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The information below was recently compiled and shared by Sported – they describe themselves as “the UK’s largest network of community groups supporting half a million young people to overcome barriers to reach their full potential.” You can visit their website here.

We’re excited to launch Time In Mind, our newest projectto help you support your young participants’ wellbeing with a series of free training sessions.

With 1 in 6 young people experiencing mental health problems in the UK, we want to enable you to promote good mental health and maintain your participants’ wellbeing.

50% of groups who have taken part in Sported consultations since the pandemic began have told us that maintaining the wellbeing of their participants is one of their main concerns and expressed the need for more support in this area as they begin to move forward out of the pandemic. 

Using the money donated from The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Charity Appeal, we’re kicking off the project by running a series of Youth Mental Health First Aid Awareness Workshops delivered with StreetGames. The first two will be taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week (10th – 16th May 2021). 

The series of workshops are FREE for Sported members and we hope you can join us to improve the mental health of young people through sport.

Youth First Aid Awareness Workshops 

Tuesday 11th May, 10am – 1pm OR Thursday 13th May, 1pm – 4pm

Delivered by our friends at StreetGames, this FREE three-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. The session will cover:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Along with the workshop, you will get a manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it, and upon completion, you will also get a certificate to confirm you are Youth Mental Health Aware.

Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail

Additional dates for this training will be released in due course.

My Club and Mental Health – Free online training

The mental health charity TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) has a free e-module that all members can access. Working to raise awareness of mental health and resilience within grassroots sports groups, they have developed this training to cover a basic introduction to:

  • What is Mental Health
  • Signs to look out for amongst your young participants
  • Looking after your mental health

Access the training on their website.

Mental Health resources

Our team has collated a list of useful websites, resources and apps with information about supporting yourself, and your young people’s wellbeing. 

Please do have a look and pass anything you think is useful on to your participants. 

Download the list here

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New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health
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The new Office for Health Promotion will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical activity.
The Office will recruit an expert lead who will report jointly into the Health Secretary and the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty. The Office’s remit will be to systematically tackle the top preventable risk factors causing death and ill health in the UK, by designing, implementing and tracking delivery policy across government. It will bring together a range of skills to lead a new era of public health polices, leveraging modern digital tools, data and delivery experts.
The Office for Health Promotion will be established by the autumn.


Beat the Street physical activity game is coming to Sheffield
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The Beat the Street game is set to launch in Sheffield and will take place from Wednesday 16 June to Wednesday 28 July.
Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives by turning the city into a six-week game. The game is outdoors, completely contactless and players take part in their family groups or support bubbles, so has been approved by Public Health England as COVID safe.
Participants are encouraged to walk, cycle, run, wheel or scoot as far as possible within the local area, with prizes of sports or book vouchers for the teams that clock up the highest number of miles. Sheffield follows South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley and Rotherham in taking part in Beat the Street this year.


How do we get Yorkshire and Humber active?
Have your say

There is just over a week to submit evidence to Policy Yorkshire on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic.
Policy Yorkshire is the think tank for the Yorkshire and Humber region and the Physical Activity Policy Group is particularly interested in what actions around sport and physical activity are needed to help the region recover from the COVID pandemic and also contribute to the Government’s ambition of levelling up the country.
Submissions can be made up to 5pm on Friday 16 April at


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At Yorkshire Sport Foundation, we want to make sure the content you receive from us is relevant.
We share news, updates and best practice from across the sector in this newsletter, on our website, social media channels and The YSF Podcast.
We’d appreciate your input on what you’d like to hear more of, and how you want to receive it.
Please take a couple of minutes to take part in our survey, which will remain open until 5pm on Friday 30 April.


