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County Durham Sport workforce review **New**

In our recent newsletter we mentioned that we are undertaking a ‘workforce development review’ in order to gain a better understanding about the people who deliver sport and physical activity across County Durham. We’ve been commissioned by Sport England to understand what the present workforce looks like in our clubs and sporting organisations in terms of coaches, sport leaders and other volunteers who keep things going! Now is your chance to help us with this important piece of work.

Acknowledged as the “golden thread” which runs through Sport England’s strategy Towards an Active Nation, the development of an appropriate workforce – whether sport, physical activity or non-sport partners - which is equipped to tackle high levels of inactivity, is central to the effective and sustainable delivery of Active Durham’s framework targets. 

Having secured funding from Sport England, County Durham Sport has commissioned Logic Edge Ltd (Warwick Andrews) to work with us and alongside the Active Durham Workforce Group, to develop our collective understanding of the current workforce and to then identify future workforce priorities for an “Active County Durham”. A further 2 years of workforce delivery funding is available for the period 2019-21, subject to the submission of a plan and proposal to Sport England in October (date tbc), to support the implementation of key, shared priorities. 

So, how can you help to shape the future workforce to address inactivity in County Durham? Firstly, we’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the Partners Workforce Survey, by 30th September 2018, by clicking on the following link.

Secondly, if you know of any other colleagues or partner organisations that you believe should be contacted or consulted, then please pass on their details or ask them to contact Warwick by email at We are trying to develop a broad understanding of workforce, both from the perspective of traditional partners (i.e. clubs and coaches) and non-sport partners, whose employees or volunteers may have a significant potential to influence peoples’ behaviour and levels of activity. 

If you have any difficulties with the survey or would like to discuss the content of it further, then please contact Warwick directly at

First Aid Course 19th September at Spennymoor Leisure centre **New**

There is an Emergency First Aid for Sport course coming up at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Wednesday 19th September 6pm – 9pm. To book a place with 50% off go to the following website and select the correct course and where prompted for the discount ticket password enter CLUBDURHAM50 (in capitals) to book the course with 50% off. 

Many thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer

FREE Fundamentals Workshops **New**

Club Durham have teamed up with coach educator Graeme Foreman the Author of “An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement” to create 2 bespoke FREE workshops for coaches in Durham! Coaches are welcome to attend both course 1 and 2 but it is not essential, the courses complement national workshops, seminars, research, CPD events and conferences on Fundamental game breaking practises.

Course descriptions: 

Course 1 Fundamental Game-breaking 
Coaches are being asked to enter into a new world of developing physical literacy through multi-skill and multi-sport delivery. Schools, clubs and even children themselves are looking for more advanced development than a technical sport specific session or an activity babysitting service. The FUNdamental game breaking workshop looks at how you take fun activities or game based activities and breaks them down to the skill set that players / athletes require to be successful within the game. A very practical workshop that will challenge even the most experienced coach to their knowledge of fundamentals of movement and Fundamental movement skills. 

Course 2 Creating a positive environment for coaching fundamentals 
A practical workshop that looks at the importance of designing and developing the right coaching environment for learning, development and coaching to take place. The workshop is full of practical examples and challenges that will invigorate your athlete’s development and learning. 

Course dates and details: All running 6pm – 9pm 
Course 1 - Monday 15th October – Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre 
Course 1 – Thursday 18th October – Abbey Leisure Centre 
Course 2 – Monday 10th December – Newton Aycliffe Leisure centre 
Course 2 – Thursday 13th December - Abbey Leisure centre 

Course booking: Spaces are free and allocated on a first come first served basis. 

To book a place please email your name and club to please include the date of the course you would like to attend. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Many thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer North Locality Durham County Council | Regeneration & Local Services 01207 218869 07917642973

Greencroft Netball Club **New**

Greencroft Netball Club is CAPs awarded. Netball Training Sessions Wednesday’s at North Durham Academy 

5.00-6.00 u11’s 
6.00-7.00 u12’s & u13’s 
7.00-8.00 u14’s &u16’s 
8.00-9.30 seniors 

Tuesday’s - social Netball 7.30-8.30 just turn up for a game of netball, anyone is welcome 

