Herefordshire Annual Sports Awards 2014 – Nominations now OPEN!


Recognising sporting excellence, achievement & support for community sport

The Annual Herefordshire Sports Awards seek to give communities or individuals the opportunity to nominate those who they feel have reached a particular sporting milestone, displayed outstanding success or have made a significant contribution to their community through sport during 2014 or their season culminating in 2014.

COMPLETED FORMS TO BE RETURNED by Wednesday, 11th December 2014 to Honorary Secretary Herefordshire Sport, Bryan White, 27 Tower Road, Hereford. HR4 0LF.
Telephone 01432 356757
E-mail :

Awards Presentation Evening will be Wednesday 11th February 2015 at Shire Hall, Hereford


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New Club, Coach & Volunteer Courses Now Live


Herefordshire FA Football Futures Leadership Day 22nd February 2013Hereford Academy – 10am – 5pm

The Herefordshire FA are running a Football Futures Leadership Day on Friday 22nd February at Hereford Academy for young people who have an interest in volunteering, want to improve their leadership skills and get involved in some fun activities throughout the day to help develop them through football activities. We have Ex England International Marieanne Spacey, former England B1 Football Manager, Tony Larkin as well as England B1 and Paralympian Dan English involved in the day, whilst the Media Group are looking to deliver a Sports Media Workshop for any young person with an interest in media and sports promotion. Please could you help us to engage as many young people as possible by promoting this within your schools/clubs/colleges and organisations. The day is for young people aged 12-19 and is only £5 to attend and this includes a FREE T-shirt! Young people can book online via the following link   For further information please visit or see the flyer & application form below.  If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact Alexis Lunn-Gadd on 01432-342179.Football Futures Day Application Form


Update from H&W CSP – Courses across the two counties

January to March 2013 Courses Are Now LIVE!

Courses now available for clubs, coaches and volunteers:

Course Time Date District
Emergency First Aid 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 23rd Jan 2013 Wychavon
Equity in Coaching 18:30 – 21:30 Wed 23rd Jan 2013 Wyre Forest
Emergency First Aid 18:00 – 21:00 Mon 28th Jan 2013 Redditch
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 17:45 – 20:45 Tue 29th Jan 2013 Bromsgrove
Funding Your Club 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 30th Jan 2013 Malvern
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2 18:30 – 21:30 Thurs 31st Jan 2013 Herefordshire
Multi Skills Clubs in Practice 18:30 – 21:30 Wed 6th Feb 2013 Worcester
Equity in Your Coaching 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 13th Feb 2013 Worcester
Emergency First Aid 18:30 – 21:30 Wed 13th Feb 2013 Wyre Forest
Business Essentials 18:30 – 21:30 Tue 19th Feb 2013 Herefordshire
Multi Skills Club Inclusion 17:45 – 20:45 Tue 19th Feb 2013 Worcester
Emergency First Aid 18:30 – 21:30 Thurs 21st Feb 2013 Herefordshire
Emergency First Aid 17:45 – 20:45 Mon 25th Feb 2013 Bromsgrove
Marketing Essentials 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 27th Feb 2013 Redditch
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 27th Feb 2013 Wychavon
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport 18:30 – 20:30 Mon 4th Mar 2013 Redditch
Business Essentials 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 6th Mar 2013 Wychavon
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 18:30 – 21:30 Thurs 7th March 2013 Herefordshire
Coaching Children and Young People 18:30 – 21:30 Wed 13th Mar 2013 Worcester
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 18:00 – 21:00 Thurs 14th Mar 2013 Redditch
Funding Your Club 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 19th Mar 2013 Redditch
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 18:30 – 21:30 Wed 20th Mar 2013 Wyre Forest
Business Essentials 17:45 – 20:45 Thurs 21st March 2013 Bromsgrove
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2 18:00 – 21:00 Wed 27th Mar 2013 Malvern

