The National Deaf Children's Society and the ASA have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly I-Learn course to help coaches become more deaf aware. The accredited course is easy to complete and free of charge. This is available from Monday 3 March and will be delivered through the IOS - click here
The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s annual Community Sport and Recreation Awards are now open for clubs to nominate themselves. The story can be found on their website at http://www.swimming.org/asa/news/volunteering/nominate-your-club-for-a-sport-and-recreation-award/19944.
Last year's awards were very successful and out of the three clubs were allowed to nominate, two were shortlisted with one of them going on to win the Volunteer Management Award. This year clubs can nominate themselves therefore as many clubs as want to can enter. Closing date for applications is 4th May and winners presented in July.
Learn to teach aquatics through the University of Leeds' coach education programme - https://s5.newzapp.co.uk/t/gtp_pg.aspx?LID=OSw0NjU1MjMyMjMsMw==
The North East Disability Sports Awards were held on 25 February 2014 at The Durham Centre.
Male and Female Personality of the Year Awards went to Paralympian Josef Craig and Swimmer Nicole Lough respectively.
Tyne and Wear Sport have today launched the Club Bursary Scheme with the aim of providing clubs with the opportunity to increase and retain new participants and improve the current situation within their club.
Grants of between £100 and £500 will be available with a specific focus on providing clubs with the opportunity to purchase;
Equipment – for example, balls, bibs, tennis racquets, mats, team strips (not individual clothing),
Marketing material – for example, banners, flyers, pull up/pop up advertising
Further information regarding the bursary can be found at the link below;
The ASA has announced that it will phase out the teacher/coach Licensing Scheme for Aquatic Professionals over the next 12 months. See link for further details http://www.swimming.org/asa/teaching-and-coaching/teachers-and-coaches-licensing/
This week, Olympic bronze medallist Jo Jackson joined East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Sport England in Bridlington to officially open the first legacy pool from London 2012.
One of nine training pools from the Olympic park, the swimming pool was used by athletes during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each has been dismantled and is being relocated across the country with Bridlington being the first community to benefit from this Olympic legacy.