Are you up for the Challenge?
Workplace Challenge is a fun way to help you, your colleagues and your clients to be more active. Almost 1,000 challengers from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight took part last year and we’re hoping to inspire many more people to get involved to make our 2015 programme even bigger and better!

The first challenge of the year starts today (Monday 5 January) to see which organisation can reach the highest points average by Sunday 1 March. Spot prizes will be awarded throughout the Challenge so it really is the taking part that’s important!  There will also be a prize for the organisation with the most employees taking part, so encourage everyone in your workplace to get involved #MyTeam2015.

There are three simple steps to getting started:
1) Visit
2) Sign up for free and create your profile
3) Start logging your activity online to earn points

All types of activity counts so everyone can get involved whether they enjoy walking, swimming, jogging, running, dancing, canoeing, cycling, boxercise, pilates, roller skiing or hula hooping! As well as setting your own goals to challenge yourself you can also compete against your colleagues, other departments and other organisations. Share your experiences and photos with us via Facebook and Twitter.

After this 8-week #MyTeam2015 challenge we will be running three other challenges over the course of the year in addition to a series of social tournaments.


Please find details below from Emily Sanderson regarding Coaching Hampshire & IOW’s Coach Education Month. If you have any further questions, please contact Emily direct on

“ I am delighted to confirm the launch of our 2015 Coach Education Month Programme. Our annual Coach Education Month programme takes place in March and provides subsidised workshops to support our voluntary coaching workforce access affordable coach education. We offer additional discounts for coaches who are signed up to our Coaching Hampshire & IOW network as well as those signed up to our current coaching projects (Project 500 and the Disability Coaching Network).

We are offering a range of coach education workshops including:

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Sports First Aid
  • Analysing Your Coaching
  • Business Essentials for Sport Coaches
  • A Guide to Mentoring Sport Coaches

These workshops aim to up skill your coaches to ensure we have a quality workforce delivering quality sport to everyone. Our workshops are taking place across the county and we would be grateful if you could circulate this to your clubs and wider networks. Bookings are now open and all information, including a full list of our programme, can be found via our website – “


Please find important information below regarding CSO and TTL from our Compliance and Inclusion Co-ordinator Susan Hudson.

  • Whilst the ruling to have a TTL-trained CSO starts on 1stApril 2015, those clubs who have registered/accredited before this will not be asked to have their CSO TTL-trained until they come up for reaccreditation or annual health check – which bides them a bit of time.
  • When a CSO has completed the TTL, there is no further training required and TTL doesn’t need to be attended again.
  • When a new CSO takes up position, they are granted 6-12 months to get to being TTL trained, as this allows them enough time to take the online and SPC 1 training, necessary prior to TTL.

More on the training for CSOs in clubs where there are under 18s, including all CAPS clubs:

  1. It is mandatory for CSOs to have a current DBS – this needs to be renewed every 3 years in line with our company policy.
  2. They must take the online training, here’s the link for it: (a minimal payment of £7.58 is required for volunteers who are EN members)
  3. Then they must take Safeguarding and Protecting Children by Sports Coach UK (or equivalent, see attachment). This is freeform CSOs.

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UKCC Level 2 Courses

Dates: 5th & 6th September and 3rd, 4th & 31st October 2015 (closing date 7th August)
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO3 5XT

funding (2)

Entry requirement
Learners are required to:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • have attended a recognised Safeguarding and Protecting Children training course within 2 years of the course start date (please submit a copy only as we cannot be held liable for original certificates that may go missing in the post)
  • have attended a recognised Emergency 1st Aid course within 2 years of the course start date (please submit a copy only as we cannot be held liable for original certificates that may go missing in the post).  Please click on the link below to see our guidelines for recognised First Aid certificates:

It is highly recommended that applicants have been an active coach in Netball for a minimum of 2 years, or attended a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Netball.

Click here to download booking form:
Level 2 Course Booking Form Oct 2014

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