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May, 2016

Small Grants successes for Derbyshire Clubs and Groups

Small Grants successes for Derbyshire Clubs and Groups

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 15:00

A total of 22 Derbyshire clubs and organisations have received £178,424 through Sport England's Small Grants programme during the 12 months to March 31.

It represented over 49% of the Small Grants... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Coaching Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, Funding, Inclusive Derbyshire, Lead and Organise, NGBs, Sport System, This Girl Can, cycling, swimming

DIS and ICON's Caroline on target at English Open

DIS and ICON's Caroline on target at English Open

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:46

Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) and ICON bursary programme shooter Caroline Povey has continued her fine recent form by winning the English Open and the Great Britain selection event.

The reigning Commonwealth... Read More »

Tags: Caroline Povey, Compete, DIS, Derbyshire Sport, ICON, shooting

Work starts at Ripley and Alfreton Tennis Club

Work starts at Ripley and Alfreton Tennis Club

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:25

Work has started at the Heage Road Site, the home for the Ripley & Alfreton Tennis Club on their exciting project to improve their facilities.

The club secured £75,000 through Sport England's... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Funding, Get Active, Lead and Organise, tennis

Grant funding available to schools helping pupils develop character

Grant funding available to schools helping pupils develop character

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:38

Applications are now open for character grants worth £6m and aimed at schools promoting traits such as resilience and respect.

This year's character grants - a scheme that began in 2015 to fund schools... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, Funding, Get Active, Lead and Organise, Sport system, college, fencing, rugby, schools, university

Hundreds join campaign to get active in the workplace

Hundreds join campaign to get active in the workplace

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:35

Hundreds of workers across Derbyshire played a part in this year's Workplace Health Week, which provided inspiration and opportunities for employees to become more active at work.

The initiative, which... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, Get Active, Workplace Challenge

Dutch sprinter Wild gearing for Aviva Women's Tour

Dutch sprinter Wild gearing for Aviva Women's Tour

Posted: Mon, 30 May 2016 08:53

Top Dutch sprinter Kirsten Wild will make her Aviva Women's Tour debut this June, with the race passing through Derbyshire on June 17 and 18.

Stage Three of this year's Aviva Women's Tour will journey from... Read More »

Tags: Compete, Derbyshire Sport, Kirsten Wild, Sport system, This Girl Can, Women's Tour, cycling

Transport Minster helps to 'Push the Boat Out' at Carsington

Transport Minster helps to 'Push the Boat Out' at Carsington

Posted: Sun, 29 May 2016 07:30

Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin, MP for Derbyshire Dales, helped Carsington Sailing Club to 'Push The Boat Out' as more 100 local people seized the chance to try sailing for free on Carsington Water.... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Carsington Sailing Club, Derbyshire Sport, NGBs, Push the Boat Out, Sport system, sailing

Free anti-bullying sessions for those in sports roles

Free anti-bullying sessions for those in sports roles

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 07:30

Two free 'bullying in sport' awareness training courses have been made available to those working across Derbyshire in sports development roles, as well as those working and volunteering at local clubs... Read More »

Tags: Derbyshire Sport, Lead and Organise, Sport system, anti-bullying

Derbyshire ready to welcome defending champion in  Aviva Women's Tour

Derbyshire ready to welcome defending champion in Aviva Women's Tour

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:01

Defending champion Lisa Brennauer will return to the Aviva Women's Tour leading the CANYON//SRAM Racing team and donning the number one placard.

The race starts on Wednesday June 15 and will arrive in Derbyshire... Read More »

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Aviva Women's Tour, Compete, Derbyshire Sport, Lisa Brennauer, Sport system, cycling

Success for ICON duo Taylor-Tipton and Marklow

Success for ICON duo Taylor-Tipton and Marklow

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:03

Two ICON bursary programme athletes are celebrating recent sporting successes.

Erewash skier Justin Taylor-Tipton (right), from West Hallam, claimed first place in the Under-16s category at the Air Attack... Read More »

Tags: Compete, David Marklow, Derbyshire Sport, ICON, Justin Taylor-Tipton, shooter, skiing