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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

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Breakpoint 2019

Tennis Racket with Ball

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

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

Children Running

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!

4 wheelchair rugby players

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

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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

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Activity Alliance Releases Latest Engagement Resources

Person on laptop showing a factsheet

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

The FA for all logo

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

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