Dacorum Sports Awards
Every year we open the nominations for the Annual Sports Awards to give a little something back to all of the unsung heroes in our local sporting world. With individual, team and club awards up for grabs there are categories that ensure we get some wonderful stories, inspirational athletes and dedicated volunteers being thanked on an evening looking back at all the achievements of the past year and the future stars of tomorrow! To top things off all of our top three shortlisted candidates for every award are then submitted to the county Herts Service to Sports awards in December as we know we are the best in Hertfordshire so why not show off achievements and wonderful stories to the whole county.
Herts Learning Disability Games
Our annual event brings together teams and individuals of adults with learning disabilities from across the county to take part and compete in a number of different sports and activities throughout the day. Having started in 2012 to join the celebrations of the London 2012 Paralympic closing ceremony the event has gone from strength to strength with over 12 clubs and organisations taking part and new, exciting opportunities each year for the athletes to try out. This event brings together people from different clubs, with varying ability levels, all different ages, carers, family, friends plus lots of helpful individuals to create a day that both encourages healthy lifestyle and having fun!
Carers Take a Break
A fun, friendly session to try and give a little something back to hard working carers whether it be through their occupation or for a loved one. This project was made possible with £10,000 funding from The Awards 4 All Big Lottery Fund, and although the project has now finished the carers take a break session has continued to run.
Venue: XC, Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4JS. Day and Time: Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am
Activities: Exercise to music, holistic therapy/relaxation techniques, seated exercises and light aerobics sessions.
For more information or to book please call 01442 507154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Set, Go Dacorum
A community sports activation fund running from 2014-2017 across the Borough of Dacorum to help local people to Get Active, Get Involved and Get Healthy! Coordinated by Dacorum Borough Council the three year programme is being delivered by local partners, clubs and organisations. It involves a wide range of sports and activities, there really is something for everyone.
For more information please visit www.getsetgodacorum.co.uk
Our aim is to provide assistance and free access to our leisure facilities to assist local athletes to achieve their full potential, helping them reach the next step in their sporting careers. Currently we are supporting just under 30 athletes in a variety of sports who are competing at different levels and all around the world!
Helping young people take the leap from school sport to a club environment can be a difficult and challenging thing so Sport England have invested £3,000 per secondary school across the Country to help break down those barriers. Satellite clubs are ultimately extensions or “hub clubs” of a local sports club, which are based at a new venue (usually at the lead school) and specifically targeting 11-25 year olds. This is statistically the age we drop out of sport and often women or individuals with a disability find it even harder to continue taking part regularly for a number of reasons so each Satellite Club will have a particular sport and target group (whether it is age, gender or ability specific). So far we have developed 15 new satellite clubs across the Borough in 9 different sports with new enquiries coming in all the time!
SNAP Trampolining & Zumba
Thanks to the Special Needs and Active Play (SNAP) team who cover the west of the county we have been able to run taster sessions and courses in a number of sports/activities for children, teenagers and young adults with special needs. We run something every year with the group and due to the popularity of both Trampolining and Zumba, we have been able to ensure a regular course followed the taster sessions. We now have the two sports courses running at our sites throughout the year.
Our local walks for pleasure in the countryside, which promote healthy lifestyle choices and social interaction with likeminded people. The programme takes place throughout the year with a friendly leader to greet you and each one has a different route and aim. We run short, medium and long rambles giving you the option of between 3-9 miles and then you can choose whichever you prefer whether it be a leisurely pace on the shorter routes or a slightly faster pace intended for the fitter/keener walker on the longer rambles. For more information please click here
This Girl Can in Herts Week
For all Hertfordshire women and girls (aged 16 years+) who fancy giving it a go, no matter how good you are, how fit you are or how you look.
To celebrate we organised a Celebration of Netball event to inspire Herts ladies to try something new. We'd like to thank everybody who took part in both sessions on the day. You can see everybody who joined us below... and a big thanks to Louise and Lucy, our star coaches!