Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 15:13
Local walkers will be able to enjoy finding new tracks and trails in the borough after ramblers were awarded a community grant. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 11:54
In conjunction with the Great British Spring Clean between 28th May and and 13th June 2021, Doncaster Council is looking for willing volunteers to donate whatever time they have to help clean up litter from streets and parks. Read More »
Lockdown exposes health inequalities in Doncaster as new campaign is launched to ‘Get Doncaster Moving!'
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:09
New research from Doncaster Council reveals that lockdown has had a huge impact on the health of Doncaster residents, with physical activity and exercise falling sharply during the pandemic. The study shows that nearly half (45%) of Doncaster residents reported doing less physical activity in the second lockdown compared to in the summer. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:20
Easter is going to be even more fun this year with Doncaster Mumbler. The team have created a fun, free Bug Hunt at 5 local woodlands and parks for families in Doncaster this Spring. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:36
Wednesday 3 March 2021 09:30-12:00
On the morning of Wednesday 3 March we'd like to invite you to clear your diary and spend some time with the Get Doncaster Moving team and partners to regroup and reconnect after what has been an incredibly tough year.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to network with other people who have a role to play (however big or small) in tackling the barriers to inactivity in Doncaster and a space to have an open discussion to share ideas and explore ways of working together. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:50
It is with great sadness that we heard the news about the passing of Darren Warner.
Darren was the founder of Club Doncaster Titans in 2014. Darren started his search in 2006 to find a football club for his autistic son. After trying a few different disability clubs and several mainstream clubs, he decided to create a club himself to accommodate his son, his friends and any other players with a disability or mental health condition in Doncaster area.
The club started in 2014 as "Doncaster Titans" with just eight players. Since then they have grown massively and in 2016 they joined forces with Club Doncaster Foundation to create "Club Doncaster Titans". Today they have over 140 players starting from as young as five years old.
Darren suffered from lung fibrosis, despite this he still fully committed all of his time to support any player disabled or non-disabled or those who suffer from any type or degree of mental health. Through his hard work and dedication, he was awarded the Unsung Hero 2019 for the BBC Yorkshire Region. He can be seen receiving his award here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=964149180608067
The Get Doncaster Moving team and partners worked very closely with Darren and Club Doncaster Titans on many projects over the years, such as working on funding bids, supporting campaigns to encourage physical activity, and working Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA to grow female involvement through the wildcats programme. Darren also worked hard to support other Doncaster Clubs through the challenges that covid-19 created, sharing valuable advice and guidance on return to safe play (when/where possible).
Darren played a huge part in growing and developing inclusive football not only in Doncaster but around the whole of Yorkshire and he was an inspiration to many people young and old. Darren will be greatly missed by many.
Councillor Nigel Ball stated ""I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Darren Warner, Darren did so much for the community and he was an inspiration to many. My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time".
Our thoughts are with everybody at Club Doncaster Titans and with Darren's family. A Just Giving page has been set up to support Darren's family and you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/darren-warner-rip
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:55
Doncaster Council have secured vital funding from The National Lottery and Sport England to help residents to start – and maintain – their levels of physical activity. Read More »
International Women's Day - Caroline Buckle: From the British Army to Para Powerlifting and Para Rowing!
Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 08:00
Caroline was born in South Yorkshire and joined the army in 1997, serving for 17.5 years. This included included tours across Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2008, whilst on operations in Iraq during her second tour there, Caroline began to suffer with depression. On return to active duty, she snapped her Achilles' tendon, which left Caroline with no use of her toes and little to no feeling from her kneecap down.
In 2014, Caroline was medically discharged from the Army. She was introduced to the sports recovery programme through Help for Heroes in 2015, where her journey started in adaptive sports. Read More »