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Cerebral Palsy Sport to host events in Derbyshire

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential.

They aim to increase sporting participation among people who suffer with Cerebral Palsy. Exercise and physical activity are important for everyone’s health and those with illnesses should not have to miss out.

The organisation tailors disability sport to those with the condition with the aim of reducing the barriers and isolation they may feel when it comes to physical activity.

Cerebral Palsy Sport are bringing three activity programmes to the Rutland Sports Park and Rutland Recreation Ground in Ilkeston on Saturday 28th November. See below for details:

Athleticstart Day – 10:00am – 1:00pm – £5 per person.

Suitable for all levels between the ages of 8 and 13. A fun introductory athletics session run by experienced coaches.

RaceRunning – 10:30am – 12:30pm – £5 per person.

For children, young people and adults who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance.

Athletics Training Day – 10:00am – 3:00pm – £10 for members & £15 for non-members

Suitable for all ages 8 and above. Utilise experienced coaches to aid your development. Also includes RaceRunning.

For further information and to book, please contact Katy Johnson at: or call on 0115 9257027 or 07762739926.

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Stay active with these innovative apps

In an increasingly busy and technology-driven world, a common reason why people may exercise less is that they don’t have the time or motivation to get back out after a day at work.

Sport England, committed to finding ways and helping people to get more active, have taken a look at some apps that promise to get more people exercising on a regular basis.  Continue reading

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Schools to be rewarded during International Walk to School Month

This month, during International Walk to School Month, schools from across the country will be recognised as pillars of excellence for their efforts to promote more walking and cycling to school. In Chesterfield, Westfield Infants and Brockwell Junior schools are fully behind the scheme following a pilot programme last year.

In 2015, a total of 347 schools nationally have so far achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation in recognition of their efforts to encourage their pupils to travel to school in greener, healthier and safer ways. The STARS scheme recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

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Are children getting enough exercise?

According to a recent survey, 77% of children are doing no more than four hours of out of school exercise each week. The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco, is alarming in that many parents are unaware of how much activity their child should be doing to stay healthy. Continue reading

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First FA Girls’ Football Week

The FA has today launched Girls’ Football Week to encourage more schools, colleges and universities to run female-specific football sessions.

Following on from successful Women’s Football Week campaigns, which focused on further and higher education, the FA has widened this scheme to target girls of all ages. It is being delivered in partnership with Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport and British Universities and Colleges Sport. Continue reading

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