If you don’t feel that being in shape, having better health, or calf muscles the size of tree trunks is rewarding enough for your exercise and workout efforts, there’s a way you can earn high street vouchers simply by keeping active. A new scheme has been implemented to track your fitness in order to keep you active – click the link here to read more about how this can benefit you!
On Tuesday 29th March England Athletics launched the Find a Guide Database in partnership with British Blind Sport. The database will enable visually impaired people to search for guide runners to support them to run.
The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment, whether they have never run before, are a gym-goer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide. It will enable visually impaired people to go for a run on their own, join a club or running group or take part in an event or race. All guide runners on the database are licenced which means they are DBS checked and have attended an England Athletics ‘Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running’ workshop.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be working with a number of running providers and VI organisations to make them aware of the database and to get more visually impaired people to search for a guide and start running.
If you’re interested in becoming a guide runner find out more about attending an England Athletics ‘Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running’ workshop here
Running is one of the most accessible and low cost ways to be active and meet government recommendations to be moderately active for at least 150 minutes per week. Whether it’s to get fit, improve health, make friends or take on a challenge running has something to offer everyone.
To see the database and find a guide runner visit www.englandathletics.org/findaguide
Flyer available here
Join the conversation on social media using #FindAGuideAndRun.
The funding is open to archery clubs but also county sports partnerships, education establishments, other relevant agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Eligible projects will be those that seek to increase the number of disabled archers shooting regularly by either:
- enhancing the archery experience for current disabled participants (i.e. additional shooting time, coached sessions, competitions) and/or
- better skilled coaches or instructors delivering archery opportunities for disabled people and/or
- increasing opportunities for more disabled people/groups to take part in archery
The closing date for applications is 1st May 2016.
The National Inclusive Futures leadership camp took place over the weekend of 18th-20th March at Loughborough University. The camp was designed to bring together the best leaders from the 9 host cities throughout Great Britain for a weekend of leadership workshops, personal development and an opportunity to learn off others.
A cohort of 15 leaders from across Leicestershire & Rutland were selected for the camp, including two leadership mentors. The volunteers were mixed into 6 groups representing the Paralympic qualities and were supported by an Athlete Ambassador from the Youth Sport Trust.
Opened and Closed by Baroness Sue Campbell, head of the Youth Sport Trust the weekend saw each volunteer undergo a phenomenal transformation, whether it be in their experiences and knowledge of inclusive sports provision, or simply within their confidence.
At the end of the weekend the Youth Sport Trust gave out 4 awards, with Leicester volunteer Curtis French being named as the volunteer of the weekend. He had been identified to incorporate the values of Inclusive Futures and went above and beyond in his leadership by supporting his fellow volunteers throughout.
All of the Leicester Inclusive Futures volunteers should be very proud of what they’ve achieved over this weekend and of how far they’ve come in such a short space of time.
We are delighted to host a combined 2016 event: The “Typhoo” East Midlands Regional Disability Championships with the The 10th Leicestershire & Rutland Disability Athletics Championships and Festival
All events for athletes with a disability aged 11+ (Held under UKA Rules for Competition)
Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:45- 15:00
Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester LE2 7NQ
Closing date for entries is Wednesday 20th April 2016
An exciting opportunity for aspiring Paralympians to attend one of British Cycling Talent ID events #Track2Tokyo which are to take place this year across the weekends of 2/3 July 2016 and 29/30 October 2016.
Track2Tokyo is a nationwide search for the next generation of Paralympic track and road cyclists. This initial phase of talent assessments are an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their potential to become part of the Great Britain Para‐Cycling Team competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The webpage is now live and was launched on Twitter: www.britishcycling.org.uk/Track2Tokyo
Please see advert here
Braunstone Leisure Centre Leicester LE3 1JN
Sunday May 15th 2016
This Short Course licenced (applied for) competition is open to any swimmer with a disability (physical, sensory or learning) Formal classification not compulsory Created for swimmers in regular training with an understanding of the rules of competitive swimming (which will be applied) to enable them to compete for age group event medals and gain times in a prestigious competition including relays and for East Midlands swimmers to compete for overall
age group awards. ENTRIES CLOSE April 23rd 2016
Entry pack is available to download from EFDS/DSE website www.efds.co.uk/events or by email from - firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact: Mary Butler – DSE East Midlands regional swimming coordinator. Email: Maryemail@example.com or Tell 0115 9374377
Flyer available here
The inaugural Leicester Inclusive Futures Regional Leadership camp was held on Friday 11th March. The leadership camp saw 65 young leaders from across Leicestershire attend a day inclusive sport training supported by Paralympian and Inclusive Futures Athlete Ambassador Kate Grey.
Led by John Duggan, Mark Beeby & Wayne Gudgeon and supported by 5 Young Ambassadors, the regional camp delivered a multitude of workshops which challenged the young volunteers thinking, allowed them to work with other likeminded people and supported their development as leaders, coaches, volunteers and officials.
The Inclusive Futures programme is a Youth Sport Trust initiative, funded by the Spirit of 2012, which focuses on increasing the participation and provisions of sports volunteers, regardless of age, ability, disability, gender, background or experience. The programme looks to support the development of leaders and volunteers through continual support, CPD opportunities and placements within a community and after-school setting.
