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October 2014

  • School

    Six schools worth silver and gold

    Schools in the Newmarket and Mildenhall area are celebrating success after being rewarded for their commitment to PE and School Sport. Six schools have been presented with either silver or gold School Games Mark accreditation. The national scheme, delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, aims to reward those schools that can adequately demonstrate...
  • Alan Murray

    £100,000 funding aims to get Suffolk moving

    A new grant scheme encouraging people to get active and enjoy Suffolk’s natural environment has been announced by Suffolk’s Public Health team. ‘Getting Suffolk Moving’ is a £100,000 pot to which the county’s voluntary groups and community organisations can apply to fund projects to promote walking, gardening, volunteering,...
  • Fitness survey

    Largest Ever Fitness Work-Force Survey Launched

    SkillsActive, the Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) and REPs are delighted to be working in partnership to launch the largest ever Working in Fitness Survey 2014. Launching this month (16 October 2014), the Sport England-supported ‘Working in Fitness’ (WIF) survey will remain open until 28 November. The 2014 survey, the...

In brief

  • 24.10.2014

    The search is on for Suffolk's most active communities

    Building on the success of last year’s competition, Suffolk County Council is once again on the search for Suffolk’s most active communities. Active towns and villages across Suffolk are being urged to come forward and shout about how they’re championing sports and physical activity in their local community. Whether it is football,...
  • 22.10.2014

    School Games Cultural Competitions Launched

    It gives Suffolk Sport and the Suffolk School Games Local Organising Committee great pleasure to today launch our new and exciting Cultural Competitions. The Suffolk School Games Cultural Competition will form an integral element of the Sainsbury’s Suffolk School Games in 2015.  The Sainsbury’s School Games has been running for...
  • 20.10.2014

    Paralympic star helps aspiring Suffolk athletes

    Danny Crates, one of the greatest British disability athletes of all time, was in Bury St Edmunds on Friday (17th October) helping to raise money for up and coming young sportsmen and women from the county. Crates was guest of honour at the Bury St Edmunds SportsAid Lunch Club at the Suffolk Golf and Spa Hotel at Fornham St. Genevieve. The club...
  • 19.10.2014

    PB's a plenty

    Today we saw Spartans take to the bench press platform and break personal best after personal best. Today saw several Spartans in action at the East Midlands Bench Press Championships in Colchester. The first group of the day saw Dan lift a personal best of 60kg, followed by Zoe who finished on 95kg which being 4kg heavier than the current world...
  • 14.10.2014

    Obstacle races helping to drive physical activity levels

    This Sunday (19th October) over 800 people will descend on Wantisden Valley near Woodbridge to take part in the Suffolk Whole Hog obstacle race. Part of a growing breed of non-traditional races taking the running world by storm, the Whole Hog is a 7 mile race promising ‘lots of mud, water and 20 unique obstacles’.The goal of...
  • 10.10.2014

    Flying start for Ipswich junior parkrun

    Ipswich now hosts a dedicated weekly run for young people. Held in Christchurch Park the Ipswich junior parkrun starts at 9am every Sunday and is FREE to take part in. The weekly event joins a family of 5 runs held on Saturday’s in Suffolk along with almost 300 other events under the parkrun banner worldwide. The inaugural Ipswich junior run...
  • 08.10.2014

    Suffolk Hockey looking for talent

    Suffolk Hockey are running one Hockey Development Centre this Autumn for U13, U14 and U15. Players who show potential at the development center will then be invited into the Suffolk’s Academy Programme part of England Hockey’s Single System talent programme, which will take place from January to May 2015.  Find out more.Please see...