Exciting video launch shows investment & commitment to sport in Cheshire West & Chester - 27/03/2015

Cheshire West and Chester have worked exceptionally hard over the past 12 months investing over 30 Million pound in developing the areas sports and leisure facilities. More information

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Cheshire West & Chester Council secure more than £500k to grow grass roots football - 26/03/2015

Following a fiercely competitive process, grants totalling £520,079 have been awarded to fund two state-of-the-art football grounds in Ellesmere Port and Northwich.  Cheshire West and Chester Council have worked tirelessly to secure the funding which will provide two new full-size, floodlit 3G artificial grass pitches. 

The facilities will be built next to the Ellesmere Port Leisure...

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Alex Staniforth EPIC7 Everest send off! - 23/03/2015

Intrepid nineteen-year-old Alex Staniforth is finally heading off on Saturday 28th March for his assault on Everest!

After months of planning, he will be flying out to Nepal this week to start his attempt on the world's highest mountatin.  Alex will be one of the youngest ever people to make an attempt on Everest and is doing so after fighting epilepsy, bullying, mental health and...

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Cheshire West and Chester Sports Awards 2015 - 20/03/2015

Cheshire is the real winner!

The 6th Annual Cheshire West and Chester Sports Awards organised by Active Cheshire and supported by headline sponsor Butcher & Barlow, took place at the prestigious Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Chester on Friday 13th March 2015.

It was a packed Grand Ballroom with over 200 guests and VIPs brought together to recognise and celebrate, not just the award...

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Lets Get Moving Events - 10/03/2015

Active Cheshire are hosting Let's Get Moving Events this March. 

Events have been funded by Local Ward Councillors Mark Stocks and Elton Watson in their respective wards to help local residents get active and learn about how to stay healthy.

Events will consist of various activities including Zumba and Pilates and are aimed at any individual but information about follow on activities...

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VIPs Support Active Cheshire & School Games Programme - 10/03/2015

Active Cheshire welcome an esteemed group of VIP guests to the opening Festival of the School Games Winter programme, showing their support for the event and the work Active Cheshire are doing in the Education Sector. The guests included;

The High Sheriff of Cheshire - Susan Sellers, Cheshire West & Chester Council – Councillor Stuart Parker, Councillor Nicole Meardon & Councillor Bob...

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Cheshire & Warrington Winter School Games - Off to a Flyer! - 10/03/2015

The first of four Winter School Games Festivals led by Active Cheshire as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games got off to a flying start on Monday 9th March with the Sportshall Athletics Finals at Northgate Arena in Chester.

In a culmination of eight area qualifying competitions across the Cheshire & Warrington sub-region, the Sportshall Athletics Final was the pinnacle of events that...

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Active Anywhere Winners Announced! - 06/03/2015

A massive £25,000 was set aside by Active Cheshire during the organisations 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2014 for their Active Anywhere Fund. Local clubs and groups were invited to apply to win a slice of this fund to help them develop people’s active habits for life. Split into one award of £15,000, one of £5,000 and five of £1,000, the fund received an overwhelming 40... More information

Cheshire West and Chester Primary Schools PE and School Sport Exhibition 2015 - 20/02/2015

Organised by Active Cheshire on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council, the event is aimed at supporting primary schools to maximise the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and ensuring schools are aware of the range of opportunities, providers, and partnerships that can be invested in to benefit the pupils, school and the wider community. 

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Everest Alex to support local people facing Adversity with EPIC7 finale - 12/02/2015

Active Cheshire are supporting Cheshire teenager Alex Staniforth, 19, who will be attempting to climb Mount Everest in just a couple of months time, as one of the youngest people ever to do so. After suffering adversity such as Epilepsy, bullying, mental health and speech problems in his earlier life, Alex is extremely excited to announce the second charitable cause that he will... More information

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Sport England’s Club Matters programme will launch on 12th February 2015 - 06/02/2015

Club Matters is a One Stop Shop of support for sports clubs, which will provide support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is ‘large, small, formal or informal’.

Online support including toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.
Club Matters mentoring offers flexible and personal support through online, group and one to one sessions.

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Cheshire West and Chester Sports Awards open to nominations - 05/02/2015

Organised by Active Cheshire on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council, the awards aim to recognise and reward those who make sport and physical activity happen in our area.

Taking place at 6:30pm on Friday 13th March 2015 at the Hilton Doubletree in Chester, it is set to be a night to remember for anyone involved in the industry.

There are some exciting new awards this year,...

