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January 2012
January saw the long anticipated launch of the new Government/Sport England Youth and Community Sport Strategy – ‘A Sporting Habit for Life: 2012-17’.Whilst much of the detail that will sit behind the Strategy is still awaited, and it is therefore a little early to understand the full implications, we have a much clearer picture...
Hundreds of thousands of young athletes will have the chance to come together and take part in festivals of sport after Sport England invested £4 million of National Lottery funding into the organising of the multi-sport events. Forming part of the School Games, the annual county festivals of sport are the third level of the School Games...
Devon Town and Parish Councils Queen Elizabeth II Field Challenge opportunity There are now less than 150 days to go until Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend of celebrations in July, and following the huge amount of public interest in the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year, it will undoubtedly capture...

In Brief
» 24.01.2012   |  Squib regatta will give Dartmouth a summer boost Story and photograph courtesy of Herald Express www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk The UK’s nautical fraternity are set to descend on a Westcountry town for a “spectacular” summer regatta. Around 100 racing yachts are expected to make the starting line as the Royal Dart Yacht Club holds the 42nd annual Squib National Championships at...
» 20.01.2012   |  Sport Makers hits 10,000 as sporting legacy gathers pace Seventeen-year-old Tamara Radford has become the 10,000th person inspired by London 2012 to sign up as a Sport Maker and get others playing sport. It comes just three months after Sport England launched its search for 40,000 Sport Makers who will make sport happen for their friends, neighbours or colleagues. “I’d like to work as a...
» 19.01.2012   |  Herts Coach Education Week Something for everyone with over 100 sessions. 11th - 19th Feb 2012 Herts Sports Partnership, together with their many partners, are delighted to offer almost seventy courses, workshops, seminars and programmes at ten different venues across Hertfordshire during February half-term 2012. As the biggest coaching programme in the country, there is...
» 18.01.2012   |  Be part of World Dance Day This year, as part of Big Dance Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director of Random Dance and Resident Choreographer at the Royal Ballet, will create a 5 minute choreography available to download at the end of January from http://www.bigdance2012.com/schools_and_teachers EVERYONE WELCOME WORKSHOP- with Antoine Vereecken, Random Dance - Monday 19 March...
» 17.01.2012   |  Get ready to celebrate the Games If you want to plan a celebration for the Olympic or Paralympic Games, then look no further. Sign up to be a Local Leader and whether you invite three friends or your whole community, London 2012 will provide you with the tools to make your celebration one to remember. Just pick an occasion and get planning. You can find some ideas here, from...
» 13.01.2012   |  Plymouth Games 2012 Come and be a part of Plymouth's very own games in 2012. Plymouth City Council’s Sports Development Unit in partnership with Plymouth NHS and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to participate in the first ever ‘Plymouth Games’. With the London 2012 Olympics fast approaching there’s no better time to take...
» 11.01.2012   |  Learn-2-Coach is Launched Apollinaire Consultancy Associates Ltd, one of the UK's leading providers of sports coach education, have just launched Learn-2-Coach Learn-2-Coach online resource that can help Level 1 and 2 coaches apply the essential underpinning how-to-coach theory in a applied way. More information on the resource can be accessed at...