New Sports Governance Academy set to launch in April A new Sports Governance Academy
■■The SGA will offer a number of free assets
(SGA), designed to support, develop and connect people working in the
will equip people in the sports and
sport and physical activity sector,
physical activity sector grappling
is set to launch in April 2020.
with governance, with resources,
Set up in partnership by Sport England and the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI), the SGA will offer those working
This will help organisations embed good governance Tim Hollingsworth
training and access to a thriving network of like-minded individuals. “Ultimately, it will help sports
in the industry a number of free assets
organisations to embed good
aimed at improving sports governance.
governance at all levels."
The resources will be made
The free ‘knowledge base’ will provide
available to all Sport England and
resources for raising governance
UK Sport-funded organisations.
standards such as guidance, template
Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth said: “This important support hub
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power of physical activity
Care home staff trained to lead exercise sessions Run by Sport Aberdeen’s
Staff at sheltered accommodation are being
Healthy Communities team,
trained to organise and
with funding from Paths
lead their own strength and
for All, the project aims to
balance sessions for residents,
increase functional fitness
as part of a project to get
and daily walking among
those living in assisted housing
people not currently able to
more physically active.
take part in walking groups. “The training sessions have
Leisure trust Sport Aberdeen and Paths for All – a
already proved to be a powerful
charity aiming to increase the
tool in enabling those living in
number of people who choose
sheltered housing to improve
to walk in Scotland – are
their mobility and access a
running a training programme
better quality of life through
for Bon Accord Care staff
regular activity," said Jill Franks,
working at housing complexes
Sport Aberdeen director of
in Aberdeen, Scotland.
performance and planning. "We are looking forward
The First Steps programme will provide staff with the
to helping bring this
skills to promote and provide
training to even more staff
regular physical activity
in the coming sessions."
sessions for their residents.
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■The ■ First Steps programme provides exercise sessions for residents
The sessions help residents gain mobility and access a better quality of life Jill Franks www.sportsmanagement.co.uk