Did You Know – 16 May 2017
‘Our Parks’ initiative in Hednesford – book your FREE exercise classes at http://www.ourparks.org.uk
Stage Two of the UCI Women’s WorldTour event on Thursday 8 June
The Women’s Tour will return to Stoke-on-Trent this June as the city hosts Stage Two of the UCI Women’s World Tour event on Thursday 8 June.
It will mark the second occasion that the UK’s biggest professional women’s race has come to the city, following 2016’s visit won by former World and Olympic Champion Marianne Vos, and continues Stoke-on-Trent’s long association with women’s cycling, having hosted elite races as a part of The Tour Series since 2010.
This time around though Stoke-on-Trent will host both the Start and the Finish of the race, with the peloton tackling the tricky terrain of the Staffordshire countryside in between.
Help us shape female football in Staffordshire
In preparation of doubling participation of female football across the country, Staffordshire FA aim to gain as much insight and feedback as possible to ensure the correct offer for female provision is in place within grassroots football throughout the county of Staffordshire.
In order to achieve this we ask that female coaches, players, officials and parents complete this survey in order to provide us with the best knowledge possible to move forward. We ask that parents or coaches complete this survey with their children.
Youth Female Players
Adult Female Players
British Cycling and HSBC UK announce ambition to inspire two million cyclists by 2020 with launch of HSBC UK City Ride Programme
British Cycling, HSBC UK and 13 local authorities, are inviting everyone across the UK to dust down their bikes and get on the saddle as they launch the HSBC UK City Ride programme that will create 13 traffic-free, mass participation rides in cities across the UK in 2017.
The announcement of the new mass participation events is the first step towards British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the UK’s most popular activity and sport of choice. Together they are working towards getting two million people on bikes by 2020.
HSBC UK City Ride dates:
- Birmingham – 11 June
- Nottingham – 18 June
- Southampton – 25 June
- Newcastle – 2 July
- Sheffield – 16 July
- Manchester – 23 July
- Cardiff – 6 August
- Leicester – 13 August
- Bristol – 20 August
- Glasgow – 27 August
- Leeds – 10 September
- Coventry – 17 September
WEA Health and Fitness Classes in Stoke-on-Trent
Sport England – Summer Internship Programme (paid positions)
Sport England’s summer internship programme is designed to provide students with an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience within the sport sector. The programme runs for a duration of twelve weeks, beginning in June and ending in August. Our internship scheme will be open to students who have at least one year remaining to complete their degree.
Students will be given an integral role within their department, along with valuable insight into life at Sport England, which will be gained through a variety of tasks. These include: project and data management, collating and interpreting data, and working on individual elements of funded programs. You will also be offered careers training and an opportunity to visit programmes Sport England invests in.
You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience allowing you to see how each of the teams interact to deliver to deliver different services to the business. In addition, you will also have an integral role in formalising a research project throughout the duration of your internship. Closing date for application is 28 May 2017 View the list of roles available
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland
Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
Partnered by Halfords, community groups and bike recycling centres, the project aims to encourage and inspire thousands of people to get on their bikes again or cycle for the first time.
Last year, Cycling UK saw a huge increase in the number of people who took up cycling as a result of the Big Bike Revival after reaching nearly 25,000 beneficiaries in England and 8,000 beneficiaries in Scotland. The charity hopes to increase those figures this year.
Hundreds of Big Bike Revival events will again take place across England and Scotland from 29 April – 11 June, offering everything from puncture repair workshops, basic bike maintenance and led rides to cycle health checks, cycle skills sessions and route planning – all of them free to access. To find Big Bike Revival events near you, visit: www.bigbikerevival.org.uk
Sport England / Club Matters – Discover how talent pathways work in practice with Table Tennis England
We’ve been learning all about how talent pathways operate in the table tennis world to help you think about how you as a club can best support your talented participants.
Watch our short video below to hear how a Talent Development Centre operates and the different options available for talented participants within the sport of table tennis. Access the short video (2 mins 52 secs)
Sport England / Club Matters – Taking talent to the next level
Recognising, supporting and developing talent can be an important part of running a sustainable sport club – so we’ve developed guidance to help you do just that. It explains what talent pathways are all about and what your club can do to support talented members. You can also access a handy A to Z directory taking you to sport-specific information for your national governing body. Click here to see our guidance and resources on talent.
sports coach UK Equality Policy
Research continually indicates that inequalities persist in many aspects of sport and physical recreation, including participation, membership, governance, coaching and leadership. At sports coach UK, we recognise that the lack of diversity in sport extends to coaching. This policy provides a platform for us to ensure all people have equitable access to employment, services, resources and programmes provided by us.
We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity among our workforce. We aim to create a working environment that supports all our staff, and ensure our staff feel respected and supported to develop.
We endeavour to consider diversity in our service design and delivery, as well as in our employment practice, to ensure we understand and meet everybody’s needs and requirements. This may involve us making different decisions or responses to individuals or groups in order to provide accessible services and to promote inclusive working environments.
We believe in creating an environment that supports all our staff. The use of all or everyone in this policy refers to colleagues from all backgrounds. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognise the value of a diverse workforce, including representation and equal opportunities from all nine protected characteristics: age; gender; disability; gender reassignment; marriage/civil partnership; pregnancy/maternity; race; religion and belief; and sexual orientation. Download a copy
England Athletics – Photography and video at athletics meetings
Following queries about the best management of photography, video or images of persons under 18 years at athletics meetings UK Athletics have taken legal advice and as a consequence can now provide the guidance for clubs, stadiums, officials and venues.
This page also offers advice and guidance on other related matters as well as resources such as consent form, photography day pass and club policy statement document templates which clubs and competition providers can utilise.
Sport and Recreation Alliance – Guest blog: How to be ‘sponsorship ready’
Sophie Morris of Millharbour Marketing outlines what rights holders such as Governing Bodies need to do in order to be ‘sponsorship ready’. This covers understanding what sponsorship can do for your organisation beyond income, what you can offer sponsors in return and the importance of having the right processes in place to deliver that sponsorship. View the blog