Without school sport, everyone loses

By NickiBlake on September 19th, 2014 - comments

Navaz Sutton, Children and Young People Manager at Active Lincolnshire The government has recently announced a 150m investment into primary school sport, three years after drastically cutting its budget. With this investment comes the introduction of more sport and competition in approximately 280 primary schools in Lincolnshire, as well as improved training for teachers and […]

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Recognising sporting talent in Lincolnshire

By NickiBlake on August 14th, 2014 - comments

Janet Inman CEO of Lincolnshire Last month, nominations opened for Active Lincolnshire’s tenth annual Sports Awards; a celebration of the county’s sporting champions from the past 12 months. For the last ten years we have been celebrating sporting excellence and physical activity through our annual Sports Awards, with fantastic support from our headline sponsors Lincolnshire […]

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Amy Story

Help your staff to get fit and you’ll soon reap the benefits

By NickiBlake on July 21st, 2014 - comments

Amy Story, Physical Activity Officer at Active Lincolnshire Figures released earlier this year show that a shocking 131 million days were lost due to sickness absence from the workplace across the UK in 2013. National percentages reflected how the East Midlands landed bottom of the table. Our region is currently the worst in the country […]

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On your marks, get set… for an action packed summer of sport

By NickiBlake on July 21st, 2014 - comments

Lynsey Norris, Sport Manager at Active Lincolnshire Last month, The Independent reported plans to move Rio Olympics to UK amid concerns over Brazil’s preparations. It stated that ‘Olympic officials have secretly asked if London would be in a position to take over hosting the 2016 games from Rio de Janeiro amid major concerns with the […]

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We need to acknowledge the importance of our coaches and volunteers

By NickiBlake on July 21st, 2014 - comments

Tom Armstrong, Workforce Manager at Active Lincolnshire Coaches are often the under acknowledged experts, behind, not just high profile sporting success, but motivating people of all ages to be active in the UK – and just like many volunteers, they are highly underappreciated. Last weekend saw the Lincoln Grand Prix, one of Lincolnshire’s biggest sporting […]

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Triumph for students at Lincolnshire School Games

By NickiBlake on July 10th, 2014 - comments

Hundreds of young athletes took part in the Sainsbury’s School Games Summer Festival at Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln Castle Academy and Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on Wednesday, July 9. Over 750 children from 90 primary and secondary schools took part in eight sports and a total of twelve different competitions and five inclusive events on a bumper […]

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Sam Ruddock

Paralympic athlete to inspire 750 young people at school sport competition

By NickiBlake on June 9th, 2014 - comments

Paralympic athlete Sam Ruddock is set to inspire over 750 school children across Lincolnshire in July, as he attends the annual Sainsbury’s School Games Summer Festival in Lincoln. The Sainsbury’s School Games is a national school sport competition which celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy and brings together hundreds of school children to […]

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