sporta e-zine July 2018
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Major coup for £42m Paisley Museum transformation as international architects AL_A appointed: Renfrewshire Leisure

Ambitious £42m plans to transform Paisley Museum into an international-class destination have pulled off a major coup, with the appointment of AL_A – the award-winning architects behind some of the world's most striking buildings. The firm's founder Amanda Levete – a former winner of UK architecture's top honour, the RIBA Stirling Prize – says the Paisley Museum project is 'one of the most radical briefs she has read'.
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Fitness in Mind Release Ground-breaking Results on Mental Health and Physical Activity
Fitness In Mind has released its interim report detailing the fantastic progress made over the first 27 months of a revolutionary project to improve the district's mental wellbeing through physical activity.
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Tees Active appoints new managing director
On 1st June 2018, Stockton based leisure trust Tees Active, which manages leisure services on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, appointed Leon Jones as its new Managing Director.
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Local funding creates new home for basketball in the North East
A recent funding boost has allowed for significant improvements to be made to basketball facilities at Sport Aberdeen's Beach Leisure Centre.
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SLT senior managers get mental health first aid training
Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has ensured all its senior managers are qualified 'Mental Health First Aiders' following a bespoke two-day training course at its Hadley Stadium facility in Smethwick, West Midlands.
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Lunar City set to launch in Gloucester
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust has unveiled plans to open Lunar City - the first Gigantic Inflatable City in the Southwest. This landmark £280,000 attraction funded by the charity is to be housed in Aspire's popular GL1 Leisure Centre and will open its doors to the public on July 14th.
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Wigan clubs team up to tackle male obesity
Wigan's great sporting institutions have teamed up in Men's Health Week to kick start the fight against excess weight and obesity. Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors have come together as part of the Wigan Council and Inspiring healthy lifestyles 'Lose Weight, Feel Great FOR MEN' campaign to support weight loss through a selection of free 12 weeks fitness and nutrition programmes.
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Active Tameside donates money to local foodbank
Active Tameside recently ran a campaign across their Fuel cafes for World Hunger Day (28th May), to raise awareness of the cause and to make a difference to the local community.
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Active Tameside wins 'Outstanding Organisation of the Year' Award
Active Tameside was awarded 'Outstanding Organisation of the Year' at the ukactive Awards, which took place on 21st June at Manchester Central, as part of the Active Uprising event.
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Northampton Leisure Trust wins inaugural ukactive Kids Award
Northampton Leisure Trust took home the ukactive Kids Award at the inaugural ukactive Awards, celebrating the organisation's leading Britain's emerging physical activity movement.
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Better teaches water safety for Drowning Prevention Week
GLL's customer brand, Better, offered water safety sessions in support of Drowning Prevention Week, the national campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) which ran from 15-25 June.
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Walking (or racing) on sunshine!
What a day and what a race. Hundreds of adults and children joined Halo Leisure for the second annual Furlong Fury on Sunday 1 July, reaching the dizzy heights of tsunami walls and the dirtiest depths of mud baths in a 5k obstacle race, created by masters of the phenomenon Urban Attack and raising money for brilliant causes around the county.
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Trust chief thanks local people for supporting sports and leisure services
The chief executive of Fife's leading provider of sports and leisure facilities has welcomed the latest attendance figures to leisure centres across Fife, thanking local people for continuing to support the organisation’s facilities.
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GLL switches to new STA swim teacher qualification to address national shortage
GLL is changing its arrangements for training swimming teachers to ensure there are enough qualified and 'ready-for-work' teachers across the industry at a time of national shortage.
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Pendle Leisure staff and members raise nearly £3,000 with local Three Peaks challenge
Almost 100 Pendle Leisure Trust staff and fitness members took on a huge challenge to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Les Mills & Sports Leaders UK launch ‘Netflix-style’ children’s fitness platform

Global fitness company Les Mills has teamed up with awards and qualifications body Sports Leaders UK to launch a new partnership, which will support schools, children, parents and carers to be physically active through a “Netflix-style” platform.
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02 Jul 2018
Sport England invests £1.3m into fitness for long-term patients
Millions of people with long-term health conditions will be targeted via a £1.3 million investment project launched by Sport England to encourage them to become more physically active.
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02 Jul 2018
‘This girl can’ captures Herts and minds with physical activity campaign
Hertfordshire based organisation Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) ran its annual week-long campaign to encourage women and girls in the area into physical activity last month, with a view to “raising the profile of female sport and physical activity and decreasing the inactivity epidemic”.
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28 Jun 2018
Manchester makes a Beeline for bikes – aims to create UK’s largest cycling network
Officials in Manchester have revealed plans to create a city-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes – including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes.
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28 Jun 2018
Millions of people with long-term health conditions to get physically active
Sport England has partnered with a group of health charities from The Richmond Group to create a series of projects that could improve the health of millions of people with long-term health conditions.
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27 Jun 2018
A quarter of Brits do not exercise – and some avoid it 'at all cost'
Almost one in four British people never exercise, with some admitting to avoiding physical activities "at all cost".
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27 Jun 2018
Opening date set for University of Warwick's new Wellness Hub
University of Warwick will open a multi-million sport and wellness hub in early 2019.
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26 Jun 2018
Government fails to highlight exercise in new childhood obesity strategy
The latest chapter of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan – published this week – has received a mixed reaction from the physical activity sector.
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25 Jun 2018
Women in Sport report claims 'serious gender discrimination problem' within sector
Sport should focus on having more women leaders, in order to bring about cultural change within the sector, according to equality charity Women in Sport.
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25 Jun 2018
Belfast loses right to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games
Belfast has been stripped of its right to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games, after the required funding for the event was not released by the Northern Irish government.
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21 Jun 2018
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester
Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising event – organised by ukactive – which is being billed as a "three-day celebration of physical activity".
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Sporta GMs 2018
29 August 2018
Sporta Scotland GM
Venue TBC
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
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Swim Teacher
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Company: Malvern St James School
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Regional Course Tutors and Assessors
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Company: Future Fit Training
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Apprentice Recreation Assistant
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Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
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Cleaning Assistant
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) FTC
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
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Recreation Assistant
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Recreation Assistant
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Sports and Events Manager
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Location: Kent, England, UK
Company: Mytime Active
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Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
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Diary dates
28 Aug - 01 Sep 2018
World Leisure Congress 2018
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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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02-03 Oct 2018
BP: Fitness Trade Show
Birmingham, 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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