Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter

Active Recovery Hub launched to keep kids active
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A new Active Recovery Hub has been launched this week to provide schools, local authorities and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.We have provided our #ThisIsPE resource to the Active Recovery Hub, led by Youth Sport Trust and Sport England with the support of funding from the National Lottery.It follows a commitment in the Government’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan to extend the School Games website to help teachers and parents find opportunities for young people to compete and get active.  
New sensory walk resource Find out more
Sense Active have partnered with Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, to ensure Sensory Walks are easily discoverable through their OS Maps App, as part of its Sport England funded project ‘Sense, Active Together’.Sensory Walks enable people with complex disabilities explore the outdoors and engage more meaningfully with nature. Each of the OS Maps app routes come with accessibility information including key milestones, and sensory highlights that are suitable for people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities.The maps are available via the free OS Maps App using either your web browser or can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  
Nominations open for school awards Find out more
This week has seen the launch of our Active School Awards 2021, recognising the schools in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire who have put sport and activity at the heart of what they do, despite the challenges faced during the last year.Nominations are open until Monday 7 June, with winners set to be announced from each of the nine districts, as well as two overall county winners.ukactive Kids, in partnership with Nike, has announced a nationwide campaign to recognise unsung primary school staff who have inspired physical activity among schoolchildren during a challenging year for their mental and physical health. Find out more about it.  
Top mental health sports charity launches young persons programme
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Sport in Mind, the mental health sports charity that celebrated its 10th anniversary this month, is now proud to announce its new ground-breaking Young Persons Programme.Sport in Mind’s new programme will provide sport and exercise opportunities for children and young people aged seven – 18 who are experiencing mental health problems.Full details of the range of activities offered by Sport in Mind can be found on the charity’s website, www.sportinmind.org.  
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NHS Facebook campaign helps prevent Type 2 diabetes in men over 40
The NHS is using Facebook to reach millions of men aged 40 and over who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Find out more…
Rugby League links with Leeds Beckett University in major new research project
The Rugby Football League will shortly launch a pilot for an extensive game-wide research project to quantify the risk of head impact in the sport. Find out more…
Experiences of female skateboarders to be explored in new research project
The experiences of female skateboarders, their sense of identity and their place in the skateboarding community are to be studied as part of a new project by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University. Find out more…
How can sport safeguard children?
An animation has been produced to help anyone involved in delivering sport or activities to children and young people. It shows the difference between child protection and safeguarding in a sports setting. Find out more…
Applications open for new female coaching pathway programme
A new Female Coaching Pathway Programme for Rugby League has been launched, as the RFL and UK Coaching aim to fast-track the development of a new generation of female coaches. Find out more…
Let’s Talk Badminton
Badminton England is excited to announce the launch of Let’s Talk Badminton, their biggest ever community consultation designed to ensure that badminton returns stronger than ever. Find out more…