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Sporting Pathways

Introduction Contents Get into Sport 5 or Back into Sport Volunteering and 7 Coach Education Sports facilities 9 for today and tomorrow Get into Golf 11 Sports Funding 13 Schools Sport Partnerships 15 Kirklees Youth Games 17 and Mission; Active Kirklees Buzz – 19 school holiday programmes Kirklees Active Leisure 21 Fun and fitness 23 for the Over 50s Prescribed Activities 25 for better health Change 4 Life 27 Swim 4 free 29

Designed & Published July 09 by Community Sport Ashdale House, Lockwood Avenue, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire FY6 7AB Tel: 0871 200 2072 Fax: 0870 161 1634

Sport in our community – Getting fit for 2012 The awarding of the Olympic Games has increased awareness that sport is important for the nation, the regions, our communities and individuals. Sport entertains, it's fun and gives us the opportunity to express ourselves. Sport helps us to be happy, healthy and improves our quality of life. The Sports Development Service provided by Kirklees Council recognises this importance and under the banner ‘Getting fit for 2012’ creates, enhances and promotes sporting opportunities for all in Kirklees. Sports Development works with and through the Kirklees Sport and Recreation Partnership and key responsibilities include: • Organising, co-ordinating and promoting sports for school children and young people in the district. • Organising, co-ordinating and promoting programmes to encourage people into and back into sport. • Managing an educational support programme for local clubs and coaches. • Supporting sports individuals and clubs through the provision of grants. • Developing and maintaining a web presence, effectively providing a Sports Directory for Kirklees • Assisting new clubs, organising events for sports, sourcing funding and assisting clubs with funding applications This brochure aims to explain many of the facilities and initiatives developed with the above responsibilities in mind in the hope that you, your family and friends will want to join in – please do. Debbie Barber Sport and Recreation Development Manager Kirklees Council Tel: 01484 234094 Email:

Get into Sport Back into Sport Whatever your age, whether you want to start a sport or get back into a sport, there are lots of fun and friendly sessions on offer right across Kirklees. Get into Sport is aimed at young people and invites them to look better, feel better, have fun and meet new people while developing fitness and sporting skills. With at least 14 different sports to choose from, young people can find out what they like and start to realise their potential in sport. Gareth Watson Sports Development Officer, Tel: 01484 234127 Mobile: 07815 498670 Email: Website Sport 4 Life offers exciting sporting experiences for adults of all ages to help them get fit and stay fit. Sport 4 Life offers lots of different sports and invites new members to join the fun - in their own time and at their own pace. A warm welcome is guaranteed!

New! Inspire sessions at Dewsbury Sports Centre, Wednesdays from 9am until 3pm, adults of all ages and abilities, wide range of sports and activities, lunch and unlimited hot drinks included. Ring 01924 325020 or turn up on the day. Debra France-Sargeant Sports Development Officer Tel: 01484 234012 Email: Website 5

Volunteering Coach Education Volunteering - Sport makes a defining contribution to life in Kirklees making us a fairer, happier, healthier, safer and stronger community. Our volunteers are at the heart of sport in Kirklees; they play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting people to get involved, and stay involved in sport at all levels. Volunteering in sport is rewarding. You don’t even need to have played a sport or have an existing contact with a club to get involved. From admin to agent, coaching to catering and first aid to fundraising, there’s a lot of variety and lots to interest. If you’re very keen there’s always a pitch to mark out or kit to be cleaned! If you're interested in getting involved and would like more information contact Claire Howe - Voluntary Sector Development Officer Tel: 01484 234082 Email: Coach Education in Kirklees Helping people to fulfil their potential Sports coaching is both rewarding and essential to the delivery of sport. Qualified coaches may support professional sports people, sports teams, community teams or school groups, working with them closely to improve performance and achieve their full potential. If you’re interested in coaching sport, Kirklees Sports Development offers direct coaching for young people and also a structured coach education programme designed to equip coaches with the necessary skills to deliver high quality coaching programmes at all levels. For more information contact: Maureen Holroyd - Sports Development Officer Tel 01484 234098 Email: 7

