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PRO-ACTIVE North London E-Newsletter Issue 3 - June 2011

 

Welcome to the June issue of the PRO-ACTIVE North London e-newsletter. If you have any news items for future editions please send them through to M.keane@mdx.ac.uk. The monthly deadline is the 6th of the month. If you know of any colleagues who would like to receive the e-newsletter directly, please ask them to register by going to www.pro-activenorthlondon.org.

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What's in this issue:
News
Diary Dates & Training
Courses for Coaches, Clubs & Volunteers
Funding
Case Studies

News
Breeze Cycling   20.06.2011 | Breeze blows into North London

Free one day courses are coming to North London in July as part of this new national programme to get more women cycling.

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clubmark thumbnail   15.06.2011 | North London Skating Club sets new Clubmark standards

Lee Valley London skating club was awarded the prestigious Clubmark award for high standards this week becoming the first ever Ice skating club to be awarded the mark!

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Sportivate   14.06.2011 | Sportivate skates into North London

Sportivate in North London was officially launched at Lee Valley Ice Centre in Waltham Forest.

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Middlesex FA   13.06.2011 | North London Club Awarded Funding to Grow the Game

The MCFA announced that nine Middlesex clubs, four of whom are Charter Standard, were successful with recent Football Foundation Grow the Game applications. This means that they now have up to three years of funding to support new activity within their clubs.

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middlesex uni   12.06.2011 | Upcoming CPD course for Coaches

Middlesex University’s sports coaching workshops are aimed at practicing coaches who may be interested in improving the effectiveness of their communication, presentation and management skills.

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THF   10.06.2011 | Fancy a spa break courtesy of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation?

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are searching for a name for an exciting new women’s project and we need your help.

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football   09.06.2011 | Have Coaches Needs Changed? Annual survey launched to find out

In a move to provide detailed information to Governing Bodies of Sport, the Coaching Network in London is launching a follow up to the 2010 ‘What Coaches Want’ Survey.

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London 2012 Logo   03.06.2011 | Nominate someone you know to carry the Olympic Flame

Do you know someone who is truly inspirational? Someone who always strives to do their best? This is your chance to give them their moment to shine.

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Youth Prospects UK   01.06.2011 | HARINGEY WARRIORS YOUTH ORGANISATION EVOLUTION TO YOUTH PROSPECTS

Jesse Peters established Haringey Warriors Youth Organisation with the support of the Princes Trust in November 2001 ten years on and the organization has grown to have over 2500 registered members delivering over 20 hours a week of provision for young people aged 8-30 across 7 North London Boroughs (Haringey, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Islington, Camden, Barnet)engaging over 400 young people a month.

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London Swimming logo   23.05.2011 | Make a 'Big Splash' in London with great Swim Offers

London swimming has exclusive offers now as part of the 'Big splash'!

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Diary Dates & Training
Other  National School Sports Week
Date: 27.06.2011
Region: Other
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Meeting  North London Coaching Group
Date: 12.07.2011
Time: 12pm-3.30pm
Region: North London
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Conference / Seminar  Waltham Forest Sports Conference
Date: 13.07.2011
Time: 5.30-9.00pm
Region: North London
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Meeting  North London Sports Development Network
Date: 14.07.2011
Time: 12pm-3pm
Region: North London
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Meeting  Inclusive and Active Steering Group
Date: 15.07.2011
Time: TBC
Region: North London
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Courses for Coaches, Clubs & Volunteers
Social Enterprise and Funding Training
Region: North London
Type: Management & Development
Date: 23/06/2011
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LCM Coach Management Series: Planning and Recruiting new coaches
Region: North London
Type: Other
Level: 1
Date: 07/07/2011
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Level 2 Coaching Assistant Qualification in Tennis
Region: West London
Type: NGB Accredited
Level: 1
Date: 07/08/2011
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Funding
Revenue  Community Amateur Sports Club Scheme (Revenue)
£ Available (Up to £0)

Is your club looking to save money? Are you looking for ways to fund new facilities or invest in existing ones? Would paying dramatically reduced business rates or claiming money back on Gift Aid donations given to your club help your club’s finances? The Government’s Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme allows you to do just this. Since April 2002, more than 4,200 clubs have registered as CASCs, each saving an average of nearly £4,000 and ensuring more money raised by sport stays in sport.