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Sport England CEO Jennie Price visits Ellesmere Port Sport & Leisure village - 23/01/2015

Council leaders were thrilled to formally welcome Sport England CEO to explore the range of projects evolving as a result of their £30m+ investment . Jennie Price, Chief Executive of Sport England was clearly impressed by the new Ellesmere Port Sport and Leisure village, a £15M development that aims to improve the health of local people . Accompanied by Cabinet member Cllr Stuart... More information

This Girl Can campaign inspires Breeze rides in Cheshire and Warrington - 14/01/2015

British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. The aim is to inspire thousands of women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride and reinforces the Sport England This Girl Can campaign to get women active. 

We understand the reasons why women are discouraged from cycling, which include lack of time, confidence and feeling...

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Crossfit sessions launch in Cheshire East for those with a mental health condition - 08/01/2015

A new scheme in East Cheshire invites people with a mental health condition to take part in free personalised fitness sessions.

Starting from 8 January, staff from Cheshire and Wirral NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) will support a 12 week project of tailored sessions delivered by CW1 CrossFit, in a drive to improve physical and mental well-being. The project has been given the go ahead with...

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British Weightlifting Launch Talent Search - 08/01/2015

Golden Chance

British Weight Lifting are searching for fit, powerful, and competitive female athletes. This is a golden opportunity to develop your potential and become part of Britain’s sporting elite to compete and medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. If you’re female aged under 26 and think you’ve got what it takes to succeed on the Olympic stage we want to meet you!


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Westgrove back charity appeal to get needy children active this Christmas - 15/12/2014

Warrington-based The Westgrove Group today donated a generous pile of gifts to the BiG Active Toy Appeal, a charity initiative launched by BiG Storage with the support of Active Cheshire.

The appeal exists to help under-privileged or vulnerable children in Cheshire to enjoy Christmas through the donation of gifts, and this year the emphasis on giving them toys and equipment that will...

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Satellite club lends helping ‘hand’ to teenage fitness in Warrington - 11/12/2014

A new initiative to introduce young people to handball has seen over 150 Warrington teenagers take part in the sport since September.

As part of Sport England’s Satellite Club programme Active Cheshire teamed up with Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation to deliver handball sessions in the town, delivered outside of school time to provide additional opportunities to get active and...

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Football Remembers week 5-14 December: the baton passes to schools - 10/12/2014

Football Remembers is a mass participation project which is marking the centenary of the Christmas truce with the Premier League, The FA and the Football League.

In 1914, soldiers who met in no man’s land and played football took photos of one another - to celebrate the spirit of the truce this weekend all FA, Premier League and Football League teams have been taking tribute pictures...

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LiveWire Tennis Stars head to Portugal - 08/12/2014

Two talented junior female tennis players who are part of the LiveWire Tennis Academy, travelled to Portugal on Friday 5th December to compete in an international junior tennis event.

The LiveWire Tennis Academy is delighted to announce that two of its most talented players are competing in the Nike Junior Tour European Tennis Ranking Event. With well-known competitors including;...

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Contributions to Rugby league in Warrington celebrated at glittering awards ceremony - 05/12/2014

Active Cheshire were proud to sponsor last weekend’s first ever Warrington Man of Steel Awards, held at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The awards were launched to celebrate teams and individuals who give their time and contribute to Rugby league across Warrington, and there were some very worthy winners.

The evening was presented by Sky Sports presenter Angela Powers and attended by...

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When Archie met Eddie - and collected some special gifts for our Christmas charity campaign - 05/12/2014

A very special introduction took place today, when Active Cheshire mascot Active Archie met Alderley Edge Hockey Club’s mascot Eddie the Edgehog – and a new friendship was born.

The club have kindly donated five brand new hockey sticks to the BiG Active Toy Appeal, and Archie and our newest members of the team, Olivia Lowe and Duncan Setterington, went along to say thank you and...

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Want to change your life in 2015? This is your chance! - 05/12/2014

A new programme to encourage women to get active is giving 20 lucky ladies the chance to change their lives through exercise.

This Girl Can is a national campaign launched by Sport England to help break down barriers to physical activity, and Active Cheshire has teamed up with local hairdressers Guyz N Dollz and ex-England rugby star Phil Greening to introduce the campaign in Cheshire...

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Another fantastic award win for board member David Pollock - 27/11/2014

Active Cheshire trustee David Pollock is celebrating with his team at Chess Telecom, following their wins of  Best Company to Work For and the Excellence in Customer Service Award at last night's North East Cheshire Business Awards.