To find courses, dates and prices and to book your place, visit

 Now You Can Log Your Sports Maker Hours on Your Mobile!To record hours by text firstly ensure that your mobile number has been added to your profile and then simply send a message to 07860 001951 using the following format:‘# hours, sport’ for example, ‘2 hours, footballRemember, you need to log over 10 hours volunteering to qualify for your Polo shirt and WRFC Tickets to see Warriors v London Irish on 1st March 2013. Once you have logged over 10 hours, please contact Sue Bentley (Tel: 01905 542035; Mob: 07766 697741; E-mail: with your postal address in order to receive them.   Calling all Games Makers!The Sports Partnership for Herefordshire and Worcestershire is calling for all Games Makers living in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire area to come forward and support a new group to deliver sporting programmes across the two counties. The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire is working with Sport England on the Olympic Legacy Programme, entitled Sport Makers, to create a legacy of volunteers for the future. An event has been planned for Saturday 12 January 2013 to drive the new initiative forward, taking place at the University of Worcester at 17:00. The Partnership is looking for Games Makers from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire area to attend the meeting. The aim is to create a volunteering workforce of supporting organisations as well as developing current and future volunteers to deliver sport and physical activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. For further information and Games Makers to register please contact Hannah Whittall at or contact Sue Bentley on 01905 855498. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire!


2012 Herefordshire Sport Awards – Nominations Now Being Accepted

“What a year that was?!  The events of 2012 have focused all involved in sport on achievement and performance, and also not least on the role of volunteers.
I attach a Nomination Form for the 2012 ‘Herefordshire Sport’ Awards and hope that you will look at your own organisation and consider who deserves consideration in the various categories.
There is real merit in purely being nominated for an Award and ‘Herefordshire Sport’ carefully considers the impact individuals, teams, clubs, schools and volunteers have made on their particular sport.
When making a nomination please consider the criteria laid out, but also ensure you do full justice to your choice and also complete the required details regarding the Proposer and Seconder.  
If you have made an unsuccessful nomination in the past, please do not let that deter you – your judgement will be respected and assist us in discovering worthy candidates for these prestigious Awards.”
Bryan White, Honorary Secretary, ‘Herefordshire Sport’
The closing date for nominations is Monday 17th December.
Please direct all nominations to Bryan, using the contact details supplied in the nomination form.

Stay Inspired – Following London 2012

Stay Inspired is the inaugral bulletin from Herefordshire Sport to encourage you to Stay Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic andf Paralympic Games.

If you’re intersted in knowing more or receiving information direct from London 2012 please visit


Fundraiser: African Virtual Cycle Challenge

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Calling 35-50 year oldsAn exciting opportunity to take part in a ground breaking investigation into the power of exercise

Calling 35-50 year oldsAn exciting opportunity to take part in a ground breaking investigation into the power of exercise 

exercise Halo Leisure has been selected from leisure operators across the UK to take part in a ground breaking investigation into health and wellbeing (in partnership with the University of Greenwich and the Fitness Industry Association). To gather data to support the research Halo is offering people across the county aged between 35-50 the opportunity to receive:-          3 FREE health checks worth a total of £500-          Body composition analysis three  times throughout the yearPeople who took part in this research previously and who acted on  the support and motivation that can be available throughout the year, benefited from a  decrease in  their Blood Pressure, Resting Heart Rate,  Cholesterol Level, Body Fat % and Body Mass Index (BMI); as well as improved Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Muscular Strength and Flexibility. “This really is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in research which has the sole aim of improving your health” said Mark Lewis, Halo Fitness Superviser. “You don’t have to be a Halo member to take part; neither do you have to be physical active. This is research into health and wellbeing not fitness, so you don’t have to be currently taking part in any type of exercise to participate. The only criteria are that you are 35-50 and can spare 1 ½ hours three times a year for us to carry out the health check. Tests will take place at Hereford Leisure Centre and  will give you a fascinating insight into your lifestyle.” The first health checks will happen between 24 September-11 October.  To find out more contact Mark Lewis, Rosie James or Alex Haines at Hereford Leisure Centre on 0300 012 1222 option 2.  To express an interest in taking part:Email     Your name and phone number to, indicating that the email relates to the FIA research projectText       FIA, your name and phone number to 07866 252949Phone   0300 012 1222 option 2  The deadline for signing up is Monday 24th September 2012.


Sports Awards 2012 – The celebration of sport continues..Nominations are now open for the 2012 Sports Awards.

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been a resounding success.  It is now time to celebrate and honour the outstanding achievement and contribution of athletes, sports clubs, coaches, volunteers and officials in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Recognising the very best in sport across the two counties, the 2012 Sports Awards is your chance to nominate our sporting heroes and budding sports men and women who have made an impact on sport, young people and local communities. 

Nominate someone now by visiting