For further information please phone Greencroft Netball Club on 07787051425

England Call for young Table Tennis players **New**

Two young Bishop Auckland table tennis players have been called up into the England Table Tennis Squads. Jake Haygarth who is 12 and Ben Mold who is 11 both successfully gained call up to the England 9-13’s and England hope squads. Both Ben and Jake had to meet criteria having played at several National events last season alongside holding a high national ranking, both players still had to apply for consideration and still impress the national coaching including commonwealth bronze medallist in Australia, Kelly Sibley at an assessment day at Nottingham university. “as expected both players were very excited and very happy” said Matt Porter club coach “both players have really work hard this last 12 months and had some fantastic results and improved no end and it’s just reward for their effort and hard work, the hard re season work came in handy with the date of the assessment day, however this is just the start of the hard work for them to help the reach there ambitions. We really couldn’t be prouder of them” 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis club runs sessions every night of the week for all ages and abilities and new players are always welcome, if you fancy learning or getting back into the sport check out the club’s webpage or call Matt on 07411018856

Sport Awards - Nominate by this Friday! **New**

Dear Clubs, Please take the opportunity to recognise the contribution and success of your teams, coaches, parents, club, volunteers and performers! 

This year’s Sports Awards will take place at the Empire Theatre on Friday 9th November 2018. 

Please send completed nomination forms to - or hard copy to Emma Lloyd-Edwards, Louisa Centre, Stanley, DH9 0TE by the 14th September. Many thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer North Locality Durham County Council | Regeneration & Local Services 01207 218869 

Please note my new email address is

CDS Board Recruitment **New**

County Durham Sport (CDS) is seeking to recruit new independent volunteer trustees who share our passion about the power and positive impact that sport and physical activity can have in improving people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

Committed to developing an inclusive Board and company which truly reflects our diverse community, we would especially welcome applications from people who are disabled, from black and minority ethnic communities, who identify as LGBTQ or who come from areas of social or economic disadvantage in the County. To complement existing skills, knowledge and experience, we are also, but not exclusively seeking new Trustees with relevant experience of Public Health, Marketing or Secondary Education.

Ping Pong Parlour at Dalton Park **New**

We have been working with Dalton Park shopping Centre and Table tennis England and they have recently opened a Ping Pong Parlour in the shopping centre. For those who are unsure what a ping pong parlour is basically an empty shop unit with free to use table tennis tables. The unit is to the right of the complex near BB's Coffee 

The parlour is open 11-5 every day we have been asked to help do events and have some volunteers there to help the public get the ball back and forth and to help promote the sport and the club and of course you get to play more TT.

Darlington Local League 18/19 season **New**

With the new local league season fast approaching, we are looking for players who would like to compete in the Darlington Local League for the upcoming season. Weekly matches take place either at Bishop Auckland TTC (Tuesdays) or away in Darlington (nights vary) The format is teams of 3 players who all play each other and 1 doubles match. Matches start around 7 and finish by 9/9.30 last year our first time in the league for 5 years saw the team finish runners up This year we would like to have 1 team in Division 1 and 1 team in Division two There is no extra cost only that you become a “Team Member” though the membership options for the club. We are looking to have at least 5 players in each team, so players are not committed to every week and there is options to rotate players. If your interested please contact Matt or 07411018856

County Durham Sport Newsletter **New**

August 2018 Welcome to our latest newsletter. If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our next newsletter please get in touch:

Club Durham Monthly Update **New**

Welcome to the latest update from Club Durham. 

Upcoming Courses There are still places available on the below workshops. Emergency First Aid in Sport 23rd August, 6-9pm at the Louisa Centre, Stanley 19th September, 6-9pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre 6th November, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre Safeguarding and Protecting Children 30th October, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre As a Club Durham Club you may be entitled to 50% off the course cost. Contact your Locality Officer for more information or More info / book a place 

Keeping Safe Online Webinar The NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) works to safeguard children in sport. This webinar will explore the benefits and risks of social media for sports clubs and organisations. It will also provide helpful guidelines, examples and tools to enable sports to help children and young people to make safe use of social media opportunities. 15th August 2018 at 11am. Find out more / sign up 

News Active
Durham Sport and Physical Activity Awards Nominations are open for the Active Durham Sport & Physical Activity Awards. The awards seek to recognise the talent and commitment of clubs, individuals, volunteers, coaches and schools for their contribution to sport and physical activity over the year. Nominations close 14th September.
Find out more / nominate 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter **New**

Darlington Local League 18/19 season With the new local league season fast approaching, we are looking for players who would like to compete in the Darlington Local League for the upcoming season. Weekly matches take place either at Bishop Auckland TTC (Tuesdays) or away in Darlington (nights vary) The format is teams of 3 players who all play each other and 1 doubles match. Matches start around 7 and finish by 9/9.30 last year our first time in the league for 5 years saw the team finish runners up This year we would like to have 1 team in Division 1 and 1 team in Division two There is no extra cost only that you become a “Team Member” though the membership options for the club. We are looking to have at least 5 players in each team, so players are not committed to every week and there is options to rotate players.

