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New Community Cycle Track showcased to celebrate 50 days to the UCI Road World Championships!

New Community Cycle Track showcased to celebrate 50 days to the UCI Road World Championships!

Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:41

The first major legacy investment into cycling facilities across the country has been showcased in Doncaster to mark 50 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Read More »

Adwick Skate Park - Opening 4th August 2019

Adwick Skate Park - Opening 4th August 2019

Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:54

Skaters get their boards ready as new Skate Park opens in Doncaster

A new, free to use, Skate Park, is opening in Doncaster this week (Sunday 4 August).

The park, funded by Woodland Speaks is being managed by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) at Adwick Leisure Complex.

Michael Hart, chief executive of DCLT said: "We are thrilled to be opening this skate park in Adwick for use by the local Doncaster community. It is fantastic that Woodland Speaks were able to fund the £246,000 project for the local community.

"The skate park is a result of a community consultation run by Woodland Speaks to find out what people wanted in the local community.

"It is wonderful that we were able to meet this need and develop a space for local children and young people to skate. This fantastic new facility is the only skate part in South Yorkshire with a Parkour section.

"Skateboarding is a great, fun way to keep fit that takes a lot of skill and precision to master, giving people a good level of overall fitness and flexibility.

"The fact that it is sited at Adwick Leisure Complex means that users will also have access to the activities and services available on site."

The course has been trialled by a group of young people from the Sprotbrough Skate Park who all said it was amazing.

Stephanie Bramhald, community manager for Woodland Speaks, a local trust, funded by the National Lottery said: "We are extremely pleased to have been able to fund this new facility for young people in our area.

"We asked what people wanted to see funding spent on and a Skate Park was very high up on people's wish lists.

"We've already had lots of positive comments from children and young people who are saying that they can't wait for it to open and it's going to be great that they can walk to this new park."

The Skate Park will be open daily, please see the DCLT website for times and updates www.dclt.co.uk

Active Independence launches Art of Wellbeing Classes in Doncaster

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019 15:03

Active Independence are excited to announce they will be running a series of free classes in Rotherham and Doncaster aimed at improving the wellbeing of disabled people in the area. Read More »

Volunteers needed! Doncaster Half Marathon 9th June 2019

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:23

On Sunday 9th June Club Doncaster are hosting Doncaster's first ever Half Marathon event at Keepmoat stadium. You may know people who are running in the event, but you can still get involved in the day by volunteering and supporting across the 13.1mile route.

Roles will range from event and water station support to sign up and registration, all with active roles in the support of what should be a fantastic event.

If you would like to volunteer, then please submit your details through this link: https://curlysathletes.co.uk/volunteer

Date: Sunday 9th June

Timeline:

7:30am – Volunteer event briefing

9:00am – Event start

12:30pm – Event finish

Thanks for your support to what looks to be a fantastic event!

Schools Active Travel Awards - Nominations open!

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:29

We are pleased to announce that the nominations for the Doncaster School Active Travel Awards 2019 are now open! Read More »

2019 Get Doncaster Moving Annual Summit, another success!

2019 Get Doncaster Moving Annual Summit, another success!

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:15

What another fantastic turnout for the second annual Get Doncaster Moving Summit, seeing over 100 attendees come together to help develop a culture of physical activity for the Borough. The theme set by Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health and Chris Perks Executive Director of Sport England was "Doing It Differently" and "People and Places" emphasising the need to work collaboratively with communities to address our stubborn inactivity levels across the Borough. Read More »

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

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