Wigan Sports Developments ‘Back to Sport’ Team are pleased to announce the Wigan/Leigh ‘Return to Returns’ League will be starting on Monday 10th June 2013.
The league, targeted at players aged 14+ years, both male and female, will be held at St Peters pavilion every Monday for 10 weeks.
For further information or to enter follow the link Rounders League poster 2013
Wigan Sports Development are pleased to be working with Wigan Athletic Community Trust and ABL Health’s Trim Down Shape Up team to bring the ‘Wigan Masters Soccer Sixes’ Football Tournament to Robin Park Arena on Saturday 15th June from 12pm-3pm.
- The tournament is targeted at males aged 25+ years and costs just £12 per team to enter.
- Prizes to be won, including a visit to the Christopher Park Training Ground
- Free post match snack for all players
- Activities for all of the family including football and free sports coaching
- Squads of up to 9 players, with 6 players playing at any one time
- Ideal for workplaces, pubs, sports clubs or friends and family looking to have a great day of football.
For more information or to enter a team contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust on 01942 488530 or email email@example.com
The Back to Sport programme are giving away an ipod shuffle and 3 vouchers worth £20 each for DW sports shop. All you have to do to have a chance of winning one of these prizes is Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/backtosport or Follow us on Twitter @BacktoSport. The winners will be announced on Friday 31st May…..so go on click that button.
Back to Fitness is a fun, group activity for adults of all fitness levels wanting a high-energy workout and is a great way to be introduced to the Back to Sport programme. The circuit based session allows adults to improve their level of fitness whilst working at their own pace…..and it’s only £2 per session.
Your first session is FREE and if you bring a friend along with you, you get another session FREE. So there is no excuse….come and give it a go.
And for any ladies feeling extra energetic we have Back to Netball straight after this session 7.30-8.30pm.
Gillette has announced its ‘Great Start’ programme which celebrates the role of coaching and supports coaching excellence by offering coaching grants awarded through the scheme. The announcement marks the second year of Gillette’s partnership with sports coach UK, re-affirming the brand’s promise to help support coaching development and invest in sporting legacy beyond London 2012.
The grants are available to both aspiring and amateur coaches who wish to further their qualifications. Applications for grants open from the 9 May 2013 via the brands Facebook page www.facebook.com/GilletteUK. Gillette is also continuing to supporting the UK Coaching Awards hosted by sports coach UK which celebrate the role of coaching in encouraging participation, performance and excellence. As part of the Great Start programme Gillette is offering people the chance to nominate a coach who deserves recognition for their work for the UK Community Coach of the Year Award.
England Rugby League Head Coach Steve McNamara said: “The brilliant thing about the ‘Great Start’ programme is that it recognises the importance of supporting coaching in the UK and the integral role it plays in nurturing the future sporting talent of Great Britain. Without great coaches there would be no great athletes and it is essential that we continue to invest in coaching to ensure our future champions get the right training and support.”
Gillette brand manager, Jared Regan, commented: “Gillette has a rich heritage in sport and we appreciate the crucial role that both amateur and professional coaches play in the success of sport in the UK. Coaching is the sporting embodiment of a great start and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to sponsor these grants for a second year and give more people the opportunity to feel at their best by giving back to their community through coaching.”
sports coach UK CEO Dr Tony Byrne said: “Gillette understands that without the tireless efforts of volunteer coaches and educators, the next generation would not be inspired to pursue careers in sport and new talent would remain undiscovered. We also know that the cost of gaining a qualification is seen as a major barrier by many aspiring coaches, so we’re delighted that Gillette’s Great Start programme will enable more people to develop their skills”.
StreetGames, a national charity working to to give sporting opportunities to all have compiled a fantastc funding guide.
For support on applying for any funding please contact Wigan Sports Development on 01942 404 982.
Wigan Youth Zone is a brand new facility in the middle of Wigan which is due to open in June. We will then be open to 8-21 year olds from 4-10pm 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for just 50 pence a time. Just a few of the activities available to the young people are: -
- 4 outdoor all-weather MUGA 3G football pitches
- A 10 metre climbing wall
- Dance studio
- Music and media suite
- Boxing facilities
- ‘Girl’s zone’ beauty salon
- Multi use sports hall
- Large rec zone
- And so much more!
I am writing with regards to inviting you/your organisation to our Community Engagement Day on Tuesday 14th May at 6pm. The event will run till about 9pm and will include drinks, buffet and tours of the facility. Just so you are aware this is an ‘adult only’ event, welcoming team managers, coaches, captains and board members. I would be grateful if you could distribute this email to the relevant parties at your club.
If you could contact Ryan Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of who will be attending by Wednesday 8th May, I would be more than thankful. I look forward to meeting you all on the 14th.
Multi Sports Worker
All clubs and sporting organisations are invited to the Wigan Borough Sports Council AGM.
Details for this years event are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 11th June
Time: 7-9pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm for a prompt start
Venue: Wigan Sports Club (formerly known as Wigan Cricket Club), Bull Hey, Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU
Parking: Available outside the venue
Agenda to include:
- Launch of the Public Health funded SpecFit programme which will give funding and financial incentives to WBSC member clubs to promote health and well being to members and the local community.
- Public Health Update
- Sport England Funding Update
If you would like to attend the WBSC AGM please contact Lizzie Gough on 01942 404 995 or email L.Gough@wlct.org
You will shortly be receiving the attached letter regarding this years subscriptions, the AGM and Wigan Borough Sports Awards.
Year 2 of Community Games is here and we are wanting to give you funding to help support your Community Games Events across Greater Manchester. On top of providing some funding, we can also offer you the opportunity to go through a 3 hour online training course around event organising. This will help up-skill you and provide tips and advice to ensure your Community Games event is a successful and enjoyable experience for all involved.
Community Games vision is “Bringing people together through a Community Games in every community, every year”.
The Community Games programme is a joint venture between the County Sports Partnership Network and YMCA England. With £2,996,172 funding from the Social Action Fund, the programme aims to transform the West Midlands Community Games initiative, that has been developed by the Legacy Trust UK, into a nationwide programme accessible throughout England.
What should Community Games events look like?
They should be all shapes and sizes. Small events with 30 participants right up to large events with over 5,000 participants. They should be run by volunteers from their local community with involvement from other local organisations. There should be a broad range of activities such as sport, traditional fun games, entertainment, picnics, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, barbecues usually aimed at the whole family. The celebrations for 2012 helped to make the events special with opening and closing ceremonies, ‘look alike’ Diamond Jubilee Queens, home-made flags and bunting for the Olympic countries, home-made podiums and torches, medals and certificates.
To find out more about how you can be part of Community Games please visit
Wigan Sports Development hosted a Zorbing session at Heywood Park Avenue Playing Fields, Golborne. The session is on-going and is free of charge. Supported by Wigan & Leigh Housing and Wigan Council Brighter Borough Funds. Full information via the link below: