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Bedwell Table Tennis Club is Back!
26 May 2021
Bedwell Table Tennis Club

Thursdays 1-3pm - First sessions free £4 thereafter.

Sundays 4-8pm - £4.50 adults £3.50 juniors


Email or phone 07867 788846 for more details.

Strength and Balance classes in Bedwell
26 May 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Beginner/Intermediates - Tuesday mornings (Starts 1st June)

Advanced - Friday Mornings (Starts 28th May)

Email for more details or to book call Carol on 07929 008923

Reunion 5K, Fingers Crossed, Racing Is Back
26 May 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Spartans ANDREW PATTERSON and ADRIAN BUSOLINI took part in the Reunion 5K on Saturday. This was one of the pilot events in the government’s Events Research Programmes, organised to provide scientific data for the government on how massparticipation events can resume safely from June

England does The Daily Mile: Help get #OneMillionMoving
27 April 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

The Daily Mile is hosting its first national event day in schools and across social media, and the Partnership are delighted to be coordinating this across the county, helping to get one million children across England to be active together on Friday 30 April 2021.

20's Plenty for Ed
27 April 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

ED HARE ran the Goodwood Running Grand Prix on Sunday morning.  It consisted of 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20 miles or Marathon distances.  He took on the 20 mile challenge as a training run towards the Peterborough Marathon next month and came away with a 2 hours 48 minutes 51 seconds time which was a personal best (PB) by over 3 minutes.  Ed said it was a fantastic event with almost 1000 competitors and certainly the largest attended event since the pandemic started that he’d seen.

Spartans news update
25 April 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Spartan DANNY SCANLON ran his first race of 2021 in the Essex Half Marathon at Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden on Sunday.

Mental Health Newsletter
25 April 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. The theme is 'Nature'. 

Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most of human history, we lived as part of nature. It is only in the last five generations that so many of us have lived and worked in a context that is largely separated from nature. And it is only since a 1960s study in the US found that patients who were treated in hospitals with a view of nature recovered faster, that science has started to unpack the extraordinary health benefits.

HAPpy: Holiday Activities Programme
25 April 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

The summer holidays are looking brighter for disadvantaged children and young people in Hertfordshire thanks to an exciting partnership which delivered at Easter.

Sport England Return to Play Fund - deadline extended
10 March 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

£300 - £10,000 available

Shelley, Sports Project Officer at the Herts Sports Partnership (HSP) has asked us to share this with you all:
Sport England recently announced an extension to their current Return to Play fund. With a further £5 million in the pot and just a handful of Hertfordshire sports clubs having applied, there is plenty of opportunity left for the county to get its fair share.

If your club hasn't considered the fund, HSP is urging you to get in touch, as we're working with our funding partner Funding 4 Sport to ensure that as many applications are submitted as possible.
The Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants seeks to help and support sport and physical activity groups, clubs and organisations in responding to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-safe manner (when we’re allowed!)
This could include contributing to covering the costs incurred by having to deliver activity in smaller groups than normal or having the correct hygiene and safety equipment. Funding could be used for minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage and training courses (i.e for volunteer / workforce development) to help you deliver your activities safely.
Key Information

  • Awards of £300 - £10,000 are possible
  • Awards are to help with essential changes to services or facilities
  • Applications should be focused on returning people to previously run activity, or enabling previous projects to adapt to resume delivery, when that is possible to do so. * At this time, we are not looking to support new projects or start-ups. *

Responding to the Lockdown

  • Organisations based in Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 1-5 can now seek support towards ongoing running costs – for example rent, utilities and insurance. This is capped at a maximum of £3,000 and will only be considered with an eligible funding request. Sport England will not solely support running costs.
  • Flexibility over start date – Sport England ask that activity resumes within six weeks of national / local lockdown restrictions being lifted
  • Sport England have extended the programme, and this will remain open, up to 30 June.

Please note that nothing is guaranteed, but more information about the Fund (including eligibility / criteria, and key funding priorities) is available on
If your club / organisation / community group is interested in applying, please do not hesitate to contact me as I am happy to discuss this with you and see how best the Partnership can support you.

Shelley Woods
Project Officer
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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Fit Fed and Read - Booking Now Open
10 March 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

About the project
Fit, Fed & Read is a high-quality holiday activity programme ‐ including support with literacy ‐ in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge. Fit Fed & Read school holiday activity programmes operate across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and summer holidays.