COMMUNITY WELLBEING

Across the Wirral Region

Club development

Provides support to volunteers to set up new sports clubs and helps existing clubs with applications for funding and attracting new members.

Stacey Addison
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594

Coach and Volunteer Development

Sonia Carty                                                   soniacarty@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 929 7806
Mob: 07795 813196

Merseyside Sport promote a range of courses for those working towards becoming a coach or volunteer and those already in the role.

Community sports

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

A number of community projects are on offer including:

  • Food for Sport
  • Positive Futures
  • Doorstep Clubs (StreetGames)
  • Sportsmobile
  • Club1
  • Us girls

These projects promote sporting opportunities in local areas for young people aged 14-25.

Disability sport

Provides opportunities for disabled residents, aged 5 years and over, to access leisure, sport and recreational activities.

Stacey Addison
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594

 

National Citizen Service

Paula Baker
jodiebaker@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4367
Mob: 07775 675723

An opportunity for young people aged 16 and 17 to get involved in outdoor activities, develop new skills, gain qualifications and create and develop a project that will make a difference within the community.

Visit the National Citizens Service here for information on what is available. 

View more details on the Teenwirral website.

  • Personal development programme for 16/17 years olds.
  • Social mix of young people from across Wirral.
  • YPs to take up active roles within their communities.
  • Summer and Autumn residentials 2018.
  • Programme funded to summer 2018. High profile quality programme.
  • Funding from Central Government directed through 6 regional managing bodies.
  • Places increased in Nov 2015 spending review to 330,000 nationally from 80,000.
  • Outcomes leading to positive life changing experiences, making new friends all with enhanced future employment opportunities.
  • Opportunities in mentoring & volunteering.

 

What’s on

Find out more about what’s on by visiting Teenwirral.

For more information on any sports development opportunities contact bookingsandinformation@wirral.gov.uk.

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1 month ago

Wirral Sports Development

Any Netballers out there?

Netball World Cup
We’re celebrating one year to go before the Netball World Cup 2019 lands in Liverpool! England Netball Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jade Clarke joined us at Echo Arena Liverpool for a fun skills and drills masterclass with children from local Phoenix netball club. Don't forget to sign up to register for pre-sale tickets: bit.ly/NWC_Presale_FB
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1 month ago

Wirral Sports Development

Anyone fancy a bike ride?

Pedal Away
Hoylake rides are on every week! Why not try this fun ride? It's on every Wednesday at 10am at Hoylake Community Centre. Easy pace and bikes available to borrow!
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1 month ago

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Any sports clubs lost any cones??We collected a load of these sports cones that had been thrown around Leasowe beach late on Friday. Possibly stolen from nearby school or sports club. Think there is about 20 and would like to reunite them with the owners. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Wirral Sports Development

Wirral's First Macmillan Mile

Do you know anyone who has been affected by Cancer? If so they and their family and friends are invited to join us.

The event is taking place in Birkenhead Park - meeting at the Visitors Centre for a 6pm start.

You will need to book on prior by either phoning 929 7705 or emailing macmilliancommunitywellbeing1@wirral.gov.uk

Please share this with anyone who you think would like to join in.

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2 months ago

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Any green fingered friends out there?Can anybody spare 1/2 an hour or more to help us on Friday 15th June tidy up our allotment plot before our cancer patients start using the plot? We just need to dig over and tidy it to make it look presentable and safe. No garden equipment needed but please bring gloves and helping hands if you have some.

If you can help out then please contact Lucy Holmes on 929 7715 or lucyholmes@wirral.gov.uk Thank You

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3 months ago

Wirral Sports Development

Level 1 Swimming Instructors course coming up in Crosby in June too.Want to qualify as a Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)? 🏊 We have a few places available on these courses in June! ⬇️

8th June – Blended Learning 💻 - Devizes Leisure Centre 👉 bit.ly/2H7YSE3

8th June – Blended Learning 💻 - Plymouth Life Centre, Devon 👉 bit.ly/2L7P9jA

9th June - Crosby Leisure Centre 👉 bit.ly/2L9v4t1

14th June - Blended Learning 💻 - Aylestone Leisure Centre, Leicester 👉 bit.ly/2smeoaY

15th June - Bury Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds 👉 bit.ly/2kEBhBW

15th June - Andover Leisure Centre, Andover 👉 bit.ly/2J4H4vo

16th June - Windsor Leisure Centre, Berkshire 👉 bit.ly/2JjsOlS

18th June - Washington Leisure Centre, Sunderland 👉 bit.ly/2H8P38K

19th June - Blended Learning 💻 - Rainbow Leisure Centre, Middlesbrough 👉 bit.ly/2kDjN95

23rd June - Ridgeway Leisure Centre, Swindon 👉 bit.ly/2LLhuxb

24th June - Bramcote Leisure Centre, Nottingham 👉 bit.ly/2J4vVL9

29th June - Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole 👉 bit.ly/2LNYCOa

