Scarlett has been a very busy lady since the Commonwealth Games started as she has taken a mini break from the office to take on the exciting role of Press Operations and Mixed Zone Manager for the Squash and Table Tennis in Glasgow.
The Squash medal matches definitely rushed Scarlett off her feet as Laura Massaro claimed Silver for England in the Women’s Singles Squash final against Malaysia’s world number one Nicol David. Shortly followed by Nick Matthew, who became the first man to retain the Commonwealth Games singles squash title after beating fellow Englishman James Willstrop.
Keep your eyes peeled for a full blog from Scarlett on all the results, gossip and overall experience of the Commonwealth Games when she’s back…
So great to open The Telegraph this morning and see London Mayor, Boris Johnson, displaying his boxing skills, in Life Fitness gloves, for the launch of Coca-Cola Zero’s ParkLives programme.
ParkLives are hosting daily games and sports in 70 parks in Newcastle, Birmingham and the London borough of Newham. Read the article online and watch the video here
Great uppercut BoJo!
Sue and Nicky J headed to the Excel last Friday to attend Fitpro Live!
The show was absolutely buzzing, with some great group exercise demonstrations as well as catch ups with new and old faces of the industry!
TRX had a great stand with Fraser Quelch, Head of Training & Development for TRX, across from the States to put the attendees through their paces!
Definitely an event for the diary next year…
Nicki headed to Nottingham this weekend to join the pacing team at the Women’s Running 10k and said: “it was such an inspiring weekend meeting so many incredible women – hundreds running their first 10k and others racing to the finish line on Victoria Embankment to smash their PB!”
And it’s posts like this that sum up the magic of race day.
Sue was very pleased to be invited to attend the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards at St. James’s Palace yesterday. Hosted by the Alliance’s President HRH the Earl of Wessex, the event provides a great opportunity to celebrate sport (and network with lots of key players!)
This year there were six categories of awards and the winners were:
- Community Sport and Recreation Overall Winner – Irvine Bay Gymnastics Club
- Volunteer Management – Retford Swimming Club
- School Links – Empire Fighting Chance
- Professional Club Community Programme of the Year Award – Derby County Football Club
- Green Thinking – The Castle Climbing Centre
- InnovativeProject Award – North East Regional Fencing’s Street Swords programme.
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson also received the prestigious Arthur Bell trophy for her contribution to grassroots sport.
Tanni gave a moving speech thanking the countless volunteers in sport. She shared the advice she’d been given by her father: “If you want to be good, get good people around you” and talked about her new role as taxi service, cake maker and sports volunteer for her daughter Carys who takes part in competitive Kayaking.
One quote from Tanni that particularly resonated with Sue:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
It’s great to see that the coverage for the Women’s Sport Trust and its #BeAGameChanger event keeps coming with this lovely piece in this month’s Women’s Fitness. Also including a fab case study from the Back to Hockey campaign.
A favourite moment for many of our team at the ukactive conference last week. Enjoy!
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