• Introducing Sporta's new membership category - Associate, Non Operator Membership

  • Culture Warrington Supports Creative Remedies to Improve Health & Wellbeing in Warrington

  • Follow @SportaUK on Twitter - #Time2Trust

  • SPORTA Culture Managing and Developing Facilities and Programmes

  • Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust Inspiring the Community 2 Action

  • Sporta Green - Energy Efficiency

  • SportaOrange - Using Sports & Physical Fitness for Community Engagement

Sporta is the national association of leisure and cultural trusts. Sporta members operate a wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK - from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together they provide 30% of public leisure centres in the UK – with over 1600 facilities, they have a combined turnover of more than £1billion and they employ around 50,000 staff.

Sporta is governed by an Executive of ten Chief Executives or Managing Directors and holds three General Member meetings each year. With two small offices – in London and Edinburgh - we provide policy intelligence, business services and trust development support for our members. Most of our work is done through networks and groups of members.

Sporta membership is open to non-profit distributing organisations, primarily but not exclusively those that manage cultural and leisure facilities.

There are over 100 Sporta trusts HQs around the UK. Find your nearest one.

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Twitter

#makeyrmove Programme Board today - 47 projects to discuss, evaluation, learning & more to come https://t.co/Jnqd86YIf8

about 4 days ago.

Opportunity member trusts w @YourLiveWire Level 2 Award in Programming & Supervising Exercise with Disabled clients: https://t.co/GUXGy3B8mh

about 1 week ago.

RT @lifeleisureUK: Happy winner @Midshire on the @Sport_England funded #workplace health @actilifeuk project @SportaUK @NewBalanceUK https:…

about 1 week ago.

What Scotland's Trusts Can Do: Case Studies from Across the Nation can be accessed here: https://t.co/EKTrR8c0ik #healthimprovement

about 1 week ago.

The Role of Scotland's Trusts in Health Improvement document can be seen here https://t.co/KytZHZaQ9f #Healthimprovement #physicalactivity

about 1 week ago.

RT @sivltd: Sheffield's first Steel City Fit Club have graduated in style @eissheff! @swfc @SUFC_tweets https://t.co/3t8GWhThGw https://t.c…

about 1 week ago.

Thanks @ALLIANCEScot for sharing Sporta Scotland Health Improvement document + case studies https://t.co/VRGjto6SP9 #SHICScot

about 1 week ago.

RT @lifeleisureUK: Thank you to @SportaUK & @Sport_England funding. NHS bosses in Stockport launch scheme to tackle unhealthy staff https…

about 1 week ago.

Check out the updated AWARDS section on the Sporta website. Received great applications and nominations so far! https://t.co/05EnPiV370

about 2 weeks ago.

RT @BHLIVE_UK: RT @BHLiveActive: Free swimming for under fives launches at @PyramidsCentre https://t.co/jqg0JzvJxc #swimming https://t.co/M

about 2 weeks ago.

  • Exercise and Disability Level 2 training opportunity

    As part of LiveWire Warrington's, 'Inclusive Fitness' project delivered with Make Your Move funding and the English Federation of Disability Sport, they have organised a very sought after course and the offer is out to member trusts to join them. These courses do not run that frequently (particularly outside London) and are essential for any sites looking to undertaken IFI accreditation.

    Level 2 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled clients
    The CYQ Exercise and Disability qualification was developed as part of the EFDS Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) and provides instructors with the confidence and expertise to address these barriers and deliver safe, effective and fun exercise programmes for a range of people with disabilities, including Down's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, limbless/amputation-related disability and visual and hearing impairments.

    The programme is open to qualified level 2 instructors and consists of 2 days intensive training followed by assessment approximately 4 weeks later. There is a mandatory requirement that the candidate prepares for the assessment by developing a programme with a disabled client and brings that disabled person along with them on the day of the assessment. The assessment consists of a viva based on the written, planned programme with the instructor, the assessor and the disabled client and the completion of three detailed worksheets.

    Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February 2016, 9-5pm. With the assessment being on Tuesday 22nd March. The cost per place is £325.

    Venue Address – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8HE.

    For enquiries or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Worswick on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01925 624996.

     
  • Sporta GM - February 2016

    Sporta's next General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The venue for the meeting is confirmed as Sheffield City Hall. The focus of the GM will be trust presentations in the morning focusing on business development and diversification; and the afternoon with a core focus through member's' discussions on the trust development programme that Sporta are progressing with. Booking forms will be circulated shortly.

     
  • Applications for Sporta Awards 2016 now open!

    As part of measures to mark the tenth year as the national association of sport, leisure and cultural trusts, Sporta will be holding its first awards ceremony on 11th May 2016. The awards are designed to commemorate and champion the distinctive elements of what trusts do, and shine a light on the outstanding achievements throughout the year 2015. Covering three broad areas, the ten award categories include: successfully engaging inactive people; working with public health; benefitting local communities; and highlighting fantastic individual contributions within each organisation.

    Full information about the awards can be found here. It is hoped all members will have the opportunity to showcase areas of their ongoing work, and Sporta will ensure to promote such achievements as part of the wider publicity campaign for the trust model. Please submit all applications, as well as any relevant questions, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 29th February 2016.

     

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