Community sports coaching organisation Sport for Life! International (SFLI) completed their fourth summer camp at Waverley School for more than 60 students progressing from primary to secondary school in August this year.
SFLI's daily sports programmes have focused on teaching the basics of football and cricket as well as healthy lifestyle training. To support its beliefs that sport improves young people's lives, Sport for Life! International's team of coaches was delighted to welcome Ateeq Javid from Warwickshire County Cricket Club to the camp. Ateeq took a fielding class and chatted for more than an hour to students about his personal path to becoming a first class cricketer from his beginnings in Birmingham.
Another first this year and via a partnership with Sporting Equals and the Tennis Foundation, SFLI introduced tennis coaching into the summer camp schedule and was delighted with the uptake from students. Operations Director Mohammed Naeem said:
“We have been delighted to work with Daniel at Sporting Equals for the past year to train Sport for Life! coaches to deliver tennis such as here at Waverley and to activate financial support via Sport Birmingham to coach students at more schools in Birmingham. We urge schools to participate in our annual in school coaching programme Sport for Life! in Schools and thanks to all our partners for making this happen for young people in Birmingham”.
Tribute to Dame Di Ellis -Trustee Sporting Equals
It is with great sadness that Sporting Equals reports that its Trustee Dame Di Ellis passed away peacefully on Thursday (18 May) following a short illness. During her life, Di was an inspiration and champion to so many, her grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.
Launch of Government new Cycling and Walking Strategy
The government has recently published its new Cycling and Walking Strategy, which sets out how it will invest £1.2 billion to make cycling and walking 'the natural choice for shorter journeys. By publishing this strategy the government has demonstrated its commitment to getting more people cycling and walking to help create an active nation.
Code for Sports Governance
A new Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.
MIND - CAMPAIGN BURST
As part of the MIND Campaign burst Sporting Equals is working with grassroots community projects to deliver a number of events in key locations to help raise the importance of keeping active to maintain an active and healthy mind.
BEDSA 2017 Award Winners
The third annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) took place on Saturday 18th March. The ceremony was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry and attended by over 800 guests. Click below for a full list of all the winners.
BEDSA 2017 Highlights
Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox scoop top awards at the third Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs)