Summer activities at Lakeside Campus

University Lakeside Campus to host holiday club for young people

The University of Worcester will provide five weeks of holiday clubs for children aged 8-14 at its new Lakeside Campus.

Starting on the 25th of July and running until the 26th of August, children will be invited to take part in a variety of activities to keep them busy throughout their summer holiday.

From 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a team of friendly, qualified instructors will guide children through a packed day of fun.

An exciting selection of outdoor adventure and sport activities are on offer; including bush craft, archery, kayaking and a zip-wire. All making use of the University’s newly improved and refurbished Lakeside Campus.

Children will also have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their team work and leadership qualities by participating in activities like raft building and a low ropes course.

The cost for 1-5 days is £30 per person, per day but discounted rates are offered for those attending for longer: £27.50 pp/pd for 6-10 days and £22.50 pp/pd for 11+ days.

The club will run no matter what the weather so a classic British rainy summer won’t stop the fun.

For further information contact Rob Delahay by phone on 01905 622 223 or email r.delahay@worc.ac.uk.

Please see attached flyer for details of the Summer Holiday Club at Lakeside.

Summer activities at Lakeside Leaflet

Summer Netball Camps at the University Arena

Open to all ability levels: a great way to enhance your skills and enjoy yourself!

9th-10th August for school years 4-6

11th-12th August for school years 7-9

(Ages from school year starting in Sep 2016.)

Sessions: 09:30 – 15:30

Only £30 per day or £50 for 2 days

Registration Form attached. If you have any questions, please contact the Arena Reception 01905 544 444.

Worcester Summer camp registration form

Summer Netball Camps at the University Arena

Open to all ability levels: a great way to enhance your skills and enjoy yourself!

9th-10th August for school years 4-6

11th-12th August for school years 7-9

(Ages from school year starting in Sep 2016.)

Sessions: 09:30 – 15:30

Only £30 per day or £50 for 2 days

Registration Form attached. If you have any questions, please contact the Arena Reception 01905 544 444.

Worcester Summer camp registration form

Summer activities at Lakeside Campus

University Lakeside Campus to host holiday club for young people

The University of Worcester will provide five weeks of holiday clubs for children aged 8-14 at its new Lakeside Campus.

Starting on the 25th of July and running until the 26th of August, children will be invited to take part in a variety of activities to keep them busy throughout their summer holiday.

From 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a team of friendly, qualified instructors will guide children through a packed day of fun.

An exciting selection of outdoor adventure and sport activities are on offer; including bush craft, archery, kayaking and a zip-wire. All making use of the University’s newly improved and refurbished Lakeside Campus.

Children will also have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their team work and leadership qualities by participating in activities like raft building and a low ropes course.

The cost for 1-5 days is £30 per person, per day but discounted rates are offered for those attending for longer: £27.50 pp/pd for 6-10 days and £22.50 pp/pd for 11+ days.

The club will run no matter what the weather so a classic British rainy summer won’t stop the fun.

For further information contact Rob Delahay by phone on 01905 622 223 or email r.delahay@worc.ac.uk.

Please see attached flyer for details of the Summer Holiday Club at Lakeside.

Summer activities at Lakeside Leaflet

Summer Netball Camps at the University Arena

Open to all ability levels: a great way to enhance your skills and enjoy yourself!

9th-10th August for school years 4-6

11th-12th August for school years 7-9

(Ages from school year starting in Sep 2016.)

Sessions: 09:30 – 15:30

Only £30 per day or £50 for 2 days

Registration Form attached. If you have any questions, please contact the Arena Reception 01905 544 444.

Worcester Summer camp registration form

Summer activities at Lakeside

University Lakeside Campus to host holiday club for young people

The University of Worcester will provide five weeks of holiday clubs for children aged 8-14 at its new Lakeside Campus.

Starting on the 25th of July and running until the 26th of August, children will be invited to take part in a variety of activities to keep them busy throughout their summer holiday.

From 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a team of friendly, qualified instructors will guide children through a packed day of fun.

An exciting selection of outdoor adventure and sport activities are on offer; including bush craft, archery, kayaking and a zip-wire. All making use of the University’s newly improved and refurbished Lakeside Campus.

Children will also have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their team work and leadership qualities by participating in activities like raft building and a low ropes course.

