sporta e-zine September 2018
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Latest sporta member news
Sporta and Charity Finance Group launch partnership to support resilience in leisure and culture trusts

Following the successful launch of its partnership with the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), Charity Finance Group has announced a second collaboration, this time with Sporta, the Sports and Recreation Trust Association. The new partnership brings all 85 of Sporta members across England and Wales into the Charity Finance Group network, supporting each and every member organisation to help demonstrate their impact and strengthen their strategic financial management.
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New Edinburgh project supports people with dementia to be more active and healthy
A new project, Movement for Memories, will support people living with dementia and their carers to become or remain physically active in Edinburgh. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.
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New tennis courts served up at Craiglockhart
Edinburgh’s flagship tennis facility at Craiglockhart has been served up six new outdoor tennis courts, having secured funding from Tennis Scotland and sportscotland.
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Velodrome to be renamed in honour of Tour De France victor
Newport City Council and Newport Live are delighted to announce that Geraint Thomas MBE has accepted our invitation to rename the city’s Wales National Velodrome in his honour.
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North East Lincolnshire Archives Achieves National Accreditation
Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.
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Coming soon to Falkirk – The Great Mariner Reef
Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council are proud to announce that a bigger and better Mariner Centre is on the way for visitors and locals in Falkirk this year – opening on the 21st September.
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Brentwood centre offers free inclusive events for National Fitness Day
The Brentwood centre is organising a full day of inclusive events for National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September.
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Kirklees Active Leisure combats obesity with family friendly attractions
LEISURE provider Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) is encouraging activity amongst children and their families, launching a new attractions brand Yeah! Days Out.
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Gyms re-open after £300,000 refurbishment
Members at Hyndburn and Mercer Hall Leisure Centres are delighted after the reopening of the refurbished gyms. Hyndburn Leisure Trust have invested £300,000 to refurbish its gyms and studios in their two main leisure centres, and customers are excited by the results.
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Magna Vitae signs Armed Forces Covenant
A Lincolnshire leisure and culture trust has demonstrated its support for Defence personnel by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
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OCL takes part in groundbreaking report, calling for additional support for third sector
A new research report has highlighted Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) as an example of how community businesses are leading the way in delivering health and wellbeing services, which could fundamentally ease the strain on the NHS.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
SRA/Sport England report: sports clubs "still growing" despite challenging environments

Sports clubs across England continue to grow – with the number of playing members and volunteer numbers rising steadily – according to a new report published by the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Sport England.
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04 Sep 2018
Former NBA Europe chief Ben Morel named CEO of Six Nations Rugby
The Six Nations Council has appointed Benjamin Morel as the new chief executive of Six Nations Rugby – the organisation responsible for the international rugby championship.
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31 Aug 2018
VisitScotland's Paul Bush: co-hosting model for European Championships a 'disruptor on the market'
Paul Bush, VisitScotland's director of events, says the successful delivery of the recent Glasgow 2018 European Championships shows how the country's adopted delivery model is "causing disruption" in the major sports event market.
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31 Aug 2018
Free tennis campaign launched across Northern Ireland
Sport Northern Ireland has teamed up with Ulster Tennis and charity Tennis For Free to offer all district councils across Northern Ireland the opportunity to offer free tennis sessions.
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29 Aug 2018
"Positive shift" in parents' attitudes sees more girls take up football
There has been an increase in the number of girls participating in football, thanks to a "positive shift in attitude among parents", according to new research by energy provider SSE.
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28 Aug 2018
Lack of qualified teachers "creating widespread problems" for pools and swim schools
Difficulties in recruiting trained swimming teachers are creating "widespread problems" for many swim schools and pools across the UK.
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24 Aug 2018
UK Sport consultation closes with "record number" of responses
UK Sport has closed a public consultation designed to shape its future investment principles.
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24 Aug 2018
Tim Hollingsworth appointed Sport England CEO
British Paralympic Association (BPA) chief executive Tim Hollingsworth has been named as the new CEO of Sport England.
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24 Aug 2018
'Persistent' gender gap exists in Welsh sports participation
Latest figures from Sport Wales show a "stubborn" gap still exists in sports participation between men and women.
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21 Aug 2018
Westfield Health appoints CEO, aims to become 'market leader in health and wellbeing'
Corporate health and wellbeing services provider Westfield Health has appointed David Capper as its CEO.
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15 Aug 2018
National Academies to drive LTA's 10-year vision for performance pathway
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has revealed plans to set up National Academies and Regional Player Development Centres (RPDCs) as part of its new 10-year vision for performance tennis in Britain.
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Sporta GMs 2018
November 2018
Sporta AGM
Birmingham
Sporta Regional Meetings 2018
Central region
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 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
Job Vacancies
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Pool Attendant / Lifeguard
Salary: £20,286 per annum + benefits
Location: Hurlingham Club, London, UK
Company: Hurlingham Club
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Penrith, Cumbria, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £8.75 per hour
Location: Manchester, UK
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Kensington, London, UK
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: £6.80- £7.83 per hour
Location: Windsor, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
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Recreational Assistant & Swimming Teacher
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Location: Windsor, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
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Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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General Manager
Salary: Circa £32,000 - £36,000
Location: Selby, UK
Company: Inspiring healthy lifestyles
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Gymnastics Coach
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Location: Poole, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Company: GLL
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Leisure Assistant
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Location: Bath, UK
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Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2018
World Wellness Weekend
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24-27 Sep 2018
SIBEC North America
Carlsbad, United States
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29-30 Sep 2018
SFN Expo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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01-02 Oct 2018
Energy Management Summit
Stansted, United Kingdom
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04-05 Oct 2018
(PAF) The Physical Activity Facilities Forum
Enstone, United Kingdom
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09 Oct 2018
Retention Retention Retention
Thame, United Kingdom
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