Disability training course for clubs and coaches

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We are holding a ‘How To Coach Disabled People In Sport’ coaches workshop delivered by Sports Coach UK.

As part of our continued work with local clubs under our Six for All project we are running this training course to allow coaches and clubs of all levels the chance to become more inclusive.

Suitable for all coaches, this workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and effective.

Details

  • Date: 29 October, 2015
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Venue: Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1RB

This course is free to coaches from clubs in the Epping Forest district. For coaches outside the district the cost is £10.

For bookings and further information please contact Olivia Worsfold on 07711 014879 / 01992 564220 or email oworsfold@eppingforestdc.gov.uk.

 

Underwater Drawing exhibition

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A display of drawings made underwater and films of the drawings taking shape, produced at this year’s exciting Big Draw events, will be coming to Loughton Art Centre.

Local people were invited to work together to create drawings whilst completely submerged underwater.  Swimmers were encouraged to join Epping Forest College students at Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool to create these unique drawings. Year 9’s P.E. class of Davenant Foundation School also took part in their school pool.

The Big Draw Underwater

Details

  • Where – Loughton Arts Centre, Lopping Hall, 187b High Road, Loughton, IG10 4LF
  • When – 16 to 30 October, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

The exhibition will also be returning in 2016 at Epping Forest College, where college students will help to curate, publicise and document the show.

 

World squash day

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Saturday 10 October 2015 is World Squash Day #WSD2015.

To celebrate World Squash Day Epping Sports Centre has free ‘come and try’ sessions for juniors aged 5 to 11 years old from 10am to 1pm – why not give it a go?

World Squash Day poster

Register at reception or call 01992 564564 for more information.

 

Join us for underwater drawing fun

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As part of the worlds biggest drawing festival The Big Draw, we are offering a drop-in drawing event to get people from across the district to come and draw with us … underwater!

The Big Draw Underwater

Details

  • When – Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool, Roundhills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1UP
  • Where – Tuesday 6 October from 3pm to 6pm
  • What – All you have to do is dive down and draw on the special waterproof paper known as Parax Paper that will be placed at the bottom of the pool. Working as team when you run out of breath just bob up to the surface and let someone else have a go, to create a crazy underwater masterpiece.
  • Idea – The idea behind the project is to explore how our environment changes or dictates the way we make art. In the work made so far have, participants have chosen to wear light, loose fitting clothes over their swimwear but no shoes of course! Please bring goggles if you have them.
  • Cost – Normal swim charges apply, but participation in this event is free.

Epping Forest District Council’s Culture team is running a drawing project with a difference, hope to see you there.

Inclusion Project October half term activities

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The Epping Forest Inclusion Project is running a variety of activities for children and young people with SEND this October 2015 half term. Why not join us for some fun!

Inclusion Project October half term 2015 flyer

Monday 26 October 2015

Own a Pony

  • 10am to 12pm
  • High Beech Riding School, Pynest Green Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3QL
  • £20 includes hat hire

Enjoy a morning of riding and all the fun that comes with owning a pony. Learn how to groom, tack up and feed ‘your’ pony. Limited spaces, must book in advance. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN. Please wear suitable clothing.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Bounce & Swim

  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Ongar Leisure Centre, The Gables, Ongar, CM5 0GA
  • £5 (both sessions) £3.50 (for one session)

Come and enjoy an hour of trampolining and an hour of swimming. Book both sessions or just the one that takes your fancy. Parents can swim too! If your child is under 8 you need to be present for the swim session.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Autumn Suntrap Funday

  • 10am to 3.30pm
  • Suntrap Forest Education Centre, Church Road, High Beach, IG10 4AJ
  • £15 for the first child (additional children £7.50, adults free)

See the forest at its autumn finest and join us for this Halloween theme day. Pumpkin carving, forest trails and lots more. A brilliant day whatever the weather. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing and footwear. Limited spaces must book in advance. Parents must stay if child is under 5.

Thursday 29 October 2015

Booster Cushion performs Hansel, Gretal & You…Who?

  • 11am
  • Loughton Library-First Floor (Jazz Archive), Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD
  • £5 per child (adults free)

This really is fun for all the family. Come and hear the unique story of Hansel and Gretal. With help from the audience can you save them from the Candy House and the Ginger Witch! This is a fast funny show with lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Friday 30 October 2015

Yogini Tinies – Play, Learn & Share Workshop

  • 10am to 2pm
  • The Limes Centre, Chigwell, IG7 5LP
  • £6 per child

Learn yoga the Yogini Tinies way-through story telling, music and creative play. This fun interactive session will help improve you child’s posture, core strength and muscle tone. Siblings welcome. Limited spaces must book in advance.

Inclusion Project booking information

  • Book online

  • Call our booking line on 01992 564226 (open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm)

 

Excel in sport with our Young Sports Award

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Are you aged 13 to 25, have a real talent in a sport and need help to develop your skills? If the answer is yes, apply for an Active Epping Forest Young Sports Award ranging from £500 to £1,000 now.

Active Epping Forest Young Sports Award

Active Epping Forest logo

Are you eligible?