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Revenue and Capital  Co-operative Community Fund (Revenue and Capital)
£ Available (Up to £2000)

Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria. To be successful, a group must: Carry out positive work in the community and a project must: address a community issue provide a good long-term benefit to the community support co-operative values and principles ideally be innovative in its approach.

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Case Study
Young at Heart
Project Focus: Adults
Setting: Increasing Participation
Focus Group: Community

The Young at Heart Project aimed to increase physical activity participation opportunities for men and women over the age of 50, living in or around the City of London. The project provided a yearly social calendar of events to improve the mental health and wellbeing of members of the project as well as providing regular health checks in order to ensure the continued physical health and wellbeing of our members.

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ABAE Future Jobs Fun Central London Boxing Activator
Project Focus: Adults
Setting: Capacity building
Focus Group: Community

The ABAE in partnership with the National Skills Academy devised ‘Boxing Activator’ roles as part of the Department for Work and Pensions Future Jobs Fund Programme. In London 5 ‘Boxing Activators’ were employed over the last year. The first cohort of 3 Activators completed a 6 month contract from April 2010 to September 2010 and the second cohort of 2 Activators recently completed their six month employment term.
Candidates for the Future Jobs Fund programme had to fit the following criteria;
•Be 18-24 years of age
•Be unemployed for at least 6 months and claiming Job Seekers Allowance
In October 2010 Jake Brown, an amateur boxer from Fisher ABC in Bermondsey, joined the ABAE in Central London as an Activator and took part in two weeks worth of training that included;
• CSLA
• Boxing Leader’s Course
• Level 1 Boxing Coaching Course
• First Aid training
• Safeguarding training

The role of the Boxing Activator is to promote, organise and assist in the delivery of boxing activity in schools, colleges, youth centres, and clubs and increase participation in the sport.
Jake then began delivering non contact boxing in a number of schools and colleges across Central London alongside fully qualified coaches and teachers. He also set up boxing exercise classes at London South Bank University and delivered various taster sessions at College and University fresher fairs.
Throughout the project Jake was mentored by the ABAE and took part in regular 1-2-1 reviews with his line manager, Central London Boxing Development Officer, Dylan Cox, who praised Jakes progress during the project;
“The FJF project has really helped me deliver my targets in Central London by giving me a small committed workforce. Having someone as professional, dedicated and skilled as Jake work on behalf of the ABAE has been fantastic. Not only is Jake a great coach, he is a good learner and used his initiative on so many occasions, leading to more boxing delivery opportunities. The feedback I have had from partners and participants has been very positive. The project really has given Jake some core skills that I am sure will help him in gaining full time employment.”
As the programme drew to a close, sessions that Jake had helped to set up and develop were receiving good attendance figures. This was not only due to Jakes skills as a coach but also to the marketing and advertising that he carried.
The partners involved in these sessions, such as the Winch Project in Camden and Active Communities in Lambeth and Southwark had requested that they continue with Jake leading on delivery.
Through the Boxing Development Officer and the partners, funding was sourced to sustain the sessions and Jake subsequently is now being employed as a sessional coach across Central London.
During the course of his contract Jake was able to sit in various meetings attended by the Boxing Development Officer and took initiative by inputting his own ideas which in one instance resulted in non contact boxing being run for young offenders in Clapham.
Pro-Active Central London, the local County Sports Partnership helped to create paid coaching opportunities for Jake after he finished his Activator role. Following a meeting with the University of Westminster, the CSP brokered relationships with a number of National Governing Bodies, including the ABAE which then led to a boxing club being set up at the University.
Jake was offered the role of Head Coach, and is tasked with not only delivering the training sessions but also forming a committee and electing a captain.
During the Activator project Jake applied for a job at the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and was successful in securing a position. He will start training for his new role in May.
Jake plans to fit in as much boxing training into his busy schedule as possible as he hopes to enter the Haringey Box-Cup in June and will continue to deliver coaching at his evening sessions. As part of his exit training supported by the ABAE, Jake will be attending a Level 2 Boxing coaching course in the coming months.

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