The cost for 1-5 days is £30 per person, per day but discounted rates are offered for those attending for longer: £27.50 pp/pd for 6-10 days and £22.50 pp/pd for 11+ days.

The club will run no matter what the weather so a classic British rainy summer won’t stop the fun.

For further information contact Rob Delahay by phone on 01905 622 223 or email r.delahay@worc.ac.uk.

Please see attached flyer for details of the Summer Holiday Club at Lakeside.

Summer activities at Lakeside Leaflet

Summer Netball Camps at The University Arena!

Open to all ability levels: a great way to enhance your skills and enjoy yourself!

9th-10th August for school years 4-6

11th-12th August for school years 7-9

(Ages from school year starting in Sep 2016.)

Sessions: 09:30 – 15:30

Only £30 per day or £50 for 2 days

Registration Form attached. If you have any questions, please contact the Arena Reception 01905 544 444.

Worcester Summer camp registration form

Summer Activities at Lakeside Campus

Summer activities at Lakeside Leaflet

Beginning 25 July – 26 August

Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm

The University of Worcester presents 5 fun packed holiday club weeks, of outdoor adventure sport and activities. Treat your children to a day, a week, or the whole summer playing in the great outdoors under the careful guidance of our qualified and friendly instructors. Whether it’s canoeing on the lake, soaring on a zip line or testing your bushcraft skills – there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer!

Workplace Challenge Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Following its success last year wheelchair basketball is back! Our wheelchair basketball tournament offers businesses a chance to try their hand at the fast and fun Paralympic sport. We received great feedback from the event with many of you wanting further opportunities to get involved with the sport so we have organised another tournament.

Teams will consist of 8 members, with a registration cost of £30 per team. The tournament will take place on Tuesday 12th July 2016, at the University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN.

For more information please contact Billy Hunt on b.hunt@worc.ac.uk

Sign up now http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/handw/competitions/2016/07/workplace-challenge-wheelchair-basketball-tournament

Workplace Challenge rounders tournament

Over 250 people from 14 companies from across Worcestershire took part in a Workplace Challenge rounders tournament, organised by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, on Wednesday 24th May.

Hosted at the Lakeside Campus (formerly Top Barn), the aim of the evening was to give workplaces a great opportunity to have some fun and get active with their colleagues as part of Workplace Health Week.

Businesses from across a variety of sectors participated including teams from Compco Fire Systems, Worcester City Council, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust, Action for Children, Interserve, plus a number of different departments representing the University of Worcester and the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to name but a few.

With over 50 games of rounders played over 5 pools, the overall winners of the tournament went to a staff team from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College closely followed by a team from Worcester Warriors and Tudor Grange Academy.

Jude Wild, a member of the University of Worcester’s Finance team, said “We had a real laugh, and got in some exercise too! Despite nursing various bruises and minor injuries (I think I have whiplash from a particularly spectacular fall last night) we have all made it in today with huge grins on our faces having had a really good evening. We can’t wait for the next one!”

Dr Susie Hart, Director of Sport Partnership and Community Engagement at the University of Worcester said, “It was a pleasure to host the Workplace Challenge Rounders Tournament at our new Lakeside Campus. Working with the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire to engage with the wider Worcestershire business community enabled us to highlight the new campus offering as a multipurpose outdoor activity and sport facility for our staff, students and the community.”

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire Director, Stephen Brewster, said “It was a fantastic evening and we hope all the businesses enjoyed themselves. It was great to have such a great turnout from a variety of businesses across Worcestershire and see everyone having fun, team building and doing some physical activity as well.”

For more details on how to get involved in the Workplace Challenge please visit www.workplacechallenge.org.uk. The next Workplace Challenge event will be a Footgolf competition at Gaudet Luce Golf Club on Tuesday 21st June, registration is now open on the website.

Women in Sport and Exercise (W.I.S.E.)

W.I.S.E. Week: Monday 9 May – Friday 13 May 2016

Join us for a week of free physical activity, debate and promotion of female engagement in exercise and sport at all levels.

From stress-reducing yoga to invigorating dance sessions – there is something for everyone.

