Active Cheshire CEO Anne Boyd flew the flag for the organisation when she presented at yesterday’s Women Into Leadership Conference at The Civic Hall in Ellesmere Port.
The theme of the conference was networking, and Anne, who has years of experience in leadership roles including Regional Manager for Sport England, spoke on the subject of social media and its value in terms of...More information
Helsby Community Sports Club are hosting consultation days for anyone who would like to view or make comments on the plans for the new facility.
The club have worked tirelessly over many many years to raise funds and enable a brand new facility to be built as a replacement facility for the current site.
The club would like to welcome everyone and anyone who is interested in the...More information
Chester-based young adventurer Alex Stanifoth has joined the Active Cheshire team as ‘Active Lifestyle Ambassador’.
19-year-old Alex, who lives in Kelsall, dedicates his life to astounding physical challenges and inspiring others to follow their dreams. He is currently embarking on seven challenges, dubbed ‘EPIC7’ in the run-up to an expedition to the top of Everest during the Spring...More information
We're celebrating our 25th anniversary by investing £25,000 into projects that help people develop active habits for life.
The investment, known as the ‘Active Anywhere’ fund, will be split into one award of £15,000, one of £5,000 and five of £1,000 and is available for any initiative that will get move inactive people into regular exercisers.
The more innovative or original the idea...More information
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised, methodical and astute professional capable of leading a team, to join us as Business Performance Manager.
Application Deadline: 6th November 2014, 5pm
Salary - £30,000 - £35,000 PA (plus performance related pay)
Active Cheshire is the lead body for sport and physical activity in the subregion . Our aim is to get 50,000 more...More information
Swim NorthWest are hosting a Coaching Development day on Sunday 9th November in Winsford.
The day is aimed at coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers who deliver swimming and will cover all four strokes making it relevant to those delivering within swimming clubs and Triathlon clubs.
The cost for people looking to attend is £20 and all enquiries should be directed to Swim NorthWest....More information
Active Cheshire is backing a water polo event that will bring hundreds of young participants to Warrington.
13 teams from across the North West will compete in the Cheshire County Mini Water Polo Tournament on 19th October at Orford Jubilee Park, organised by Warrington Swimming and Water Polo Club. Olympian Hazel Musgrove will present the medals and winner’s trophy.
Active Cheshire...More information
The deadline for applications for Trustee - Non-Exec Director of Active Cheshire has been extended to 5th November.
This is a voluntary position supporting our Charity, and Company Limited by Guarantee
c.6 days pa. Maximum 2 x 4 year term
(average 6 x 2 hour Board meetings + 4 x 2hr sub-group meetings + preparation meetings)
We seek a high-calibre, experienced professional with a...More information
Trustee Kathy Cowell is celebrating with her team at Your Housing, after they won Employer of the Year at The Cheshire Business Awards.
Kathy, who is Chair of the Warrington-based housing group, joined the Active Cheshire board in July.
The accolade was awarded for the housing group’s exceptional commitment to employees through an exemplary reward and recognition package, learning and...More information
An Active Cheshire backed initiative has enabled female pupils at The County High School in Leftwich to enjoy the benefits of rugby.
A Satellite Club, operated by Northwich RUFC, has been running from the school since December last year, following investment from Active Cheshire.
Satellite Clubs - developed by Sport England - are extensions, or outposts of community sports clubs which...More information
Pupils from nine schools across Cheshire took part in the launch of an innovative programme designed to encourage physical activity amongst children.
The launch of the ‘100 mile challenge’, a joint initiative between Active Cheshire and New Balance saw 1280 pupils walk a mile each to kick off the challenge, which is part of New Balance SparkStart, a global charitable initiative focused...More information
Application Deadline: Friday 17th October, 5pm
Salary - £28,000 - £32,000 (plus performance related pay)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, engaging and hard-working professional to complete our established team as Strategic Lead, Great Outdoors.