News in brief
Kick-start for summer school and activities
£200 million total summer school funding to be distributed in secondary schools. Find out more…
Kirklees school leads the way to healthier choices
Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) Junior and Infant School, have been presented with the Modeshift STARS Bronze standard for their commitment to sustainable travel. Find out more…
#ClubsInCrisis Fund opens on Monday 12 April
The fund will provide over £4million worth of funding to grassroots clubs and organisations. Find out more…

StreetGames supports the ‘quiet frontline’
A major fundraising drive by StreetGames raised nearly £4million for local community sport organisations over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more…
Initiative launched to find new ways to overcome inequalities in physical activity
People with great ideas to tackle inequalities in physical activity are being invited to apply to Ideas to Action – a new programme delivered by Design Council, supported by Sport England and funded by the National Lottery. Find out more…
Podcast: Returning to sport safely
The Ann Craft Trust talk about ways in which organisations can help their members return to play as we prepare to move out of lockdown once again. Find out more…
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust prepare to Offload
Offload is Rugby League Cares acclaimed men’s mental fitness project which allows men to engage with current and former players to learn the techniques clubs use to manage players’ mental and physical fitness. Find out more…


Health and Wellbeing Lead
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Sporting Equals launch #EndBAME campaignFind out more
Sporting Equals have launched the #EndBAME campaign at an event on race equality and the state of the UK sport sector.The charity conducted a terminologies in sport survey last year, which revealed different communities preferred a more specific definition than the widely-used term BAME, which stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.They have since released a terminology resource and spoken to us about it on The YSF Podcast.  
Support workers vital in tackling inactivity for people with complex disabilitiesFind out more

A report published by the disability charity, Sense, has highlighted the role support workers play in getting people with complex disabilities physically active.Released in partnership with Traverse and Sport England, the new report: ‘Support Workers: attitudes, approaches and barriers to helping people with complex disabilities engage in sport and physical activity’, contains analysis of the experience of support workers, which it recognises as “playing a critical role in encouraging, informing and helping adults with complex disabilities to access sport and physical activity.”  
How do we get Yorkshire and Humber active?Have your say
Policy Yorkshire, the think tank for the Yorkshire and Humber region, is calling for evidence on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic.The Physical Activity Policy Group is particularly interested in what actions around sport and physical activity are needed to help the region recover from the COVID pandemic and also contribute to the Government’s ambition of levelling up the country.Submissions can be made up to 5pm on Friday 16 April at  
OpenActive webinar for local authoritiesWatch the webinar
Research from Sport England shows that one fifth of adults have been put off doing a physical activity because it was too difficult to find or book online.OpenActive is a community-led initiative to help people in England get active using open data.OpenActive recently hosted a webinar for anyone working at a local authority who is looking to increase participation in physical activity in their area and who wants to explore the role of data to support this. The webinar is now available to watch on YouTube.  
News in brief  
UK Coaching driving its digital future with brand change and office move
UK Coaching is moving offices to the centre of Leeds as part of its aspiration to become a more digital organisation and meet the changing needs of coaches. Find out more…

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards
The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference. Find out more…

Blog: Why social prescribing is needed more than everA blog from James Watmough, Pilots and priority places manager at Sport England. Read the blog…

#WeWill campaign to raise awareness of safety fears of female runners
The #WeWill collective is a campaign focused on the positive actions men and women can take to enable women to ‘run free from fear, to be safe, and to feel safe in every part of their lives’. Find out more…

AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds routes announced
With a packed weekend of action on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, British Triathlon have released the confirmed routes for all races on offer. Find out more…

Transformational plans for sustainable travel in Attercliffe and Darnall
This latest sets of plans are part of Connecting Sheffield, a project focused on improving active travel infrastructure in Sheffield. Find out more…

Panthers to Deliver Offload Mental Health Programme

Rugby League Cares is delighted to announce that Offload, its hugely successful men’s mental fitness programme, is coming to Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield.

Offload is already being delivered at six professional Rugby League clubs, Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings who will be joined by Bradford Bulls, Halifax Panthers and Huddersfield Giants.

The programme is a free 10-week course of one-hour fixtures designed to equip men with the skills, tools and techniques needed to manage their own mental health and provide help for others.

Offload fixtures usually take place at the host club’s stadium and are led by former Rugby League players, who share their own life experiences in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other challenging situations.

The presenters include ex-internationals Keith Senior, Lee Crooks, Paul Wood, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Johnny Lawless, Shaun Lunt, Paul Broadbent and Kevin Larroyer.

RL Cares Head of Community Emma Goldsmith said: “We are thrilled that Bradford Bulls, Halifax Panthers and Huddersfield Giants have joined the expanding Offload family and are looking forward to enhancing the lives of men across Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

“Offload is proven to work: since 2017, more than 2,500 men have taken part in Offload and taken away lots of advice and insights that have helped turn their lives around.

