sporta e-zine May 2018
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Total Wellbeing Launched in Luton

The new Total Wellbeing service was launched in Luton on 3rd April by Turning Point Managing Director, Fiona Ritchie and Active Luton's Chief Executive, Helen Barnett. The new partnership service is the first of its kind across the UK to combine emotional and physical therapies in a holistic wellbeing service.
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Everybody Leisure delivers new ESCAPE-Pain rehabilitation programme
Everybody Leisure is celebrating after being awarded National Lottery funding to deliver ESCAPE- Pain in Cheshire East.
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The Final Party
Last year a new programme called Engaging Libraries was launched. This programme was for public libraries across the UK and Ireland who wanted to pilot creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing.
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Community partnership celebrates record participation
An innovative and caring community partnership is celebrating a '25,000+ participants' landmark in just over two years, as it continues to significantly overcome barriers and improve sport and physical activity uptake across the Black Country.
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Fife Sports and Leisure Trust celebrates 10 years of getting active
Fife's leading provider of sports and leisure services is celebrating 10 years of getting local communities more active more of the time.
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Upgrades in store for Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne
New and exciting projects are coming to life at Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne.
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Magna Vitae helping to turn around lives of cardiac patients
The lives of cardiac patients in Lincolnshire are being turned around thanks to a joint venture with one of the county's premier fitness suites, a new report has revealed.
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Your Mile Your Way Day
People across Pendle are being asked to join in with the whole of Lancashire to walk, run, hop, skip, jump or swim a mile on May 18th 2018.
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600 pupils from East Renfrewshire take part in cross country championships
Nearly 600 pupils from schools across East Renfrewshire braved four seasons of weather in one day to compete in the annual schools cross country championships recently.
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BST staff receive Meritorious Lifeguard Award
Basingstoke Sports Trust is extremely proud of the 5 members of staff who have been recently awarded the prestigious Royal Life Saving Society UK Meritorious Lifeguard Award.
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Run For Your Life!
Jubilee Hall Trust's 4th annual Run for your Life has been confirmed this year for Saturday 15th September on Hampstead Heath.
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SLT launches first couch to 5K
Tuesday 10th April saw Sandwell Leisure Trust launch their first Couch to 5K at Hadley Stadium.
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Member thanks tmactive staff for saving his life
A man who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at the tmactive's Angel Centre in Kent has returned to the centre to thank staff for saving his life.
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Chesney Hawkes plays boccia at Brentwood centre
1990s pop star Chesney Hawkes visited the Brentwood Centre between rehearsals in April to meet with staff and members of the centre and took part in a Boccia session facilitated by staff member Lee Patmore.
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Moving towards fitness with Active Aqua
Edinburgh Leisure is piloting a new low-level water-based activity, Active Aqua, aimed at anyone looking to get acquainted or reacquainted with physical activity.
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ukactive Awards finalists revealed

The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories. Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.
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08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019
Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
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04 May 2018
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming "UK’s largest sports participation brand"
Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand.
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04 May 2018
Chelsea FC joins forces with San Francisco 49ers for educational programme for children
The Chelsea Foundation, run by the English Premier League club Chelsea FC, has joined forces with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers to launch an educational programme for young people.
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02 May 2018
Arup appointed to 'central design role' for new Stadium for Bath
Stadium for Bath, the partnership behind a new community-focused elite rugby stadium in the city, has appointed planning and engineering giant Arup to play a central role in the design of the venue.
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02 May 2018
Plans revealed for new leisure centre in Staines
Spelthorne Council has announced plans to build a new leisure centre in Staines-upon- Thames, Surrey.
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02 May 2018
Sport England launches OpenActive Accelerator to 'revolutionise the way people access sport'
Sport England has launched its new OpenActive Accelerator, which will see 10 startups working towards creating ready-to-market digital products and services that make it easier for people to be regularly active.
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02 May 2018
The Wave Bristol finalises deal to open Europe's first Wavegarden Cove
Construction work will finally begin on The Wave Bristol project, after the team behind the inland surfing attraction secured a partnership deal with surf technology specialist Wavegarden.
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30 Apr 2018
Deloitte report: consumer spending on fitness and sport on the up
A new report has shown that UK consumers are prioritising fitness and sport ahead of eating and drinking out.
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27 Apr 2018
FA confirms plans to sell Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan
The Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it's considering selling England's national stadium, Wembley, to entrepreneur Shahid Khan.
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25 Apr 2018
Leeds United signs partnership with Uber
Leeds United FC has turned to peer-to-peer transport provider Uber to help it reduce congestion and address the transport challenges around its Elland Road stadium.
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Sporta GMs 2018
15 May
Sporta GM
Manchester
29 August 2018
Sporta Scotland GM
Venue TBC
November 2018
Sporta AGM
Birmingham
Sporta Regional Meetings 2018
Central region
19 June 2018: Kings Lynn (Alive Leisure)
9 October 2018: Northampton
(Northampton Leisure Trust)
19 February 2019: Peterborough (Vivacity)
London & South East region
27 September 2018: TBC
28th February 2019: TBC
North East & Yorkshire Region
6 June 2018: Billingham Forum (Tees Active)
6 September 2018: Huddersfield
(Huddersfield Leisure Centre)
6 December 2018: Newcastle
(Jesmond Community Pool)
6 February 2019 (potential change): TBC
North West Region
w/c 17 September 2018: TBC
6 December 2018: TBC
South West & Wales Region
5 October 2018: TBC
22nd February 2019: TBC
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29 May - 02 Jun 2018
ACSM's 65th Annual Meeting
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09 Jun 2018
Undergraduate Open Day
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09-09 Jun 2018
Global Wellness Day
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12 Jun 2018
TheStadiumBusiness Awards
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12-13 Jun 2018
TheStadiumBusiness Summit
Manchester, United Kingdom
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