GETTING ROTHER ACTIVE

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GETTING ROTHER ACTIVE

The GRA project was developed following a successful bid led by Rother District Council to the Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund.

Promoting learning through the sharing of outcomes and work done to assess the impact of projects is one of the strategic aims of Active Rother Partnership. The funding we received, enabled us to commission from the University of Brighton, an independent evaluation of the project. Read the Full Report – Getting Rother Active Project Evaluation and or the summary version for more information.

The main aims within the Getting Rother Active project as agreed with Sport England were:

  • To focus on and attract participants from the priority wards within Rother; Bexhill Sackville, Bexhill Central, Sidley, Eastern Rother and Rye.
  • To target the inactive groups within Rother and encourage them into regular participation in physical activity and sport.
  • To train and recruit volunteers to help support the programme sessions and ensure sustainability once the project has finished.

The following sports were identified for development and delivery:

The project started in July 2014 and came to an end in June 2017. Although the project has now finished, there are still opportunities available to take part in sessions of the sports we delivered as part of GRA. Search the activities section of this website Include link to activities page

Contact Details

For more information about this project please contact [email protected]  

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GETTING ROTHER ACTIVE

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The Getting Rother Active project is aimed at increasing regular participation in physical activity through sport, amongst those who don’t currently take part.

The project which will run for three years will focus activities on the wards of Bexhill Central, Sidley and Rye using the following sports (click the links or scroll down to find out more): 

The project will build on good links with local clubs and community organisations, helping them to develop their resilience and their resources. It will be evaluated by the contribution it makes to community sport participation rates, health and wellbeing and provision of activity.

Project Goals

Over the duration of this project, we aim to encourage at least 1,500 residents to participate in community-based sports and to recruit and train 30 Community Sport Activators from local communities to engage with and encourage others to participate in the sessions we offer. An example of this work is the Run Leader training (photo below) which we recently completed.

Contact Details

For more information about this project please contact [email protected] 

Partners

This project has been made possible following a successful bid by Rother District Council to the Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund.

Awards

We were nominated for the Community Impact Sussex Sports Awards 2016 – find out how we got on! 

WALKING TO RUNNING

WALKING TO RUNNING

In partnership with Bexhill Runners & Triathletes and Rye Runners, the Getting Rother Active project delivered beginners’ running courses.

All of the courses were led by a UK Athletics Run Leaders and ran for 8-10 weeks. They worked through the basics of running using a walk to run programme, which built up each week and by the end of the course individuals were able to run comfortably at their own pace.

One of our participants in the Bexhill course loved running so much by the end she has since gone on to run in various running events including taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon just months after she began running. To find out more read Charlotte’s story.

WALKING TO RUNNING

Want to try running but no idea where to start?

In partnership with Bexhill Runners & Triathletes and Rye Runners, the Getting Rother Active project delivers beginners’ running courses.

All of the courses will be led by a UK Athletics Run Leader and will run for 8-10 weeks. They will work through the basics of running using a walk to run programme, which builds up each week, by the end of the course you will be able to run comfortably at your own pace!

One of our first participants in the Bexhill walking to running course loved running so much by the end she has since gone on to run in various running events including taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon just months after she began running. To find out more read Charlotte’s story. 

No previous running experience is necessary – all you need is a willingness to give it a go!

Check out our walking to running video and see for yourself.

COMBAT FITNESS

COMBAT FITNESS  

In partnership with Rye Town Boxing Club, Jasfit, Freestyle Combat Academy, Karina Levere Fitness and Freedom Leisure, the Getting Rother Active partnership delivered a variety of fitness sessions. All of the classes were suited to beginners and included a mix of Boxercise, Circuits and Bootcamp activities all designed for participants to be able to take part at their own pace and own level.

COMBAT FITNESS  

In partnership with Rye Town Boxing Club, Jasfit, Freestyle Combat Academy, Karina Levere Fitness and Freedom Leisure, the Getting Rother Active partnership delivered a variety of fitness sessions.

All of the classes were suited to beginners and included a mix of Boxercise, Circuits and Bootcamp activities all designed for participants to be able to take part at their own pace and own level.

MULTI-ACTIVITY TABLE TENNIS

MULTI-ACTIVITY TABLE TENNIS

These sessions were a mixture of Table Tennis, Chair based Exercise, Bowles and New Age Kurling and were delivered in a variety of settings including sheltered housing and community centres.

Watch our video of some people sharing their knowledge on how to play table tennis and what they got from being involved.

MULTI-ACTIVITY TABLE TENNIS

In partnership with Sami Guard and Rother Table Tennis the Getting Rother Active partnership deliver multi activity sessions with a focus on Table Tennis. The sessions will run in Bexhill, Sidley and Rye targeting older people 50+  to increase current physical activity levels.

The sessions are a mixture of Table Tennis, Chair based Exercise, Bowles and New Age Kurling. Some of our sessions are just for Table Tennis others will incorporate all areas and our instructor will advise you on what they will be doing week to week. 

Do you have somewhere we could run a multi-activity table tennis session?

We are currently looking for more locations to run these sessions. These can be closed, within residential settings and for residents only or open to the general public. If you know of somewhere we could host a session please get in touch with our Project Coordinator.

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