Active Cheshire is the lead body for sport and physical activity in the subregion . Our aim is to get 50,000 more people,...More information
Three new UKCCL1 courses have been announced by Rounders England.
The courses take place in Manchester, Hull and Birmingham, with details below. To book, please use the application form attached below, or for more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 15th and 22nd November 2014
Time: 8:45am – 5pm (both days)
Venue: Four Dwellings Academy,...More information
The third day of the Spark Start 100 mile challenge launch saw over 400 Blacon school children pledge to keep active over the coming academic year.
The launch of the joint initiative between Active Cheshire and New Balance will engage a total of 1000 pupils from schools across the subregion, and is part of New Balance SparkStart, a global charitable initiative focused on improving...More information
This is a voluntary position supporting our Charity, and Company Limited by Guarantee
c.6 days pa. Maximum 2 x 4 year term
(average 6 x 2 hour Board meetings + 4 x 2hr sub-group meetings + preparation meetings)
We seek a high-calibre, experienced professional with a strong Health background, capable of driving our ambitious charity through the next phase of its evolution.
This summer has seen some exciting changes at Active Cheshire, as we move forward with a new name.
We remain the lead body for sport and physical activity locally, mandated by Sport England to get local people active. Our aim for the subregion is to get 50,000 more people, more active, more often by 2017. We cannot achieve this alone and call upon our partners to support our mission ,...More information
If you’ve missed out on the first round of funding through Sport England’s Inspired Facilities programme, this is great opportunity to have your bid for the next round checked for free.
If you are thinking of re-applying before the next deadline on 3rd November, Funding 4 Sport are offering a bid checking service for FREE to look over your bid and offer advice on what you need to do...More information
Active Cheshire has helped fund new groups in Cheshire West set up by Helsby Running Club to encourage young adults lace up their trainers.
Aimed at 16-23 year olds, those who participate in the training will be entered into a draw to win goodies including iTunes and Costa vouchers.
Taster sessions will run on the following dates:
Application Deadline: Friday 17th October, 5pm
Salary - £28,000 - £32,000 PA
Following an internal promotion, we are seeking to recruit a dynamic, engaging and hard-working professional to complete our established team.
Active Cheshire is the lead body for sport and physical activity in the subregion . Our aim is to get 50,000 more people, more active, more often by 2017.
Active Cheshire has teamed up with New Balance to introduce an innovative programme to encourage more school aged children to get active.
Spark Start is an international initiative, introduced by New Balance HQ in America, to inspire millions of children around the world to discover and nurture their active lifestyle.
As part of the initiative Active Cheshire has developed the ‘100...More information
There’s still time to register for the Chester Memory Walk…..!
Chester Memory Walk around the City Walls – Sunday, 21 September 2014 (World Alzheimer’s Day). Who will you walk for?
Walk 2 miles at either 10am, 12.45pm or 3.30pm starting and finishing at Chester Town Hall Square, Northgate Street. You can choose to raise money through sponsorship or donate on the day to the Alzheimer’s...
British Fencing announces Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses to be held this autumn in Manchester.
If you have 1 years fencing experience then this could be the course for you.
Candidates should also be a member of the British Fencing prior to starting the course.
Further details can be found atMore information
In response to a call from the women’s recreational cycling community for greater ride option’s British Cycling have launched - Breeze Challenge Events have been created to provide a supportive and social opportunity for women to take their cycling further. In this, it’s augural year, Breeze Challenge Events will see two endurance events take place in Coventry, Warwickshire on Sunday 5...More information
British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. The aim is to help thousands of women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.
We understand the reasons why women are discouraged from cycling, which include lack of time, confidence and feeling safe riding a bike ans are trying to provide as many cycling opportunities as...More information
Active Cheshire are proud to have such strong guidance and leadership within our Board, and congratulate David Pollock and his team at Chess Telecom on their recent award.
Chess were named best UK business for customer service at The European Business Awards.
Our team are keen to learn from the best and are delighted to have such expertise to draw on!More information
A Cheshire West MP has called for communities to come together to grow the numbers of children playing football.
