sporta e-zine March 2018
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Vivacity launches new book bus to improve children's literacy

Vivacity has announced the launch of its brand new book bus aimed at improving children’s literacy in the city. Designed by local children’s author and illustrator, Ellie Sandall (best known for the Everybunny series), the Book Bus is bright, colourful, and the perfect setting for primary school children (between the ages of 4-11) to enjoy and immerse themselves in books and learning.
Babergh District Council approves £4m investment into local leisure facilities
Babergh District Council has announces that £4m will be invested into two local leisure facilities managed by South Suffolk Leisure.

Local council leaders back pledge to Activate the City
Aberdeen City Council has pledged to support a citywide transformational campaign aimed at getting more people more active in the North East.

Halo goes on the road to tackle fall statistics among local elderly population
Halo Leisure is pleased to report that thanks to a successful bid for funds from People's Postcode Lottery it will be launching a new mobile exercise programme in Bridgend County set to help prevent the huge number of falls suffered by local people, often causing fractures, head injuries and more.

Live Active Leisure encourages children to get active
There is currently a concern in Scotland with regards to the rise in childhood obesity, with more and more kids failing to meet the minimum exercise guidelines set in order to be living healthily.

Active Nation launches Have a Word campaign
UK charity Active Nation is on a mission to get the country moving more. Forget scaremongering health stats, fad fitness trends and clean eating clichés, Active Nation is cutting through noise and telling it how it is.

Portsmouth residents breathe easier with new exercise class
BH Live has teamed up with Breathe Easy Southsea Support Group to roll-out a new exercise class for Portsmouth residents living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

On your Marks! Croydon Council Teams with New Leisure Partner
1 March marked the transfer of Croydon's Leisure to a new operator. The 20 year partnership with charitable social enterprise GLL is expected to return big investments into community health and wellbeing and upgrade Council-owned sport and leisure facilities across the borough.

Aberdeen student to showcase local physical activity programme for people living with cancer
A Master's student, studying at the University of Aberdeen, is set to present their work at a prestigious poster competition for early career science researchers held in Westminster.

Tonbridge Swimming Pool Quest Stretch plaque unveiled
Tonbridge Swimming Pool celebrated retaining its ranking as one of the top performing centres in the country last week with the unveiling of a Quest Stretch plaque.

Active Tameside Wins Quest Active Communities Award
Active Tameside has received a Quest award for being the 3rd highest performing Active Communities team of 2017.

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Government pledges £7.5m for new 'sporting excellence' diploma scheme

The government has confirmed that a new Diploma in Sporting Excellence will be made available from September 2018 to replace the part-time Advanced Award in Sporting Excellence.
28 Feb 2018
Willmott Dixon completes work on £5m Minsthorpe Leisure Centre
The new £5m Minsthorpe Leisure centre in Wakefield will open its doors on 15 March, following the completion of construction works earlier this week.

27 Feb 2018
Will gas stations be transformed into the health clubs of the future? Reebok partners with Gensler for 'Get Pumped' proposal
Global architecture and design firm Gensler have collaborated with sports giant Reebok to create a new concept transforming gas stations across the US into fitness hubs.

27 Feb 2018
Loughborough University to open £7m elite athlete hotel with ‘altitude rooms’
Loughborough University is set to open an innovative hotel on campus, targeting elite athletes who visit and train at the university’s facilities.

23 Feb 2018
New operator announced for Stoke Mandeville Stadium
More Leisure Community Trust and its managing agent Serco Leisure have been awarded a 10-year contract to operate Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

23 Feb 2018
Sport Wales looks to ‘diversify community sport’ with new appointment
Sport Wales has created a new role – head of partnership development – to lead a new approach to ensure community sport becomes “more diverse, enjoyable and accessible”.

22 Feb 2018
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety
A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will have to adhere to – has been unveiled during the CIMSPA Conference in Kenilworth, Warwickshire this week.

21 Feb 2018
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby
A new £33m modular leisure complex, housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, has been given the green light by Derby City Council.

20 Feb 2018
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity
A consultation, launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive, will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK.

19 Feb 2018
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment
Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of a £10m investment in the town’s leisure facilities.

17 Feb 2018
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light
A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the building, has been approved by councillors in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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Job Vacancies
Schools Manager
Salary: £31,896
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Company: Edinburgh Leisure
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Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fleet, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Sport Wales Senior Officer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cardiff, UK
Company: Sport Wales
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Fitness Instructor
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Tamworth, UK
Company: SnowDome
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Lifeguard Team Leader
Salary: Competitive salary + Excellent Benefits
Location: Suffolk, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Spa Director
Salary: $105,000 - $110,000 Plus Bonus
Location: New York, NY, USA
Company: WTS International
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Food and Beverage Manager
Salary: £23,000 - £26,000
Location: Beckenham, UK
Company: Mytime Active
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Aquatics Manager
Salary: £28,011 to £30,867 per annum
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: Chelmsford City Council
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STA Award in Swimming Teaching
Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
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Sporta GMs 2018
25 April
Sporta Scotland GM
Venue TBC
15 May
Sporta GM
29 August 2018
Sporta Scotland GM
Venue TBC
November 2018
Sporta AGM
Sporta Regional Meetings 2018
Central region
20 February 2018: Harlow Leisurezone
19 June 2018: Kings Lynn (Alive Leisure)
9 October 2018: Northampton
(Northampton Leisure Trust)
19 February 2019: Peterborough (Vivacity)
London & South East region
19 April 2018: TBC
27 September 2018: TBC
North East & Yorkshire Region
28 February 2018: Tadcaster
(Tadcaster Community Pool)
6 June 2018: Huddersfield
(Huddersfield Leisure Centre)
6 September 2018: Stockton (Tees Active)
6 December 2018: Newcastle
(Jesmond Community Pool)
6 February 2019 (potential change): TBC
North West Region
10 April 2018: Pendle
w/c 17 September 2018: TBC
South West & Wales Region
27 April 2018: TBC
30 November 2018: TBC
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2018
(ISEA) International Sports Engineering Association Conference
Brisbane, Australia
28-29 Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom
09-10 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
09-10 May 2018
Elite Sports Performance & Rehabilitation Expo
London, United Kingdom
11-13 May 2018
BodyPower Expo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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