WE NEED YOU Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club is no different from the vast majority of sports clubs across the Country - it is run entirely by voluntary help. Even an hour a week can make a huge difference and help us continue to grow and share the work. below highlights just a few areas where you could help: Transport for teams to games and events Press and Publicity Admin Social media and Website Marketing Maintaining equipment Helping with coaching - acting as a feeder Organising social events You might have experience in other areas from which the club may benefit. Can you help the team make Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club a club that people can feel proud to be a part of? If you can help please see Matt or Carol

If your interested please contact Matt or 07411018856

Delves Lane Chess Club **New**

Wednesdays 7-9pm 2 per week

New members welcome jus come along on the night

Beginners Archery Training **New**

Delves Lane Village Hall

The latest news and updates from County Durham Sport. **New**

July 2018 Welcome to our latest newsletter. 

If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our next newsletter please get in touch:

Club Durham Training Update **New**

Club Durham Training Update July 2018 

Welcome to the latest Club Durham Training update.

Have you seen the new Club Matters website? **New**

Check out the new Club Matters website 

We've relaunched our Club Matters website, making it even easier to find and use our range of great resources. The new website brings together all of our previous support for clubs: Club Leaders, Help for Clubs and the Clubmark website - which should be a huge help to those of you involved in running a club. 

The updated layout will help you find what you want with less clicks, as well as making new content like the Club Natters podcast and our upcoming online training videos easier to find.

Durham Institute of Sport Funding **New**

Just to let you know our next round of applications for Durham Institute of Sport is open now up until 31ST August 2018. Please pass on to anyone who you believe is relevant. For more information please see or pass them on to myself.

Dean Tinkler Assistant Sports Officer Real Services – Culture and Sport Durham County Council County Hall Durham DH1 5UL Ext: 03000 264605 Mob: 07766785264 

Derby Para Grand Prix Gold for Andrew **New**

Andrew Green was Bishop Auckland sole representative at the British Para Table Tennis Grand Prix event held in Draycott on the 1st July. Andrew, who is a class 3 wheelchair player took part in the combined class 2 and 3 singles event in the morning, beating a player from Devon, Andy Guy. in his first game before a tricky match vs former England international Oye Jemiyo. A great performance from Andrew saw him come out on top to set up a semi with Noel Thomas, a recent medal winner at the Spanish open. Noels experience saw him come out on top beating Andrew 3-1. The afternoon saw Andrew compete in the Band B event, based of national rankings and not ability classification, Andrew started with a tough win over Yorkshires Lee York, who would beat the other two players to finish in the silver medal place. Next up for Andrew was a repeat with a win over Andy Guy from Devon to set up a final match for the gold over Raul Popat from Herefordshire. Which saw Andrew coming out on top with a 3-1 win to take the Gold medal.   

End of Season Party Invite **New**

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club would like to invite you to the end of season party. We want to celebrate another fantastic season full of successes and another year of Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Bishop Barrington School Saturday 21st July 18.00-21.00 We will have Quiz Disco Table Tennis funs and games Buffet We once again are asking for contributions of food towards the buffet and raffle prizes if you can contact Carol on 07594638850 with what you will be bringing to ensure a good spread like last year.

All Members and family are welcome and is free to everyone. We hope you can all join us . If you can RSVP to Matt or Carol so we can let the venue know numbers

Funding for Sport and Leadership programmes **New**

Sport Works is a social enterprise aiming to improve the health and well-being of North East communities. We have recently secured funding to deliver a range of projects for 15 - 24 year olds in schools and community groups and are now looking to work with local organisations/groups for delivery.

Please get in touch now for an informal chat to explore if/how we can work together. Email Matt Hill Telephone: 0191 5800 120 (please leave a message and one of the team will call you back) 

The Latest from Sport England **New**

Back to Netball Sessions **New**

Back to Netball Session Starts Tuesday June 5th Venue: Maiden Castle Sports Ground, Durham University 

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6.30-7.30pm Cost: £3 per session

Contact: Rachel Barr

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Changing lives through volunteering **New**

Finding confidence through volunteering in sport A shy teenager found his confidence after volunteering to help visually impaired people play cricket and football. David Howells, who is visually impaired himself, became involved with the See My Voice project as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

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We've Moved! **New**

The County Durham Sport team have now moved offices. 

