Sport England are investing nearly a quarter of a million pounds in a new six-month pilot aimed at getting people aged 55 and over more active. The product of a collaboration between Sport England, Demos and Anchor Hanover, 10 Today provides a series of easy, accessible and enjoyable 10-minute exercise broadcasts – for both radio and online – which can be followed almost anywhere and at any time. Inspired by Radio Taiso, an established and evidence-based national daily exercise broadcast on Japanese radio, 10 Today has been produced and led by older people, for older people.
The English Institute of Sport have released a new video as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The film explains why it's important everyone feels comfortable to talk about their mental health. Watch the film here
A survey conducted by the Youth Sport Trust has revealed 64% of UK adults believe that physical education should be a core subject at every school. The findings also reveal 46% think it's wrong to take pupils out of PE to study core subjects Find out more here.
A number of Horsham TTC teams came away with medals after the National Cadet and Junior Leagues in Brighton concluded recently. In cadets (U15) Horsham teams dominated Division 3 and its H team topped it overall with points accumulated from across all four meetings, plus an organiser applied formula being used to account for meetings spent in other divisions. Horsham F came overall second in the same tier.
The Horsham Primary Schools Tennis Leagues team process came to its conclusion yesterday with St Mary's Horsham triumphing in the year 3+4 age category and Southwater A doing the business in the year 5+6s. There were lots more great matches to grace the Horsham Park tennis courts and adjacent multicourt to demonstrate the great promise that local junior tennis development offers in the local area. On Friday 7th June the individual competitions will conclude the leagues overall for this year.
St John's Horsham is the champion local primary school in indoor bowls after its third team won the annual festival at the Horsham District Indoor Bowls Club next to The Bridge Leisure Centre. A full house of 16 teams of four players entered into the event run superbly by the club's volunteers in the fantastic purpose-built 8-rink facility. Six schools were represented and some late attempted entrants had had to be turned away such is the growth in popularity of this event. Whilst St John's 3 won with 24 points accumulated Castlewood 1 and 2 picked up second and third respectively.
Some smashing tennis last Friday on the Horsham Park courts with the second meeting of the Horsham Primary Schools Tennis League. St Mary's Horsham made their first appearance after enforced absence in Week 1 and a good debut it was in both age categories. In the Year 3+4s they took out both Southwater teams in ruthless style; not many schools achieve that kind of sporting double in this area. In the year 5+6 event they did a similar hatchet job on Southwater B and Kingslea A, just conceding half a point in both games due to drawn matches.
The Horsham & Shipley Community Project are holding their annual charity event on Sunday 19 May at the Roffey Football Club Ground. Bring the family, come and watch the football, enjoy the BBQ and cakes, have a go at the raffle, tombola and other games. All in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and the Horsham & Shipley Community Project.
The Sport4Kids franchise is promoting junior sports programmes it's running out of venues at The Bridge Leisure Centre and Millais School. Additionally they are offering parents and children a day-long summer holiday activity camp at Millais School from 25 July to 30 August. Local entrepreneur Gary Marlow has joined them as Head of Product Development and consequently they are delivering his inspired woodland outdoor activities within the camp timetable. They are Ofsted registered and take Childcare vouchers.
The Horsham Primary School Tennis Leagues, both for years 3 & 4 and years 5 & 6 are underway after the first meeting of the process took place last night at the Horsham Park tennis courts. St Mary's School, Horsham could not make the first outing so the decisions were taken to play the first matches in the younger age group as friendlies to get used to the format and that St Mary's' matches to come in the older age group will be counted as friendlies.
Creative Assembly won the Set4Success inter-business football six-a-side tournament on Thursday evening coming out on top of a field of five teams that entered the Horsham Park event. Proceedings started off in fine weather but half an hour in heavy rain made for a fast and slippy surface that most players negotiated safely but one or two struggled with because of not having studded footwear. By the end of the evening the sun was back out to see the players off. Weather apart everything went well with matches played in fine spirit and to a good level of quality.
Tennis Activator Training has been developed through a partnership between the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Foundation. Whether at school, in the park, leisure centre, youth club, village hall,
Horsham Wheels For All are having a Sponsored bike ride which will take place on Wednesday 29 May on the Downs Link. This will be the third year in a row that they have done this and it is a great opportunity to get out and cycle on the Downs Link in a safe and supported environment.
Activity Alliance and UK Coaching have developed the Inclusive Activity Programme. This equips you with the practical tools and confidence to engage more disabled people in physical activity and live an active lifestyle. Learn more by watching the film now.
Table Tennis England is looking for people to contribute to their Big Conversation about the future of the sport. Whether you're a seasoned regular or a holiday have-a-go hero, they want to hear from you. Take part in the Survey here.
Leaders in the sport and physical activity sector have called upon colleagues to embrace technology to make it easier for people to get active. A ComRes survey has found that people find it twice as easy to order takeaway food online than to book a sport or fitness class. In response Sport England are awarding £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to the Open Data Institue (ODI) to help the sector innovate, open their data and develop their digital offering.
Southwater A are the Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League Division B champions for the season after the final meeting of that tier was delivered on Wednesday at Collyer's. This was no great surprise as at the start of the final night all Southwater A had to do not to be caught at the top was show up to gain a point from playing their match. In the end they gained all five on offer with a thumping 9-1 win over bottom team Greenway B.