Rio Star Shona Backs This Girl Can in Lincolnshire

By Zoe Conville on February 24th, 2017 - comments

Sport England’s national campaign to get more women, more active, more often returns with a bang today. A brand new This Girl Can advert will be broadcast to millions on ITV during Coronation Street and Team GB hockey hero Shona McCallin is backing the campaign in Lincolnshire. Shona said: “It’s all about finding an activity […]

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Lincolnshire Bombers Sink Suffolk at British Champs

By Zoe Conville on February 22nd, 2017 - comments

Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls hosted the first games of the 2017 British Roller Derby Championships (Tier 4 East Bracket) at Newark Showground last weekend. The event saw Lincolnshire Bombers play Suffolk Roller Derby, and Wiltshire play Oxford Roller Derby. This match was set to be an important one for the local team, the Lincolnshire Bombers […]

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Lincoln Cannons Volleyball Club with their Rainbow Laces and pledge form

Lincolnshire Sport Unites with Stonewall to Make Sport Everyone’s Game

By Zoe Conville on February 17th, 2017 - comments

Active Lincolnshire has teamed up with Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign to show support for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people in sport. We’re calling on Lincolnshire clubs and associations to commit to kick anti-LGBT attitudes out of sport. This follows research released by Stonewall, Britain’s leading LGBT equality charity, that shows 45 per cent […]

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Dementia Friendly Swimming Sessions to Start in Louth

By Zoe Conville on February 8th, 2017 - comments

New dementia friendly swimming sessions start at Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth later this month. The first session takes place on Monday 20th February from 12noon to 1pm and sessions will then run weekly at the same time and place. The sessions aim to provide a fun, relaxing, safe and supportive environment for those living […]

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Research reveals demand for more opportunities for people with limb impairments to be active

By Zoe Conville on February 8th, 2017 - comments

New research released today (Feb 8th) reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan […]

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Stuart Wins Gold at World Record Status Comp

By Zoe Conville on February 8th, 2017 - comments

Stuart Rodgers from Louth and District Disabled Archery Club won his first ever gold medal at a competition last weekend. The 4th Deer Park Para-Archery WA18 Inclusion Shoot was held in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on Sunday 5th February. This was the second time Stuart, who is blind, and his coach and spotter Rick Smith had been […]

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The Swimathon Grants scheme application is now open

By Zoe Conville on February 6th, 2017 - comments

Do you want to promote swimming in your local community? Do you feel like one of your ideas could lead thousands of swimmers to a healthier lifestyle thanks to swimming? Send your application to the Swimathon Grants Scheme today. The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming […]

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Jon Grubb steps down as Chair of the Board

By Louise O'reilly on January 24th, 2017 - comments

Active Lincolnshire’s Chair, Jon Grubb, has announced his resignation from the Board after four successful years at the helm. Jon, a former editor of the Lincolnshire Echo and owner and managing director of Grubb Street Media, has stepped down due to pressures of work. He has handed over to acting Chair, Dan Ellmore. Dan said: […]

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Week One Work Out Recap

By Zoe Conville on January 18th, 2017 - comments

Lincolnshire businesses are getting more active just one week into the 8 Week Challenge. More than 40 workplaces asked for an information pack and lots of them are getting their staff moving in innovative and creative ways. Staff at Boston College have brought the gym to work by putting equipment like weights, yoga mats and ab rollers […]

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Legacy Challenge 2017 is Underway!

By Alex Nightingale on January 10th, 2017 - comments

Shona McCallin MBE & Ben Smith 401 marathon man, have joined the Legacy Ambassadors! The Legacy Challenge is a resource which has been designed by Inspire+ for schools to encourage more young people to be physically active and lead a healthier lifestyle whilst supporting whole school development areas by: Encouraging pupils to become healthier and more […]

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