Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter

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Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, paid tribute to the role of grassroots sport at the Yorkshire Homecoming event for our Olympic and Paralympic athletes on Sunday.Speaking on stage at the first direct arena, the first elected mayor of the county saluted the achievements of the athletes in attendance, which included taekwondo star, Bradley Sinden, and Paralympic icon, Hannah Cockroft MBE.The former MP for Batley and Spen described grassroots sport as the “beating heart of our community.”   

 Women In Sport’s #TimeTogether campaign returns – Find out more
Women in Sport has launched #TimeTogether, its national campaign to empower daughters and mums to reconnect and discover new ways to get active together whilst inspiring others to do so too.Following a year of widespread disruption where activity levels have dropped and time online has soared, the charity is calling on daughters and mums to set aside time to reconnect through exercise and activity.    

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-30 aims for a Healthy Barnsley for all – Find out more
Barnsley’s Health and Wellbeing Board has produced a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy.The Barnsley Health and Wellbeing Board has produced the borough-wide strategy. It sets out the approach for meeting local people’s and the community’s health and wellbeing needs. The previous strategy, ‘Feels Good Barnsley’, ran from 2016-20.The refreshed strategy is split into three key areas: starting well, living well and ageing well.    

Bradford chosen for football pilot – Find out more
Football for Peace and the Football Association are co-launching the Mesut Özil Development centre at the University of Bradford alongside Bradford City AFC.The Football for Peace Mesut Özil Centre, sponsored by Innaree, will be hosted at the University of Bradford and run football and life skill sessions at Bradford City AFC’s training ground providing opportunity for South Asian players.    

Blog: Learning from listening – Read the blog
Our Events and Programmes Manager, Emma Binnersley, blogs about the This Girl Can week that has been taking place in West Yorkshire this week, and how insight played a central part in its creation.“We also had space for girls to write things, and I got quite upset reading some of it. The girls were able to just be really honest  

    News in brief  

Rotherham Council is asking for feedback on proposals for two schemes to improve provision for cyclists.
The schemes will be delivered by Rotherham Council using central government money, subject to approval of funds. Find out more…

Video games can have similar health benefits to jogging
Active video games could be a motivating way for Type 1 diabetics to keep active and help manage their condition. Find out more…

The FA announces a new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy for 2021-24
The new three-year equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, forms an integral part of a long-term commitment to using the FA’s influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination. Find out more…

British Rowing launches Committed to Inclusion Plan
The plan sets out a framework for making rowing an inclusive and diverse sport that welcomes and has an offer for everyone. Find out more…

Playforce launches its biggest competition ever with free £10k playground
One lucky school or nursery in England and Wales will receive a free playground worth £10,000 courtesy of the UK’s leading playground company, Playforce. Find out more…

Royal seal of approval for the nation’s lockdown coaching heroes
Twenty-five lockdown coaching heroes were recognised and celebrated at the UK Coaching Hero Awards ceremony in Leeds, including Josh Gelder from Doncaster. Find out more…