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Club News

ASA Welcomes Focus on Mental Wellbeing in New Sport Strategy

The government’s new sport strategy has recognised the positive impact that physical activity has on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing, and pledges to get more older people active.

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation was released today following a three month public consultation period. Developed as a cross-governmental approach to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of the nation, the strategy aims to get everyone active, with a particular focus on older people.

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The ASA’s Annual Club Survey is now open for your feedback

The ASA’s Annual Club Survey is your opportunity to tell them your views twelve months down the line.

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swim21 Essential - Case Study

Stalybridge Swimming Club, based in the North West, is an ASA swim21 Essential club, having first gained the NGB kite mark in 2012. 

The main reasons that the club decided to undertake swim21 was to ensure they were following correct guidelines, especially in relation to dealing with children, to ensure their volunteers were appropriately qualified and to be recognised as a quality club locally/nationally.

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New Funding Opportunity for Athletes Announced by Sport England

New research shows that parents of up and coming sports stars have to spend as much as £27,000 a year to support their child’s training.

This has led to some of England’s best young talent dropping out and not pursuing their sporting ambitions. Today, Sport England launches a new scheme, Backing the Best, to support talented new athletes.

Click the link below to find out more information

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New Funding Opportunities for Coaching Announced

Today there has been an announcement about Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK

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England Programmes 2015 - 2016

England Programmes have now published information about their 2015/2016 Development Programme for Athletes and Coaches including booklets and application forms.

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ASA recruiting for Youth and Volunteer Forums

The ASA are now recruiting for both our National Youth Forum and our National Volunteer Forum. If you’re confident, passionate and have a desire to make a difference to the aquatic volunteering world, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

The National Youth Forum and the National Volunteer Forum are groups of proactive volunteers from across the country who come together to feed into the ASA Volunteer Engagement Team. The Forums allow for relevant and rewarding programmes, resources and opportunities to be devised for volunteers, creating a greater feeling of ownership and therefore helping to retain our volunteers in aquatics.

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MBE honours announced this morning

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ASA NW Region Announce New Club Investment Programme

Swim North West through our 2014-17 Strategy is committed to achieving our aim:

“To build, develop and maintain a high quality and sustainable club infrastructure across the NorthWest region”

This investment programme is to assist our members in developing their offer to improve the quality, and sustainability of their clubs.

The focus of this funding is to invest within your club to assist with; the development of a new activity, retention of current membership or diversify the club offer. There is a limited amount of funding available and as such applications will be on a first come first served basis.

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Class4Kids is a free listing service for people that run kids activities. The website launched in April and they had an overwhelming response; they have over 7500 classes on our website today, spread out across 2500 clubs.

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