“Offload has a fantastic ability to not just change lives, but to save lives as well. The fixtures are a great way for men who may be struggling, or who know someone who is having a tough time, to tackle sensitive issues in an engaging, fun and confidential way.”

The delivery of Offload in Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield has been made possible with support from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Paul Mitchell, Head of Foundation at the Bradford Bulls Foundation, said: “Many, many people are struggling with the pressures of Covid and more will do so in the aftermath.  Mental fitness has always been critical but now, more than ever, we need to do as much as we can to provide support to those who need it.

“Whether you’re struggling due to unemployment, lack of social contact or financial problems, or just need an outlet beyond the four walls at home, we’re here for you.  The Bulls Foundation is proud to support the wellbeing of the people of Bradford through our delivery of the fantastic Offload programme.

“We hope to make a positive difference for the men who take part and we will provide long term support for their overall fitness and wellbeing.”

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Head of Sport Dan Wilczynski said: “Being given the opportunity to deliver such an important project like Offload is magnificent for both the trust and the area of Kirklees.

“We are all extremely excited to see this programme start to make a difference to men within our community.

“With Offload we have a really great opportunity to tackle mental fitness and make a positive change.”

Chris Mitchell, Project Lead at Halifax Panthers Foundation, said: “We’re looking forward to working with RL Cares to deliver this fantastic programme to men in Halifax and across Calderdale.

“Our involvement in Offload builds on the success we had with Back Onside, which helped men tackle their physical health.  It’s just as important for everyone to look after their mental fitness and Offload has an important part to play in that.”

For more information on Offload and Rugby League Cares, including contact details for Offload at Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield, please visit HERE

For more information about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, please visit HERE

Keep March-ing on! Sported Newsletter

With the end of March approaching, we’re looking forward to longer (and hopefully warmer) days ahead, and with the possibility of some of you returning to face-to-face sessions soon, we can definitely celebrate the little wins. 

Thank you to those who filled in our Community Pulse 2021 survey. You can read a full summary on our website as well as how we’re moving forward to help you. In other exciting Sported news, we announced an exciting partnership with Always for their #FuelHerFuture campaign. Have you spotted us in their TV advert yet?

This month’s newsletter includes:Latest member webinars The Physical Return resources and government road map informationYour chance to tell us how we did this yearAn opportunity to get your hands on some free cycling helmetsHelpful links and information from our friends and other sports organisationsVisit Your Sported Network for downloadable guides, videos, and recorded webinars, and get involved in the Sported Member Facebook Group where we post up-to-date information, new funding opportunities, and additional resources.

Don’t forget to share with us on Twitter and Instagram your plans for April, we would love to see them!

The Sported Team
How did we do this year?

As we come to the end of our year, (we go April to March) we’d love to know how you’ve found being a Sported member

How satisfied are you with your Sported membership? 

Very satisfied
Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
Very unsatisfied

On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to recommend Sported to a friend or colleague?
lowest 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   highest
Sport England Return to Play Funding Information session

Thursday 25th March 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Join us for a session that will look at funding being offered by Sport England focussing specifically on Return to Play:

•    Small Grants capital/revenue awards 
•    Community Asset Fund – Capital awards 
•    Active Together Crowdfunding

Come and find out if you are eligible and how we can help you. Find out more about the Return to Play funds here.
Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail
Trans Day of Visibility Event – The History and The Future of Inclusive Sport

Tuesday 30th March 6pm – 7pm

Join Sported volunteer, Pauline Weddell and Ellie from Essential Learning Curve on the eve of Trans Day of Visibility.

We’ll be covering:

– Trans history and trans sport stars of the past
– Current issues and solutions routes
– Obstacles and access to engagement with practical tips and solutions for you to use with your organisation. There will also be a time for Q&A
Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail
Leadership TeamsA Sport England Club Matters workshop in partnership with Sported
Wednesday 14th April, 6pm – 8pm

Do you have the right committee structure? In this session we will explore how your group can be structured to not only effectively run the organisation, but also plan for the future. The workshop also looks at how you make sure the right people are in the right roles to take the organisation forward.