For a full list of activities and events, see the attached flyer and timetable or visit: www.worcester.ac.uk/WISE

Download the poster

Read the Physical Activity and Recreation Programme

WISE week2 for blog

Women in Sport and Exercise Networking event

The working group behind the promotion of Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE) at the University of Worcester are hosting an informal networking event at the University Arena to help celebrate the biannual WISE week. Come along to discover the work that has taken place over the last 12 months sharing our future plans and how you can join in.

We are aiming for those involved in the provision and continued promotion of women in sport and exercise in the Worcestershire area to share good practice with other likeminded individuals. However, it will also be an opportunity to highlight and advertise the upcoming sport and exercise provision that will be available to students, staff or the local community.

If you have any questions about this event or are interested in attending please get in touch with Gill Renfree (g.renfree@worc.ac.uk) or click on the code on the attached flyer: WISE networking

networking event flyer

Over 60s Get Their Own Competitive Games in Worcester

Over 60s from across Worcestershire will come together to compete in the first Worcester Senior Games, taking place at the University of Worcester.

The Games take place on Wednesday, May 11, at the University’s St John’s Campus, and will include walking football, badminton, walking basketball, short mat bowls and adapted indoor cricket.

Dr Susie Hart, the University’s Director of Sport Partnerships and Community Engagement, said the event has been inspired by the successful University of Worcester Seniors (60+yrs) Programme, in which more than 200 clients attend weekly, to engage in a range of inclusive sport and exercise activities, led by professional staff from the University, supported by student coaches and volunteers training to be instructors.

Members of Worcester U3A have volunteered, along with University students, to organise each competition and encourage competitors to enter. Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sport Partnership, and Age UK, have also contributed by sourcing equipment and promoting the event via local networks.

Senior academics, Dr Clare Rhoden and Dr Jennifer Joyce will join Dr Hart and be in attendance throughout the event to collect valuable applied research data from athletes and spectators.

Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants, is sponsoring the event. Ian Smith, Partner in Charge of Bishop Fleming Worcester Office, said: “The University of Worcester is doing great work in researching, and promoting, the benefits of physical activity for people of more mature years. Bringing that together, in the world class facilities at the University, in the form of the Senior Games is a brilliant initiative, and one we are keen to support as part of our wider relationship with the University.”

The Worcester Senior Games 2017 will be extended to include table tennis, archery and running events, and will welcome competitors from further afield.

Those wishing to enter a competition at the event this year are invited to contact Odette Fielding at o.fielding@worc.ac.uk or by telephone at 01905 855269, or Dr Susie Hart at s.hart@worc.ac.uk or 01905 855140.

New Workplace Challenge Mixed Rounders Tournament

rounders-workplace-challenge-digitalGet your staff team together for the next Workplace Challenge Mixed Rounders tournament?

A great chance to get active with your workmates!

As part of the Workplace Challenge to get businesses more active, we are hosting a mixed rounders tournament for companies across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The tournament is a mixed rounders event open to all abilities to come along, get active and enjoy some friendly competition as well as a chance to network with other businesses across the counties.

The event will take place on Tuesday 24 May at University of Worcester Lakeside Campus (formerly Top Barn Activity Centre).

Timings: Registration between 5.30pm and 6pm
Games start 6pm

Teams can consist of a maximum 12 players (minimum of at least 8 is advised)

Get active with your colleagues and join the conversation #WPCRounders

For more information please contact Billy Hunt – b.hunt@worc.ac.uk or 01905 542381

Register your team here https://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/handw/competitions/2016/05/workplace-challenge-rounders-tournament

Simply Run

Want to get active? The University, in partnership with the County Sports Partnership will be running a weekly running programme, based on ‘couch to 5k’. This is designed for complete beginners or people who want to run recreationally to progress to running a full 5k by the end of the programme. The programme will be ran by an instructor and will progress each week designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running. Also it is completely free!

This will take place on the University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Sand-filled Astro turf. The programme runs every Monday 5-6pm. 

If you would like more information please contact: Hannah Crowther via h.crowther@worc.ac.uk, or Sue Bentley via s.bentley@worc.ac.uk.

 

Staff Netball

Staff Netball is due to start on Monday 1st February 5.15-6pm in the Sports Hall! Staff netball will take place every Monday until the 23rd May. £2.50 pay as you play, or if you have a UW fitness membership it is inclusive within that. Fully qualified Level 2 coach will run the session. Everybody is welcome regardless of ability!

