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Active Cheshire launches #Pass On Your Passion Campaign - 08/06/2017

Call to recognise Cheshire Women

Active Cheshire today launch a brand new and exciting campaign to find Cheshire and Warrington’s unsung heroines who inspire, enthuse and support others to get active. Active Cheshire are launching #Pass On Your Passion in National Volunteer week and want to find females who enhance the lives of others using physical activity by formally recognising...

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Congratulations to Cheshire Phoenix - 06/04/2017

Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club ended their inaugural season in the National League unbeaten following wins in the final two games of the season on 25th March. More information

West Cheshire Walking Festival Launches - 04/04/2017

Active Cheshire have been coordinating the West Cheshire Walking festival brochure on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council and wider partners.   

West Cheshire Walking festival brochure brings over 130 walks from all over Cheshire West and Chester, offering something for everyone.  Led by trained volunteer leaders, the walks will take you into some of the most stunning scenery...

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Trek to the summit of mighty Snowdon with British Red Cross - 27/03/2017

Looking for a new adventure and to support a create cause? Join British Red Cross' trek to the summit of the mighty Snowdon. More information

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David Rutley MP urges primary schools to join the MOVEment - 20/03/2017

David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, has urged primary schools in Macclesfield and across Cheshire to join the Daily Mile initiative, which encourages children from nursery to Year Six, and their teachers, to run or walk a mile each day. More information

The next England star may play for your school and you don’t even realise it yet! - 06/02/2017

Have you ever considered that you may have a player in your school that could be the next England star?

 

Cheshire FA are running an England Talent Day and Talent Identification Programme for players aged 12-16 with any of the following impairments or disabilities:

 

Partially sighted (visual impairment)
Deaf/hearing impaired
Cerebral Palsy or acquired brain injury (impairment of...

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A New Approach Sees Active Cheshire Go Local - 13/01/2017

ACTIVE CHESHIRE ARE GOING HYPERLOCAL WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF PLACE BASED TEAMS; WORKING TO IMPROVE LIVES IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS CHESHIRE & WARRINGTON THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. More information

Active Cheshire and Partners from Cheshire East Step up to Tackle Inactivity - 15/12/2016

The Active Cheshire team hit the road yesterday to engage with local Stakeholders from all backgrounds in East Cheshire.

More than 70 partners gathered to hear news about how Active Cheshire can help them to improve understanding of the community and secure vital investment emerging from Sport England, to tackle problems around physical activity locally.

Despite acclaimed regional...

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Active Cheshire and Cheshire West & Chester Partners Step up to Tackle Inactivity - 15/12/2016

The Active Cheshire team hit the road yesterday to engage with local Stakeholders from all backgrounds in West Cheshire.

More than 70 partners gathered to hear news about how Active Cheshire can help them to improve understanding of the community and secure vital investment emerging from Sport England, to tackle problems around physical activity locally.

Despite acclaimed regional...

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Active Cheshire and Warrington Partners Step up to Tackle Inactivity - 15/12/2016

The Active Cheshire team hit the road yesterday to engage with local Stakeholders from all backgrounds in Warrington.

More than 70 partners gathered to hear news about how Active Cheshire can help them to improve understanding of the community and secure vital investment emerging from Sport England, to tackle problems around physical activity locally.

Despite boasting pole position in...

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Warrington secures pole position for the region - 09/12/2016

Latest figures from the Active People Survey have been released by Sport England and Warrington are officially the most active area in the region!

A bumper 3.8% rise in participation - the highest growth in the sub-region – moves Warrington into 1st place in the North West. By comparison with the national average Warrington have 7% more people regularly getting active. This is the...

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Cheshire East among top performers in the region! - 09/12/2016

More people than ever are getting active and Sport England’s latest APS data shows that Cheshire East has once again played its part in increasing participation.

Growth in participation to 42.8% is the area’s best-ever result in the Active People Survey. The participation rate is not only better than the previous measure, it’s also significantly higher (6.7%) than the national average.... More information


Cheshire West & Chester among top performers in the region! - 09/12/2016

The figures from the Active People Survey (APS) have been released by Sport England and the number of people getting active in Cheshire West and Chester has leapt up to 41.4% (that’s approximately 114,000 active people), one of the highest figures in the North West.

Cheshire West and Chester’s participation rates have improved significantly from six months ago, increasing from 38.7% to...

