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Monday 18th March 2019

British Dodgeball Level 3 Coaching Course in Stafford


This course will allow you to further develop club and junior coaches, further develop players through design and delivery of sessions, and present your learning under assessment.

Date: 4th May 2019 and 1st September 2019
Location: Beacon Sport & Fitness, Stafford


Find out more and register here.


Alzheimer’s Society​ Dementia-friendly sport & physical activity guide


This new guide shares good practice and creative ideas from across the sector.

It aims to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people. It also provides tools and guidance so that the sector can help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives.

This guide highlights the many ways that organisations can better support people affected by dementia, so that they can participate in their local community.


Find out more and download the guide here.


Free Club Matters workshop – Developing a Marketing Strategy


This workshop will help you attract new members, raise funds and enhance your club’s profile.


Date and time: Tuesday 26th March 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Lichfield District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6YY


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 Developing a marketing strategy workshop poster


Staffordshire University Charity Golf Open


This event is a great way to spend the day, mixing and networking in the company of students, staff, alumni, and partners.

All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to two fantastic charities, Staffordshire Universities Horizon Fund, which offers bursaries to students from disadvantage backgrounds and hardship, and Douglas Macmillan who offer specialised care to patients who are facing life-limiting illnesses, and support for families when a cure is no longer possible.


Date and time: Monday 20th May 2019, 10:30am-7pm

Location: Leek Golf Club, Big BirchallLeekST15 5RE

Entry fee: £35 per person


Find out more and register here.


British Canoeing – New Explore Award

The new Paddle Awards are aimed at those getting into a boat for the first time, enabling them to feel confident in their chosen craft in a sheltered water environment. The awards help empower the paddler, enabling them to start their lifelong journey into paddlesport.

The Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport.


Find out more here.


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Paddle sport promotional poster


Sport England/Club Matters – Introduction to Safeguarding Adults Video

Safeguarding adults is everybody’s responsibility. If you are delivering physical activity and sport to adults, it is good practice to create, adopt and implement an adult safeguarding policy. You should also ensure all of your committee members, leaders, coaches, members and participants understand the foundations of implementing the policy and how to spot and act upon concerns. To help you, Club Matters have worked with the Ann Craft Trust to create this introductory video.

Adhering to a safeguarding policy doesn’t need to be a burden. The video gives you an insight into the fundamental things to look out for and be aware of. It will give you basic awareness of safeguarding adults, explores whether all clubs and delivery organisations need a safeguarding policy and help raise awareness of why adult safeguarding is such an important issue. By highlighting the differences between safeguarding adults and children, it clearly explains why holding two separate policies is best practice.

The video takes you through the key principles of Safeguarding Adults, including empowerment accountability and protection, as well as offering some top tips for dealing with a safeguarding issue.

Make sure to take a look at the links at the end of the video for more advice and information.


Access the video here.


Also, view their  top tips on safeguarding for 2019 here.


Free club entries for Vitality London 10,000


Clubs who have taken part in the 2017-2018 Regional/National Road Relays are invited to apply for entries in the 2019 Vitality London 10,000, which incorporates the UK 10k Road Championship.

Eligible clubs can apply for six free places for men and six free places for women. Please note that the number of places available is limited and places are offered on a first-come first-served basis.

If you are interested in taking up these places, please email vitality10k@londonmarathonevents.co.uk with the following details:

  • Club name
  • Team type requested (male/female/both)
  • Team manager name
  • Team manager email address

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019 (or may close sooner dependent on entry numbers).


Check out the website for more information.


British Shooting – Midlands Target Sprint Championships


British Shooting are delighted to return to Target Sprint Burntwood this May for the Midlands Target Sprint Championships.

Anyone can enter, no experience needed and equipment can be provided on the day. There are age categories for females and males: 11-15years, 16-20years, 21-45years and 46years+.


What? Similar to biathlon but swapping skis for trainers! 3x 400m run interspersed with 2x standing air rifle shooting.

Who? Anyone 11 years old and above (including adults) are welcome. No experience needed.

When? The next event is on Saturday 25th May 2019 at Target Sprint Burntwood, Glanfar Stables & Camping, WS7 9HB.


All you need to have a go is a pair of trainers! The event organisers can provide all equipment and guidance.

Competing at this event you have the chance to qualify for the National Final in September.


Janine Bradbury
07783 400253


Find out more or sign up here.


Staffordshire Football Association’s News


Staffordshire FA publish regular local and national news on their website – from the latest courses to funding opportunities.

This month’s articles feature “New Respect Initiative launched to support young referees in Staffordshire”, and “Charter Standard success for Staffordshire FA Clubs”.


Check out their news section here.


Staffordshire FA news articles