Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:01
The route of the world famous Tour de Yorkshire has now been announced with the exciting news that Doncaster will host the start of the Stage One Men's race on Thursday 2 May 2019. Read More »
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.
- For more information about the LDP from Sport England, please visit their website www.sportengland.org/our-work/local-delivery-pilots
- To find out more about what's happening with the LDP in Doncaster, please visit the Get Doncaster Moving LDP pages www.getdoncastermoving.org/ldp
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
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 »
Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:23
The Tour de Yorkshire will return to Doncaster in 2019! Read More »
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 »
Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:54
A new free football league, which aims to help overweight men burn off those excess pounds, is coming to Doncaster this September. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:05
Pupils from Norton Junior School have been crowned Doncaster champions at a swimming gala held between twelve school teams. Read More »