Our new address is: The Sjovoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ and our new number is 0191 307 7117.

County Durham Sport April Newsletter **New**

Welcome to our April newsletter, this edition includes: - CDS News What's On? Local News Industry News 

 If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our May newsletter please get in touch:

New figures show nation's activity levels **New**

Latest figures from our Active Lives Adult Survey show 27.7 million people – 61.8% of the 16+ population in England – are active. That means they meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – gaining health benefits including a reduced risk of dementia, depression, diabetes, and improved mental wellbeing.

At the other end of the scale, 11.5m people (25.7%) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. The results, which are based on a sample of almost 200,000 survey respondents, show that activity levels in England are stable.

One You Couch to 5k re-launch **New**

Today we are re-launching our famous One You Couch to 5K app in partnership with BBC Get Inspired - bringing back Laura (pictured above) as a trainer. The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. There is now a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, telling you when to walk and when to run.

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Spennymoor AAP - Spennymoor girl takes Gold **New**

Spennymoor AAP would like to congratulate Leah Greenland on taking the gold at the British Gymnastic Championships 2018 in Liverpool 

At the British Championships in Liverpool, four girls from South Durham took part in this prestigious event, where the best girls in every age group in the country perform for British titles and national rankings. Leah Greenland from Spennymoor took part in the Junior Championships and had an exceptional finish to rank 13th in the country even though she is one of the younger girls in the competition as a first year junior. 

This is the time that the top 8 girls on each apparatus come together to fight it out for the medals. Just to qualify is an amazing achievement so to see 1 of our girls from Spennymoor out there mixing with the best in the country was brilliant. When it was Leah’s turn in the Beam final, perhaps the most nerve wracking of pieces, as the Beam, at only 10cm wide, is the stumbling block for many gymnasts. She was awarded with a huge score of 13.15, enough to see her crowned Junior British Beam Champion.

Leah is now working hard to train for the European Championships later this year.

Gym celebrates 20th anniversary with special fitness offers **New**

A 94-year-old fitness fanatic who credits his local gym with keeping him healthy is getting ready to help celebrate its 20th birthday. Roy Heale has been a member of the gym at Spennymoor Leisure Centre since it opened 20 years ago, and still visits at least three times a week.

"Going to the gym has been an important part of my life and as well as keeping fit is a great way to meet plenty of people," he said. "I hope people see that age should never be a barrier and that anyone can come to the gym - there really is something for everyone." 

To mark its anniversary, the gym is inviting both new and existing members to celebrate over a slice of birthday cake from 5pm on Tuesday 13 March, when they can find out about the facilities on offer as well as the different memberships available. Any new members will be given a free three-day Thrive pass where they can try out the facilities for free as well as classes including cycle energy, Metafit, kettlebells, body combat and bootcamp. 

People signing up to a gym membership will also receive a personal programme with advice and tips, as well as a free Thrive card worth £5 which offers discounts and the facility to book online. When the gym first opened it focused on promoting fitness to all and increasing female membership, offering a friendly environment in which to work out. Alister Ruddick worked at the gym when it opened 20 years ago and is now a membership and fitness consultant. "A lot has changed since we opened in 1998, particularly the equipment on offer," he said. "But ever since we first opened we have worked hard to make the gym a comfortable and welcoming place where people can make positive improvements to their health and wellbeing. "We hope the open day encourages those who have been thinking about joining the gym to come and see what's on offer and take advantage of our special deals." 

To find out more about the gym visit

Durham University Hockey Club Outreach Programmes **Current**

Durham University Hockey Club are running a series of community outreach programmes, and I was wondering if you could help promote them in the Durham Voice. 

The first is a walking hockey programme, aimed at less abled members of the community who would benefit from sport at a more stead pace.
The second is in the style of back to hockey (although no prior experience is necessary) which we aim to make an informal, social form of fitness. 

If you would like further information, please just ask. Best Wishes, Emma Headley Community Outreach Officer

What's on in County Durham **Current**

Welcome to the new look Active at Work Newsletter. This months edition has lots of information about the different campaigns and events coming up in County Durham over the next couple of months. If you have any queries about anything in the newsletter or want some advice on getting your workplace more active contact: