• Introducing Sporta's new membership category - Associate, Non Operator Membership

  • Culture Warrington Supports Creative Remedies to Improve Health & Wellbeing in Warrington

  • Follow @SportaUK on Twitter - #Time2Trust

  • SPORTA Culture Managing and Developing Facilities and Programmes

  • Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust Inspiring the Community 2 Action

  • Sporta Green - Energy Efficiency

  • SportaOrange - Using Sports & Physical Fitness for Community Engagement

Sporta is the national association of leisure and cultural trusts. Sporta members operate a wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK - from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together they provide 30% of public leisure centres in the UK – with over 1600 facilities, they have a combined turnover of more than £1billion and they employ around 50,000 staff.

Sporta is governed by an Executive of ten Chief Executives or Managing Directors and holds three General Member meetings each year. With two small offices – in London and Edinburgh - we provide policy intelligence, business services and trust development support for our members. Most of our work is done through networks and groups of members.

Sporta membership is open to non-profit distributing organisations, primarily but not exclusively those that manage cultural and leisure facilities.

There are over 100 Sporta trusts HQs around the UK. Find your nearest one.

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RT @ConnectSport: Some great community sport content and news in the latest @SportaUK newsletter here https://t.co/kOtDa3t0QC #ConnectSport

about 2 days ago.

Read about the latest news and events across the Sporta membership in this months e-zine here https://t.co/gFe8ug9962

about 3 days ago.

Local residents suffering long term conditions achieving from health, social and motivational benefits @FifeLeisure https://t.co/0V2HnZCkTt

about 3 days ago.

@BHLIVE_UK showing the importance of diversification within trusts to remain competitive https://t.co/0HyFyuDPLV

about 3 days ago.

Thank you to all members and presenters at the Sporta GM, and to @sivltd for hosting. Lots of useful insight and discussions

about 3 days ago.

Member @mytimeactive seeking 2 Trustees: one from the leisure industry & second with public health experience https://t.co/qWxloBXmJe

about 3 days ago.

RT @mark_tweedie: @SportaUK today talking #GMDevo #GMMoving & work with GM Leisure Trust colleagues & @GreaterSport @PHE_uk

about 5 days ago.

RT @historicpools: Today we are at the AGM for @SportaUK in Sheffield - look out and say hello if you are there too

about 5 days ago.

#makeyrmove Programme Board today - 47 projects to discuss, evaluation, learning & more to come https://t.co/Jnqd86YIf8

about 1 week ago.

Opportunity member trusts w @YourLiveWire Level 2 Award in Programming & Supervising Exercise with Disabled clients: https://t.co/GUXGy3B8mh

about 2 weeks ago.

  • Sporta GM Summary

    Sporta enjoyed a successful GM on 9th February at Sheffield City Hall. The morning session heard several trust presentations including Gerry Campbell form South Lanarkshire Leisure, Matt Goode from BH Live and Rob Whitehouse from Slough Community Leisure. The afternoon session discussed the trust development programme, focussing on the challenges of contract renewal and included a presentation by Shaun Jamieson from Eversheds. Presentations from the GM are now available here (login required).

  • Exercise and Disability Level 2 training opportunity

    As part of LiveWire Warrington's, 'Inclusive Fitness' project delivered with Make Your Move funding and the English Federation of Disability Sport, they have organised a very sought after course and the offer is out to member trusts to join them. These courses do not run that frequently (particularly outside London) and are essential for any sites looking to undertaken IFI accreditation.

    Level 2 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled clients
    The CYQ Exercise and Disability qualification was developed as part of the EFDS Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) and provides instructors with the confidence and expertise to address these barriers and deliver safe, effective and fun exercise programmes for a range of people with disabilities, including Down's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, limbless/amputation-related disability and visual and hearing impairments.

    The programme is open to qualified level 2 instructors and consists of 2 days intensive training followed by assessment approximately 4 weeks later. There is a mandatory requirement that the candidate prepares for the assessment by developing a programme with a disabled client and brings that disabled person along with them on the day of the assessment. The assessment consists of a viva based on the written, planned programme with the instructor, the assessor and the disabled client and the completion of three detailed worksheets.

    Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February 2016, 9-5pm. With the assessment being on Tuesday 22nd March. The cost per place is £325.

    Venue Address – Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, Orford, Warrington, WA2 8HE.

    For enquiries or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Worswick on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01925 624996.

  • Sporta GM - February 2016

    Sporta's next General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The venue for the meeting is confirmed as Sheffield City Hall. The focus of the GM will be trust presentations in the morning focusing on business development and diversification; and the afternoon with a core focus through member's' discussions on the trust development programme that Sporta are progressing with. Booking forms will be circulated shortly.


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