Sports facilities for today and tomorrow

Work, driven by the Sport and Active Recreation Strategy (Sporting Pathways) continues to ensure there is a network of quality facilities right across Kirklees - appropriately sited and accessible to the community. Recent developments include extensive programmes of improvements at Holmfirth Pool and Colne Valley Leisure Centre, whilst future plans include a state of the art sports centre in Huddersfield and the modernisation and refurbishment of existing facilities at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre. Three of Kirklees' major sports facilities - the Galpharm Stadium, Leeds Road Sports Complex and the planned new Huddersfield Sports Centre received the endorsement of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and included in their training plans - being of 'Olympic standard' for potential training camps. This underlines that the Sport and Recreation Partnership’s programme of work is having a positive impact and should provide additional inspiration to the borough's young sports people. It’s the foundation of our ambition to have sporting talent from Kirklees competing at the 2012, and future Olympic Games. David Morby - Assistant Head of Service Culture and Leisure Services Tel: 01484 234074 Email:

Phil Longworth - Chair Kirklees Sport and Recreation Partnership Tel: 01484 234006 Email: 9

Get into golf Whatever your ability or experience, there's no better place to get into golf than Bradley Park Golf Course. Golfers (and non golfers!) of all ages are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome at Bradley Park, where you can learn, practice and play in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, using the very best of facilities at very affordable prices. Golf is good for you – physically, mentally and socially. It's a game that burns up calories, reduces cholesterol and can reduce stress. On a round you walk between four and eight miles. Bradley Park Golf Club is a full member of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs as well as the English Union of Golf Clubs and recognised as one of the leading municipal golf courses in the north of England. Its reputation and standing within the game are underlined by the fact that it has received Junior GolfMark accreditation from The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women's Golf Association - the first course in Kirklees to receive such recognition. Parnell Reilly (Professional) Bradley Park Golf Course, Bradley Road, Huddersfield. HD2 1PZ. Tel: 01484 223772 Email: 11

Sports Funding The most common challenges facing today's sports clubs is fundraising and the associated skills of marketing, selling, planning, measuring against targets, working with others and dealing with money. The good news is that help is available on several fronts: Sport in the Neighbourhood to which local Kirklees sports clubs can apply in order to improve facilities and assist with development initiatives. Maureen Holroyd - Sports Development Officer 01484 234098 Email: Sporting Legends Fund to assist up-and-coming sports stars by awarding grants of up to ÂŁ200 towards future costs Jim Beattie - Kirklees Sports Development Tel: 01484 234093 Email: Awards for All to fund projects which involve people in their local community to enjoy a wide range of sports (and other community) activities - the value of funding available ranges from ÂŁ500 to ÂŁ5000. You can apply at any time, the application form is simple and you find out the results quickly. Claire Howe Tel: 01484 234082 Email: Advice on Lottery Capital Fund applications - how to make contact with Sport England, what the process, help with sports development planning and how to tackle issues relating to, what the process invloves, help equity and sustainability Debbie Barber - Sports Development Manager 01484 234094 Email: 13

School Sport Partnerships There are 4 School Sport Partnerships in Kirklees, each established to enhance and promote young people’s opportunities to participate and progress in a wide range of sports. In tandem they raise the standards of teaching and learning of Physical Education and school sport. Working with the Sports Development team, each partnership, led by a Partnership Development Manager (PDM), is at the hub of key sports initiatives such as the Kirklees Youth Games – innovating, developing good practice and helping to shape delivery. Your Partnership Development Managers who need to maintain strategic links with key partners in sport and the wider community, are: Newsome PDM - Linda Stacey Newsome High School and Sports College Castle Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JN Tel: 01484 226639 Email: Spen Valley PDM - Shaun Fox Spen Valley High School Robertown Lane, Liversedge WF15 7LX Tel: 01924 325676 Email: Pennine Partnership PDM - Brenda Hilton Holmfirth High School Heys Road, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth HD9 7SE Tel: 01484 691460 Email: St John Fishers PDM - Julie Noble St John Fishers RC High School Oxford Road WF13 4LL Tel: 01924 527000 Email: 15

