NEWS ARCHIVE - SEPT-OCT 2010
Fitness Staff Bounce Trained
A number of the Horsham District's fitness staff have become trained to deliver urban rebounding, a cardiovascular but fun activity done on specialized trampets.
The training day took place in the studio of the Horsham Capitol and the tutor raved about the quality and enthusiasm of the nine staff that went through it.
In the coming weeks and months expect to see a number of these staff out and about delivering urban rebounding all round the district.
For further information about urban rebounding contact Ian Ford on 01403-215634 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is for Living
Life is For Living is an event for people over 50 who want to make the most from life. The event offers an opportunity to find out about different services and support available to them, try out new activities and meet new friends. The aim of the event is to demonstrate how older people can continue to have a good quality of life and how they can remain active and lead independent lives.
The 2010 event takes place on Thursday 30th September at the Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre and will be open to the public from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Activities available on the day for people to try include new age kurling, movement and dance, short mat bowls, trampolining, easybeat exercise, tap dancing, tennis, cycle ride, samba workshop, health walk, pilates, archery, table tennis, aerobics and yoga.
For further details please phone 01403 249447.
Denman in Demand!
New Leisure Link multisport coach Steve Denman has made the most of the opportunity afforded by a government funded Future Job contract with the team.
The 19 year old qualified and gained delivery experience in a variety of sports including table tennis, fitness, tennis, rounders, athletics, badminton and urban rebounding but now his contract has finished he's in big demand in the district and is set to be running about 20 sports sessions per week in the autumn term.
Success so far include attracting 40 attendances across three consecutive sessions of table tennis at Steyning Grammar School. Keep up the good work Stevie!
Aiming High Extends Its Reach!
The Aiming High for Disabled Children project has been a great success in the Horsham District significantly extending the range of activity opportunities accessible to disabled children.
Horsham District Council has been successful in gaining funding from West Sussex County Council to run eleven weekly term time inclusive sports and arts activities for children and young people aged 5-19 with additional needs and their siblings. As part of a project called Aiming High For Disabled Children the activities include Badminton, Baseball, Cricket, Dance, Percussion, Table Tennis, Tennis, DJing, Drama, Screen Printing and Video & Film and Horsham District Council is the only local authority in West Sussex providing these activities.
All sessions are led by qualified and experienced sports coaches or arts practitioners and supported by experienced support workers and volunteers with training in first aid, medication administration, disability awareness and personal care. All the sessions enable the children/young people to learn, have fun and socialise and to give parents a short break where possible.
Over 60 disabled children/young people and their siblings are currently attending these activities and there are still spaces for new children to join. A FREE taster session in all activities is being offered to all new children and this can be booked by contacting the project co-ordinator, Helen Crooks on 07734 231052 or e-mail email@example.com
Check out the attached leaflet (PDF, 1.2MB) to find out more!
Marlow Sports Getting People on Court
The newly formed Marlow Sports group is helping people of all ages get fit on the Horsham Park tennis courts.
Head Coach Gary Marlow has a thriving Bubbles and Balloons multisport programme for under 5's and also runs tennis programmes for children over 5 up to and including adults of all abilities.
See attached (PDF, 1.2MB) for further information on both programmes