We will cover:- Reviewing your leadership structure

– Identify the key principles of an excellent leadership team

– Identify methods on how to achieve an excellent leadership team for your club

– Develop an action plan to improve their club leadership

Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail for your post COVID future
Date TBC
We know that it’s been impossible to plan over the past year and, even though there is now light at the end of the tunnel, it’s hard to know how to move forward.

Join Sported volunteer, Jocelyn Parkes who will help you think about:- What you want to achieve this year, for the next 2- 3 years and long term

– Setting aims and objectives that will enable you to deliver the impact you want to make – not just outputs

And how to get it down on paper in a way that you will be able to use on a day-to-day basis to help you achieve those goals.

Register your interest by e-mailing
Preparing for The Physical Return

For some of you, from the 29th March, you can restart outdoor organised sessions with your participants. If you’re planning on beginning your face-to-face sessions again, we’ve put together a list of information, including:Current government guidelines and links to the current government road mapHelpful links from National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Sport England to help you prepareOur ‘The Physical Return’ checklist, social media graphics and Capture Everything guide. Head over to Your Sported Network to download the sheet.
Download the Capture Everything How-to guide for Social MediaDownload The Physical Return Checklist
Last month we told you that we’d started on the build for a new portal for Sported members. It will be easier to navigate so you can find the things you need, to discover all the services and benefits you can access with your FREE Sported membership, and to discuss issues with other members and volunteers.

We’re almost ready to start asking for feedback so if you’d like to have your views heard, please drop us an email ASAP.

We think we’ve also come up with a great new name: The Sported Hub

What do you think? Love it! Great name Meh. Your Sported Network is better I have a much better idea, let me tell you about it

Would free cycle helmets help you deliver in your community?

Lazer – one of the oldest helmet manufacturers in the world – is offering Sported members free cycling helmets. For every 10 helmets registered in the UK between March 1st and the May 31st 2021 Lazer will donate a Compact helmet to Sported. Read more hereThe helmets are unisex and fully adjustable in size for people 8+.

We’re specifically looking to support you if you plan, or would like to, to deliver cycling activities to young people in your community post lockdown and this would enable you to do so.

How do we get them?

Email and tell us a little about how you would use the helmets to help young people in your community (around 50 words) and how many you’d like (min 10 and max 30) by Thursday 25th March.

Behind the Line: Sébastien Bechara

Welcome to Behind the Line. A series of in-depth interviews (on the Rugby League World Cup website) that will delve into the careers and personalities of the elite athletes who aim to represent their nations with pride at Rugby League World Cup 2021.

This week, England Wheelchair international, Sébastien Bechara, talks to us about his journey into wheelchair Rugby League, friendly rivalry between teammates and discusses his nation’s opponents at RLWC2021.

A motorbike accident in July 2012 resulted in Bechara becoming a right leg below the knee amputee. It was in a moment during his recovery, that the 27-year-old decided to dedicate his time to become a star within the wheelchair game.

“I remember it was in July 2012, which was what nine years ago now,” explains Bechara. “The period of the London Paralympics. They were just starting, and I remember being in my hospital room back then watching the Paralympics start and thinking – right, that’s where I’m going to be in four years’ time.”

“I started working hard on my recovery and then was going from [one] rehab centre to the other. I finally got into the final rehab centre, where it had all sorts of facilities.

“I started playing some wheelchair basketball to start having some fun, and I thought at the time, I was an absolute beast in the wheelchair. So fast and agile. Of course, I was just playing with other patients who were just learning [to use] a wheelchair and weren’t used to playing sports.”

Though wheelchair basketball provided Bechara with an output during rehab, it was a chance encounter with a former France captain that helped him discover his true calling.

“One day, I met Cyril Torres, who was the current captain of France wheelchair Rugby League team,” Bechara stated. “He watched me play and invited me over to try wheelchair Rugby League at Catalans Dragons. When I started training with them, that’s when I realised how bad I was.”

“Back then at Catalans, four of the players I was playing with went off to the 2013 World Cup in Medway, England, and they were crowned world champions,” Bechara explains. “I was learning from the best at the time, which helped me progress really quickly.”

Now a fully-fledged Catalans Dragons representative, the England international is excited by the potential of a match-up against some of his club teammates at RLWC2021.

“Of course, who wouldn’t enjoy some rivalry in competition?”

“It’s a crazy feeling; actually, you see them three or four times a week, sometimes train with them, play with them, you have drinks with them, they’re like brothers to me.”