Kirklees Youth Games Mission; Active Kirklees Kirklees Youth Games The ‘Kirklees Youth Games’ is an ongoing programme of sport and sport-related activities designed to provide opportunities and inspiration for children to participate in and progress in sport - from first steps to the pinnacles of achievement. The Kirklees Youth Games, with the School Sport Partnerships at its core, raises awareness of existing sports activity and offers added sports, competitions and sports-related activity — something to attract every single child to participate in some way. Started in 2006, the highlight to date was a unique and spectacular celebration of Youth Games activity held in 2008 at the Galpharm Stadium. It united amateur and professional sport in Kirklees, involved over 2,000 young people and attracted international visitors to Huddersfield to celebrate the Beijing Olympics. Since their launch, over 30,000 children have taken part - the plan is that the games develop and deliver benefits right up to, and beyond, 2012. Martin Gonzales - Sports Development Officer – Kirklees Youth Games Tel: 01484 234094 Email: Mission: Active Kirklees - ‘Mission: Active Kirklees’ is a schools programme aimed at encouraging youngsters to become more active and healthy. Mission; Active Kirklees is run in partnership with NHS Kirklees and Kirklees active Leisure. The activities programme is coordinated through the four School Sport Partnerships. In the summer months activity days are held at different venues in Kirklees inviting thousands of eight and nine year olds to take part in a special 'Mission: Active Kirklees' circuit involving 10 active challenges, organised by the Kirklees Schools Sports Partnership with support from Kirklees Sport and Physical Activity Development Officers. Every child who accepts the mission to get more active and healthy receives a logbook to record what they do. The logbook is full of information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, containing ideas for sport and other activities. Alison Morby - Physical Activity Development Manager Tel: 01484 234088 Email: 17

Buzz school holiday programmes Finding out what’s going on in the school holidays can be difficult but Kirklees Council have brought you the solution – the Buzz publications for the Summer and Easter holidays. Buzz is packed with details of activities for young people aged 5-15years across Kirklees – many of which are free. There are loads of sports coaching courses from tennis to netball or you can try out the multi-sport sessions to see what kind of sports you enjoy. There’s always plenty of fun and games in Kirklees Actiive Leisure pools. There’s lots going on Kirklees Libraries including arts and crafts events but also, surprisingly, you may find mad science experiments and animals there too. Look out for SPLASH activities in your local area free activities with something for everyone. Explore the past at Kirklees Museums with family activity days or find your creative side at Huddersfield Art Gallery. There’s always something going on Kirklees Parks whether it’s a major event or a sporty session or even cycle training sessions. So whatever you’re into whether its sports, arts or crafts you are sure to find something in Buzz for you. Look out for Buzz at school, at council reception points, in Kirklees Together (the council magazine delivered to your door) or online at You can also ring 01484 234000 for a copy. 19

Have fun, get fit, look better, and feel great Join in the action now! Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) offers so many activities for all the family. And our gym memberships are great value for money! With over 250 classes and activities, from rock climbing to interactive dance mats, and something for all ages and abilities there’s never been a better time to use the eleven Sports Centres and Swimming Pools managed by KAL. Come and see for yourself and take the first step to getting fit and feeling healthy and happy. Gym memberships, which include cross-site use of our fitness suites, all classes, swimming during public swim times and our saunas/steam rooms, start from just 66p per day. Call into your local KAL centre today. We also offer children’s activity play schemes during school holidays and extra swim sessions. Go to our website for more details. KAL is a Charitable Trust which manages Kirklees Council’s sports centres and swimming pools. Although independent of Kirklees Council, we work in close partnership and are determined to improve and develop the sporting facilities and services available for the people of Kirklees. For further information check out Or call 0845 6122582. 21

