some great photos for our Prize Draw to win a visit from a Sporting Champion!Read More

Wheelchair Rugby Comes to Cambridgeshire for the first time!

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) brings Wheelchair Rugby to Cambridgeshire. We were treated to a friendly match at Littleport Leisure Centre between Northampton Saints and Norfolk Knights to introduce Wheelchair Rugby to the county. It was a game loaded with full-contact, hard hits, speed and physical determination, making it a thrilling watch. This is a great opportunity for the people of Cambridgeshire to experience as it is one of the few Paralympic sports not currently played in the county.Read More

Lastest Round of Mick George Sports Fund

Following a recent panel meeting it is great to announce 10 clubs have been successful in receiving a Mick George Sport Fund grant. The fund, delivered in partnership with Living Sport, has been running since January 2018, saw £50,000 invested within the county last year, and the same is set to be brought in throughout 2019. Sports Clubs was successful in securing some funding for their clubs as follows: Sutton …Read More

Ping! Peterborough Launch

Living Sport is working in partnership with Table Tennis England, Peterborough City Council, Viridor Peterborough and Vivacity to bring a network of outdoor table tennis tables to Peterborough. Saturday 8 June sees the launch of Ping! Peterborough, with people being encouraged to come down to Central Park from 10am, Peterborough  to join in with the celebrations of the Family Fun sports Day, organised in partnership with the Friends of Central …Read More

Activity Alliance Releases Latest Engagement Resources

Activity Alliance has added to its suite of support with a set of engagement factsheets. From planning opportunities to measuring impact, the resources help providers to strengthen their work, enabling organisations to engage more disabled people to be and stay active for life.

The latest Sport England Active Lives Survey (11 April 2019) showed that activity levels are rising, particularly for women and disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. Despite these recent positive results, the stark reality is disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people.Read More

Hunts FA Names 9 Local Grassroots Football Award Winners

Huntingdonshire FA has selected 9 local recipients of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2019. The Grassroots Football Awards recognise and celebrate the work of individuals and groups to instil The FA’s PRIDE values – Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determination and Excellent – and make a positive difference in their club, league or local community. Following receipt of a record 4,073 nominations, The FA has worked alongside respective County FAs …Read More

National Boccia Schools Finals for Hinchingbrooke School

Hinchingbrooke School’s Boccia team represented East Anglia in the U19 Lord’s Taverners School Boccia Finals at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield on Tuesday 30 April. The team played 3 pool games losing two, one to the eventual winners and reigning champions Angmering from the South East and the other to eventual beaten finalists, St George’s Academy from the East Midlands.Read More

Luke Steele revisits his old school, Peakirk cum Glinton Primary, to launch The Daily Mile

          On Friday 3rd May, in somewhat un-Spring like weather, Peakirk cum Glinton Primary School welcomed back one of their very own, footballer and local hero, Luke Steele. Luke started his successful career with Peterborough United, before progressing to Manchester Utd, playing for his country at U18, U19 and U20 levels, followed with further spells at Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley.  Luke is currently the …Read More