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More active than ever as Cheshire & Warrington leap into 2nd place - 08/12/2016

Sport England’s latest APS results – the national measure of physical activity levels, were released today highlighting significant growth within Cheshire and Warrington as the sub-region leapt from 4th to 2nd most active in England.

The sub-region comprises the boroughs of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington and is championed by Active Cheshire, who set the region an ambitious...

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EFDS marks International Day for Disabled People with new engagement resources - 05/12/2016

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People, 3 December 2016, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people. Complementing the animation is a collection of free fact sheets that enable organisations to plan,...

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Macclesfield Girls Can - 24/11/2016

Based on the hugely successful 'This Girl Can' campaign, Macclesfield Girls Can is a local initiative aimed at inactive girls between the ages of 14-18. 

The programme was designed around non-traditional activities as many of the girls weren't engaging in sport and many would avoid school P.E whenver they could. Introducing less competitive activities and focusing more on having fun...

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West Cheshire Walking Festival May 2017 - 16/11/2016

Active Cheshire are pleased to be working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council to host its first "West Cheshire Walking Festival" during the month of May 2017, and we want you to be involved. The festival will be a series of exciting and varied walks which may take place in parks, open countryside, or in urban areas. We have collated many walks taking place during May...

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Active Cheshire invest in Cheshire FA disability football initiative - 09/11/2016

Cheshire FA awarded funding from Active Cheshire to provide sustainability for brilliant disability football scheme.

As a result of the innovative partnership between Active Cheshire and Cheshire FA, investment of several thousand pounds each year has been made available for training, transport and equipment amongst other things. As a result, football coaching and competition can be...

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Community Leaders Course: Exercise for older adults - 07/11/2016

The 2 day training course will give Exercise Leaders the capability to deliver safe, inspiring, imaginative and impactful classes. Oomph will provide ongoing support to all trainees following the course with session ideas and regular updates.  

Sessions are suitable for anyone working with older people and are usually aimed at:
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•Activity coordinators
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Active Cheshire featured in ‘Championing the Public’s Health’ video by ITN Productions and RSPH - 03/11/2016

ITN productions in conjunction with the Royal Society of Public Health produced a video on 'Championing The Public's Health' featuring some of the work Active Cheshire have done in the community to improve health. It focuses on The Daily Mile initiative in schools, where children have an additional 15 minutes each day to get active by walking, jogging, running with their friends. The...

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New governance code for sport is released by Sport England - 02/11/2016

New Governance code for Sport- In summary

Sport England have released new guidelines around governance for groups looking to access money from them in a bid to create a safer, more robust and transparent system for organisations receiving public funds.  If your group is considering applying to Sport England for funds, you need to be sure that you meet the minimum standards before...

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Dave Thompson O.B.E DL joins Active Cheshire Board - 01/11/2016

New Active Cheshire Board Members announced at AGM

Active Cheshire are delighted to announce that Dave Thompson OBE DL has joined their Board of Trustees. Dave has been a partner of the physical activity charity for a long time with Active Cheshire and  Warrington Disability Partnership supporting each other to grow over a number of years..

The team is delighted to have someone with...

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Active Cheshire Celebrate Alternative Roles for Long-Serving Trustees - 24/10/2016

Active Cheshire are delighted to announce a new era as some of our most experienced and long-serving Board Members move into new and exciting roles in order to continue their involvement and support for our work.

Anne Boyd, Active Cheshire CEO with Terry Harrop (left) and Michael Darby (right)

Three of our wonderful board members Terry Harrop, Michael Darby and Neil Kelly came to the end of their terms at the Charities AGM last week, after a combined 37 years of...

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Cheshire & Warrington MOVEment Sparks Activity - 12/10/2016

The call to action, opened by Lord Lieutenant David Briggs, was in response to the physical inactivity crisis that equates to 209,000 adults in Cheshire & Warrington failing to complete 30 minutes of physical activity a week. The impact of which is costing the sub-region £17.5m per year and taking over 900 lives prematurely. More information

Dame Sarah Storey homecoming! - 07/10/2016

Local paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey will be celebrated in her hometown with a party thrown in her honour. Dame Sarah received her 12th gold medal at the Rio Paralympics this year becoming Britain's most successful female paralympian in the process.

We at Active Cheshire would like to extend our congratulations to Dame Sarah for being such an inspiration and for her many successes.

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Everybody Sport & Recreation receiving The Team Games trophy from the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Kathy Cowell OBE DL, and Active Cheshire CEO, Anne Boyd.