“Rugby teammates are a very special thing, but when it comes to the most important game of your life, suddenly playing against them, that’s a game where you’ll do absolutely anything to win.”

Born in Nottingham, the former Leeds Rhinos and Halifax representative moved to France at the age of ten. However, he takes great pride in representing his country of birth.

“Who wouldn’t feel proud about being able to represent your country? I mean, it’s that feeling of putting your England top on and going out on the pitch and screaming out the national anthem.

“We have a team manager, Martin Coy, that’s always behind you during the national anthem and halfway through always screams ‘louder!'”

“Honesty, it’s hard to get to the end of the anthem without ending up in tears.”

With this year’s tournament edging closer, Bechara has already started to weigh-up his opponents ahead of their fixtures at RLWC2021.

“The Spanish captain is actually a club teammate from Catalans Dragons, so expect some great brotherly rivalry there,” Bechara said. “I’m really expecting them to show that they’ve acquired a lot of experience in the last four years, and I’m sure they will be fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.”

“Australia have always been a very strong side,” Bechara explains. “I expect them to be in great form and be a huge challenge. That’s actually our opening game, so we’ll have to turn up and just give it everything straight away from game one.”

“Norway are a really tough one because I have actually no clue what to expect. I’ve never seen them play as a country,” Bechara states. “I trust them to turn up with a team that’s ready to fight for a win.”

Although Bechara may have begun to focus on his opponents, ultimately, he is aware that the main focus remains on one single goal – greatness.

“Alongside my England teammates, we’re just aiming for nothing else than being world champions. We’ve got the capabilities, the work ethic; we have the players in-depth now [and] we’ve got the staff to support.”

“We have everything now to get there. I think we’ll get to the final, so we can finally pick up that World Cup trophy; that’s what we’re aiming to achieve.”

After heartbreak in the 2017 final, the England international is determined to not suffer the same fate this time around. With home advantage, Bechara hopes to fulfil a dream of representing his country at London’s iconic Copper Box Arena.

“It’s actually a dream come true,” Bechara said. “To be able to play in the Copper Box Arena that can hold up to 7400 spectators, I’ve played in crowds where there was maybe 3000 people and it’s absolutely mad.”

“We need them; we need you England, not only for them to discover the greatest sport on earth but also to support your country,” Bechara explains. “Show the other nations that this is England, this is our home, and no one is coming here to grab the trophy.

“We need thousands of English people there shouting and supporting us; showing us that they’re there for us and they’re supporting us on the road to a World Cup victory.”

Don’t miss your chance to see England Wheelchair in action. Sign-up for ticket alerts today and we’ll add an ‘on sale’ event to your diary when our general sale dates are announced.

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Sport England update FAQs on return to play

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Sport England, in consultation with DCMS, have answered some of the most common questions providers have regarding the return to play, in line with the Government road map.

The updated page now takes into consideration changes proposed for Monday 29 March and what that means for those providing sport and activity for communities.

A test and learn approach to systems change

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Sport England, in partnership with the Chief Cultural Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), has launched a new resource, ‘Navigating Local Systems’, which shares learning and practical tools from three localities – including Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

Place-based system change is an increasingly important conversation, particularly as planning begins for the implementation of ‘Uniting The Movement’. There is a growing interest from places wanting to take a systemic approach to tackle inactivity and the inequalities that still exist.

Do you have a story to share?

Submit your story

The Mind Sport and Activity Network for Yorkshire and Humber are seeking stories of the role sport and activity has played in supporting good mental health.

We know that organisations across the region have used the power of sport and activity to have a positive impact on the mental health of people throughout the county, and the Network want to celebrate these in a series of videos that will be unbranded and available for everyone to use.

You don’t need to have a case study written up, simply complete a short online form by 12pm on Thursday 25 March for the story to be considered.

Female role model posters sent to primary schools for free

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Social enterprise company, Totally Runable Ltd, are putting inspiring posters featuring real life female athletes in front of over 355,000 school pupils from as part of their ‘Role Models’ campaign.

The project aims to redress that balance and close what Totally Runable Ltd call the ‘Gender Sport Gap’ in primary schools.

With funding from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Persimmon Homes, and a successful crowdfunder fundraising campaign, the first round of posters is being sent to every primary school in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, as well as all 200 schools who are part of Totally Runable’s ‘Girls and Sport Pledge’.

