New research: Challenge non-disabled people’s perceptions to change reality for disabled people
20/05/2019
New research released by Activity Alliance shines a light on non-disabled people’s attitudes on inclusive activity with disabled people. Although the results show welcoming signs of improvement, ingrained perceptions are creating barriers in changing the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
#ProjectSwish Launched to help provide a Facelift to Outdoor Courts
14/05/2019
A new summer project from Basketball England will aim to put nets on baskets across the country and give players more enjoyment from playing the sport outdoors.
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Aldridge welcomes new £37,000 Disabled Sailing Facilities as Free Sailing Continues
13/05/2019
Aldridge Sailing Club is celebrating a £37,000 grant boost to build new specialist facilities for disabled sailors as a month of free and low cost RYA Push The Boat Out ‘try sailing’ events continues...
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Include Me West Midlands launched – a pledge to lead the way to more inclusive sport and physical activity
13/05/2019
The launch of Include Me West Midlands (IMWM) – a pioneering pledge to deliver more inclusive physical activity - heard from key national figures in the field that the region is the ideal place to...
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Train gym coaches to spot potential mental health problems - call for change
13/05/2019
A young West Midlands woman who has had a lived experience of anorexia nervosa is calling for specialist training to help gym staff recognise potential problems, as Mental Health Awareness Week 2019...
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Pilot aims to get Older People Active
09/05/2019
Japanese radio provides inspiration for new programme targeting inactivity in over 55s with 10-minute workouts
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Take the time to ask people about their wellbeing, say two West Midlands students who won mental health award
09/05/2019
Two students who won an award for setting up a mental health peer support group at Birmingham City University are calling on people to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by asking others how they are...
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Basketball England's Talent Reforms Create New Opportunities Through University Partnerships
08/05/2019
Basketball England today unveiled a major investment and partnership opportunity as expression of interest forms are now being accepted to help create a number of Regional Talent Hubs across the...
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Where can you Push the Boat Out in the Black Country this Weekend?
06/05/2019
The month of free and low cost sailing and windsurfing continues across the Black Country next weekend (11-12 May) as Walsall Outdoor Pursuits and South Staffs SC invite you and your family to Push...
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BBC WM wants YOUR school to ‘Get Moving!’
01/05/2019
BBC WM wants schools across the Black Country to join them on the ‘Get Moving’ campaign ...encouraging everyone to move a bit more and live happier and healthier lives!
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Call for Sport and Physical Activity Sector to Embrace Digital Revolution
30/04/2019
Sport England commit another £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to helping providers innovate using open data
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Chase Lad Daniel Urges Black Country to Push the Boat Out
26/04/2019
A Chase Sailing Club youngster insists that sailing has made him more confident and independent as a month of free and low cost RYA Push The Boat Out ‘try sailing’ events launches across the Black...
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Trials for Darren Bent football academy at Aldersley
15/04/2019
Future football hopefuls are invited to take part in trials to secure a place at Darren Bent’s football academy at WV Active Aldersley.
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Birmingham 2022 appoints Martin Green CBE as Chief Creative Officer
15/04/2019
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has appointed Martin Green CBE as its Chief Creative Officer, a role that will give him ultimate responsibility for the official opening and...
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Record Numbers More Physically Active
11/04/2019
Results from Sport England's latest survey show inactivity rates decreasing, but stubborn inequalities still remain
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New video to help healthcare professionals support disabled people to be active
04/04/2019
Disabled people are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be physically inactive.
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