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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Swim England – Upcoming CPDs


CPD Day: 23rd June 2019 – Attend both or one of the seminars below:


Morning session: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Teaching aquatics to children with learning disabilities


Afternoon session: 2pm – 5pm
Improving Butterfly


Location: Jubilee Pool and Fitness Centre, Brunswick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1HG
Cost: £35 per session
Booking closes: 16th June 2019


Book your place here.


Try sailing in May with RYA Push the Boat Out


The month of free sailing continues across Staffordshire this month as clubs invite you and your family to Push The Boat Out.

With so much national focus on physical and mental wellbeing, being on the water gives everyone a chance to get away from modern life, spend time with the family, have fun with friends and just enjoy the feeling of being in the fresh air and closer to nature. A real family day out, many Push The Boat Out venues will also be putting on shore-side activities like BBQs and games for the kids too.

Find an open day near you here.


Sailing boat on the water



Disability CPD Workshop for Coaches


This workshop is for Coaches to increase their awareness and confidence delivering disability badminton.

As part of Badminton England’s investment in to Coaches and supporting their development, we are inviting all members of our Coach Accreditation Scheme to attend this workshop FREE of charge! So why not come along and discover how you can deliver engaging sessions to disabled participants.

This workshop aims to develop Coaches’ knowledge, awareness and confidence to deliver badminton sessions to a range of various impairments disabled participants might have. On this workshop, you will cover the following areas:


  • Understanding movement and hitting for wheelchair badminton
  • Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to disabled participants with standing lower impairments
  • Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to disabled participants with standing upper impairments
  • Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to short stature participants


The details of the workshop are as follows:


Date: Sunday 6th October 2019
Venue: Queen Alexandra College, 49 Court Oak Rd, Birmingham, B17 9TG
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: FREE for all Badminton England Registered Coaches


To book your place, please click here. There are limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Newcastle Stafford College Group women’s volleyball team win Team of the Year


The NSCG women’s volleyball team won the Team of the Year award, sponsored by Matrix Fitness, at the 2019 AoC National Awards last month.

They were crowned AoC Sport National Champions after coming runners-up three years in a row, went undefeated in the West Midlands league, qualified for the Student Cup Finals and won the AoC Sport National Knockout Cup.

Captain Lauren Cadwgan said: “We were really happy to win Team of the Year because we’ve put a lot of hard work in this season and it’s really nice that we’ve got some recognition for it.”

“It’s been the best year for the team since I’ve been at college.”

And the reason for the success?

“We’re really close and we all get on really well so if we’re up against tough opposition on court, being close to each and being able to work well together really makes a difference.

Members of the squad also assist in coaching younger players in local schools, helping possible future members of NSCG Volleyball programme. The general enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and success generated is clearly helping make volleyball a very popular activity within NSCG and its sports programmes.


Matrix award

Source and find out more


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 “Expressions of Interest forms- Futsal League and Course” and “WIN a £100 Donation For Your Club With Easyfundraising”.


Staffordshire FA news articles


Check out their news section here.