Speaking in the House of Commons on 4th October, Graham Evans, MP for Weaver Vale, recognised the role that Government plays, but stressed that it ultimately comes down to parents organising the participation of younger players.
He said: “There are now 250,000 fewer...More information
Nominations are being sought as Everybody prepares to unveil its sporting stars of 2014.
The new organisation running leisure facilities across Cheshire East is to host a special awards evening in November. Athletes, clubs, coaches, schools and volunteers will be honoured on the evening which will include a celebrity guest speaker.
It’s the second major event to be staged by Everybody...More information
Julie Millar’s lack of confidence on her bike was stopping her from getting active. But since receiving training through CWaC's iTravelSmart and taking part in Breeze and Sky Rides, she is now a regular rider and is enjoying the benefits of exercise.
This is her story:
"When we were moving house we considered selling my bike because I'd used it only a couple of times in the last five...More information
Free training in how to engage young people – additional dates added!
We are delighted to offer two additional dates for our ‘social coach’ training programme.This training is ideal for those already working within the community who would like to learn the tools to engage with youngsters and benefit from expert guidance and support. The training is available for anyone who works within...More information
Each month we turn the spotlight on a member of the Active Cheshire team, and taking the first turn is Sarah Tilling, Strategic Lead for the voluntary sector.
Sarah has been with Active Cheshire for three years. She joined the team from Cheshire West and Chester Council where she was in a sport development role, after completing her sport and exercise science degree at the University...More information
Active Cheshire has invested £2,000 into a University of Chester project that will enable students with mental health struggles to alleviate their symptoms through exercise.
The programme, which is the first of its kind for the university, will introduce physical activity as a form of support alongside counselling to students with mental health related issues such as depression, stress...More information
Active Cheshire has joined forces with fitness apparel giants New Balance to help launch a physical activity initiative with schools across the county. New Balance – who have their European headquarters in Warrington – have partnered with us to launch a ‘100 mile challenge’ that encourages school age children to run, walk, cycle or swim 100 miles over the next school year.
A number of...More information
Active Cheshire has invested over £7,000 into a project run by basketball team Cheshire Phoenix to get under 12s moving.
Hoops 4 Health is the British Basketball League’s national community programme, combining basketball coaching with practical healthy living advice for young people aged between eight and 11.
The five-stage healthy living programme uses basketball as an activity to...More information
One-off grants are available to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve or enhance community life and offer wider opportunities to young and older people within Cheshire East. Cheshire East Council has used its budget underspend of £900,000 from 2013/14 to create a one-off grant scheme which will fund community activity in Cheshire East during the year 2014/15.
A programme funded by Active Cheshire enabled 70 youngsters aged 14-21 to enjoy an introduction to rowing this summer.
The Sportivate project, delivered by Royal Chester Rowing Club, targeted non-sporty young people who had either rowed once or twice or were absolute beginners.
Stabilised scull boats were used for the sessions, which ran on the River Dee over six weeks between July...More information
Warrington Collegiate is looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic professional with outstanding sporting credentials to be part of its lively, innovative and successful department.
With exciting new developments including the state of the art facilities at the Orford Park, they are looking for a lecturer with a track record for achieving excellence who possesses the vision,...More information
David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, was the special guest at today’s Tennis Havoc session in Blacon.
David came along to see the innovative project in action, and take part in some of the tennis-based games with the youngsters.
Tennis Havoc sessions have been taking part across Cheshire West over the summer, engaging over 1200 young people over the last few weeks.
Active Cheshire helped deliver a hugely successful family sports programme at Lyme Park, with 400 adults and children lacing up their trainers each week for fun activities and games based around cricket, rounders, volleyball and traditional sports day games.
