Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter 30-April

English football announces social media boycott

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Yorkshire Sport Foundation is joining leading football organisations, including The FA and Kick It Out, in a social media boycott this weekend.

We will not be posting on social media between 3pm Friday and 11.59pm Monday, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football. Yorkshire Sport Foundation and other Sport England-funded organisations will be supporting the boycott and #TakeAStand in the fight against discrimination.

Pandemic takes expected toll on activity levels

Find out moreThe impact of the Covid pandemic on activity levels in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire has been highlighted in the latest Active Lives figures, released today (April 29) by Sport England.

Both counties have seen a decrease in the number of active people during the period of November 2019-November 2020, mirroring the pattern across England, as had been expected due to the lockdowns of the last year. The number of inactive people in both counties has also increased since the results released at this time in 2020.

Tour de Walkshire is coming in May

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It’s time for a new challenge, as Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Cancer Research team up to bring you the Tour de Walkshire. To walk, cycle, run or push throughout the month of May and enjoy the great Yorkshire outdoors.

The aim of the Tour de Walkshire will be to raise vital funds, as well as awareness, for an incredibly important charity and its life-changing cancer research in our beautiful county.

Sport and Recreation Alliance launches new strategy

Find out moreThe new four-year strategy is named ‘Support. Recover. Achieve.’

It covers areas like sustainability, equality and diversity, with the aim of creating a more inclusive sector and helping physical activity recover from the drastic impact of the COVID pandemic. Last chance to tell us what information you want to hear!

Take our communications survey – closes Apr 30!

Let us know what you’d like to see more of, and less of, in our websiteYSF WeeklyThe YSF Podcast and channels like Twitter and Linkedin Return of ukactive Awards for 2021
Judging will recommence for entries made in 2020, three categories have re-opened for new entries and two new COVID-19-related awards have also been announced to recognise the incredible efforts of the past year. More here#HereIfYouNeed: Pledge to support women and girls to get active  as grassroots netball   returns 
England Netball are pledging to improve female activity levels across the country and support women and girls in their journey back to court following the impact on the grassroots game caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Read more.

ConnectSport Survey: Sport for social cohesion
Organisations using sport for social cohesion are being asked to complete a short survey, in order to inform future programming and best practice. Please complete the survey here before May 7.

Talking about mental health doesn’t have to be scary, it’s just about starting a conversation.
Barnsley’s Reds in the Community (@bfccommunity) have a new programme, Team Talk, to support men’s mental well-being in Barnsley through social activities and peer support. #AlrightPal Sign up

Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition
Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a competition giving schools across England the chance to win an exclusive trophy visit, as well as exclusive tournament merchandise. More

Don’t forget:
England Does The Daily Mile April 30th! More

Fieldworker – Yorkshire & Humberside

Organisation: StreetGames

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Thu 6th May, 2021

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JU:MP Project Manager

Application Deadline: 12:15am – Mon 10th May, 2021

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School Engagement and Support Officer

Organisation: Leeds City Council

Application Deadline: 11:30pm – Mon 3rd May, 2021

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Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

Organisation: West Riding County FA

Application Deadline: 11:59pm – Wed 12th May, 2021

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Leeds United Girls Academy (RTC) – Development Phase Coach

Application Deadline: 12:00am – Mon 31st May, 2021