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Active Slough update

New Football session
Launched in Britwell Between 10-11am at the Britwell Parish Centre (The Chicken Ranch) a new Active Slough football session for children aged 5-11 years old has launched and will run every Saturday. The sessions are aimed at beginners and children who already love football.
The cost is £2 per child and will be coached by FA accredited coaches with a view to possibly starting up teams for the forthcoming 2020-2021 season (starting September 2020). Please ensure any children attending bring weather appropriate clothing and a drink.


MAN v FAT
Football helps men across Slough to lose weight!
Active Slough’s award winning Man v Fat Football initiative is back! We’re looking for new players to join the new season starting in 2020; weekly matches are held on Monday nights at Arbour Park Stadium, home to Slough Town FC.
Man v Fat Football combines the beautiful game with easy to follow diet and lifestyle advice as well as 24/7 support - 95 percent of players  lose weight! To be eligible you just need to have a BMI (body mass index) of more than 27.5 - check yours here: www.manvfatfootball.org/MANVFAT/ BMI Calc

There are the traditional weigh-ins, followed by 30 minute games of 6-aside football. Extra goal bonuses are awarded depending on the pounds lost by the players, so you can win games on and off the pitch!
Find out more about the Slough league at www.manvfatfootball.org/slough. You can also direct any questions you have to the dedicated Man v Fat Football team, by calling 0345 163 1042 or emailing football@manvfat.com

Breaking Boundaries City leadership event
The City Leadership event for Breaking Boundaries was recently held, a project that aims to connect communities through the theme of cricket.The day hosted workshops and networking, the project works with young people aged 16-25 who will be given the tools to develop a  community event that brings together Sloughs diverse population. ‘Cricket has developed me physically, mentally and provided me with
confidence push myself’ said Aarushe Singh during her inspiring speech to the group of future leaders. Next the Young Leaders will = develop community events, to follow updates of these events please follow @bboundariesuk or @activeslough on twitter.

Leisure Team wins National Lottery funding
The council’s Leisure Department is celebrating after successfully being awarded £299,500 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver Chalvey Can, a three-year programme targeting physical inactivity amongst families.
The project will be delivered via the award-winning Active Slough team, who over the last three years have created the most comprehensive community sport and physical activity programme in the Thames Valley, view their existing timetable here:
www.slough.gov.uk/activeslough

The Chalvey Can funding award will provide dedicated staffing resource to the project, but also create a wider activity offer for families, offering more accessible and affordable opportunities to get active.
An interactive “monopoly style” physical activity challenge is being co-created with local young people, whilst families will have access to individually tailored activation plans plus support from specialist behaviour change personal trainers. This will be alongside the development of a new fit for purpose “sporting workforce”, creating a cohort of young coaches, instructors, leaders and volunteerswho represent the communities of Chalvey.
For more information on the Chalvey Can project, or to register your interest as a family, or to hear more about volunteering opportunities email activeslough@slough.gov.uk or call 01753 875784.

5k fun run is back!
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event the Slough 5k Fun Run is returning for 2020, the family event will be held on Sunday 28 June in Upton Court Park. The event will include cycling demos, craft workshops, sport tasters and live musical performances and is  also being delivered in partnership with Berkshire’s leading Mental Health charity Sport In Mind. Details on how to book will be published shortly so watch this space…

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