Chess, who are based in Alderley Edge, provide a one-stop shop for business communications services and the company was set up by David in 1993.

The North...

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Active Cheshire joins forces with Cheshire Connect - 14/11/2014

Cheshire Connect  is a registered charity that encourages the donation of skills from businesses and matches them with the needs of the voluntary and community sectors, and we are delighted to be working witth them.

Their mission is to support Cheshire voluntary, community and faith organisations by facilitating the provision of free professional, business and support services. Their...

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Prestigious award win for trustee Kathy - 14/11/2014

Active Cheshire trustee Kathy Cowell OBE is celebrating after being named 'Most Effective Woman Board Member' at last night's Women In Housing Awards.

The awards, held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, are designed to recognise the achievements of women in housing across the sector.

Kathy, who is Group Chair of Your Housing, joined the Active Cheshire board this summer and has...

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Active Lifestyle Ambassador Alex completes EPIC7 challenge #5 - 10/11/2014

Alex Staniforth, our inspirational Active Lifestyle Ambassador, has completed another impressive challenge, conquering the 3 Peaks and cycling 438 miles in just 96 hours – completely solo.

The fifth challenge of a planned seven, Alex set off from his hometown of Kelsall, Chester  on 27th October and endured four days of torrential rain, wind, a bad accident, flat tyre, exhaustion,...

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We’re giving the gift of exercise this Christmas and we need your help! - 06/11/2014

Active Cheshire is proud to team up with BiG Storage as official partners for this year’s toy appeal with a twist.

Now in its ninth year, the appeal exists to help under-privileged or vulnerable children in Cheshire  to enjoy Christmas through the donation of toys and games.

This year the appeal is getting sporty, with a call to the community to donate new or unused gifts that will...

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Young athletes helped to the top through BiG funding initiative - 31/10/2014

This year’s first recipients of a fund designed to boost Cheshire’s future sports stars have been announced.

‘BiG Rising Stars’ is a joint initiative between Active Cheshire and BiG Storage and was launched in 2013 to help young athletes pay for training, kit or travel to competitions through the awarding of personal bursaries.

Joe Cummins, 15, Kelly Chadwick, 15, Harriet...

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Young carers enjoy respite by getting active on the water - 30/10/2014

A project funded by Active Cheshire has enabled young carers in Cheshire West to leave their responsibilities behind and enjoy the great outdoors.

15 youngsters aged 11-18 enjoyed six weeks of canoe and kayak sessions at Winsford Marina as part of a joint project with Cheshire Young Carers, a charity that works for the health and wellbeing of  young people with caring commitments.

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Funding available from Cheshire Community Development Trust - 27/10/2014

Cheshire Community Development Trust have funding available for voluntary organisations based in the old Vale Royal area.

The funding is to be spent on improving health and well-being.

Please see attachment below for detailed criteria.

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Active Cheshire CEO speaks at prestigious leadership conference - 23/10/2014

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...

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Helsby Community Sports Club to consult on their new sports facility - 21/10/2014

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...

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Active Lifestyle Ambassador role for Alex - 21/10/2014

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...

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY! 25k investment up for grabs to create active Cheshire communities - 20/10/2014

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...

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Active Cheshire vacancy: Business Performance Manager - 17/10/2014

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...

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Swim NorthWest to host Coaching Devleopment Day in Winsford - 14/10/2014

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....

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Active Cheshire supports Warrington water polo tournament - 14/10/2014

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.

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Deadline extended - Trustee / Non-Exec Director of Active Cheshire - 14/10/2014

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)

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Active Cheshire Trustee celebrates prestigious award win - 10/10/2014

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...

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Satellite Club brings rugby to the girls - 09/10/2014

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...

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1200 kids get active with joint movement initiative in Cheshire - 06/10/2014

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...

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Active Cheshire vacancy - Strategic Lead, Great Outdoors - 03/10/2014

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,...

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New Rounders UKCCL1 Courses Available - 03/10/2014

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



Date: 15th and 22nd November 2014

Time: 8:45am – 5pm (both days)

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Day three of 100 mile challenge launch sees 400 kids get moving - 03/10/2014

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...

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Vacancy - Trustee / Non-Exec Director of Active Cheshire - 30/09/2014

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.


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New talent joins the Active Cheshire team - 30/09/2014

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 ,...

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Free Bid Checking Service for Inspired Facilities applications - 29/09/2014

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...

