64% of non-binary people are not active enough to maintain good health. Meanwhile over 70% of gay men and lesbians are completely or partially in the closet when playing sports. This means there is an overwhelming number of people who don’t feel fully able to express themselves within a sports settings, potentially restricting enjoyment and participation. Play With Pride is aiming to increase LGBT+ representation within sport and physical activity …Read More
Who says it’s not a real sport if you have to adapt it?
Who says disabled people aren’t competitive?
A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says?
For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible, including in sport. Leading national charity, Activity Alliance, wants to move the conversations on, open people’s minds and shift out-dated views on disability. Who says? gives positive evidence that replaces these negative ideas.Read More
This year has been an exciting one for Living Sport as we launched our first 4 Seasons series at Nene Park, Peterborough. This month we planned our Peterborough Summer 10k and have had some great support from local community groups, organisation’s and companies; such as Delicious Ideas food group. Delicious Ideas are a local company situated in Peterborough who are well known for selling confectionery and snacks to local independents …Read More
Elaine Wyllie MBE (founder of The Daily MileTM) is coming to Cambridgeshire…… to speak at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Primary Schools’ PE Conference “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Ready to move, Ready to learn” On 2nd October 2019 – 9.30am-4.30pm at Burgess Hall & One Leisure, St Ives, PE27 6WU The event will focus on the holistic contribution PE can have on young people, particularly with respect to emotional, social …Read More
British Blind Sport research report “Overcoming Barriers to Participation” highlighted that one of the 6 key barriers that visually impaired (VI) people face is “Awareness”. They reported finding it difficult to know where to find opportunities local to them.
To overcome this barrier, British Blind Sport want to make it easier than ever for VI people and their support networks to find a wide range of activities on their doorstep. Following discussions with other VI charities, it is accepted that there is a need and these partners would find this useful and refer users to this tool.Read More
New research released by Activity Alliance shines a light on non-disabled people’s attitudes on inclusive activity with disabled people. Although the results show welcoming signs of improvement, ingrained perceptions are creating barriers in changing the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
Taking part with disabled people: Non-disabled people’s perceptions is the result of an online survey, conducted with more than 2,000 non-disabled adults. Focused on the concept of inclusive activity, in which disabled and non-disabled people take part together, it examined respondents’ perceptions and experiences.Read More
Living Sport have partnered with National charity Sense to deliver one of their brand new workshops called ‘Connecting Differently Through Sport’ locally. This September, Sense will be running a 3 hour workshop in Peterborough, designed for those who are interested in engaging participants with sensory impairments and complex disabilities in a sport and physical activity setting.
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
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
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