If you would like further information regarding the Inclusive Futures programme or to get involved, please contact Steph Tirrell- Leicester Inclusive Futures Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latest Sport England research reveals the true picture of disability nationwide.
Our report, Mapping Disability: The Facts, offers an in-depth look at the vast range of impairments experienced by people in England. It also includes comprehensive data on disability by categories such as region, gender and age.
The findings will form a crucial part of our work to get more disabled people active.
Form more information please follow the link here
Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to announce its exciting new campaign aimed at changing perceptions of, and attitudes towards, young people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.
Play Unified is a campaign inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to understanding, acceptance and friendship, breaking down the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities. The sports in focus for the Play Unified campaign will be basketball and football.
Play Unified is aimed at young people aged 14-25 and will be delivered in partnership with Special Olympics GB, by the Youth Sport Trust in 200 schools across the country over the next two years.
For more information please click on the link here
All learners, parents & carers welcome
When: Friday 18th March 10.30-11.30
Where: Leicester College, Freemen’s Park Campus C Block, Welford Road, Leicester
Please see flyer here
Donations of raffle prizes & packaged cakes would be appreciated
FA England Talent Day
The aim of the talent day is to signpost those that have the potential to then move up the pathway into elite settings (england development centres), but also promoting local opportunities where the players can be moitored and play regular football matches as well as receiveing coaching.
Saturday 19th March 2016: 10am to 1pm
Aylestone Park FC, Mary Linwood Playing Fields, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG
We are looking for players U12’s to U16’s from the following impairments – Cerebral Palsy / Deaf / Partially Sighted / Learning Disability / Amputee / Blind
If you are interested in attending please see form here.
For more information please contact Philippa Bass, Leicestershire & Rutland County FA.
Email – Philippa.Bass@LeicestershireFA.com
Post – LRCFA, Holmes Park, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6FA
Tel: 0116 2844952
The camp is for people aged 6 to 11 years of age with a physical impairment and takes place on Saturday 12th March 2016. The Primary Sports Camps offer participants the opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Activities on offer range from boccia to wheelchair basketball.
Sign up to secure your place for the event on Saturday 12th March 2016 here
Leicestershire & Rutland County Football Association are hosting a girls and ladies day at Ellesmere College 12th March
This will be for girls and ladies of all ages and abilities, to come and try some football activities alongside some fun activities, including Soccersize (keep fit with a football) and other sports and games.
The day will be a football and fun activity day to encourage girls and ladies with disabilities and additional needs to have a go at football.
Venue – Ellesmere College, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FW
Time – 10.30am to 2pm
Cost – Free
Inclusive Leadership Regional Leadership Camp for ages 14-19 Friday 11th March 2016 10:00-14:30
Develop your leadership and volunteering skills, meet new people, support your local sporting community!
For more information please email email@example.com
Leicester City Woodgate are looking for players 16 and over to create a new partially sighted football team, training monthly on Fridays at the Peepul Centre.
Please contact Manjit Singh Takhar (details on the flyer) if you or someone you know who would be interested in attending.
Friday 11th March 2016 6.00 - 9.30pm
Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, LE19 4AQ
Grab your mum, daughter, sister or all of your girlfriends and join LRS and LOROS for a girls’ night out with a twist!
Over 10 Exercise/Activity Taster Sessions including:
Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums, Insanity and Yoga!
Mass Clubbercise – not to be missed!
Health, Beauty/Treatments and Info Stalls
Complimentary Drink and Buff
Free t-shirt and goody bag
Tickets: £5 per person
Please see the flyer here
At 2.30pm on Sunday 28th February, the nation’s leading female wheelchair basketballers will light up Nottingham Wildcats Arena in a stunning battle between East and West at the BWB Women’s League All-Star Game 2016.
The unmissable finale to another incredible season, the spectacular All-Star Game will see players and coaches from across Divisions 1, 2, and 3 all have the potential to be called up to represent the conference sides in an action-packed showcase game.
With Great Britain Coaches heading up the Team West and Team East, the Women’s League players and coaches will vote in the teams and assistant coaches from across all the divisions.
In addition to the on-court action, spectators will also be treated to great off court entertainment - tuned for more entertainment news!
Tickets to this fantastic event are now available to reserve through the BWB Office on firstname.lastname@example.org (pay on the door) / 01509 279900 or you can purchase them from the second Women's League weekend (January 16th-17th 2016):
• Adult Ticket: £2
• Child Ticket: £1
Please note that tickets are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
All-Star Teams 2016
• Sheffield Steelers 1 (Division 1)
• GLL & Aspire London Titans (Division 1)
• Sheffield Steelers 2 (Division 2)
• GLL & Aspire London Titans (Division 2)
• Eastern Blue Stars (Division 3)
• London AllStars (Division 3)
• Melton Stallions (Division 3)
• The Bears (Division 3)
• Vixens (Division 1)
• CWBA (Division 1)
• Angels of the North 1 (Division 1)
• Blackhawks (Division 2)
• Angels of the North 2 (Division 2)
• Stoke Spitfires (Division 3)
• Angels of the North 3 (Division 3)
• Angels of the North 4 (Division 3)
• Bristol Bisons (Division 3)