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Latest News | May, 2019

Latest News

Here you can find the latest news about what's happening in and around Active Dorset. If you want to browse through past news posts, use the month buttons below.

May, 2019

#ProjectSwish Launched To Help Provide A Facelift To Outdoor Courts

#ProjectSwish Launched To Help Provide A Facelift To Outdoor Courts

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 15:29

A new summer project from Basketball England will aim to put nets on baskets across the country and give players more enjoyment from playing the sport outdoors.

Tags: #ProjectSwish, Basketball, Basketball England

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Posted: Mon, 13 May 2019 09:34

As many of us are looking forward to a summer of BBQs and beer gardens, Active Dorset's Operations Manager Gary Head is shaping up for the physical challenge of a lifetime!

Tags: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Mental Health, Miles for Minds, Mind Charity, Physical Activity

Coaching Week – great coaching leads to healthier, happier communities

Coaching Week – great coaching leads to healthier, happier communities

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019 11:16

Running from the 3-9 June, the annual campaign which empowers athletes, coaches and the general public to celebrate great coaching will this year send a strong message that explains why it makes sense to support and invest in coaches.

Tags: Coaching Week, UK Coaching, coaching, great coaching, great coaching pledge

Basketball England’s Talent Reforms Create New Opportunities through University Partnerships

Basketball England’s Talent Reforms Create New Opportunities through University Partnerships

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2019 09:25

Basketball England today unveiled a major investment and partnership opportunity as expression of interest forms are now being accepted to help create a number of Regional Talent Hubs across the country.

Tags: Basketball, Basketball England, Partnership Opportunity, Physical Activity, Regional Talent Hubs

Slades Park Pavilion Opening!

Slades Park Pavilion Opening!

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 12:00

Join us for the public opening of SLADES PARK PAVILION on Monday 27th May 2019 at 2pm!

Tags: Bournemouth, Dorset, Slades, Slades Park, Slades Park Pavilion, Slades Park pAvilion Opening

Confirmation that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2019-2020

Confirmation that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2019-2020

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019 15:58

afPE has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue, at the doubled rate of £320 million for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tags: Department for Education (DfE), Funding, Primary PE and Sport Premium, School Funding, School Sport, afPE

Active Lives survey shows inactivity reduction in Dorset

Active Lives survey shows inactivity reduction in Dorset

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019 11:57

The latest Sport England Active Lives survey shows that inactivity levels in Dorset are down 3.5% to 21%; the biggest reduction in England.

Tags: Active Dorset, Active Lives Survey, Dorset, Inactivity Levels, Sport England

Over 660 Participants at Dorset School Games Spring Festivals!

Over 660 Participants at Dorset School Games Spring Festivals!

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019 11:26

A combined total of over 660 participants and 112 leaders from 55 different schools took part in the Dorset School Games Spring Festivals in March and April.

Tags: Dorset School Games, High 5 Netball, Hockey, School Games, Spring Festivals, Swimming, Team Up Challenge

Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature

Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019 09:34

Active Dorset's Active Ageing project have been involved in organising health and wellbeing events in your local community! The events have been organised to bring people together outdoors and to showcase some of the local opportunities and activities... Read More »

Tags: Active Ageing, Active Dorset, Dorset, Dorset Local Nature Partnership, Health and wellbeing events, Natural Choices, Naturally Healthy Month, Picnic in the Park, Stepping into Nature