The Team Games 2016 Standings - 23/09/2016

All the results from The Team Games at Chester Raceourse on Sunday 18th September 2016. More information

Team Games event a huge success! - 21/09/2016

Over the weekend, we hosted our first Team Games event - the first health & wellbeing/family fun day in the sub-region. Held at Chester Racecourse, the event was about engaging with the public and showing them that exercise doesn't have to be super-organised or extreme, it can be fun!

Thousands of people were in attendance, including 800+ children from local schools who came to take...

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Referee Development Manager vacancy at Lancashire FA - 15/09/2016

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Research finds a demand for the reporting of more disability news - 12/09/2016

The English Federation for Disability Sport (EFDS) has published research that indicates a demand from the public for more coverage of disability sport in the media.

 

EFDS commissioned a research company to speak to a range of disabled, non-disabled and sports journalists from all over the country. The purpose was to benchmark the media’s current portrayal of people with...

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Job opportunity at Warrington Collegiate: Sports Activator Officer - 12/09/2016

Reference Code: J66/16

Department: SPORT

Salary £19,000

Hours (p.w.) 37

Contract ONE YEAR FIXED TERM POST

Closing Date: 20 September 2016

 

Overview

Warrington Collegiate require a Sports Activator Officer to increase sporting participation, recreation sport and fitness to students and staff at Warrington Collegiate and its surrounding communities. Duties include: 

 

  • To...
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Public Health England release Childhood Obesity strategy - 18/08/2016

Public Health England - an executive agency of the Department of Health, has today released the Childhood Obesity Strategy. The strategy has been eagerly anticipated since it was announced last year - obesity has more than trebled in the past 30 years and 24.9% of the UK's population is now considered obese. This costs the taxpayer around £6bn per year currently and unless addressed,...

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Local girl becomes two times World Champion at the ITF Taekwondo championship - 12/08/2016

Local girl, Emily Oakes, has just won her second ITF Taekwondo championship, scooping a second World Title for Team GB and also three 2nd place finishes. Emily trains at Uxbridge University and in Bristol with Kerry Burridge - Head of Competitions for ITF UK. BTC Fitness - based in Winsford have also supported Emily with a fitness programme as well as training and advice.

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Review of School Games positive, but identifies room for improvement - 10/08/2016

The School Games, first introduced in 2010 as an Olympic/Paralympic school sports competition, is a key part of the Government's plan for creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 London Olympic Games. The aim of it is to revive competitive sport in schools and ensure everyone has a chance to take part. All schools were given the opportunity to be a part of the competition that spans four...

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Two new vacancies with Lancashire F.A - 09/08/2016

Lancashire F.A are seeking two dynamic, motivated individuals for their Business Development Manager and Marketing & Communications Officer vacancies. 

The closing date for both positions is 30th August at 5:00pm - the interviews will take place in September (date TBC).

The Word documents below contain all info about both positions.

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Challenge Zone now open to everyone! - 08/08/2016

Our Challenge Zone, with the Urban Attack assault course is now open to bookings from everyone! Initially, the assault course would just see local services and groups battling it out to be the best, however, we're happy to announce that ANYONE can now have a go! We're letting individuals take part in the activity so log on to www.theteamgames.org now and get your tickets booked before...

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Golf Express rolled out in Warrington by England Golf - 08/08/2016

Poulton Park Golf Club in Warrington has become the latest club to introduce the 9-hole national campaign, Golf Express. The shortened version of the game is designed to allow busy people to play the game more often and is described by Olympic Golfer and England Golf ambassador, Justin Rose as "A great way to play all the game in half the time". 

It takes around two hours to complete a...

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Keele University hosts NCS event with Active Cheshire’s inflatables - 03/08/2016

On Tuesday evening, Active Cheshire attended an event at Keele University organised by the National Citizen Service (NCS) and Youth Federation. We took along three of our inflatable games; Pillow Wars, Twister and the Spacehopper Racetrack to show everyone participating that getting active can be small, fun activities that anyone can take part in. It doesn't need to be organised,...

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VIPs dedicated to supporting opportunities young people - 20/07/2016

Dignitaries and officials, including The High Sheriff of Cheshire and Council Cabinet Members came out to support the Cheshire & Warrington School Games this July.
All were keen to show their support for schools sport and spread the message of the importance of physical activity for young people. With less than 30% of young people achieving the minimum guidelines for daily physical...

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‘Together We Will’ campaign launches today - 14/07/2016

New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active

A new national campaign has launched today to encourage and support disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active.

The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active...