29th June - Blended Learning 💻 - Grimsby Leisure Centre 👉 bit.ly/2LNCHX9

30th June - Kings International College, Surrey, Camberley 👉 bit.ly/2xsXgFx
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3 months ago

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Any budding Swimming Instructors out there? Course coming up soon at Neston Recreation Centre.We have a few spaces available on these Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming courses in June:

5th June - Rothwell Sports Centre, Oulton, Leeds 👉 bit.ly/2LJ3Me6

9th June - Neston Recreation Centre, Cheshire 👉 bit.ly/2LN8Sq0

12th June - Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, Surrey 👉 bit.ly/2Lb2iZe

18th June - Kingswood Leisure Centre, Bristol 👉 bit.ly/2JjtHut

18th June - Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth 👉 bit.ly/2LNz8R9

29th June - Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, Lincolnshire 👉 bit.ly/2J24Ms3

29th June - Towcester Leisure Centre, Northamptonshire 👉 bit.ly/2JfECFE

30th June - Cirencester Leisure Centre, Gloucestershire 👉 bit.ly/2sttlqN
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3 months ago

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Anyone looking for a local cycling group?Great Wirral way ride today from Hoylake Parade Community Centre. Flat easy rides with our friendly group every Wednesday at 10am. We provide the bikes too! ... See MoreSee Less

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Streetgames:

Stacey Addison
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594

  • Volunteering opportunities for 16 – 25 year olds
  • Leadership & community development skills
  • Activator and sports courses
  • Training & residential workshops
  • Quality support packages running alongside Doorstep Clubs
  • Funding from Streetgames sourced through Sport England
  • Major growth in volunteering
  • Club1 project / US girls / DSC / Events / traineeships – volunteering / Parklives
  • Food For Sport programme is available to ages are: 12 – 25 years.

Doorstep Clubs:

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

  • Target Group 14 – 25 years.
  • Top % areas of deprivation
  • Outcomes; increased participation in sport and training opportunities
  • Sport England Funding
  • Four sites of delivery one in each of the Wirral Constituencies
  • Augmented with ‘Improving Life Chances’ & ‘Bridging the Gap funding’

Club 1:

Colin Hunt
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681

  • Ages 14 – 25 year olds
  • Range of vibrant solo activities
  • Using local leisure centres
  • Mixed sessions
  • Connected to and changing mainstream sport

Doorstep Clubs – US Girls Project

Colin Hunt
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681

  • 14 – 25 year old girls
  • Girls taking the lead in activities
  • Outcomes increased participation for girls
  • Encouraging a wider audience
  • Top % areas of deprivation
  • Sport England funding to late 2016 & beyond

Traineeships / Workforce Development:

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

  • Support the development of new coaches and existing coaching workforce
  • Ensure safer recruitment guidelines are adhered to
  • Support the wider audience with training and coaching opportunities
  • Streetgames traineeship – £30PW up to £30 weeks
  • YP would be with SDU five days per week – with one day of formal training in maths , English and employability skills
  • Once trained this would lead to employment in SDU or Sport & Recreation
  • Trial phase to be rolled out later.
  • Review January 2017.

Streetgames (enhanced)

Colin Hunt
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681

  • New and exciting opportunities continue to develop through this market leader organisation.
  • Wirral Sports Development is highlighted as a quality partner and trusted provider.

Youth Sports Nights

(new funding from Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel)

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

  • Sports activities for young people aged 13 years + previously supported by Public Health
  • Delivered across 3 X Constituencies: Wallasey / Birkenhead / Wirral South / West Wirral. Funding to be sought.
  • Specific locations ‘topped up’ with locally sourced funding to aid duration and sustainability.
  • Work with those communities to enhance capacity and community cohesion.
  • Cross-cutting outcomes through increased participation in sport – reductions in ASB, safer communities, improved health, training & education

 

EIG Disabilities

(Doorstep Club funding extension)

Stacey Addison
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594

  • Weekend disability programmes across Wirral – under Club1 & DSC banner (14 – 25yrs)
  • Holiday activity programmes – 5 yrs upwards
  • All ages.
  • Outputs of increased participation for the client group. Also allowing parents / carers a break during holiday periods. Wider opportunities
  • New funding source TBC

Satellite Clubs

(Limited time extension)

Stacey Addison
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594

  • Satellite programme is a three year initiative funded by Sport England.
  • Combination of opening access to education site facilities and utilising skills and experience within sports clubs
  • The scheme seeks to provide new sporting opportunities to people aged 14-25 years (with possible inclusion of 11-13 years)
  • Funding directed regionally through Merseyside Sports Partnership
  • New funding in 2015
  • Aim to balance equalities – increase inclusion.
  • Women & girls / disability / 14 – 25yrs
  • 20 weeks of delivery.
  • Currently in year 3
  • Limited to £1500 – £3000 max

Public Health (Drugs & Alcohol):

Colin Hunt
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681

  • Targeted 1 : 1 referrals from Response / CAMHS & YOT to Wirral Positive Futures.
  • Ages 13 – 19 years aiming to reduce drug & alcohol misuse.
  • Individual and group activities.
  • Public Health Funded.
  • Outputs of increased participation in sport, reduction in reported use of substances, reduction in ASB.
  • Funded to March 2018.

