sporta e-zine November 2018
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Total Wellbeing Luton launches

Total Wellbeing Luton, a unique, integrated wellbeing service, was officially launched on Friday 18th October at Active Luton's Inspire: Luton Sports Village. Jointly commissioned by NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group and Luton Borough Council, Total Wellbeing Luton offers an integrated wellbeing service to support people in Luton to improve both their physical and emotional health and prevent long-term health problems.
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Former World Boxing Champion opens annual multi-sport competition for over-55s
Teams from across London and beyond represented their boroughs to compete against 700 over 55-year-olds at the 2018 Better Club Games; an Olympic-style event for older people that was held at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday 10th October 2018.
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Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby fires up its #ThisGirlCan campaign
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) has launched its #ThisGirlCan campaign to encourage more women wheelchair users into the sport. The event took place on 28th October 2018 at The Brentwood Centre, Essex and was open to all.
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Wonder Women: 100 Years of Women's Lives in Redbridge
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are celebrating 100 years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote with a new exhibition at Redbridge Museum.
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The Pelican Centre awarded £90,000
The Pelican Centre has been awarded £90,000 by one of the UK's largest charitable funders. The funding will enable the charity to refurbish their reception and poolside.
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Magna Vitae stages play to raise awareness of mental health
A unique play devised by individuals all living with mental health conditions was staged by Lincolnshire's Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture to raise awareness of the often-taboo subject.
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Active Tameside partners with City in the Community
Active Tameside have launched a partnership with Manchester City's Foundation, City in the Community (CITC), to support its PE and school sport programme.
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Pendle Leisure Trust launches staff cycle scheme
In a bid to get Pendle Leisure Trust staff 'up and active', a staff cycle scheme is being introduced.
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Halo Leisure recruits golf pro to get more people into golf
Halo Leisure have welcomed a new golf pro and launched a Get Into Golf programme (with FREE tasters) in a bid to get more people into this fast-growing sport.
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Active Tameside Win 'Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year' Award
Active Tameside were awarded 'Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year' at the Pride of Tameside Business Awards, which took place on 25th October. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across the region.
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Burnley Leisure shortlisted in fitness awards
Burnley Leisure has been shortlisted in the UK's biggest fitness awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.
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Wave Leisure Trust Featured in The Parliamentary Review
Wave Leisure Trust, a charity and social enterprise in East Sussex, has been featured in this year's Parliamentary Review showcasing its commitment to improving health and wellbeing within the community.
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Adult swimming lessons are making a splash at South Gloucestershire's Active Lifestyle Centres
Adults across South Gloucestershire are being invited to face their fears and take the plunge at one of the region's Active Lifestyle Centres, as an extended adult swimming lesson programme is introduced.
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Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built

Trafford Council has given the green light to a £47m development plan which will see the construction of two new leisure centres and a comprehensive refurbishment of two existing sites. The investment will see new leisure centres being built in Altrincham and Stretford and either the redevelopment or replacement of the George H Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston and Sale Leisure Centre.
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02 Nov 2018
Sports minister Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed-odds betting crackdown
Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over the government's delay in bringing down the maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting machines.
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01 Nov 2018
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) and Leisure Media have signed a strategic partnership designed to bridge the skills gaps faced by employers in the swimming teaching sector.
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01 Nov 2018
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards
Groundscare teams at Leicester City FC and Leeds Rhinos rugby club are among the winners of the 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) awards for groundskeeping.
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01 Nov 2018
British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair
National governing body British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) has named Professor Philip Wilson its new chair.
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01 Nov 2018
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool
Plans to build a £38m leisure centre and 50m swimming pool in Winchester have been given the go- ahead.
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31 Oct 2018
Leisure "gamechanger": Gateshead greenlights new waterfront destination
Gateshead Council is moving forward with plans to expand the iconic Gateshead Quays, a leisure and entertainment-focused development on the River Tyne.
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31 Oct 2018
£15m investment in cycling to provide 'lasting legacy' from 2019 UCI championships
The government has pledged to invest £15m in improving community cycling facilities, as part of plans to provide a lasting legacy from next year’s UCI Road World Championships.
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30 Oct 2018
Initiative launched to produce 140 'board ready' candidates for English sport by 2021
National Lottery money has been earmarked for a career initiative which will aim to provide English sport with 140 'board ready' candidates by 2021.
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29 Oct 2018
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre
Construction has begun on a £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
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26 Oct 2018
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently.
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25 Oct 2018
Funding initiative launched to get more Scottish women into sport
The Scottish government and sportscotland have made £300,000 worth of funding available for projects encourage more women and girls to participate in sport and physical activity.
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25 Oct 2018
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Nearly every event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in a facility which is already open, the organising committee for the games has revealed.
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Sporta GMs 2018
November 2018
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Sporta Regional Meetings 2018
Central region
19 February 2019: Peterborough (Vivacity)
London & South East region
28th February 2019: TBC
North East & Yorkshire Region
6 December 2018: Newcastle
(Jesmond Community Pool)
6 February 2019 (potential change): TBC
North West Region
6 December 2018: TBC
South West & Wales Region
22nd February 2019: TBC
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