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Sport England release APS 10 - 09/06/2016

Sport England today released the latest figures from the Active People Survey. It's great news for Cheshire and Warrington who have achieved participation rates significantly higher than the national average. Cheshire and Warrington now rates as the fourth most active sub-region in the country.

  • Locally, for 16+, Cheshire & Warrington sub-region has increased from 39.1% since...
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Great opportunity available with Lancashire FA, who are looking for a new CEO - 22/04/2016

Lancashire FA are seeking a highly motivated new leader to fill their CEO vacancy.

Check the image below and the 'Related File' near the bottom of page for full details on this exciting role!

                  

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Active Cheshire and New Balance 100 Mile School Challenge - 19/04/2016

Active Cheshire has teamed up with New Balance for the second year running to bring the innovative New Balance SparkStart programme to encourage more school aged children to get active.  Through the programme and its launch activities, school aged children learn to become more active and so improve health, wellbeing and self-esteem.  Active Cheshire have been commissioned to run the...

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New High Sheriff for Cheshire, Kathy Cowell OBE DL, takes up ancient and honourable office - 08/04/2016

Leading businesswoman, Kathy Cowell OBE DL, had the honour of High Sheriff for Cheshire bestowed on her yesterday (Thursday 7th April) in a declaration ceremony recognizing the ‘ancient and honourable office’ dating back to Saxon Times - at Eaton Park, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.

After retiring from a long and successful career in banking, Kathy, now Group Chair of...

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How much do you know about young people? - 05/04/2016

Sport England, in collaboration with Sports Coach UK, have released their second #UnmissableSport animation titled 'What motivates young people to be active?'

A recent study done by Sport England revealed the most common reasons young people partake in sports or physical activities to be meeting new people, to hang out with friends, get in shape, be healthy, to learn new skills or for...

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Children and primary school teachers urged to join the daily mile initiative - 29/03/2016

Primary Schools across Cheshire West are being urged to join the Daily Mile initiative in which children from nursery to Year Six and their teachers are encouraged to run or walk a mile each day.

Active Cheshire, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council are involved in the scheme which was launched in six pilot schools last week.

Councillor...

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New Boxing report shows how sport can be used to tackle wider societal issues - 24/03/2016

This is the final report of the All Party Group on Boxing. It looks at the positive social impact of boxing from those involved and translates it to evidence. The report details how the evidence should be embedded in policy-making in the fields of improving educational attainment, improving health inequalities, preventing social disengagement and rehabilitating those in the criminal...

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Active Cheshire to Clean for the Queen! - 01/03/2016

Active Cheshire is a local charity that encourages and enables more people to get active in their daily lives. 
This spring, as part of our call to local people to get active outdoors, we are supporting the Clean for the Queen campaign. The campaign encourages schools and communities to come together to identify communal areas that need cleaning/tidying up. This will both improve the...

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Movers & Shakers fund launched to support people getting active locally - 16/02/2016

Active Cheshire are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Movers & Shakers’ fund, which has been put in place to support town/parish councils, community groups, schools and businesses to encourage people to be more active. We’re offering up to £500 to any group/organisation who anticipate a community gathering of more than 100 people within the boundary of Cheshire and Warrington....

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Further cash injection to get residents of Cheshire & Warrington more active - 16/02/2016

Do you have an innovative idea that could support local people to get more active?  Are you a charity, business, community or faith group that would like to get your membership more physically active?  ...then Active Cheshire wants to hear from you.

The 2016 ‘Active Anywhere’ investment launches today!  

A lack of physical activity has been proven to have a negative impact on the...

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Chief Executive Anne Boyd (holding the Award) with Terry Harrop MBE JP, Trustee of Active Cheshire and some of the Active Cheshire team.

Local charity scoops national award! - 12/02/2016

Active Cheshire has gained the accolade of ‘Best Employer’ in the 2015 Best of the Best Business Awards.

The Best of the Best Business Awards honour the outstanding achievements of dynamic local businesses and entrepreneurs across each county of the United Kingdom. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and Active Cheshire have proved this...

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My Magic Sports Kit - 29/01/2016

Video from the NSPCC of various children explaining how the behaviour of their parents or other spectators can deteriorate when they are playing competitive sport.

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Olympic Canoeist, Johny Akinyemi launches ‘Road to Rio’ elite athlete scholarship - 25/01/2016

Warrington born Johnathan Akinyemi (Johny) is currently in training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, representing Nigeria.  Johny’s competitive nature and passion for the great outdoors meant that the more conventional sports quite literally didn’t ‘rock his boat’, so at an early age he persuaded his parents to buy him a canoe as a reward for doing well in his exams,...

