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June 2012
Wastebuster has teamed up with EDF Energy's programme for greener schools, the Pod, to offer a wide range of exciting competition prizes through the London 2012 Inspire project Sport into Schools. Schools can exchange unwanted textiles for new sports equipment, share recycling heroes Busta and Pong's adventures, explore practical ways in...
Children from across Devon have given the county’s Summer Ability Games an emphatic seal of approval. It was a day full of smiles combined with some serious competition as more than 150 youngsters took part in the latest festival of disability sports at UCP Marjon in Plymouth.Here are just some of their comments:“We can make new friends and...
The number of people in England playing sport every week has topped 15 million for the first time.Figures released by Sport England show that 15.28 million people aged 16 and over are playing sport at least once a week, 500,000 more than six months ago and 1.3 million more than in 2005/6 when London won the Olympic bid.Twenty-one sports have...

In Brief
» 22.06.2012   |  Active Devon off and running! Active Devon are looking to work with running clubs and groups to get more people active. Active Devon are looking to support and promote local running groups and clubs in Devon to encourage new people to join them. Active Devon are already working with a number of groups and clubs across the county on the Run Devon...
» 22.06.2012   |  HRH Prince Harry urges schools to sign up HRH Prince Harry has recorded a video encouraging schools across Britain to sign up and be part of the 2013 School Games.As well as prompting schools to take part in next year's event, the Prince reflects on the great success of the 2012 School Games and urges young people to discover a sporting habit that will last them a lifetime.In May, over...
» 20.06.2012   |  Notice of Sportivate deadline Please note the deadline for applications from parties looking to deliver Sportivate programmes taking place in the second half of the year will be 14th September 2012.  However, we welcome applications or calls over the summer from anyone interested in running an activity from October onwards.For more information please contact Karen Jones...
» 19.06.2012   |  Feel Good and Get Active at the Ecover Blue Mile, Plymouth - 08th & 09th September 2012 This year, the Ecover Blue Mile flagship event is returning to Plymouth and will take place in the Barbican and around Plymouth's historic waterfront on the opening weekend to the Marine City Festival (08th and 09th September 2012).The Ecover Blue Mile is a mass-participation water sports event designed to get the nation feeling good whilst...
» 19.06.2012   |  Lakeside Fitness Classes at Roadford Lake and Tamar Lakes January 2012 saw the launch of the new fitness classes, run by regional charity South West Lakes Trust, which take place in the beautiful outdoor surroundings of Roadford Lake and Tamar Lakes Country Park. The fitness classes are a welcomed change from the gym, allowing participants to not only get fit, but also take in the stunning views...
» 19.06.2012   |  Go Canoeing Offers Discount to Get People Paddling To celebrate the launch of the new Go Canoeing website, paddlers are being offered the chance to discover exciting new places to canoe at a special discounted rate. The introductory discount of 25% will be available to the first 100 people to book onto one of our new Guided Tours before 31st July. Go Canoeing Days have been running for a...
» 18.06.2012   |  Olympic legacy projects honoured at House of Commons reception A busy working mother who is getting women in her neighbourhood into running and a project that gave more than 100 young people in Buckinghamshire the opportunity to getting involved in the iconic Olympic sport of rowing, have been honoured at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons.Carolyn Ditton, a special needs teacher from Woking and mum...