Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter

Sport England prepare to announce new strategy

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The new strategy seeks to help the people and organisations delivering sport and physical activity to recover from the challenges posed by coronavirus (Covid-19), look beyond them and tackle the biggest issues of the next decade.Sport England will share their new ten-year vision as part of an online event on Tuesday 26 January (10am – 11.45am).

You can register to be part of the event here.

Children’s activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities

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The number of children and young people who were physically active fell during the 2019/20 academic year in England, as first storms and then the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restricted the type of activities available.Sport England’s latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows teenage boys were hardest hit by the pandemic but girls became more active as they found alternative ways to be active.

44.9% of children and young people (3.2 million) met the Chief Medical Officer guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more a day.

Fit for the Future 2021 – Diversity and inclusion focus

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Join the Sport and Recreation Alliance on Wednesday 27 January for their annual Fit for the Future Convention, which this year will focus on the hugely important topic of diversity and inclusivity.

The action-packed day will consist of learning workshops, expert speakers and networking time, providing delegates with a fantastic opportunity for lockdown learning.

Speakers include Paralympians Claire Harvey and Sophie Carrigill, ex-England netball captain, Ama Agbeze MBE, Welsh rugby union player, Ashton Hewitt and Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for DCMS.

Sector support information hub

Sector support

At times, the amount of information to take in can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created a sector support page on our website to bring together all the latest updates and resources as we find them.

Naturally, there will occasionally be a delay between an announcement and information appearing on the page, but we’ll do all we can to keep it as accurate and up to date as possible.Eight in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19
41% of adults plan to exercise more. Find out more…

Levelling-up playing fields, parks and green spaces across the UK
In her latest blog, Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths, discussions how the revaluing of local parks and green spaces and their protection in perpetuity can play a pivotal role in the government’s levelling-up agenda. Find out more…

England Netball announces exciting new Board appointment
England Netball have appointed Jennifer Thomas to take on this new role. Find out more…

Rethink Fairness: Health
Amol Rajan and guests discuss health inequalities in the UK, why they exist and how they might be reduced. Is now the time to bring about a fundamental shift? Listen on BBC Sounds

Exercise Referral Specialist Instructor

Organisation: Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL)

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Sun 17th January, 2021

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Netball Development Community Coach – Leeds & West Yorkshire

Organisation: England Netball

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Sun 17th January, 2021

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Disability Inclusion Coordinator

Organisation: Sheffield United Community Foundation

Application Deadline: 5:00pm – Mon 18th January, 2021

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Empower LGBT+ Coordinator

Organisation: Sheffield United Community Foundation
Application Deadline: 5:00pm – Mon 18th January, 2021 Read More »

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Time to Listen

Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
This training course is designed to provide club Welfare Officers with the tools that will support you and your club to safeguard and… Read More »

UK Coaching Safeguarding And Protecting Children

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021
Venue: via Zoom
Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the… Read More »