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Cheshire Girls Can Changes Lives - 12/01/2016

It has been said that physical activity can change lives, now Active Cheshire has the evidence to prove it. 

The Cheshire Girls Can programme was designed by Active Cheshire to influence sustainable behavioural change by providing the opportunities for women and girls to change their lives through physical activity and healthy eating. The programme was about creating, embedding and...

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Active Cheshire welcomes new government sports strategy - 17/12/2015

The government’s new strategy, Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation is launched, outlining plans for getting more people involved in sport and physical activity.  

Back in September, Active Cheshire led a consultation session for partners, stakeholders and interested parties from clubs, societies etc., from across Cheshire and Warrington, resulting in a powerful...

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APS 9 results released - Cheshire & Warrington leading the way. - 10/12/2015

 

Latest APS data shows Cheshire & Warrington are leading the way in getting more people, more active more often.

 

The latest Active People Survey (APS) figures have been released today and there’s great news for the Cheshire & Warrington sub-region. Both locally and nationally, the figures show a positive picture.

The APS data is released twice each year to show the number of...

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Hartford Campus Development - Community Consultation - 24/11/2015

Have your say!

Active Cheshire are delighted to be working with a wide range of partners to explore the need and opportunity for future developments of sporting facilities at the Hartford Campus site, with the hope that inspiring facilities will encourage more people to be more active, more often.

We are keen to hear from a wide and varied cross section of the community so if you want...

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Disability Sports Conference – Play. Participate. Enjoy. - 06/11/2015

Tuesday 8th December  - Nottingham Conference Centre

Delegate Registration £80 + Vat

This innovative conference is aimed at those who support people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.

Delegates will have the chance to pick and choose from interactive sessions across four themes running throughout the day:

 

·       Adapted Sports – Be the first to learn about the...

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National Self Care Week 2015 will take place from 16th - 22nd November- Local Events Launched - 06/11/2015

This year's theme is 'Make the most of your NHS'.

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and partners are
supporting National Self Care Week  by holding 2 Self-Care events on:

*         Tuesday 17th November at Trinity Church, Whitby Road,
Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AB 10-3.30pm

*         Thursday 19th November at Tarporley Community Centre,
Tarporley, CW6 0AY 10-3.30pm

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Free- Coaching ‘Mindset’ Conference - 29/10/2015

Coaching ‘Mindset’ Conference

11th November, University of Chester, Padgate campus, WA2 0BD- 18:30-21:30

Are you a coach interested in getting the best performance from your players? If the answer is yes, why not come and attend the Coaching Mindset Conference being held by Warrington Borough Council the Active Warrington Partnership and ‘State of Mind’ mental health in sport charity.... More information


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Annual Torch Trophy Trust Awards 2016 - 26/10/2015

The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that rewards, recognises and supports volunteers in sport and recreation. They offer bursaries and recognise the achievements of some of the UK's most outstanding volunteers in the annual Torch Trophy Trust Awards, presented by a member of the Royal Family. Nominations are open for 2016's awards. 

Ever since the first ever Torch Trophy Trust meeting...

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Table Tennis England launches Grant scheme and exciting competition - 01/10/2015

Today Table Tennis England launches the Disability Table Grant Scheme to help more disabled people get into table tennis. On the same day, the English Federation of Disability Sport has teamed up with Table Tennis England for a competition, where groups can win a fantastic prize!

Grant scheme:

The benefits of table tennis on health and wellbeing are well established, and disability...

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A New Strategy for Sport - 21/09/2015

The Government launched the consultation paper, "A New Strategy for Sport" this summer in a bid to gain feedback from across the UK that will form a new national strategy to be published later this year.

Active Cheshire are hosting two events to maximise the opportunity to present the views, opinions and challenges of the sub-region, and ensure that all opportunities to influence the...

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Proud to announce our accreditation as a Living Wage employer - 01/09/2015

Once again Active Cheshire is leading the way by becoming a Living Wage employer!

The Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at Active Cheshire, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receives a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate...

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Your Champions Awards 2015 Launched - 12/08/2015


Trinity Mirror Newspapers Cheshire and ScottishPower Foundation have again joined forces to host Your Champions Awards 2015. This year they will be celebrating 28 years of paying tribute to those who make a real difference in our region.



This year’s glittering awards evening – honouring individuals, volunteers, young people , sportsmen and women and groups from Cheshire, Wirral and...

