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Wednesday 10th July 2019


Public Health England – Physical activity helps children to deal with life’s challenges


Public Health England, Disney UK and Sport England launch new Change4Life campaign to inspire children to get more active.

A new survey from Change4Life and Disney UK has found that less than half of parents are aware that physical activity can build children’s self-confidence (49%), reduce anxiety (47%) and improve their self-esteem (46%). Just 16% (1 in 6) think that physical activity can help children develop attributes which make it easier to cope with life’s little set-backs.

Evidence shows that children and young people who are more active have more confidence, higher self-esteem, less anxiety and stress and better social skills – attributes that can help them deal with the challenges they face in daily life. Positive attitudes towards physical activity have also been associated with children being happier.

The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that children do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, yet just 20% of boys and even fewer girls (14%), are meeting this target, despite 95% of children saying that they enjoy being active.

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The Guardian – There’s a sport for you, no matter what your disability


The fortitude and dexterity of cricketers with physical impairments demonstrate the power of disability sport.


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British Equestrian Federation – Applications now open for the BEF Young Professionals programme


Are you looking to take the next step in your equestrian career? Are you lacking confidence in conflict management, putting together contracts or understanding employment law?

Whether you already have your own business or are looking to start one in the future, the BEF Young Professionals programme is for you.



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British Blind Sport launches affordable clothing range to support VI people in their active lifestyles


Partnering with UK-based bespoke sports clothing supplier, iPROSPORTS, British Blind Sport is extending their existing product range with an array of affordable and versatile high performance sportswear, personalised BBS Sport Section kit and BBS branded active lifestyle wear and accessories.

From quality Cool Wick breathable sports fabric to comfortable cotton blends, these additions to the BBS online store are available in a range of shapes and sizes and aim to support people with a visual impairment in any activity.

Select products in the new range can also be personalised with a name or initials.


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Parkinson’s UK – Free awareness training day for Activity Leaders and Instructors


On 1st August 2019, Parkinson’s UK are running a free awareness training day for Activity Leaders and Instructors.

Time: 9:30am-1pm

Location: The Westmead Hotel, B48 7AL

If you have little or no knowledge of Parkinson’s – this is for you – a mix of information and practical sessions. On completion you’ll receive a certificate of attendance and a listing on the website.


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