 

Run in Wirral:

Fiona Hanik
fionahanik@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 929 7823
Mob: 07769 674718

  • Outputs; increased people enjoying the benefits of running / making running a sport for life / meet new people with similar interests / improved social life.
  • Qualified run leaders lead sessions.
  • Social groups – all abilities welcome and catered for.

Golf Development:

Neil Price
neilprice@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4357
Mob: 07801 737510

  • Club TG. (Try Golf) at Arrowe Park
  • Encouraging young people between the ages of 7 – 14 years to engage in lifelong participation in golf through the provision of a community based coaching programme.
  • Footgolf rolled out at Arrowe Park / The Warren / Kings Parade

 

Community Tennis Coach:

Peter Leatherbarrow
peterleatherbarrow@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mob: 07768 505150

Development new tennis activities in parks and leisure facilities across Wirral

Tennis Development with LTA

  • Oval court refurbishment & 2 new courts
  • Wirral – LTA Priority Area
  • Community Tennis Coach is based in SDU

Wirral Sports Forum

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

  • NGBs club and Wirral Council group to promote sports and share ideas.
  • Wirral Sports Awards.
  • Discretionary Sports grants.

 

Cycling:

Dave Simmonds
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187

  • Pt Time Officer – externally based.
  • Funded by Public Health.
  • Increased participation in cycling for all groups especially families.
  • Development of safer cycling opportunities.
  • Developing cycling hubs at G Gap / West Kirby Marine Lake / Oval / Birkenhead Park.

Positive Futures:

Colin Hunt
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Tel: 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681

(Enhanced outreach) Police Crime Commissioner funding.

  • Sports activities primarily in multiuse games areas. (MUGAs)
  • Direction from local Police & Crime Plan
  • Outputs of reducing ASB / drug & alcohol / increase positive social impact.
  • Focus on ‘police crime hotspot locations.
  • Activity Based Mentoring 80 X 1 : 1 and group activities for a targeted group of vulnerable young people aged 14 – 19 years based at leisure centres.
  • Wirral wide, but tends to be crime related locations – Tranmere & Victoria Parks, Illchester Square Birkenhead. Close partnership working with Youth Service and police
  • Sportsmobile takes activities into unlit areas 50 weeks per year
  • Opportunities in volunteering, training and apprenticeships

Contact

Sports Development
First Floor
Conway Centre
Conway Street
Birkenhead
Wirral CH41 6JD

TEL: 0151 666 4350

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Sports Development Unit Contact Telephone Numbers:

PersonRoleTelephoneEmail
Paula Baker


National Citizens
Service: Lead officer
0151 666 4367
Mob: 07775 675723
paulabaker@wirral.gov.uk
Laura Ward


NCS (maternity cover)
Staffing / Evolve / Programme development
0151 666 4367
Mob: 07827 981103
Lauraward1@wirral.gov.uk
Jodie Baker

National Citizens
Service: Assistant role
- recruitment
0151 666 4364jodiebaker@wirral.gov.uk
Julie Smith


National Citizens
Service: social action
phase
0151 666 4365
Mob: 07900 138942
juliesmith@wirral.gov.uk
Stacey Addison

Disabilities / Cultural
Streetgames – social
inclusion / Disability at
Birkenhead Youth
Club. / Satellite clubs
01561 666 4359
Mob: 07825 402594
staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk
Neil Price

Golf Development 0151 666 4357neilprice@wirral.gov.uk
Colin Hunt


Positive Futures /
Enhanced Outreach
Mobile sports unit
Streetgames –
Illchester Square /
Food for Sport / US
Girls
0151 666 4374
Mob:07788 184681
colinhunt@wirral.gov.uk
Mike Withy

Sports Development
Manager
0151 666 4350
Mob: 07876 476442
mikewithy@wirral.gov.uk
Hot Desk 0151 666 4369
Dave Simmonds

Doorstep Clubs –
Birkenhead Youth Club
/ Specific Sports
Development / Wirral
Sports Forum / Cycling
Streetgames / Coach &
Volunteers / Junior
Running group
0151 666 4165
Mobile 07876 577187
davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk
Peter Leatherbarrow


Community Tennis
Coordinator
0151 666 5508peterleatherbarrow@wirral.gov.u
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Fiona Hanik


Fitness classes / Run
in Wirral
0151 929 7823
0776 967 4718
fionahanik@wirral.gov.uk
Sonia Carty


DBS process /
recruitment / fitness
0151 929 7806soniacarty@wirral.gov.uk
Lucy HolmesMacMillan Community Wellbeing Manager0151 929 7715
07557 311751
lucyholmes@wirral.gov.uk