Safe sport events, activities and competitions
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit have produced a very useful document that can be used as reference for any club, school or individual that runs sports events for young people.
This guidance document provides information that will help you to ensure that you meet the safeguarding responsibilities for your events and to take the relevant steps to promote the wellbeing of all participants and young people involved.
Whilst this resource focuses on safeguarding and protecting children and young people it also promotes the fact that children should have a safe and enjoyable experience. This resource is relevant for all volunteers and officials and is appropriate for all types of events held anywhere throughout the United Kingdom.
If you would like further information or wish to view this resource click the following link.
Child Protection in Sport Unit
Entries are now open for this year's Ladies 5K race at Normanby Hall
Entries are now open for the fourth annual ladies 5km run at Normanby Hall Country Park near Scunthorpe that will take place on Sunday 2 June 2013.
Women aged 16 and over are invited to run, walk or job the gentle course along the paths and roads of the picturesque Normanby Hall estate.
The council is organising the event in partnership with Metres to Miles running shop in Epworth.
Those who complete the course will receive a goodie bag and special event T shirt. There will also be prizes for the first three women to cross the line and the first team.
The race starts at 9.30am. Please note the terrain is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
The run is organised under UK Athletics rules and entry costs £10 for members of Jog North Lincolnshire and the UKA, or £12 for others.
For more details call North Lincolnshire Council on 01724 297298 or Metres to Miles on 01427 872323 or you can register online on the Metres to Miles website.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The event is for people of all levels and aims to encourage more ladies to get running. Running is a popular sport and many like to start training now to build up their distance for this event.
Get out on your bike in North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire joins national campaign to get more people cycling.
North Lincolnshire Council has announced that it is continuing to partner with British Cycling to encourage thousands of people to dust off their bikes and get cycling again. The area will be hosting lots of free bike riding opportunities for local residents.
The Sky Ride Local programme will offer a series of free, fun, guided bike rides around the local area, kicking off on the 5 May at Normanby Hall, running through to September.
Guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they’re a great way to get out with family or friends. With different levels catering for all ages, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.
Look out too for Breeze bike rides for women, and rides organised through Social Cycling Groups.
Double Olympic Champion Jason Kenny, OBE said:
"Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, plus its lots of fun too. I’d encourage everyone, of all ages and abilities to get out on their bikes and take part in a Sky Ride Local ride in North Lincolnshire this summer."
To book your free places visit the Go Sky Ride website.
For more information about Sky Ride Local and other bike riding opportunities in North Lincolnshire this summer visit the Sky Ride website. You can also take a look at the Sky Ride video attached.
Parkrun North Lincolnshire
Scunthorpe’s central park is now host to parkrun. Every Saturday morning a dedicated group of volunteers organise a parkrun, which is a timed 5K run that takes place in the stunning parkland and surroundings of Scunthorpe’s premier green parkland area.
With the first parkrun taking place on 23 February 2013, Scunthorpe parkrun has already seen over 426 people register and run this course as well as achieving in excess of 225 personal bests.
The run starts at 9:00am, with the starting point at the rear of the Pods. Each week the run is a free event that is open to all individuals regardless of your running ability. So whether you are a beginner to running, a future Olympian, a junior or those of you with more experience, these timed events will help you progress with your running and will enable you to keep track of your times, and hopefully improve on your personal best times.
Many Participants have already enjoyed taking part in this free event, with many more acknowledging the effort and contribution made by the volunteers to ensure that this event happens every week and all runners are encouraged. Here are just a few comments made from them:-
DR - “Thanks for today’s event. Perfect weather for a PB and also pleased with my 3rd placed finish. A great morning all round!!”
KR - “Well done Scunthorpe, I enjoyed my visit on Saturday morning. I think you have a classic parkrun developing, lovely venue, facilities, coffee shop and marshals. It is a great course for all abilities and should encourage lots of 'new' runners to take part. The 2 lap format is good with an opportunity to encourage others on the 2 way section. A couple of tight turns will stop it being a super fast course but participation is the key. Spread the word and keep growing.”
SW – “Great parkrun. Thanks again to ALL the organisers and marshals, especially the chap who spurred my daughter on by high fives”
SC – “Thank you to everyone involved - excellent organisation and support from marshals”
SZ – “Just done the first Scunthorpe Park Run. Thanks to marshals, helpers and organisers. Well organised and fun to do”
SW – “My first ever Parkrun this morning. Loved it. I will be back for sure. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who make these runs possible. You legends you”
All park runs are free to enter but you must register in advance. Once registered with parkrun, you can participate in any parKrun events at any time without letting each event know that you are coming.
