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Women’s Only Swimming in Colchester

A women’s only swimming lessons/sessions was hosted by Leisure World Colchester, which was aimed at Asian women and girls who cannot participate due to the cultural, economic and personal barriers. The funding covered 10 sessions, with the ages of part…

Sportivate Film’s

Links to YouTube videos here: How Sportivate has changed lives: four years of success for programme: Click here Underwater Janie Banks: Sportivate Participant of the Year: Click here World Cup: Click here Comedy Dave does Sportivate: Click here Joanna…

Keeping Dance Alive 2015/16

Originally inspired by the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies, Keeping Dance Alive (KDA) encourages groups across Essex to collaborate on and participate in dance events at high-profile sporting venues. The 2016 event will be our largest yet.

Keeping Dance Alive 2014/15

In 2015, a successful Keeping Dance Alive programme in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup culminated with Haka-themed performances at Colchester United Football Club, Essex County Cricket Ground and the Summer School Games.

WPC: Netball (Jan 2016)

About the Project Active Essex delivered a workplace netball league for workplace teams in Chelmsford. 7 workplace teams entered the league. The league ran for 8 weeks with matches taking place every Tuesday lunchtime at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centr…

Get Active for All: Summercare (Jan 2016)

About the Project Active Southend worked with Summercare, an organisation providing services for adults with learning disabilities. Through a pilot project, a need had been identified for these adults to play football all year-round. The Get Active For…

Get Active for All: South Essex College Soccability (Nov 2015)

About the Project The College Sport Maker at South Essex College works with the disabled students to involve them in extra sport outside of their timetables. An after-college soccability team has been set up for these students and takes place at the Pl…

Get Active for All: Project 49 (Sept 2015)

About the Project Active Southend worked with Project 49, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities. Participants took part in different sport taster sessions, accessed through an annual Disability Open Event in September 2015. One…

Get Active for All: Papworth Trust (Jan 2016)

About the Project The Papworth Trust offers essential care and support to disabled people, their families and carers. The funding helped set up brand new table tennis sessions for service users at the Basildon Papworth Trust Centre. Sessions take place…

WPC: Essex County Council Running Group (Sept 2015)

About the Project Following the Workplace Challenge ‘Midday Mile’ event in May 2015, where over 60 ECC staff participated in a lunchtime run in the park, interest was expressed for a weekly staff lunchtime running group. Working with Run England and Ru…

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