WELCOME TO OCTOBER E-NEWS
With a new season upon us, there is no better time to make new changes ourselves!
We know keeping active is vital to our wellbeing, both mentally and physically. Our aim is to help Berkshire become more active. We work alongside other CSPs and partners to gather insight and understanding in order to provide more opportunities and gateways to local activities, clubs and organisations. We aim to support the community to gain relative qualifications, gain insight and up their skills across the sporting arena.
There are many ways to boost our activity levels, and finding something suitable is easy via our website activity finder - see below for details!
Log them....Find them!
Local activities are easy to find, be it alone, with friends or finding new networks. Take a look at GBA's activity finder on our homepage to seek local organisations and clubs in your area, and to find activities of your choice.
Club or Organisation? You can easily add your activity to GBA's website, simply signup using the purple login button (top right hand side of screen). Once logged in, just click the orange "Add Club/Organisation" icon and go from there!
Following last months successful sport and club forums, October brings our annual Sports Education Week. Continuing this week will be a jam packed schedule of sport specific courses, workshops and events helping individuals to RISE - Reach Inspire Sustain and Expand! Visit our website for more information or contact email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
Nominations are now OPEN for our awards ceremony!
Our events team have been busy working on our next GBA Awards evening which will be held in February 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. Always an exciting an memorable night, we are looking forward to celebrating with Berkshires most inspiring.
The awards recognise people that have excelled in a sport or physical activity setting throughout the last year, a celebration of the people and organisations that promote, volunteer, work, support and take part in all types of sport and physical activity within Berkshire.
If you know a person, organisation or school who deserves recognition for their dedication to sport and/or physical activity make sure to nominate them NOW!
Club Improvement Tool
Get thinking about taking your club to the next level!
Check out the newly revised Club Improvement Tool, which has been which is designed to help you create a personalised improvement plan by assessing your club's strengths and weaknesses.
The tool has a new look and feel, as well as incorporating all our new guidance on topics like Incorporation, Women and girls and Governance. It takes minutes to complete: answer a series of questions to create your plan, and there are links to support you and helpful resources at the end.
Thames Valley Kings
Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE – Founder of Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club has been shortlisted in the 2017 European Diversity Awards The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity, and inclusion across Europe.
Jacqueline states "I was very surprised and honoured to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award, I don't feel that I do anything particularly special. It's nice to be recognised with so many other great people and organisations who do and have done some amazing things."
Since it's establishment in 2004, The Thatcham based Wheelchair Basketball Club with Jacqueline at its helm has endeavored to provide a high-quality wheelchair basketball programme that is accessible to players of all ages and abilities. the club strives to support, inspire and become a social hub for everyone - believing that by actively encouraging both disabled and able-bodied players, the club can create a fun and engaging atmosphere.
For more information on the club, visit the website at www.berkshirewheelchairbasketball.co.uk or contact the Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE (Chairperson) on 077775682987
Next Game: Division 3 - Sat 28th October 2017 - vs Swansea Storm - Home (@ Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham)
Yoga for the Brain
New time, New Venue
Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for someone living with dementia? Yoga for the brain is gentle seated exercise for all abilities, a social activity for people living with dementia and their carer.
New Venue: Thatcham Rugby Club, Henwick Lane, Thatcham, RG18 3BN – Free parking
New Time: Thursday 2pm to 3:30pm
2nd, 16th,23rd 30th November 2017
7th & 21st December 2017
Light refreshments will be served followed by gentle exercise with our friendly yoga instructor. For more information or to book a place please contact our Reading office on 0118 959 6482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan Move More Programme is launched in Berkshire
New service to help people with cancer in Berkshire to be more active.
Get Berkshire Active has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch a new service to help people with cancer in Berkshire to be more active.
The new service, offered as part of the Macmillan Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation service, will help people with cancer benefit from the many positive health benefits of physical activity - such as reduced side effects of treatment and improved energy. To help deliver the newly expanded physical activity service, Macmillan Cancer Support has funded two new Macmillan Move More Physical Activity Practitioners, Shirley Jackson and Tessa Higgins.
If you are affected by cancer and would like to find out how Macmillan Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation, and the new physical activity service, can help you - contact the team on 01344 662 909 or email fph-tr.BerkshireCancerRehab@nhs.net.
You can also find them on Facebook by searching Macmillan Berkshire Cancer Rehabilitation or on Twitter at @MacCanRehab.
Source: Macmillan Cancer Support
SPORT ENGLAND: Fund Update
Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage
Launching a £3 million fund on 6 September to tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage. Click here to see the full timeline.
Sport England are "looking for partners who really understand people in these groups, including the barriers that stop them from being active and the motivations that would encourage activity"
Value: £3 million National Lottery
Opening: 6 September 2017
Anticipated size of bids: £2m pot for awards between £25,000 and £500,000; £1m pot for awards between £25,000 and £100,000.
£150,000 will be ring-fenced from the total budged for small awards between £1,000 and £10,000.
Full details and prospectus: 6 September 2017
Workshops: mid-September to mid-October 2017
Deadline for expressions of interest and for small awards: 6 November 2017
Funding for tackling inactivity in lower socio-economic groups.
Autumn O2 Touch training
Join the Maidenhead RFC Mohawks for their Autumn O2 Touch training sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm at Maidenhead RFC, Braywick Park, Sl6 1BN. The Mohawks welcome all players of all standards to join them play fun warm up games, some touch rugby specific skills training and lots of social games.
Session cost is £25 for 8 weeks or £5 per session pay as you go.
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017
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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017
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Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017
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