You must

  • Be aged 13 to 25 on the closing date of the applications (30 November 2015)
  • Live in the Epping Forest district (or if you are at college or university your family home must be in the Epping Forest district)
  • Be competing at a county, regional or national level in a nationally governed recognised sport (if you are unsure please contact Fabrizio on 01992 564567)

To be considered for an award you will need to be at least regional standard in your sport and be able to support your application with detailed information as well as a referee.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an informal talk in December to meet the panel and give them further information about your plans for the future as well and any other developments that may have occurred since your application.

Closing date for applications is 30 November 2015.

Let us help you 

Councillor Helen Kane, Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder said: “Our sports award recognises the hard work, dedication and commitment needed to play sports at the highest level. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing achievements of our young people and help them excel in their chosen sport.”

“If you’re a county or national standard sports person aged 13 to 25, let us help you to develop your skills, apply for an Active Epping Forest Young Sports Award now.”

Want to know more?

For more information please contact Fabrizio Ferrari

 

Book your kids summer activities now

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Youth activities, summer sports, family entertainment, activity camps & more – book your kids summer activities now!

Summer activities 2015

You will find lots of exciting things to do throughout the school holidays. There’s a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, children’s theatre and multisport activity sessions.

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project runs a number of sessions and activities for children and young people with additional needs.

Book your activities in 3 easy steps

      1. Choose the activities you’d like your kids to attend

        Read our summer activities brochure 2015 (pdf 1.26MB)

      2. Book and pay for the activities online

        to book by telephone please call 01992 564226 from 1 July

      3. Add the dates to your diary

        Get ready to celebrate the summer!

What’s going on?

  • Activity Camp

Activity Camp is the new playschemes programme from Epping Forest District Council. Each day of the Activity Camp is jam packed with sports, arts, dance and drama activities that will keep young children smiling and having fun all day long. Find out more in our summer activities brochure 2015 (pdf 1.26MB).

  • Play in the Forest

Play in the Forest is all about playing games and having fun in the forest. Play Rangers will bring along a wide range of equipment and activities for children and young people to enjoy and will help them explore the forest. Activities will include den building, nature trails and woodland arts and crafts. Find out more in our summer activities brochure 2015 (pdf 1.26MB).

  • Play in the Park

Play in the Park is all about playing games and having fun outdoors. Play Rangers will bring along a wide range of equipment for children and young people to enjoy and will help organise games. Space Hoppers, flying saucers, cricket, football, art & crafts … endless fun! Find out more in our summer activities brochure 2015 (pdf 1.26MB).

Celebrate the summer

Councillor Helen Kane, Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder said: ‘Don’t let your kids get bored this summer! Our summer activities brochure is packed full of fun and exciting ideas.’

‘Give your kids the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends … book now and celebrate the summer!’

 

Giant killers train at Waltham Abbey

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FA Cup giant killers Bradford City AFC trained on the 3G Pitch at Town Mead Leisure Park in Waltham Abbey ahead of their game against Leyton Orient FC.

Training

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League One Bradford City, who recently beat Premiership teams Chelsea FC and Sunderland AFC to reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup, trained on the pitch at Waltham Abbey. Their first team players practiced final training drills on Wednesday 18 February, ahead of their 2-0 victory over League One strugglers Leyton Orient FC.

Epping Forest District Council arranged for Bradford City AFC to use the pitch. The club’s coaching staff and players were impressed with the facility and were grateful for the opportunity to use it ahead of the game.

Available for hire

The facility is available for hire to local football clubs for training and matches

  • View details of Town Mead Leisure Park facilities
  • To book, call Waltham Abbey Town Council on 01992 714949 from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

 

Bounce and swim with Six For All

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Come and join the Six For All team for an hour of trampolining and open swimming session on Thursday 19 February 2015. Six For All is a brand new project for young people (aged 14 and up) and adults with disabilities.

6 for all Bounce and Swim February 2015

What’s on?

Ongar Leisure Centre, The Gables, Ongar, Essex CM5 0GA

  • trampolining – 1.30pm – £4
  • swimming – 4pm – £3
  • or book both for £5 – limited spaces booking advised

Don’t want to do both, not a problem just book the session you fancy the most! Please note if the young person / adult requires assistance a carer must be present.

Want to know more?

For more information or to book a place on any of these sessions contact Olivia Worsfold

 

Six for All new project for people with disabilities

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Six for All is an exciting new sports project for young people aged 14+ and adults with disabilities.

We are inviting people with disabilities in the Epping Forest district to the launch event on Thursday 13 November at Ongar Leisure Centre.

Six for All launch event

Six for All

Six for All is funded by Sport England and aims to help get disabled people more active, working with local sports clubs in 6 different sports

  1. table tennis
  2. judo
  3. athletics
  4. boccia
  5. trampolining
  6. swimming

Our aim is to increase the number of sporting opportunities around the district and increase the number of disabled people being more active. We also aim to upskill volunteers, participants and coaches by running a number of workshops and courses.

Six for All launch event

To launch this new project we are holding a special event on Thursday 13 November at Ongar Leisure Centre. This is the perfect opportunity to come and find out more about the project and try your hand at 4 of the sports on offer trampolining, judo, boccia and athletics. This is a free event. Why not bring a group down – free car parking available on site.

Want to know more?

If you require any further information contact Olivia Worsfold

If you are able to join us please email us with the name of the group and an idea of numbers. If you’re not part of a group, you’re still more then welcome to come down and get involved in this exciting new project.