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Goalball Schools Taster Day inspiring for pupils

St Ivo School in Cambridgeshire hosted a goalball session for students as part of the Paralympic sports National School Programme, delivered with Living Sport and local sight loss association Camsight.

Goalball is the only team sport that has been specifically designed for people with a visual impairment and was originally devised as a rehabilitation programme for blind and partially sighted soldiers returning from World War II.Read More

New Trustees for Living Sport

Do you have a passion for sport and active living?  A belief in its capacity to enhance and enrich at both an individual and community level?  Understand that sport and physical activity can contribute positively across a range of social, community and health agendas? Living Sport is recruiting for new Trustees Our aim across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is: ”Improving health and wellbeing by supporting people to get active” Living Sport …Read More

Mixed Ability Rugby is Coming to Cambridge

Northampton Saints RFC and IMAS (International Mixed Ability Sports) are working with Cambridge Rugby Club to bring Mixed Ability Rugby to the Area. Mixed Ability sports are mainstream sports that include a variety of playing abilities and both disabled and non-disabled participants. The focus is on a welcoming team environment and social training that allows everyone to play to the best of their ability. Unlike traditional inclusive provision the focus of all Mixed Ability activities is sustainability and ensuring a mainstream offer embedded within a grassroots club, they aim to create a team that will exist long after IMAS has moved away from the club.Read More

England Athletics Launch New #RunAndRevise Programme

HELPING 16 – 25 YEAR OLDS TO #RUNANDREVISE, 13-19 MAY 2019 During the week of 13-19 May 2019 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, is encouraging all 16–25 year old students to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running one mile or further and having a chat as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Runs are currently being registered across …Read More

Healthy Clubs Workshops

Whatever our age, we all know that being physically active helps us to lead healthier lives. Would you know how to welcome a new member to your club who had heart disease, diabetes or arthritis? Our healthy clubs workshops start next month, which are designed to give sports club coaches, volunteers and instructors an in depth understanding of long term medical conditions, how they affect someone exercising and how coaches …Read More

Ping! Table Tennis Tables Coming to Peterborough

Living Sport is pleased to announce that they have become a lead partner with Table Tennis England to develop Ping! Peterborough. Ping! Peterborough will be launched in the summer, working in partnership with Peterborough City Council, Vivacity, Peterborough Table Tennis clubs and Viridor. Initially in year one, there will be outdoor table tennis tables located in Central Park, Nene Valley Community Centre and Braybrook.   The tables will be free to …Read More

Mick George Sports Fund Extension

Local sports groups to benefit from extra funding availability The inaugural year of the Mick George Sports Fund proved immensely successful and has prompted the local construction business to expand the value of support, and operating regions for which the Company will provide assistance, moving forward. Working in collaboration with Living Sport charity, the Sports Fund was originally set up to back suitable initiatives in dedicated CB and PE postcode …Read More

Introducing Active Partnerships; the new name for CSPs

As the network of County Sports Partnerships gather in Nottingham today for their annual Convention, they have announced the launch of a new brand name ‘Active Partnerships’. Established as a nationwide network nearly 20 years ago, the Partnerships have become a significant part of the sport and physical activity landscape across England.   They have successfully delivered a number of high impact programmes, built strong local networks and adopted the highest …Read More

New report highlighting demand for more inclusive training

New research released by Activity Alliance highlights a demand for greater training in delivering activities to disabled people. The report indicates a need for more direct, practical guidance on adapting sports. The findings show building the confidence and skills of those who deliver sports sessions can lead to more opportunities for disabled people to be active.Read More