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New campaign promotes Active Summer Fun to disabled people - 16/07/2015

A new participation campaign created by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) is encouraging more disabled people to find out and play out over summer. Active Summer Fun is an exciting new campaign for 2015 that aims to support more disabled people to find ways to be active during the warmer months.  

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Cheshire & Warrington School Games - the results are in - 16/07/2015

82 schools came together on the 8th July at The Fallibroome Academey and Macclesfield Leisure centre to celebrate this year's Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games. Although it tried, the rain couldn't dampen everyone’s spirits. More information

People with mental health problems put off of sport - 16/07/2015

People with mental health problems put off of sport because they are not ‘gym body ready.’ 

New research, released on 13th July by Mind, shows that four fifths (80 per cent) of people with mental health problems who do not take part in sport, are put off because they feel self-conscious about their bodies. Nearly 70 per cent of people told Mind that they feel their mental health makes...

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£200k+ funding boost to get Cheshire & Warrington residents active! - 15/07/2015

A new fund, Active Anywhere, aimed at getting communities moving has been launched by Active Cheshire, the lead organisation in Cheshire & Warrington for creating, supporting and building healthy active lifestyles.  The charity has made an additional £200,000 of its own funds available to change the lives of local communities.

Active Anywhere is a far reaching and innovative programme...

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£60k+ funding boost to get Cheshire West residents active! - 13/07/2015

A new fund, Active Anywhere, aimed at getting communities moving has been launched by Active Cheshire, the lead organisation in Cheshire West and Chester for creating, supporting and building healthy active lifestyles.  The charity has made an additional £62399 of its own funds available to change the lives of local communities.

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£65k+ funding boost to get Cheshire East residents active! - 13/07/2015

A new fund, Active Anywhere, aimed at getting communities moving has been launched by Active Cheshire, the lead organisation in Cheshire East for creating, supporting and building healthy active lifestyles.  The charity has made an additional £68399 of its own funds available to change the lives of local communities.

Active Anywhere is a far reaching and innovative programme which will...

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£70k+ funding boost to get Warrington residents active! - 13/07/2015

A new fund, Active Anywhere, aimed at getting communities moving has been launched by Active Cheshire, the lead organisation in Warrington for creating, supporting and building healthy active lifestyles.  The charity has made an additional £71399 of its own funds available to change the lives of local communities and will be working closely with the Active Warrington initiative to make...

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Cheshire & Warrington School Games - Local school talent shines through! - 13/07/2015

Active Cheshire, local School Games Organisers and close to 1000 competitors came together on the 8th July to Macclesfield Leisure Centre and the Fallibroome Academy to take part in this year’s Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival. Schools from across Cheshire and Warrington’s 8 School Games areas took part in and contributed to a fantastic celebration of...

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People with mental health problems put off of sport because they are not ‘gym body ready’ - 13/07/2015

New research, released today by Mind , shows that four fifths (80 per cent) of people with mental health problems who do not take part in sport, are put off because they feel self-conscious about their bodies. Nearly 70 per cent of people told Mind that they feel their mental health makes taking part too difficult. The findings come as Mind launches Get Set to Go, a new programme to...

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Active Cheshire Ambassador, Alex, hosts Walk for Nepal - 09/07/2015

Active Cheshire's Active Lifestyle Ambassador Alex Staniforth has organised a Walk for Nepal to raise much needed funds following the devestating earthquake which took over 8,000 lives in April 2015. Alex was actually on Everest at the time of the earthquake and caught up in the difficulties. Please join Alex and help support his efforts to raise money towards the rebuilding of Nepal...

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KARTING SUMMER CAMPS FOR GIRL BEGINNERS - 07/07/2015

A new initiative to encourage more young women to take up karting will get underway this summer at Hooton Park Kart Circuit, home of the Cheshire Kart Racing Club. A series of week-long karting summer camps are being run for girls who are absolute beginners, and would like to discover the fun and thrill of karting. The week long camps will include free expert training from former pros,...

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Celebrated local business leaders step up to support Active Charity - 03/07/2015

Active Cheshire, the lead body for sport and physical activity in Cheshire and Warrington are delighted to announce new appointments to their Board of Directors and also two exciting new appointment opportunities.

Kathy Cowell OBE DL, has been working with Active Cheshire as a Trustee since July 2014 and is stepping up into the role of Vice Chair and Chair of Governance.  Kathy is a...

