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  • Why are more than 60% of children not active enough for a healthy life?

    By Suzy O'Shea on December 14, 2018
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    More than 60% of children in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are failing to hit the recommended daily levels of exercise – prompting calls for a co-ordinated plan of action. Guidelines from chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, say children should be completing at least 60 minutes of activity every day. But latest figures show that 57% of young […]
  • Double success for Shropshire at regional community sports awards

    By Suzy O'Shea on December 7, 2018
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    Shropshire has picked up two top prizes at this year’s West Midlands Community Sports Awards. The event, which recognises the quality, commitment and dedication of grassroots sport across the region, was held at the University of Birmingham on December 6. Penny Healey, from Shifnal, won the Aspiring Talent category, having collected a string of archery awards at the age of […]
  • New Video: Supporting the sports & activity workforce

    By Suzy O'Shea on December 5, 2018
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    Today, Energize launch a new video showcasing three very different coaches working in three different sports and activity environments. But they have two big things in common. Firstly, a huge passion for helping people And secondly, this passion has driven them to expand their skills on from the pure sports and dance coaching qualifications they have already achieved, to gain […]
  • Shropshire stars bidding for regional sporting glory

    By Suzy O'Shea on December 3, 2018
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    Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin is in the running for five prizes at the West Midlands Community Sports Awards this week. The event, which recognises the quality, commitment and dedication of grassroots sport across the region, is being held at the University of Birmingham on December 6. Penny Healey, from Shifnal, has been shortlisted in the Aspiring Talent category, having […]
  • The launch of Active Advent 2018

    By harry robinson on November 27, 2018
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    Active Advent challenge returns for 2018 Businesses across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are being invited to take up an ‘Active Advent’ challenge to keep their workforce happy and healthy in the countdown to Christmas. County sports partnership Energize has produced a calendar of activities as part of a competition which is now in its third year. This year’s tasks, […]
  • County-wide winners in first mini-festival of the new school year

    By Suzy O'Shea on November 19, 2018
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    Secondary schools from all corners of Shropshire picked up trophies in the first round of the School Games county finals for the new academic year. A total of 370 young people took part in competitions at Shrewsbury Sports Village, The Shrewsbury Club and Sundorne Sports Hall, where cross country, dodgeball, table tennis, volleyball and mini-tennis titles were up for grabs. […]
  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – Run for Energize!

    By Ben Harper on November 1, 2018
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    Be part of the world’s most iconic marathon and help actively improve the lives of people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Next April, one lucky runner, will have the opportunity to run the Virgin Money London Marathon, and at the same time help to actively improve the lives of inactive people across the county. We are hoping to find the […]
  • Exercise inequalities leave millions of women inactive

    By Suzy O'Shea on October 26, 2018
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    This Girl Can returns with new inspirational Fit Got Real message to reach women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise Women in lower paid and routine jobs are twice as likely to be inactive as those in senior managerial roles South Asian and black women are also more likely to be inactive than white women Sport […]
  • Energize makes active lessons a reality

    By Suzy O'Shea on October 2, 2018
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    A new interactive treasure hunt game is being officially unveiled this week as part of a co-ordinated campaign to reduce inactivity among primary school pupils across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The Tech-Know Trail is being launched by county sports partnership Energize at the education technology conference EdTech, being held at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on October 3. The urgent […]
  • Parents in Sport Week 2018

    By Suzy O'Shea on September 25, 2018
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    The Child Protection in Sport Unit of NSPCC is pleased to announce… Parents in Sport Week is back and it is taking place from 1 – 7 October 2018. Key aims of the campaign The CPSU are looking to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims: 1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping […]