The podcast from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, the Active Partnership for South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Sharing stories and good practice from the sport and physical activity sector.
Walking cricket - Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are leading the way nationally with their approach to walking cricket. We talk to the people involved to understand how they've done it and the impact it is having.
Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2019, which makes cricket accessible to older adults, or individuals who are semi – retired or retired. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities. The project was formed through a partnership with the University of the third age (U3A) and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF).
Will Saville, Managing Director, YCF
Kendal James, Participation Manager, YCF
Mac Mckechnie, Walking Cricket Founder, u3a advisor
Andy Morgan, Media Manager, Yorkshire Sport Foundation
Primary PE: Events and Visits - Burton Road Primary School
Staff from Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity, Burton Road Primary School in Barnsley, share their schools story of how they became a leading light in offering opportunities for pupils.
Burton Road Primary created a competition and activity package for local schools that helped to bring together pupils from other schools in the area, allowing them to meet and form relationships before beginning secondary school education.
Matthew Harris, Headteacher.
Andy Hawksworth, Sports Coach
Primary PE: Whole School Practice and Ethos - The story of Academy at St. James
We chat to Academy at St. James in Bradford, the first Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity named by Yorkshire Sport Foundation.
The Bradford-based school achieved the accreditation for 'Whole School Practice and Ethos', and 'Physical Education'. This episode, with headteacher Chris Tolson, and PESSPA lead, Niall O'Brien, dicsusses whole school practice and ethos.
Academy at St. James - https://academystjames.com/
Centre of Excellence - https://www.yorkshiresport.org/what-we-do/in-education/primary-pe-and-sport/centres-of-excellence/
Creating Active Schools - https://www.creatingactiveschools.org/
Engaging women and girls from diverse ethnic backgrounds
We chat with Rashida Salloo, founder of Ready Steady Active, a small organisation based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. It provides community-based sports, health and physical activity opportunities for women and girls with a focus on increasing participation and health amongst those of South Asian and Muslim background.
This episode looks at how a summer holidays rounders session has led to regular, sustained activity for women and girls in the local community. Sofiya Makda, one of the participants, joins us to share her story, from rounders novice to captain of the Batley Ninja's and member of the West Yorkshire rounders committee. She also reflects on the impact it has had on her life, and we talk more broadly about how to get more women and girls from diverse ethnic communities to be more active.
Part one: 1:32
Where it all began - An introduction to Rashida, Ready Steady Active and the rounders sessions.
Part two: 12:45
Sofiya's experience and the challenges for women from diverse ethnic backgrounds to being active.
Part three: 31:57
The impact of sport in the community.
Rainbow Laces 2021: Empower LGBT+ with Sheffield United Community Foundation
To coincide with Rainbow Laces Day 2021, we discuss the first 12 months of the Empower LGBT+ project that aims to support more people from the LGBT+ community in Sheffieldto be physically active.
Part one (1:27 - 22:06)
The background to the project
Part two (22:29 - 38:16)
The successes and challenges so far
Part three (38:19 - 50:13)
What's coming next and advice for others
Katie Glossop, Participation and Inclusion Manager at Sheffield United Community Foundation.
Amy Hood, Empower LGBT+ Project Coordinator
James Laley, Founder of Rainbow Blades
Andy Morgan, Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation
What is the LGBT+ project?
Empower LGBT+ is a new three-year programme funded by the Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association Community Fund (PLPFA) and Yorkshire Sport Foundation, to provide positive safe spaces, free of discrimination, which enable LGBT+ young people aged 11-25 to be regularly active and to provide opportunities to develop their skills and confidence in sport and physical activity.
Climate emergency: Save Today, Play Tomorrow
We speak to Richard Lindsay from Birmingham FA about their climate friendly 'Save Today, Play Tomorrow' programme.
Richard joined us for our climate series of webinars to discuss the role of the sport and physical activity sector in addressing the climate emergency. This interview is taken from that webinar and includes the audience question and answer session that also featured David Gent, CEO of Active Humber.
You can watch the webinar in full on our YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-iK4G9Psqo&t=3473s
Save Today, Play Tomorrow web page: https://www.birminghamfa.com/about/save-today-play-tomorrow
Richard Lindsay, Birmingham FA
David Gent, Active Humber
Tahir Akram and Andy Morgan