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New funds for Cheshire and Warrington announced! - 03/07/2015

Active Cheshire are proud to announce that the application process for their their Active Anywhere funding 2015/16 is open from 10th July and that they are looking to work with a wide range of new and existing partners across Cheshire and Warrington. Applications will be accepted up until 18th August 2015.

So far, this year Active Cheshire, who are the lead body for Physical Activity...

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Best playing field competition - 01/07/2015

The Les George OBE Memorial Award

Made in memory of Les George OBE, former Chairman of the Cheshire County Playing Fields Association.

Entry to the competition is exclusive to CCPFA members in Cheshire West & Chester; Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington. Any member, whether Parish or Town council, sports club or organisation – indeed anybody or group involved in the management of...

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Junior disabled athletes get set to take their marks at Typhoo National Championships - 26/06/2015

Over 240 of the country’s finest young disabled athletes will be going for gold in Coventry this weekend (27 and 28 June) at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships.

 

The annual event is one of the highlights in the disability sports calendar with some competitors hoping their success might lead to a golden career in athletics. Many elite disabled athletes began their own...

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Cheshire can still get more active, more often - 25/06/2015

The picture of sport & physical activity across Cheshire and Warrington is varied but generally in decline according the the latest Active People Survey results from Sport England (APS9). Whilst Cheshire West & Chester have a higher than average rating of 39.6% and have ascended the league table, figures for the remainder of the sub-region are sobering. Warrington suffered a drop with...

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Craig Heap guest starring at this year’s Cheshire & Warrington School Games - 22/06/2015

Active Cheshire and Local School Games Organisers are proud to announce that former Commonwealth gold medal winning gymnast, Craig Heap, will the ‘Sporting Champion’ at this year’s Cheshire and Warrington School Games.  

Craig’s appearance will gives the festival an extra special energy and will inspire the participating children to achieve their very best.  This is the second year...

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Working with Active Cheshire - National/Local Partnership Event - 22/06/2015

Friday 10th July 2015

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

We know that over 186,000 adults in Cheshire and Warrington currently lead sedentary lifestyles, the direct cost of inactivity in the sub-region exceeds £17 million per year, inactivity alone contributes to over 2,000 premature deaths annually in the region. These are shocking statistics that we have the power to influence...

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Host venues required for Cheshire & Warrington School Games Festivals 2016 - 21/06/2015

Active Cheshire are inviting venues and facility holders to host / co-host and support the delivery of the Cheshire & Warrington School Games Festivals in 2016.  We are the lead body for sport and physical activity in the sub-region and are the lead applicant for the Cheshire & Warrington School Games Festivals. We have a remit to source and select the best venues possible for the...

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How safe are our children? NSPCC 2015 report - 17/06/2015

The NSPCC has today published its third report, How safe are our children? The report provides an overview of the child protection landscape and compiles the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across each of the four nations in the UK, across 20 indicators.

This research can help to better understand the issues that children ensuring that the correct processes...

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Survey - 10/06/2015

Chester Community Watersport Hub - views and opinions wanted!

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A project is underway to investigate the creation of a water sports hub for the community on The River Dee in Chester.  The project group includes Cheshire West and Chester Council, Chester Renaissance, British Rowing and British Canoeing.  Active Cheshire, the lead organisation for physical...

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Cheshire and Warrington School Games coming soon! - 10/06/2015

Active Cheshire and Local School Games Organisers are proud to announce details of the Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games 2015 part of the Sainsbury’s School Games.

This year’s festival will take place on the 8th of July at Everybody Sport & Recreation’s Macclesfield Leisure Centre and the adjacent Fallibroome Academy.  The site is a fantastic venue which offers the wide range...

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Active Cheshire and New Balance deliver 100 Mile Challenge to local schools - 10/06/2015

The Challenge is on!  100 miles, are you ready?

Active Cheshire has teamed up with New Balance for the second year running to bring the innovative New Balance SparkStart programme to encourage more school aged children to get active.  Through the programme and its launch activities, school aged children learn to become more active and so improve health, wellbeing and self-esteem....

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Do you know a Safeguarding Star? - 04/06/2015

Sport and physical activity can be a wonderful environment for both children and adults to learn new skills and develop new relationships. It can also be a highly competitive environment and cause distress or discomfort to individuals involved. Do you know what to do to support children or adults who may be vulnerable or at risk? How can we work to ensure that all individuals enjoy the...

