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A First Marathon for Luke
18 September 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

LUKE GURNEY thoroughly enjoyed his first marathon which was at Brighton. He said it was a difficult final few miles but the gorgeous sea views and the mass crowds kept him going. He finished in 4 hours 28 minutes 6 seconds.

Be paid to run a HAPpy Camp this Christmas
18 September 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

This Christmas, Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Sports Partnership and Hertfordshire Community Foundation will once again join forces to deliver healthy food alongside physical and enrichment activities, under the name ‘HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme’.

100 For John at the Stampede
07 September 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Spartan JOHN NELMS has run one hundred marathons. That’s 100 full marathons of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) or even longer Ultra Marathons. He ran his 100th at the St Albans Stampede on Saturday. John was escorted across the finish line by his wife Sharon and son Jacob then welcomed to the 100 Club reception by a large number of Spartans (See later for his story). St Albans Stampede Altogether twenty Spartans completed at least four four mile laps at the St Albans Stampede. The Stampede was a 12 hour event around a four mile loop. Runners completed as many laps as they could within the time limit.

Funding Opportunity
03 September 2021
Sport Stevenage

ReTrain to Retain – the skills, funding and support programme for sport and physical activity in England – opens for applications today.


ReTrain to Retain as been designed to support up to 50,000 sports coaches, volunteers, fitness professionals and group exercise instructors to return to, or remain working in, the sector as it continues to recover from the pandemic.

It will also provide additional skills, funding, and support for up to 5,000 self-employed professionals and micro-businesses and will work with up to 500 sector employers to address skills shortages and fund essential training. 

Eligible job roles

Retrain to Retain is designed to help everyone working in sport and physical activity. Here's who we are focusing our support on:

·         Assistant Swimming Teacher

·         Entry Manager

·         Fitness Instructor

·         General Manager

·         Group Exercise Instructor

·         Lifeguard

·         Personal Trainer

·         Pilates Instructor

·         Pool Plant Operative

·         Recreation Assistant

·         Senior Manager

·         Sports Coach

·         Sports Coaching Assistant

·         Strength and Conditioning Trainer or Coach

·         Swimming Teacher

·         Yoga Instructor

Mental Health Newsletter
01 September 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

We Are Undefeatable is a movement supporting people with a range of long-term health conditions, developed by 16 leading health and social care charities and backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England.


The next webinar will take place on the 23rd September 11:00-12:00. Join to find out more about their upcoming autumn campaign plans, key insights from the summer campaign period and hearing from guest speakers about how they are bringing We Are Undefeatable to life.

Upcoming Events

Club Summit on Monday 4th October 7.15pm for 7.30pm start via zoom

04 Oct, 5:15 PM

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