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Playing sport, coaching and getting active

This section provides you with contacts in sport that supply information about how to get involved with playing sport in your area.

Check out the links below for details on sports clubs and sports community programs.

To find out what is going on in your local area, contact your local authority's sports department. They can let you have details of leagues, clubs and leisure centres that will suit your needs.

Sporting opportunities

Training opportunities

Women Get Set Go!

Sport Leaders UK will be running a free WGSG! (Women Get Set Go!) Tutors Workshop day on Tuesday 11th November 2008, 9.45am -- 4.00pm at The Colombo Sports Centre, 34-68 Colombo Street. London SE1 8DP.

The centre is a 3 min walk from Southwark Underground station.

The Workshop is for Women who are interested in running a WGSG! Course and will include both information and active examples of how to deliver each Unit. (This day differs from previous tutor workshops as it gives a 'taster' of each unit).

This is a personal development programme that has been designed specifically for women and girls over 14yrs. It is designed to encourage them to enter into community leisure and activity leadership positions and to develop their involvement, both for their own benefit and that of the community in general.

What are the benefits of the Award?

· Growth in confidence and responsibility
· Enhance communication, motivational and organisational skills
· Allows participant to value own skills
· Become familiar with personal strengths and areas for development
· Recognise potential as a sports/ leisure or activity leader
· It's practical and fun
· Potential stepping stone towards further education or employment
· Improves personal health and fitness
· A good foundation to progress on to eg. The Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership

The WGSG! Course costs are participant registration fee £15, Tutor Resource Pack £40; No tutor training costs.

The course is approximately 15 hrs duration and can be delivered at times to suit the group.

If you would like to attend the Tutors Workshop please register by emailing Helen Cazalet with the following details :

Name, Organisation (if relevant), Address you would like the Tutor's certificate to be sent to and Contact Telephone number.

There will be refreshments available on arrival but please bring a packed lunch, or alternatively there are many shops nearby to purchase refreshments/snacks.

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Other key organisations

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