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Dear Partners,

Has your club been effected by the recent storms? This month’s bulletin details information on Sport England’s new Storm Relief Fund. The Bulletin also highlights some great workforce opportunities including training and jobs.

Best wishes,

The Wesport Team
Emergency funding available for storm damaged facilities

Storm-damaged facilities could soon be back up and running thanks to Sport England's new Storm Relief Fund.

Organisations with facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, affected by the recent storms can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 after Sport England added an emergency storm damage option to their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.

You can learn more here.
London Hearts Grant towards obtaining a Defibrillator 

London Hearts charity have launched an initiative to assist you in obtaining this life-saving equipment. They are currently offering a £300 grant towards the cost of every Defibrillator London Hearts supply to across the UK. 

Click here to learn more.

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity+

Do you have the knowledge and confidence to support people experiencing mental health problems?
Take advantage of a 33% discount on the online course 'Mental Health Awareness in Sport & Physical Activity+' developed by UK Coaching, Mind, 1st4sport and funded by Sport England.
Enrol before the discount code MH33 expires on 17 March to learn practical skills and strategies to help people to thrive during and beyond your sessions.

You can find out more about the course here.
Children's Coaching Collaborative

UK coaching are working in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University to launch a new survey commissioned by the Children's Coaching Collaborative which brings together a range of organisations with a shared desire to create positive experiences for young people in sport and activity and to help them 'Play Their Way'. 

The survey aims to learn as much as possible about the experiences and needs of coaches, volunteers and everyone working to get young people active.

Click here to learn more & complete the survey.
England Golf Development Opportunities

England Golf are currently providing 2 great development courses. 

The Young Leader Workshop is for young people to support their peers to have a great introduction into golf. The Club Activators Course is for volunteers who support the PGA coach to deliver activity within a golf facility.

Both courses don't require you to have lots of golf knowledge or ability, just a willingness to help people like you have great golf experience.

Club Matters open workshops

The workshops are short, free training sessions that will develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club.

Funded by Sport England, they’re for groups of at least four clubs, and build on the content of the online resources on the website, with case studies, topical issues, exercises and a discussion section.

You can learn more about their workshops here.

Who Says? campaign from Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance have relaunched their ‘Who says?’ campaign, this time focusing on breaking down the negative perceptions that can affect the opportunities disabled children and young people have to be active. The campaign focuses on four misconceptions:

1. Young disabled people should sit out of PE lessons

2. Disabled people can’t be leaders

3. Disabled children can’t grow up to be active adults

4. Families can’t be active together

To help sports clubs, community groups, schools and other delivery organisations to understand these negative perceptions and how to address them, Activity Alliance has released four new campaign films exploring the stories of disabled children and young people.

Click here to learn more about the campaign.
Sports wheelchairs available

Wesport have 8 sports wheelchairs of various sizes that are available for individuals or groups to borrow. In return we are asking for a small donation to go towards the ongoing servicing of the chairs. Chairs can be borrowed for a one off or for a long term loan. To arrange a loan of a chair or multiple chairs please contact Richard Colman on 07824 417852.
Pentathlon GB Volunteering Opportunity

Pentathlon GB's 2022 British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships is happening at the University of Bath on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2022.

Pentathlon GB are looking for volunteers to support across both days, but are equally grateful for any support in either a morning or afternoon session if this suits them best.

Each day will run from approximately 08:00 to 18:00, though specific timings will be provided to volunteers depending on which event they are supporting.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with travel expenses being covered. Accommodation can also be organised for those that help across both days and for those that travel for over 2 hours to access the venue.

Anyone interested should please contact as soon as possible.
Sports Coaching Apprenticeships

Coach core are recruiting Community Activator Sports Coaching Apprenticeships for the Bristol area!

Coach Core’s vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them. Coach Core Bristol and Lifetime Training are pleased to launch the fourth Bristol apprenticeship programme, to support 16-24 year old's currently not in education, employment or training.

You can find out more here.
Jobs in the sector
  • Wesport Project Manager (Social Prescribing)
We are seeking an exceptional, dynamic individual to join our team. This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference within the health and sport & physical activity sectors across the West of England.

Click here to learn more & apply.
  • Avon Hockey Administration Assistant
Avon Hockey are recruiting an administrative assistant to enable the smooth running of the development centre and academy centre cycles which start in May each year.

You can learn more & apply here.
If you have any contributions to share as part of the Wesport Club Bulletin please contact Sarah.
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