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We're working with communities to help people become more active

We're working with communities to help people become more active

Posted: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:49

We're working with Sheffield Hallam University, to help communities become more active. We will work with our residents and communities to understand people's experiences, and what influences their ability to be physically active.

Qa Research Ltd, on behalf of Get Doncaster Moving, will survey over 1,000 households from 12th November until 9th December 2018.

Following the surveys, we'll will be recruiting and training a minimum of 20 residents to become 'Community Explorers'. They will work with their local communities by having face-to-face conversations, focus groups and events to ensure that all views are represented.

The conversations with communities will then lead to a number of events and workshops during April 2019, where residents can work with the Community Explorers to design interventions, services and opportunities that will increase their levels of activity.

The work with communities forms an important strand of the implementation of the Get Doncaster Moving strategy, and will test and explore what it takes to secure population scale change in physical activity behaviour. It is funded by Sport England's Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) investment in Doncaster; a bold new approach for Sport England to build healthier, more active communities across England.

Around £100 million of National Lottery funding will be invested across the projects in the 12 pilot scheme areas over four years, to create innovative solutions that make it easier for people in these communities to access sport and physical activity.

This Girl Can #fitgotreal

This Girl Can #fitgotreal

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:23

Information from This Girl Can:

Whether you're cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, we're celebrating all the amazing ways you fit exercise into your life.

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there's no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts. And we want more women to find what's right for them.

Fear of judgement, lacking confidence, not having enough time – our research shows there are a mix of practical and emotional pressures that stop many women from being as active as they would like.

In fact, 40% of women aged 16 and over are not active enough to get the full health benefits of sport and physical activity, compared to 35% of men.

That's why in 2015, our groundbreaking This Girl Can campaign was born.

It celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they look, how well they do it or how sweaty they get.

In October 2018, the third phase of This Girl Can launched – Fit Got Real.

Fit Got Real builds on our campaign's achievements so far. It's specifically reaching out to women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise.

In a nutshell, it seeks to challenge the conventional idea of what exercise looks like.

We want to inspire more women and girls to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement, time, money and energy are barriers that can be overcome.

For more information, head to www.thisgirlcan.co.uk

International rugby coming to Doncaster!

International rugby coming to Doncaster!

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:19

In just over a months' time, England Women's rugby team, the Red Roses, will play their first match in Yorkshire at Castle Park, Doncaster on Sunday 18 November kicking off at 2pm. Read More »

The Tour de Yorkshire is back in Doncaster next year

The Tour de Yorkshire is back in Doncaster next year

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:23

The Tour de Yorkshire will return to Doncaster in 2019! Read More »

Yorkshire & Humber Physical Activity Knowledge Exchange quarterly newsletter

Yorkshire & Humber Physical Activity Knowledge Exchange quarterly newsletter

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:11

The September edition of the Yorkshire and Humber Physical Activity Knowledge Exchange (YoHPAKE) quarterly newsletter is now available. Read More »

Doncaster routes announced for the UCI Road World Championships 2019

Doncaster routes announced for the UCI Road World Championships 2019

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:00

Doncaster has been announced as a host for the UCI Road World Championships in September 2019 – and last night (Wednesday 26th September), there was further exciting news as the routes through the borough were also unveiled. Read More »

Meet local TV celebrity at the Active Autumn Family Fun Day

Meet local TV celebrity at the Active Autumn Family Fun Day

Posted: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:30

On Saturday 22 September families from across Doncaster are invited to an Active Autumn Family Fun Day where they'll get the chance to take part in lots of fun activities and meet Andrew White, presenter and producer of the TV series Walks Around Britain. Read More »

Doncaster man goes from smoker to triathlete representing his country

Doncaster man goes from smoker to triathlete representing his country

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:54

A triathlete from Doncaster will represent Great Britain for the second time after quitting smoking and battling mental health issues. Read More »