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It’s Always Nice to Hear We’re Doing Well – but It Won’t Stop Us Adapting to Improve

Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:46 by Ben Jones

It’s Always Nice to Hear We’re Doing Well – but It Won’t Stop Us Adapting to Improve

Last week, independent evaluators told us we were mostly very good and occasionally excellent. While I am exceptionally proud of the fantastic work we do here it's important we continue to look at ourselves and maintain our adaptability so that we are as useful and effective as we can possibly be.

Tags: QUEST, Sport England, assessment, evaluation

What Do We Want Physical Activity to Achieve for Norfolk's Young People?

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:15 by Mrs Kristen Hall

What Do We Want Physical Activity to Achieve for Norfolk's Young People?

Children and Young People Development Manager Steve Hulme writes about the recent release of Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People survey, and poses a question about how we can make the best use of this data locally.

Tags: Active Lives Survey, children, physical activity

Recognising the Best and Brightest of Physical Activity Achievements at the Norfolk Sports Awards

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:44 by Mrs Kristen Hall

Recognising the Best and Brightest of Physical Activity Achievements at the Norfolk Sports Awards

It was great to see a packed house at the Norfolk Sports Awards on Wednesday as we celebrated the hard work and achievements of so many deserving finalists in the field of sport and physical activity.

Tags: Norfolk Sports Awards

An Unhealthy Workforce Is Bad for Business – It’s Time for Companies to Start Taking Responsibility

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:19 by Mr Gareth Samuel

An Unhealthy Workforce Is Bad for Business – It’s Time for Companies to Start Taking Responsibility

Workplace Activity Project Lead, Katie Tierney, writes about the significant impact of introducing physical activity into the workplace both on employee health and wellbeing as well as company productivity and absentee figures.

Tags: Businesses, Workplace Health

There May Be No Silver Bullet for Loneliness, but Physical Activity is Unbeatable Ammunition in Our Fight Against This Growing Issue

Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:26 by Mrs Kristen Hall

There May Be No Silver Bullet for Loneliness, but Physical Activity is Unbeatable Ammunition in Our Fight Against This Growing Issue

Active Norfolk's Ryan Hughes writes about loneliness amongst older people, and new ways of thinking to help combat this growing condition.

Tags: Mobile Me, loneliness, older people

Creating the Right Physical Activity Offer for Young People

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:24 by Mrs Kristen Hall

Creating the Right Physical Activity Offer for Young People

Satellite Clubs bring sport to young people in local venues and attract those who are not typically very sporty. Children and Young People Project Officer George Webster writes about the impact one club is making on young people in Norwich.

Tags: Satellite Clubs, children

#ThisGirlTries

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:44 by Mrs Kristen Hall

#ThisGirlTries

Reflections on a life less sporty - "I might not be the girl that can, but I can be the girl that tries"

Tags: Hockey, This Girl Can

What Makes Great Coaching?

Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:15 by Mr Gareth Samuel

What Makes Great Coaching?

Written by Aaron Roberts
To celebrate the first ever Coaching Week in the UK, Sports Development Officer at Active Norfolk, Aaron Roberts, outlines why coaching is so important to the structure and overall enjoyment of sport as well as what makes a great coach.

Tags: Active Norfolk Staff Blog, Coaching principles, Great Coaching

How Physical Activity can Support People Living with Dementia

Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 15:59 by Mr Gareth Samuel

How Physical Activity can Support People Living with Dementia

Written By Ryan Hughes
My experience helping to provide activity opportunities to Norfolk's older population has given me a world of enjoyment and the chance to see first hand the astoundingly positive impact regular physical activity can have on quality of life.

Tags: Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Action Week, Mobile Me, Physical Activity

Mental Health and Stress - The Baby Factor

Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 11:49 by Shelley Ames

Mental Health and Stress - The Baby Factor

This week is Mental Health Awareness week, with a focus on stress. Stress takes a lot of different forms and affects people differently, so I wanted to share some thoughts about my own recent experiences with poor mental health.

Tags: Mental Health, Parkrun

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