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Active Cheshire supports new sessions to get 16-23 year olds into running - 29/09/2014

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:

  • Castle Park (top field), Frodsham: Monday 13th and...
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Active Cheshire vacancy - Strategic Lead, Education Sector - 29/09/2014

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.


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New initiative to help kids get moving in Cheshire - 29/09/2014

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...

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Chester Memory Walk - Sunday 21st September 2014 - 18/09/2014

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...

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British Fencing coaching courses - 18/09/2014

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 at

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NEW cycling challenge for women - 18/09/2014

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...

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Business Award for Active Cheshire Board Member David Pollock - 15/09/2014

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!

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Call for communities to work together to grow grassroots football - 11/09/2014

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...

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Nominations for Everybody awards now open - 10/09/2014

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...

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From fear of cycling to regular rider – Julie’s story - 10/09/2014

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...

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Calling all community workers! FREE training opportunity - 09/09/2014

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...

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Spotlight on… Sarah Tilling - 08/09/2014

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...

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Active Cheshire invests in ‘exercise as medicine’ project for Chester students - 08/09/2014

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...

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Private sector partnership on track for success - 08/09/2014

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...

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Hoops 4 Health set to begin again thanks to investment from Active Cheshire - 08/09/2014

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...

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Cheshire East Council release funds for projects improving or enhancing community life - 04/09/2014

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.


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70 youngsters get active on the river during summer rowing programme - 03/09/2014

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...

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Job opportunity with Warrington Collegiate: Lecturer in Sport (Rugby League) - 02/09/2014

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,...

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Lord Lieutenant becomes latest VIP to join in Tennis Havoc - 02/09/2014

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.


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National Trust summer project sees hundreds of families get active - 02/09/2014

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...

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Job vacancy: Primary School Sports Coach with Sports Coaching North West - 01/09/2014

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...

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Coaching vacancies at Manchester Metropolitan University - 28/08/2014

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)

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Volunteer athletics coach opportunity - 27/08/2014

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. .

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Job opportunity with Active Cheshire: Business Support Officer - 26/08/2014

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.

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Active Cheshire gets scores of people moving at festival - 26/08/2014

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...

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Job opportunity: Programmes Coordinator with Communities United Project - 21/08/2014

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:

  • Recent experience in...
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Active Cheshire donates kit to help football project in Malawi - 21/08/2014

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...

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Meet the newest member of the Active Cheshire team - 21/08/2014

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...

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Job opportunity: Strategic Lead, Operations and Special Projects - 20/08/2014

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:

  • Efficient and effective management and deployment of 'delivery' staff to achieve agreed performance targets (contractual, insight and financial)
  • Ensuring that the delivery team is ably...
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Wheels for All in Cheshire - 15/08/2014

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...

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Summer Celebration Cycle - 14/08/2014

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.

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PINK PONG is back! - 14/08/2014

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...

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New scheme to encourage activity in the forest - 24/07/2014

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...

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Trustee Neil takes on ultimate sporting challenge - 23/07/2014

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...

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Community Games in Crewe at Seahorse Swimming Club - 21/07/2014

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...

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Olympic legacy lives on at Orford Park - 16/07/2014

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...

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Lyme Park launches summer sports programme - 16/07/2014

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...

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Active Cheshire serves up summer tennis programme with a twist - 16/07/2014

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...

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Merseyside County Angling Championship 2014 - 15/07/2014

Last Chance to Sign up

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...

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Sport Coach Education Courses Available at MMU throughout 2014/15 - 14/07/2014

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...

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Cheshire and Warrington Sports Awards - 08/07/2014

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,...

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Want to get involved in a game of Rounders? Then get down to Blacon High School! - 08/07/2014

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...

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Cheshire and Warrington Primary PE and School Sport Exhibition - 03/07/2014

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...

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Lee Westwood Golf School - School Bursary Day - 24/06/2014

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...

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Would-be golfers in Cheshire can get in the swing ahead of the return of the world’s biggest tournam - 20/06/2014

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...

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Lyme Park Introduction to trail running course - 20/06/2014

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...

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5 schools in Cheshire and Warrington to benefit from Sport England’s National Lottery Primary Spaces - 20/06/2014

£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...

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Matrix Fitness confirmed as silver sponsors at the Cheshire & Warrington Sports Awards - 18/06/2014

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...

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Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) - 16/06/2014

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...

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Live Life the Wolves Way - 16/06/2014

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...

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Job Opportunity - Everybody Leisure - 16/06/2014

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...

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Job Opportunity - Cycling Projects - 16/06/2014

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...

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