Fun and fitness for the Over 50’s Seeking fun, exercise and a great, affordable social life? Then join the OWLS! The Over 50s Weekday Leisure Scheme offers great daytime leisure at an affordable price. You can be too young, but never too old! – Some of our members are in their 90s. Activities include swimming, fitness classes (for all levels), badminton, table tennis, interactive dance mats, Wii sports, use of fitness suites (gym), line dancing and much more. Ring your centre for details or go to

Batley Baths & Recreation Centre 01924 326167 Thursday, 10am – 3pm, cost - £4.45 (bring your own lunch) Batley Sports and Tennis Centre 01924 326181 Friday, 10am – 4.00pm, cost - £3.25, Lunch – from £1.50 Colne Valley Leisure Centre 01484 222522 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30am – 3.30pm, cost - £7.00 (£5.35 with Kirklees Passport) includes tea/coffee and lunch

Dewsbury Sports Centre 01924 325020 Monday*, Tuesday* and Friday, 10am – 4.00pm, cost - £7.60 (£5.95 with Kirklees Passport) includes lunch Huddersfield Sports Centre 01484 223630 Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm, cost - £7.60 (£5.95 with Kirklees Passport) includes morning/afternoon coffee and lunch Spenborough Sports Complex 01274 335140 Wednesday and Friday, 9.00am – 1.15pm, cost - £5.80 including tea/coffee and lunch

NB Prices and session times were correct at time of going to press. * These OWLS sessions are planned to change to Inspire for all adults from September 2009.


PALS - Prescribed activities for better health PALS stands for Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme. There’s PALS for adults and a scheme for children and it’s the local exercise referral scheme in Kirklees that supports and encourages people to make a difference to their health and quality of life by becoming more active. The adult PALS scheme lasts for 45 weeks and you can take part in group or individual activity programmes or incorporate activity in to your daily living. To qualify for the scheme you must be referred by your GP, Practice Nurse or health care specialists. You also need to be over 16 and living in Kirklees. It is for people who are currently inactive and for anyone who is at risk of developing a health condition. PALS can take part in over 60 different activities each week from Badminton to Tai chi sessions run at various locations throughout Kirklees. Many people on PALS discover that as well as improving their health and well being, the scheme is fun and a great way to make new friends and socialise. For more information please contact your GP or call the PALS office on 01484 234095 – Adults 01484 234096 - Children 25

Did you know? • Swapping sugary sweets and drinks for ones that are lower in sugar can make a huge difference to kids’ calorie intake - and it’s better for their teeth too. • It’s important for kids to have regular, proper meals as growing bodies respond better to routine. • It’s important to make sure that kids get the right amount of food for their age - not too little and not too much. • Many snacks are full of the things that are bad for us- sugar, salt, fat and calories. So try and keep a careful eye on how many the kids are having. • Kids need to do at least 60 minutes of activity a day to help them stay happy and healthy. • The way life is today means that most of us spend too long sitting down.

All this healthy knowledge comes from ‘Change4life’, a new initiative, supported by the Department of Health which helps and encourages families to eat well, move more and live longer in a bid to reduce childhood obesity. But there’s probably so much more you need to know so visit Change 4 Life at or ring 0300 123 4567. 27

Swim 4 free Young people 16 and under and older people 60 and over can swim for free at public swim sessions each week in any of the nine pools across Kirklees. Swim4free is initially a two year programme which aims to encourage people to swim regularly as a way to keep active and healthy. Taking part in the free public swim sessions is easy – simply show your ‘more’ active Card at the pool reception each time you swim. You can register for your “more” active card at any Kirklees Active Leisure swimming pool for a one-off nominal fee of £2.00. Kirklees Council has teamed up with Kirklees Active Leisure to offer over 200 hours of free public swims each week. Details of the times of the free sessions are available at your local swimming pool or visit /swim4free Swim4free is the part of the government’s Legacy Action Plan, which aims to get at least two million more people active before 2012.


Sporting Pathways  

Sport in the Kirklees community - Getting fit for 2012

Sporting Pathways  

Sport in the Kirklees community - Getting fit for 2012