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UK Coaching Great Coaching Comeback Survey

UK Coaching Great Coaching Comeback Survey

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 10:32

UK Coaching has developed the great coaching comeback survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on coaches and what they need to return to play in 2021. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Business, Feature-bigger, News, SOS

Just under 2 weeks to go until our Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival!

Just under 2 weeks to go until our Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival!

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00

This year, we will be running our second ever Virtual School Games County Festival - the LRS Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival from the 17th- 21st May. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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Daily Boost 'Skip Into Spring' challenge & winners announced

Daily Boost 'Skip Into Spring' challenge & winners announced

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:54

This latest Daily Boost Challenge was a hit with many primary schools, who took to the playgrounds to learn new skipping tricks as well as reminisce on old skipping song favourites. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Schools, Daily Boost, News

Get ready for our Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival!

Get ready for our Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival!

Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:47

This year, we will be running our second ever Virtual School Games County Festival - the LRS Virtual School Games Paralympic Festival Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:47

Syston Sailing Club in Leicestershire is celebrating getting back on the water with its very own sea shanty!

The catchy tune - Hey Ho Rum and Cake! - was written in lockdown by committee member Elaine Trewick as a way of helping members to keep in touch and have fun.

Telling the story of how Covid-19 forced the club to shut, with sailors 'missing their mates in the Sunday race', it was practiced and recorded on Zoom and also by the lake when the club was finally able to reopen at the end of March.

The video has now been shared @RYAMidlands on Facebook with club sailor Gareth James leading on guitar and fellow members joining in as backing singers.

Elaine, who crews a doublehanded boat at the club, said: "We're all singing at different times because it had to be done individually but we had a lot of fun and it kept us all in touch over lockdown. It even got some of us to know each other a bit better so it's really brought the club together."

Watersports were among the first to be allowed back when government restrictions eased after lockdown three and club members are now looking forward to swapping singing for a summer of sailing back on their lake.

Commodore Jez Lewis added: "I think it was great for some of our members to try and keep our spirits up with some light entertainment and I would like to thank Elaine for motivating the members into verse. We have missed sailing at our club and seeing friends, now our mental wellbeing has been lifted as we all start to do the sport we enjoy and love."

Syston SC is a family friendly sailing club and an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Recognised Training Centre, offering courses, cruising and racing for all ages and abilities and a warm welcome for visitors who would like to find out more. The club can be contacted via email rsa.sailing@outlook.com or Commodore Jez Lewis on 077 4064 3969. To discover more about how to start boating, visit www.rya.org.uk/get-afloat.

Video: A copy of the Syston SC sea shanty can be found at: Dropbox

(Source: Royal Yachting Association and Syston SC)

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News, Sailing

Mind’s Mental Health in Physical Activity Survey

Mind’s Mental Health in Physical Activity Survey

Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:35

Mind have launched a Mental Health in Physical Activity Survey for Grassroots sport and physical activity organisations who work at a county to national level in England and Wales. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News, SOS

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 09:51

Have your chance to make a difference in the community by volunteering as a COVID-19 health champion. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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