The ‘Get Sporty’ project, a collaboration between The National Trust, Greater Sport and Active Cheshire, ran throughout the...More information
Sports Coaching North West are looking to add to their current crop of coaches a confident, punctual and qualified individual who can work any time between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm. The range of hours available are between 10-20 hours per week coaching in primary schools in Cheshire and Staffordshire. Experience in coaching a range of different sports including gymnastics is...More information
MMU Sport have a number of coaching opportunities available at their Crewe campus to help to effectively and efficiently work in partnership to develop their teams, clubs and individual athletes and to create a positive, responsive and productive relationship with the club.
Salary: £1400 - £2000 pa (dependent on experience and including competition attendance)
Closing Date: 01st...More information
If you're looking for volunteering opportunities in athletics, this one's for you.
Handforth Wilmslow Alderley Athletics Club is a well-established junior club catering for young athletes aged 8-18. They train year-round in Wilmslow and compete in regional indoor and outdoor leagues, and are now looking to expand their pool of volunteer coaches. .
An athletics coaching qualification...More information
We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to provide administrative support to our management team and business support team. This role is full time at 37 hours a week (although part time applicants will be considered) with a competitive salary of £21,000 - £23,000.
Please find further details of the role, and the type of person we are looking for, below.
To apply,...More information
Over 80 people got active on the first day of the Northwich Festival, thanks to Active Cheshire’s pioneering Tennis Havoc zone.
The area gave people the chance to have fun with swingball, short tennis and bat and ball skill games, providing an informal introduction to the game. The inflatable serve speed machine went down a storm, appealing to people's competitive sides as they...More information
Communities United Project is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and confident person to help deliver and develop their activity programmes for young people. The registered charity utilises the popularity of sport and other recreation as a means of engaging young people in positive activities and training.
The successful candidate will have:
Although our mission is to get Cheshire moving, we’re also passionate about physical activity in every part of the country – and even the world.
That’s why we have chosen to donate the Sport Cheshire branded kit we no longer need to help a football project in Malawi, spreading the word to the other side of the world.
Goals to Excel, set up by Davy Chilakalaka, wants to give young...More information
Active Cheshire has welcomed a new face to the team, and although he looks a little different, we’re sure he’s going to fit in just fine.
Active Archie hasn’t always been sporty; in fact, he used to break into a sweat just thinking about exercise. But as an overweight, lethargic lion, Archie got tired of being called a ‘big cat’ – so he decided to make some changes.
He now wears a...More information
An exciting oportunity is now available at Active Cheshire, for a Strategic Lead - Operations and Special Projects.
Full time (37 hours per week): £30,000 - £35,000
To hold accountability for:
Sportivate investment distributed by Active Cheshire has enabled the sustainability of a number of inclusive cycling centres across the county
The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with impairments and learning difficulties, to engage in a inclusive cycling activity. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are...More information
Warrington Summer Cycle Event
This is a large event taking place on Saturday 30th August at Orford Park in Warrington. Lots of cycling activities for families with some great competitions on the day along with a cyclist breakfast and lots of "goodies" and rides for all.
See below to find out more.More information
Rolling out events across the Country and Pink Pong will be at Whitby High School, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port CH66 2NU at 7 - 9 pm on the 15th August. This will be the first session of the new season.
Introducing Aerobic pong and an exhibition to the masses. It starts at 7 pm and it's the day before the Liverpool Open Grand Prix.
PINK PONG Founded by Liz May is a great way promote...
Sport Cheshire is supporting an orienteering programme designed to help children explore the great outdoors.
Xplorer events will take place throughout the summer at Delamere Forest, delivered by Delamere Outdoor Fitness in association with Sport Cheshire.
Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians. It is an...More information
Sport Cheshire Trustee Neil Kelly is lacing up his trainers to take on the UK Ultimate Triathlon 2014.
Neil, the Director of Warrington Wolves Foundation, will complete the gruelling event on 17th August in Whitchurch, raising money for Sport Cheshire.
The 'iron distance' event is the ultimate test of fitness and endurance, comprising of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile...More information
A Community Games swimming gala was held on 19th July at Crewe swimming pool for people with disabilities.
