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November 13, 20180

Children and Adults….. Sunday 18th November 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join Watford Cycle hub as they aim to cycle 423 miles… the same distance as the Rickshaw Challenge!!

Starting from Watford Cycle Hub, The Pavilion, Holywell Community Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford WD18 9QD, cycle as many 1 mile (traffic free) loops as you can to help make up the total distance.  Each loop will be counted and the miles plotted against the Rickshaw Challenge route.

£1 to enter.  Wear yellow or spots and maybe even decorate your bike!!

Get a sponsorship form and be sponsored for each loop you complete. Can you spare an hour or two and lend a hand either being a route marshal, collect money or even a lap recorder! Please email training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk We would really appreciate your support as these events!  


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November 6, 20180

Would you like to be part of the first Herts Pickleball Festival on Saturday 12th January 2019.

When: Saturday 12th January 2019, 1.00-6pm

Where: The Herts Sports Village, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield AL10 9EU

Cost: £10 per person

Equipment: Paddles and balls will be available for all those who need them

What’s included: Up to 5 hours play on 8 courts, coaching sessions, a Pickleball equipment stand and the opportunity to meet Pickleball players from across the county.

The Festival is open to Pickleball players of any ability, aged 16+, to join other like-minded people to play Pickleball, make friends and have fun. The Festival is not a tournament and there are no medals to be won or knock-out rounds. 

To book your place visit

 


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November 1, 20180

Topgolf and The Professional Golfers’ Associations’ We Love Golf campaign will team up this month to get the women of Watford and Hertsmere playing golf. The project, that has been designed following several months of research and development by the We Love Golf campaign, will drive women’s interest in trying out golf, give women the chance to hit their first golf ball in a fun and friendly environment, and provide a clear pathway to continued engagement at their local golf club.

The project begins with a free We Love Golf taster session, which will take place at Topgolf Watford, on Tuesday the 20th November. The event will be hosted by Topgolf’s team of PGA Professionals who will be on hand to take participants through the basics, help them hit their own targets and make sure that everyone has fun. This event will help women take the first, often most difficult, swing into golf but the team behind the event will also help direct their route into continued participation.

The We Love Golf campaign launched by The Professional Golfers’ Association earlier this year has identified that learning in groups is one of the key principles to retaining women’s interest in the game. As such, the women who attend the taster session at Topgolf will be offered the chance to sign up to a series of group beginner sessions running through the winter at Aldenham Golf Club. It is hoped that by feeling part of a new community from day one will help build confidence, encourage those next steps and establish the friendship groups that keep women coming back to golf.

 

General Manager at Aldenham Golf Club, Paul Lancaster, is delighted to be the first Golf Club to benefit from the association between We Love Golf and Topgolf, “The WeLoveGolf campaign in association with Topgolf is exactly the type of activity that the golf industry needs to embrace to get more non-golfers, especially women and girls, engaged with the game of golf. Starting off in the relaxed and fun environment of Topgolf before progressing to our 9 hole Village course is a great route into the game so many of us love and enjoy.”

The PGA’s We Love Golf campaign will continue into 2019 with plans to work in collaboration with industry bodies to stimulate interest in golf and deliver that interest to the people, places and products that support growth of the game.

 

 



October 11, 20180

Arsenal Women are running a new coaching programme for girls who want to play more football on a regular basis.  Arsenal Women Gunnerettes will provide weekly 1 hour coaching sessions for 24 weeks from September 2018 to March 2019.

The girls only sessions will be aimed at a mixed ability, and will help the girls taking part develop their football skills, learn more about football and make friends.

Coaching sessions will include:

  • Coaching led by Arsenal Women consultant coaches
  • Small sided games
  • Fun activities, aimed at developing girls in their technical & physical ability, but also supporting the development of their confidence, creativity and communication skills

Girls joining the coaching sessions will also become an Arsenal Women Junior Member, which will entitle girls to access all elements of a Junior Membership, including:

  • Entry to all home Arsenal Women Women’s Super League fixtures for the 2018/19 season
  • Entry to ballots for exclusive opportunities
  • And much more!

More details on the Junior Membership will be released in due course.

Arsenal Women Gunnerettes sessions will take place at:

Day Time Venue Address Surface Age Group
Monday 16:30 – 17:30 Boreham Wood Football Club Broughinge Rd, Borehamwood WD6 5AL Astro Turf Under-10s (8 & 9 yrs old)Under-12s (10 & 11 yrs old)
Tuesday 17:00 – 18:00 University of Hertfordshire De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU Astro Turf Under-10s (8 & 9 yrs old)
Friday 16:30 – 17:30 Ashlyns School Chesham Rd, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH Indoor Sports Hall Under-10s (8 & 9 yrs old)

 

To book your place at an Arsenal Women Gunnerettes session please visit: https://www.playthearsenalway.com/courses/courses.htm?page=1

If you have any specific questions about the Arsenal Women Gunnerettes, please contact Tom Hartley, Arsenal Women Development Officer – thartley@arsenal.co.uk


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September 25, 20180

The search is on for local sporting heroes and heroines as nominations are now open for the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards.

 

Held in November each year, the awards ceremony celebrates the vital contribution of volunteers in community sport and physical activity. The event represents an opportunity to nominate those individuals who go the extra mile, often behind the scenes, to keep grassroots sport and physical activity alive across the county. It could be a selfless volunteer who gives up their time to coach youngsters, who always shows up to drive the minibus, or someone you believe to be an unsung hero.

 

There are 10 categories that the public can nominate into including:

 

  • Male and Female Community Coach of the Year
  • Disability Coach of the Year
  • Contribution to Disability Sport
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • University of Hertfordshire Sports Volunteer of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • David Wray Service to Sport
  • ‘This Girl Can in Herts’ Award

 

The awards ceremony takes place at the University of Hertfordshire Weston Auditorium on Tuesday 27th November. Nominations are open to the public until Sunday September 30th so get your nominations in quickly before time runs out! You can nominate online at www.sportinherts.org – if you would like some more information about the awards, please contact Matt Hughes-Short from the Herts Sports Partnership on 01707 281204.


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September 18, 20180

This weekly exercise and movement class will dance your body fit.  Weekly sessions take place at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3BP.  The first class is free and the sessions aim to help people to keep active, feel energised and show that exercise can be fun.  Sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.15-3.45pm.  For more information please contact Tracy, exercisewithtracy@gmail.com or call 07949 055958


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September 11, 20180

As part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity, we have teamed up with Saracens Sport Foundation to offer a free trial at their Love to Dance class in Borehamwood on a Friday between 1000 and 1130am.  The class is a fun and friendly dance session for over 50’s and takes place at Farriers Way Community Centre, Farriers Way, Borehamwood, WD6 2TB.  For more information or to book our free place please contact Clare Bellchambers, 020 3675 7215 or email healthandwellbeing@Saracens.net


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September 11, 20180

As part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity, we have teamed up with Saracens Sport Foundation to offer a free trial at their Love to Dance class in Potters Bar on a Wednesday between 1245 and 215pm.  The class is a fun and friendly dance session for over 50’s and takes place at King Charles the Martyr Church, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3AS.  For more information or to book our free place please contact Clare Bellchambers, 020 3675 7215 or email healthandwellbeing@Saracens.net