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March 2012
Active Devon have been successful securing Lottery funding from Sport England to inspire 1634 people across the county take up running by March 2013. The £48k project, in partnership with Run England will identify group leaders and provide them with training in the Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course, enabling them to set up...
The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, in partnership with Sports Coach UK have recently conducted a large-scale research study involving interviews with sports coaches and focus groups with women involved in informal sport. Some key headlines from the research include: • The ‘informal’ sports environment is hugely...
sported. is delighted to announce that through ongoing Mentor support, North Devon and North Cornwall Boxing Club have launched their new community boxing club for young people in Bridgerule. With the support of sported. Mentor Hannah Colston, North Devon and North Cornwall Boxing Club has offiallly constituted and are affiliating with the...

In Brief
» 23.03.2012   |  61 sports playing fields benefit from the latest round of Olympic legacy funding and investment Flood-damaged playing fields, clubs that were facing eviction and community sports teams without a home ground are among the projects sharing in a £2.5 million Olympic legacy windfall from Sport England. The second round of Protecting Playing Fields legacy fund has brought National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to...
» 22.03.2012   |  Plymouth Life Centre officially unveiled in Opening Ceremony The brand new Plymouth Life Centre, the citys biggest ever single investment in leisure facilities, has been officially opened in a prestigious ceremony today. Around 700 primary and secondary school children from across the city took part in the event, along with various local sports clubs and associations who gave demonstrations and displays...
» 22.03.2012   |  Active Devon nominated Torchbearers picked for honor Sport England nominated 53 people to carry the Olympic Flame when it travels round England ahead of the Olympics and Paralympics. Last year Sport England asked County Sport Partnerships to nominate those people who represented the very best in community sport and of those Active Devon nominated Perry Sprung and...
» 22.03.2012   |  ‘Opportunity - inspired by - London 2012’ Funded by DCMS and managed by the Prince’s Trust, Opportunity 2012 is a scheme that seeks to use the London 2012 Games to offer disadvantaged young people a unique chance to develop their skills and be involved in 2012 related events. Over several months, they will participate in activities that enhance their prospects of employment and/or...
» 20.03.2012   |  Football in Focus 2012 – Plymouth Plymouth will be the home of football for the day. Come down and join us. On Saturday 14th April Plymouth will be the home of football for the day when the beautiful game comes to the City Centre Piazza. Football in Focus will be providing the people of Plymouth the opportunity to try some new formats of football, regardless of age and ability....
» 20.03.2012   |  £2M Big Society Award launches Community Games across England Millions of people will be able to come together to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in their local communities at one of over 2000 games being held across the UK, thanks to a £2 million Big Society fund, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said today. The Community Games programme will be coordinated through the...
» 19.03.2012   |  Wheelchair Basketball Club Launch Offical Launch of Plymouth based Club at the Life Centre Opening sported. is pleased to announce that through its ongoing one-to-one business support and a grant of £7,915, West Country Hawks will officially launch their new wheelchair club on Saturday 24th March 2012, at 2.30pm, at the Plymouth Life Centre. With the support of sported....