Any questions or queries please contact Hannah Crowther at h.crowther@worc.ac.uk.

 

 

Women in Sport and Exercise (W.I.S.E.)

W.I.S.E. Week: Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2015

Join us for a week of FREE physical activity, debate and promotion of female engagement in exercise and sport at all levels. From early morning Tai Chi to 
Dancing like Michael Jackson – there is something for everyone.

For a full list of activities and events visit: www.worcester.ac.uk/WISE or click on the poster below. WISE Week 1 poster timetable

Don’t forget your trainers!

Women in Sport and Exercise (W.I.S.E.)

WISE WEEK: Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2015

Women in Sport and Exercise (W.I.S.E.) is a task force set up by the University of Worcester to advocate gender equity in all areas of the sport and exercise domain.

Please join us for a week of physical activity, debate and promotion of female engagement in exercise, physical activity and sport at all levels from Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December.

Programme of activity attached.

WISE Week 1 poster timetable

Wise Week A5 flyer

Reading the Game – modern sports book writing

Reading the Game
Friday 20th November 2015
The Hive Studio 17.30 – 21.00

Want to know what it is like to write the autobiography of a football legend like David Beckham or Cyrille Regis?

How to tell the compelling inside story of an amazing feat like Sunderland’s giant-killing, against-all-odds 1973 FA Cup win?

Or what it’s like to get down and dirty to unearth exclusive findings the football authorities would sooner be kept unhidden from the public gaze in a sports investigation?

Maybe a reminiscent look back at a game that once was? Or sports fiction writing to appeal to teenagers?

Then why not enjoy an evening dedicated to modern football book writing with renowned sports authors Tom Watt, Chris Green and Lance Hardy – who have penned some of British football’s most notable books of recent times and have been at the forefront of Britain’s post-Fever Pitch football writing boom.

They’ll share thoughts on their own favourite football books of all time which have inspired and influenced their own work.

If you want to know how to go about getting your own football book commissioned, written and published – they’ll provide a detailed guide to the whole process – from shaping a winning synopsis, to exhaustive research, sourcing interviewees (sometimes your heroes), burning midnight oil to meet deadlines and the final satisfaction of seeing your name on the cover and reading favourable reviews.

They’ll also share the inside track of (ghost) writing that most popular of sporting genres – the football autobiography.

Chris Green and Tom Watts will also be running a session in the afternoon from 15.00 specifically for students  – covering topics such as working with the media, publishing a book and the art of storytelling –  please promote this event to your students if you think they would be interested.

For tickets for this free event or for further information, please contact sportsoffice@worc.ac.uk or phone 01905 542658.

Reading the Game Flyer

Inactive volunteers wanted for research into very time-efficient exercise for improving fitness

In collaboration with Department for Health at the University of Bath, Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester are investigating the benefits of very time-efficient exercise programmes. After promising results in previous studies we will now investigate whether a single short cycle sprint performed three times per week can be sufficient to improve fitness levels. For this study we are looking for healthy volunteers (18-30 years old) who are not currently involved in regular exercise training.

Participation will involve:

  • Two fitness tests (one before and one after the exercise programme)
  • Completing 3 exercise sessions each week for 4 weeks (all supervised in our labs)
  • The exercise sessions will consist of a single 20-second ‘all-out’ cycle sprint
  • Half the participants will be allocated to a control group which will involve doing the fitness tests but not the sprint training

If you would like more information, or are interested in volunteering, please don’t hesitate to contact Annie Lambeth-Mansell by email (a.lambeth-mansell.ac.uk) or by phone (01905 855228).

Free staff football

It’s the start of a new year so it seems a good time to remind people, or to tell new members of staff, about the FREE all staff football that runs on Tuesdays at 5-6pm on the St. John’s Campus 3G pitches.

This football is aimed at all levels and abilities so anyone can come along. For any newly joined staff it is a great opportunity to meet people outside of your team or department.

If anyone is interested you can just turn up at 5pm on a Tuesday or if you have any questions at all you can contact James Atkins at j.atkins@worc.ac.uk or on our Staff Football Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UowStaffFootball

Hope to welcome back some old faces and meet some new ones soon.