If you want to be a park runner, you will need to register once only and if you would like further information or would be interested in volunteering to help run these weekly events then please call Michelle Spacey on 01724 297280 or 07717588192 or email email@example.com
Alternatively to find out more about Park Run or to register to take part then visit www.parkrun.org.uk.
Exciting new project for North Lincolnshire's expectant mothers and young families.
North Lincolnshire Council is developing a Start4Life programme that will contribute towards reducing obesity in North Lincolnshire through physical activity.
The programme is aimed at childhood and maternal obesity in North Lincolnshire as this is above the national average.
North Lincolnshire Council has recieved over £28,000 from NHS North Lincolnshire to set up the programme. The council will be working in partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide the programme.
Start4Life will deliver advice, support and practical sessions in physical activity and healthy lifestyles. The programme will be aimed at:
It is planned that the programme will take place across a range of locations to suit the needs of the user, including leisure centres, children centres, community centres and local parks.
New courses for all coach education brochure out now
The Humber Sport Partnership have released their new coach education brochure for March 2013 -September 2013.
There are a range of courses that will be of interest to current sports coaches and people who want to enter into the sports coaching industry.
If you would like to book a place on a course please contact Lisa Pooley on 01482 387491 or visit the Humber Sport website.
Corporate Netball Teams Wanted
As an employer, investing in the health and well-being of your workforce is part of looking after the people who are working hard for you. By supporting and advocating a healthy lifestyle to staff, you as an employer could invest in the health of your team; ensuring they are valued and cared for thus improving morale and creating a happier workforce.
Within North Lincolnshire we are now offering you the opportunity to take up a corporate offer, which will help to achieve the above outcomes. The first of these being a corporate over 18 years Ladies Netball Session. This session is specifically targeted at ladies who have either never played netball or not played since leaving school and have settled into a fairly sedentary lifestyle.
Regular weekly sessions will be played at the new leisure facility The Pods, Ashby Road Scunthorpe, starting Thursday 19 January 2012, from 8pm until 9pm at a cost of £2.50 per head per session. All equipment will be provided; the ladies just need to turn up in appropriate clothing and footwear ready to play.
For Further details or to enter a team of seven ladies or more then please contact Miss Lee Olivant on 01724 297298 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies jog leaders groups
A number of ladies only jogging groups are currently being established across North Lincolnshire. The emphasis is on the beginner jogger, however anyone is welcome.
The groups are for ladies aged 18 and above, a trained jog leader will guide, support and motivate you in the sessions.
It is much more than just running, come along and meet new people, have fun and do regular exercise in a sociable way without the pressure of competition.
All sessions are free of charge!
For further information regarding the project please contact Michelle Spacey on 01724 297280 or email email@example.com.
The Winterton group group
Meeting at Dale Park Football Ground every Monday for a 7:30pm start.
Contact your Jog Leader Kelly 078917 77504
The Riddings group
Meeting at Riddings Pool reception every Monday for a 7.30pm start
Contact your jog leader Amanda 07818 564867
Meeting in front of The Pods Leisure Centre reception (overspill carpark available at the rear of the Civic Centre) every Wednesday, commencing 26 October 2011, 5.30pm start. Jog Leader is Farzana, contact 07789 638478
||For more information about any of these groups then contact Michelle Spacey on 01724 297280
Ladies Breeze Cycle Networks
A number of ladies only cycling groups are currently being established across North Lincolnshire. The emphasis is on the novice cyclist, and is very much geared around a friendly informal network of women, all of whom have a passion or desire to get out on their bikes, however anyone is welcome.
The groups are for ladies aged 18 and above, and sessions will be led by a trained Breeze Champion who will guide, support and motivate you.
The only equipment needed is a road worthy bicycle and although it is not essential it is recommended that all participants wear a cycle helmet too.
The Breeze network has been established purely for women, it is lead by women for women and is much more than just cycling, it offers many opportunities not only to get a bit fitter but to meet new people, enjoy new friendships and have fun taking regular exercise in a sociable way without the pressure of competition.
Everyone is welcome to come along, all rides are free as part of the Breeze initiative but numbers are restricted so it is best to book and confirm your place with the relevant ride leaders.
One cycling group in North Lincolnshire is already up and running with ladies cycling around the villages of Ulceby, Wootton, Thornton Curtis and Goxhill areas and a further group is soon to be established in the Barton area.
If you are interested in joining the Ulceby Group, they cater for all novice riding abilities and distances starting at three miles and leading up to 20-miles and above.
The 10 mile ride proving to be the most popular currently. If you would like to book on or want further details then please contact Lee Olivant on 07710 258391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.