Policy Yorkshire call for evidence
A call for evidence on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic. Find out more…

Mind Sport and Activity Network for Yorkshire and Humber – Event handbook
Featuring the keynote from Matthew Hoggard MBE, a Q&A session with an expert panel, and all four workshops. Download the handbook…

Beat the Street coming to South Yorkshire
The popular physical activity game will take place in Rotherham for the first time, and return to Barnsley after a successful campaign in 2019.

New campaign is launched to ‘Get Doncaster Moving’
The first phase of the campaign focuses on walking as a free, accessible activity that can be done at any time of year, including during lockdown. Find out more…

Further steps to improve active travel launched for Sheffield
The latest proposals reveal plans for safer cycling and better walking routes. Find out more…

Game On: Football Foundation launches new funds to get football ready for kick-off
More than £16m made available for grassroots football. Find out more…

Get Doncaster Moving launch survey
Get Doncaster Moving want to understand the progress they and Doncaster’s Network of partners are making to tackle inactivity. Find out more…

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Sport, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences)

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Mon 22nd March, 2021

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Schools and Sports Participation Manager

Organisation: Rotherham United Community Sport Trust

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Fri 26th March, 2021

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Casual Multi-Sport Coaches

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Wed 31st March, 2021

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Swimming Instructor

Organisation: Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL)

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Wed 31st March, 2021

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Interview: England International, Sébastien Bechara

Behind the Line is a series of in-depth interviews that will delve into the careers and personalities of the elite athletes who aim to represent their nations with pride at Rugby League World Cup 2021

This week, England Wheelchair international, Sébastien Bechara, talks to the event’s website about his journey into wheelchair Rugby League, friendly rivalry between teammates and discusses his nation’s opponents at RLWC2021.

With fixtures against Australia, Spain and Norway at London’s Copper Box Arena, the 27-year-old is aiming for greatness at this year’s tournament.

Don’t miss your chance to see England Wheelchair in action. Sign-up for ticket alerts today and we’ll add an ‘on sale’ event to your diary when our general sale dates are announced.


Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter 26-Feb

School and organised outdoor sport and physical activity to return next month

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The Prime Minister confirmed children and young people will be able to take part in sport and activity at school as part of educational provision and wraparound care from 8 March, while from 29 March outdoor grassroots sport for adults and children will restart, subject to guidance.

Further details about the timeline for the reopening of gyms and leisure facilities, and the restarting of indoor sports, are here

Read about guidance for the activity sector on our Return to Play page and find out here about getting active.

Ashes cricket hero to speak at regional network event

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Former Yorkshire and England bowler, Matthew Hoggard MBE, will provide the keynote speech at the Mind Sport and Activity Network for Yorkshire and Humber, online event.

A star of the 2005 Ashes series, Hoggard will share not only his experiences as a professional sportsman, but as that of someone who has experienced depression.

It is part of an event that includes a question and answer session with an expert panel, and workshops all linked to the role sport and activity can play in good mental health. The event is taking place on March 10, 10am – 3pm, and you can book your free place online.

People and places – The story of doing it differently

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Sport England has committed to “working with” communities, as opposed to “doing things to” them, as a result of learnings from its 12 Local Delivery Pilots.

The commitment to more “bottom-up” collaboration with local partners came from Chris Perks, Sport England’s Executive Director of Local Delivery, who was speaking recently following the publication of a new document ‘People and Places – the story of doing it differently’.

It describes Sport England’s work in 12 locations – including Bradford, Calderdale and Doncaster – to connect and engage with local communities, taking their lead, building trust and investing in local leaders to remove the barriers that prevent people from playing sport and being active.WHO reviews effect of physical activity on enhancing academic achievement at school
Regular physical activity, increasing physical education and active classrooms not only protect schoolchildren’s health but also improve their academic achievement. Find out more…

Swimming Instructor

Organisation: Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL)
Application Deadline: 12:00am – Sun 28th February, 2021

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Beat the Street Engagement Coordinator Barnsley

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Tue 2nd March, 2021

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Head of Fundraising and Development

Organisation: Active Fusion

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Fri 5th March, 2021

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Organisation: Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL)

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Sun 7th March, 2021

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