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Ping! Peterborough

Living Sport in partnership with Archway Table Tennis Club, Table Tennis England, Peterborough City Council and Viridor have supported the Ping! Peterborough project to  get local people playing on new Table Tennis Tables at Central Park, Braybrook, Bretton Recreation Ground, Nene Valley Community Centre and Westwood Community Hub  and support existing provision of Connect Park and Itter Park. Ping Peterborough was launched at Central Park in June 2019 by the …Read More

Marvin the Moose celebrates The Daily Mile with the children at Fen Drayton Primary School

Marvin the Moose, Cambridge United’s mascot, visited Fen Drayton Primary School on Thursday 26th September, to celebrate The Daily Mile with the children.  Marvin took a tour of the school with PE Coordinator, Vicky Hawkins, waving to say hi to each class.  Marvin then took part in The Daily Mile with each class giving his seal of approval with plenty of high fives! Cambridge United’s Community Trust runs a number …Read More

Vacancy – Sense Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator East

National Charity Sense has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Arts, Sports and Wellbeing team as our Sport & Physical Activity Coordinator. This is a part time, home based role, working 30 hours per week in the East of England. Our key areas in this region are Peterborough, Cambridge and South Lincolnshire. The role will work closely with partners including Active Partnerships such as Living Sport.Read More

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