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Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Group get a £1000 boost from Active Cheshire - 31/05/2015

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre group based in Chester have won a £1000 award from the Active Cheshire, Active Anywhere fund.  The total £25k Active Anywhere prize fund celebrates the 25th anniversary of Active Cheshire; the lead body for physical activity and sport in Cheshire and Warrington.  Their mission is to get 50,000 people more active, more often by 2017.

Fallen Angels are a...

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Big plans for Alex Staniforth after his return from Everest - 29/05/2015

Alex Staniforth visited Active Cheshire last week following his secont attempt on Everest which was cut short by the devastating Nepal earthquake earlier this month. He commented, “It’s a shattering experience to have both of my Everest attempts fall short in two consecutive years.  I don’t believe I've given up on my dream, merely changed direction.  Everest is an arduous process; you...

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Exciting Opportunities to work at Active Cheshire - 22/05/2015

Active Cheshire are recruiting

Three exciting opportunities to join the Active Cheshire team have become available! 

Strategic Lead: Physical Activity & Health

Data & Insight Analyst

Grant Officer

For more information on the following opportunities please visit our careers page:

http://www.activecheshire.org/about/active-cheshire-careers

For additional information or a copy of...

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Phoenix Fire ABC Warrington wins £15k Active Cheshire award - 18/05/2015

Warrington wins with £15k Active Cheshire award to Phoenix Fire Boxing Club

Active Cheshire award £15k to Phoenix Fire Boxing Club to get people in Cheshire more active Phoenix Fire ABC have swept the top award of £15k from the Active Cheshire Active Anywhere fund. The total £25k Active Anywhere prize fund celebrates the 25th anniversary of Active Cheshire; the lead body for physical...

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MARS Milk Play Fund 2015 - 07/05/2015

MARS Milk have launched their Play Fund 2015, which will be donating 49 cash awards over a five month period to sports people and clubs.

Every week, two deserving applicants will be selected to receive a donation of £300. There will also be a monthly £1,000 award, where the public can vote for their favourite sports entry.  Along side this, the MARS Milk Play Fund are also giving away...

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Statement from Alex Staniforth following the Nepalese Earthquake - 30/04/2015

Following the recent tragic events in Nepal, we have received a statement from Alex regarding his experience. 

"I was in the icefall when the ground shook; the same force that released huge avalanches full of rock and ice, largely from Pumori. I couldn't run due to huge crevasses surrounding me. I was blinded, thrown to my knees and suffocated by what felt like a snow cannon. I thought...

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Hillside Primary rise to the challenge!! - 30/04/2015

Hillside Primary School in Helsby had lots to celebrate with fun and prizes this week.  Active Cheshire teamed up with New Balance in September 2014 to introduce SparkStart, an exciting and innovative programme to encourage more school aged children to get active and so improve health, wellbeing and self-esteem through movement and physical activity.

The school were the first in...

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Alex Staniforth at base camp 2015

Getting Closer - Alex Reaches Everest Base Camp - 21/04/2015

Alex Staniforth from Kelsall, is on a two-month expedition to Nepal to attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,850m (29,035ft) high, the second youngest British man to do so. 

Leaving Manchester airport, Alex summarised; ''It's unbelievable to be in this position for the second year in a row but I couldn't be more grateful for the support I've...

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Street Games are seeking 50 Pop Up Football Clubs - 14/04/2015

The 6th June to the 5th July marks the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. To celebrate this, StreetGames has partnered with The Football Association to bring you an exciting Pop Up Football Club offer for 2015!

StreetGames want to harness the excitement of the Women’s World Cup this summer, by getting more women and girls playing Football, therefore we will be allocating up to 50...

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Cheshire goes global - 14/04/2015

Exceptional senior leaders from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth have come together this week to tackle the 2015 global challenge of ‘what makes a city smart?’ More information

Phoenix Players Flying High with Bells Angels - 09/04/2015

Active Cheshire Key Delivery Partners, Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club are celebrating success! Head Coach Anna Jackson, and players Caroline Ballard-East and Jenny Wilson joined up with other female players from the North to represent the 'Bells Angels of the North' 1st and 2nd teams for the 2014/2015 British Wheelchair Basketball Women's League.

This season the tournament featured...

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Day Services in Cheshire East Get active - 09/04/2015

A project funded by Active Cheshire and Sport England’s Inclusive Sports Fund has enabled a group of day care service users to access and take part in fun multi-sport activities.

Approximately 150 individuals all with an impairment have been engaged in a 3-month long programme of Multi sports activities at various venues within Cheshire East. The project has been made possible through...

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