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Twice as Many People with Long Term Health Conditions are Inactive Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Living Sport, is supporting a new campaign to help people with long-term health conditions to be more active. 15 leading health and social care charities have come together for the first time to launch We Are Undefeatable, a campaign which aims to help people with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows, and to celebrate every victory big or small.Read More

Chief Medical Officer Releases Updated Guidance

This month, the Chief Medical Officers updated their guidance on how active people should be for it to be of benefit to their health. Children and young people aged 5 to 18 should be active for an average of an hour a day; adults should be active for 150 minutes across the week. Of course, this can be divided up and different types of activity are encouraged, particularly strength training …Read More

Walking Sports Activators needed

The popularity of walking versions of competitive sports is growing and we already have many walking sports opportunities across the county. Walking sports do not have the high impact or strenuous level of activity that standard versions of the same games require so are an ideal opportunity for people to return to sport, recover from an injury or simply play the sport they loved but at a slower pace. Walking …Read More

Huntingdonshire Cycling & Walking campaign group forms

Huntingdonshire Cycling & Walking  Campaign Group Forms Do you care about issue such as air quality, safe cycling routes, traffic congestion and  safer routes to school? At the moment, Huntingdonshire lags behind neighbouring districts of East and South Cambridgeshire in terms of cycling levels and has less than a third of the percentage of people that cycle once a week compared with Cambridge. 16% in Huntingdonshire compared to 58% in …Read More

Parents in Sport Week 2019

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched the Sports Parents Promise as part of its annual awareness raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week, 7-13 October 2019. The Promise outlines all the ways in which parents can be the best sports parents they can be, by ensuring their child has safe and enjoyable experiences of sport. Parents can make the Promise online and, in return, they’ll be directed …Read More

We Are Undefeatable: a major new campaign to support people with long-term health conditions to be active

An inspiring new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – is being launched to support the one in four (15 million) people in England who live with one or more long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s. By recognising the unique barriers people with health conditions face, the campaign aims to help people build physical activity into their lives, by hearing from others who have become more active through the ups and downs of living with their condition.Read More

Nominations for the Living Sport Sports Awards 2019 now open

Do you know someone in sport that has achieved or made a contribution in sport this year?  If so now is your chance to nominate them for a Living Sport Sports Award as nominations are now open. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of talented sportsmen & women and teams, the significant contribution made by coaches and volunteers to the development of their sport, and the organisations …Read More

National charity Sense is awarded £1.3 million by Sport England

People with complex disabilities in England will have a greater opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity thanks to major new funding announced today. It follows research by Sport England showing that one in two people with complex disabilities get less than thirty minutes exercise each week, affecting their physical and mental wellbeing.

The national disability charity, Sense, has been awarded £1,338,449 by Sport England to tackle the issue of ‘inactivity’ amongst people with complex disabilities, which has a detrimental effect on physical health and mental wellbeing. Read More

Littleport All Sorts Walking Netball

Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire is a Public Health funded, countywide initiative aimed at targeting inactivity. Its aim is to help support and promote existing opportunities within each district, initiate new opportunities where there is a need and to help individuals who just need that little extra support to achieve their goals. As a part of the ‘Let’s Get Moving East Cambridgeshire’ programme a walking netball club at Littleport Leisure Centre …Read More

Nominate for UK Coaching Awards to showcase the diversity of coaching 

Nominations for the 22nd UK Coaching Awards are now open. Hosted by UK Coaching, the annual event will be held at The Tower Hotel London on the 5 December 2019 and will showcase the diverse work of coaches from all walks of life helping people improve their well-being and activity levels. UK Coaching’s research shows that the UK coaching community is diverse at grassroots levels, and through working alongside UK …Read More