Dozens took part and the participants had fun with swimming aids and on the giant inflatable structure, some competed in races and others enjoyed 'aqua dancing' with music playing on the pool-side.
After the pool session, the swimmers joined their friends at a disco and buffet at...More information
970 kids get moving at Summer School Games
The Olympic Legacy lived on this month in Warrington, when children from 80 schools across the county got active during the annual inter-school competition.
Active Cheshire worked in partnership with School Games Organisers, teachers and volunteers, to hold the event at the Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Beaumont Collegiate Academy and...More information
There are more chances than ever to get active this summer thanks to the launch of new family friendly sports sessions at Lyme Park.
This summer holiday, the National Trust at Lyme Park is extending the range of family activities in the garden to include sports activity sessions on Thursday afternoons.
For the first time, visitors are invited to 'Get Sporty' and take part in fun...More information
A pioneering programme to encourage more youngsters into tennis is rolling out this summer, and now is your chance to get involved.
Tennis Havoc will take the form of fun and informal led sessions in outdoor spaces across Cheshire West, using 'back to basics' activities like swing ball, short tennis and even inflatable training aids to break down barriers and provide a soft...More information
Book now to guarantee your place on the 2014 Merseyside County Angling Championship taking place on Saturday 26th July 2014 at Newbridge Farm, Stopgate Lane, Simmonwood Liverpool L33 4YB.
Taking place on the main lake the event is limited to 5 teams of 6 six anglers under 18 years of age on the day of the event. Entry fee is £60 per team and should be booked in...More information
The Sport Development Unit at MMU, Cheshire Campus, is offering a portfolio of National Governing Body (NGB) levels 1-3 and Sports Coach UK (SCUK) Coach Education Courses, and the dates have now been set for 2014/15 term. To view the upcoming courses and dates see below.
To book onto the courses please visit the Cheshire and Warrington Coach Web
For more details please contact Course...More information
The Cheshire & Warrington Sport awards evening was held on Friday 4th July at Tenant’s Hall, Tatton Park, Cheshire celebrating Sport Cheshire’s 25th Anniversary and the sub-regional sports awards.
The evening was a celebration of all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make sport and physical activity accessible to as many residents of Cheshire and Warrington as possible,...More information
Blacon High School are working with the local community to offer women and girls a fun and informal chance to get involved in Rounders.
Every Thursday evening women and girls from Blacon are welcome to go along to Blacon High School and take part in a fun rounders session with friends and family.
Blacon High School Head Teacher, Mrs Susan Yates, said: ‘We are committed to making sure...More information
Sport Cheshire 1st Cheshire and Warrington Primary PE and School Sport event took place yesterday on 2nd July 2014 at Mid Cheshire College, Hartford Campus.
This unique event was aimed at supporting primary schools to maximise the impact of Primary Sport Premium and ensuring schools are aware of the range of opportunities, providers, and partnerships that can be invested in to benefit...More information
On the 5th July the Lee Westwood Golf School in Tarporley are running a bursary day looking for talented young (15-16 yrs old) players interested in a career in golf.
Students travel far and wide to attend the Lee Westwood Golf School, who offer succesful players a 2 year, full time golf education programme. A number of bursaries are available to young people that take part in the...More information
The Open returns to Royal Liverpool Golf Club from July 17-21 for the first time since Tiger Woods won the coveted Claret Jug in 2006.
The Road to the Open campaign seeks to encourage potential players to give the sport a try with roadshows and events across the region.
Craig Thomas, development officer for the Cheshire County Golf Partnership, says: "The Road to the Open provides a...More information
Do you run to get away from it all? Do you enjoy being outdoors and closer to nature? Would you like to swap 'pounding the streets' for 'hitting the trail'?
If you would like to introduce a new element to your running, and increase your knowledge and confidence at running off road, this course is for you!
The National Trust at Lyme Park are hosting an Introduction to Trail Running...More information
£18m of National Lottery funding has this week been awarded to primary schools across England to help more children get active.
