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Winter 2013 Issue 10

Welcome Welcome to the Winter Make-a-Move Leisure Inclusion Team Newsletter. If you have a story that you would like in the Make-a-Move Newsletter then contact the team at or call 01670 622177. The next issue of the BVAL Make-a-Move Newsletter will be distributed in Spring 2013!

Latest News Active Holidays Autumn Holiday Programme BVAL and partners delivered a fantastic ‘Active Holidays’ programme during Autumn Half Term for families and young people across South East Northumberland. There were a broad range of activities on offer including Runner Bikes, Fencing and Dance Camps. In Seaton Sluice, a Halloween Party was organised and consisted of a disco, arts & crafts and traditional games such as bobbing for apples. As part of the Ability to Play programme, there was an option to ‘Stay all Day’, a new alternative as a result of feedback from service users. Partners who have supported the programme include Seaton Valley Parish Council, Newbiggin Town Council, Morpeth Town Council, Cramlington Town Council & West Bedlington Town Council. The next Active Holidays programme will take place during February Half Term. To be the first to see the programme online (from late January 2013) please visit our website. Move It Christmas Dance Show The Move It Christmas Dance Show hit new heights with 16 groups performing throughout the evening, more than ever before! The show was a sell out with 200 people buying tickets to watch acts perform a range of different dance disciplines such as Zumba, Just Jhoom, Cheerleading and Break Dance. Each Dance group have been learning routines at weekly Move It Community Dance sessions which take place in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Delaval. A DVD from the show is available to purchase for families of those who took part. For more information on Move It sessions please contact Sophie Johnson on 01670 622182.

Archery sessions prove popular A new Archery club at Josephine Butler Campus has proved extremely popular amongst students who have tried it for the first time. Delivered by Ray Snell (Northumberland Church of England Academy) and supported by BVAL’s Make-a-Move team, 24 young people have benefitted from the coaching expertise on offer. Many of those who have attended have also gone on to pass their first level of assessment. BVAL have been able to provide support as a result of Sportivate, a programme which gives young people aged 14-25 years access to a range of different sports with the aim of continuing their participation beyond an initial 6 week period. Seaton Valley Children’s Festival The Children’s festival in Seaton Sluice took place during Autumn Half Term, providing an opportunity for children of all ages to have fun and get active. The event included music, inflatables, sport activities, crafts, story corners and much more. BVAL also provided free pumpkins and a carving station for children in preparation for Halloween. The event was really well attended and received fantastic feedback from those who attended. Jean Bell, a parent at the event said, “it has been one of the best days out. Lots of activities, entertainment for all ages. Well done.” Lewis (aged 4) and Lucy (aged 3) commented, “What a great time, great activities, loads to do”. Several partners were involved including Seaton Valley Parish Council, Blyth Valley CVA and Seaton Sluice Community Centre.

Club News School secures funding for new £300k 3G pitch Grassroots sport in Northumberland has been given a boost after a local school received a grant of £184,584 from the Football Foundation. The £296,788 project includes a combined investment of £98,704 by Cramlington Learning Village and BVAL together with a £5000 contribution from the junior football clubs in the town. Support was also received from Cramlington Town Council and County Councillors Tom Brechany and Barrie Crowther. The funding will allow the school to refurbish an existing sand-based surface into a new 3G artificial grass football pitch for use by students and the wider community Tri Northumberland Events Programme 2013 Tri Northumberland have announced their events programme for 2013. Popular events at Druridge Bay, QE2 Country Park and Ashington. In addition to this, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon has been selected as an ETU World Championship Qualifying event for 2014. Tri Northumberland will also be organising charity run events in 2013. For more information, including opportunities to train in the build up to Triathlon events please visit the Tri Northumberland website.

School Games Athletics Final a success Representatives from 5 Northumberland School Sport Areas gathered at Ashington Leisure Centre to compete in the School Games Indoor Athletics Final in January. Organised by Northumberland Athletics Network, the event was part of the Fun in Athletics programme which provides an exciting introduction to Athletics competition for young people. A number of qualification heats took place before the final which involved 380 young participants. A range of partners were involved including Northumberland School Games Organising Committee, England Athletics, Sportshall Associates, BVAL, local Athletics clubs and volunteers. Winning schools were Chantry Middle School (U11 mixed, U12 boys & girls), Cramlington Learning Village (U13 boys) and Ovingham Middle School (U13 girls). Winners of U12 and U13 events will now compete in the North East Regional School Games Final in February. For further information on School Games Indoor Athletics in Northumberland please contact Hemant Desai on 01670 622176.

What’s On Active Holidays February Holiday Programme BVAL will be delivering a range of activities during the February Half Term across South East Northumberland. Activities include a Football Camp, Rock Climbing sessions and a range of Dance Camps which includes an opportunity to take part in a performance at the end of the week and free admission to the Cinema Special at Blyth. Ability to Play ’Stay all Day’ will also be on offer following its success during Autumn Half Term. Partners include Seaton Valley Parish Council, Newbiggin Town Council, Morpeth Town Council, Crammlington Town Council & West Bedlington Town Council. To View the February Half Term Programme please visit our website. BVAL Activity Finder BVAL will be launching a new user friendly Activity Finder in 2013! It will be available on our website, and will allow you to search for BVAL activities by date, location and facility. Activity information is also available by downloading GymJam, a free App available on smart phones. Make-a-Move activities are available by searching for Blyth Sports Centre.

Funding Opportunities All of the links below provide information on funding opportunities for sports clubs and organisations in Northumberland. Make-a-Move Volunteer Package Northumberland Sport (Sportivate) Warburtons Sport England Community Activation Fund Other funding opportunities can be found at or by contacting the Make-a-Move team on 01670 622177.

Leisure Inclusion Team Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure Make-A-Move Leisure Inclusion Team offer a wide range of sport and play activities. For more information on these exciting activities please contact the Make-A-Move team on 01670 622177 or you can email us at Find us, Follow us See us!

make a move newsletter winter 2013  
make a move newsletter winter 2013  

make a move newsletter winter 2013