Over 600 schools were successful nationally in their applications with 5 successful recipients coming from schools based in Cheshire and Warrington. This invesment will allow schools to improve their outdoor facilities and create spaces that will inspire and...More information
Fitness equipment manufacturers and suppliers Matrix have been announced as silver sponsors of the 2014 Cheshire & Warrington Sports Awards.
Matrix Fitness Systems is the commercial division of Johnson Health Tech UK Ltd, with its Head Office based in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. They work closely with the Lotus F1 team and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, and their ambassadors include...More information
The Leadership in Running Fitness course is designed for the enthusiastic runner who wants to take their passion to the next level and share their knowledge skills and experience with others.
Once qualified, you will have the skills and insurance needed to deliver fun and safe sessions to groups of runners with different abilities, including new runners and those who already run but...More information
Live Life the Wolves Way, from the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, encourages children aged between 7 and 11 who are above a healthy weight to initiate and sustain positive choices alongside their parents and guardians.
The programme will help families improve their eating and exercise choices, thereby improving children's fitness, physical activity levels, nutrition and...More information
Leisure and Partnerships Development are looking to recruit a Community Sports Coordinator and Coach to plan and deliver a coordinated multi-sport activity programme. You will provide quality coaching and activity sessions to a range of people of all ages and abilities and be responsible for supervising and guiding casual sports coaches, leaders and volunteers. We are looking to appoint...More information
Wheels for All Activity Support Opportunities
Due to an expansion in a number of programme areas across the North West of England Cycling Projects is looking to recruit a number of sessional workers who will support existing and new Wheels for All activities.
We will also be looking for individuals to support one off events promoting inclusive cycling opportunities through its Wheels...
Crewe-based resin flooring manufacturers Flowcrete have been announced as silver sponsors at the 2014 Cheshire & Warrington sports awards.
Flowcrete Group Ltd are world leaders in seamless resin flooring technology, with 30 years of experience and a rich and colourful history.
They provide quality flooring and screeds for educational and sporting environments and since the company's...More information
New figures from Sport England, released on 12th June 2014, confirm that participation in sport and physical activity across Cheshire and Warrington has stabilised over the past six months.
The latest Active People Survey results which cover April 2013 - April 2014 show approximately 38.7% adults aged 16 or over are playing sport at least once a week, which shows an increase of 0.2%...More information
Sport Cheshire will host this year's prestigious Cheshire & Warrington Sports Awards at Tatton Park, Knutsford.
This beautiful venue will provide a wonderful backdrop for the black tie celebration which will not only recognise and celebrate those who make sport happen at a grass roots level but also mark the 25th anniversary of Sport Cheshire as a charity.
As part of the anniversary...More information
Give Archery a Go at Archery GB's Big Weekend
Budding bowmen and aspiring archers are invited to try out archery at their local club on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of the 24-26 May - even if they have never picked up a bow and arrow before.
Archery GB's Big Weekend, in association with Foresters Friendly Society, will see more than 60 clubs across the country open their doors to...More information
The RFL has announced a momentous change to junior Rugby League with the introduction of a new format of the game specifically developed for children.
This weekend sees all under 7s teams in Yorkshire play under new rules for the first time which have been designed to give children more 'on pitch' time to help increase the number of juniors playing the sport. Plans are in place for...
Added on: 25th March 2014
Get into Archery
Archery is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. It captures the imagination of over 34,000 Archery GB members and many more at 'have a go' events at activity centres, holiday parks, fairs, outdoor shows and tourist attractions across the UK.
There are many ways you can get involved and progress in the sport as an archer, leader,...
Cheshire West athletes and those that support making sport happen in the local area had an opportunity to celebrate their achievements at the 5th annual Cheshire West and Chester Sports Awards on Thursday 27th March.
Sponsored by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group, the awards ceremony, which took place at the Macdonald Portal Hotel Tarporley, was the biggest to date...More information