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Nominations sought for 2012 South Glos sports awards

Posted on Monday 24th September 2012 at 4:54 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council.

Do you know a budding Bradley Wiggins or perhaps you coach a future tennis ace like Andy Murray?

South Gloucestershire Council is looking for nominations for its annual sports awards which recognise the dedication and contribution local people make to sport across the district.

Cllr Claire Young, Chair of the Communities Committee, said:

“2012 has been a great year for sporting achievement in Great Britain and we’re really looking forward to celebrating and recognising the local talent we have here in South Gloucestershire. The sports awards, now in their 11th year, help to raise the profile of sport and acknowledge the achievements of everyone involved, from local clubs to coaches, the community and our schools. If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their achievements then why not nominate them today?”

Nominations are open until Friday 27th September in the following categories:

  • Sportsperson of the year
  • Aspiring young sportsperson of the year
  • Aspiring young disabled sportsperson of the year
  • Veteran sportsperson of the year
  • Coach of the year
  • Young coach of the year
  • Club of the year
  • Contribution to inclusive sport award
  • Contribution to creating an Olympic and Paralympic legacy
  • James Clifford memorial award – awarded to sporting and leisure industry professionals for innovation, creativity and/or provision of excellent customer service
  • Personal achievement award – sponsored by the Active Partnership
  • Community sport award – sponsored by Airbus in the UK

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 8th November at the BAWA Club in Filton and will be presented by BBC Radio Bristol sports presenter Geoff Twentyman.

A nomination form can be downloaded from the council’s website at: [MS Word]

Source: South Gloucestershire Council


South Gloucestershire Leisure Trust renamed Circadian Trust

Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2011 at 8:31 am by SH (Editor)

Local sport and leisure centre operator South Gloucestershire Leisure Trust has rebranded itself  Circadian Trust as part of a strategy aimed at helping the organisation grow over the coming years.

The new brand was officially launched at a breakfast briefing event on Friday 8th July and comes five years after the organisation was appointed by South Gloucestershire Council to operate and manage the local authority’s leisure centres.

It marks a significant milestone in the development of the £8.9 million turnover Trust, which employs around 1,000 people in both full and part time roles. The Trust has committed to a programme of continuous development that has seen them expand their operations and take on three more sports centres in South Gloucestershire in the past 12 months.

Investment in the centres has also been significant, with more than £6 million spent on upgrading and improving the services and facilities that the Trust manages since its inception in 2005. On average, there are 1.9 million annual visits by people using the services.

The Trust says it will continue to work in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and retain its social enterprise status, enabling it to pass on subsidised rates for activities such as public and schools swimming, concessionary groups and sports clubs.



Work starts on Marlwood all-weather pitch

Posted on Tuesday 7th September 2010 at 8:25 am by SH (Editor)

All-weather football pitch at Marlwood School, Alveston

Work has started on a £500K scheme to transform sports facilities at Marlwood School in Alveston, near Thornbury.

A ‘next generation’ all-weather pitch and a natural football pitch will be provided in an effort to encourage sport and healthier lifestyles.

The full-sized football pitches, which can also be used for other sports, will be used mainly by students at the secondary school, but will also be made available for community use outside school hours.

The aim is to complete the new all-weather pitch ready for full use by the school by the end of October.

Once landscaped, the natural pitch will need to be seeded ready for use next year.

The scheme is being funded out of the council’s own resources, following a decision by the Council’s ruling Conservative administration in 2008 to top-up the schools money it receives annually from the government.


Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council


Official opening of changing rooms at Pomphrey Hill

Posted on Wednesday 31st March 2010 at 11:41 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

The new changing rooms on the Emersons Green side of Pomphrey Hill playing fields were officially opened on Saturday 27 March.

The Council has invested £400,000 in the new facility which is the latest stage in a comprehensive programme of new sports facilities for the community at Pomphrey Hill.

Housing four changing rooms, a refreshment area, a room for match officials and facilities for the disabled, local football teams are already making good use of the new facilities.

As well as the new changing rooms, work is due to start on a brand new, state of the art two-storey pavilion featuring two community rooms and a kitchen so that other community groups can also benefit from using the facilities. The turfcutting ceremony for the pavilion will be held on 6 April. The £2 million pavilion represents an investment of £1.5 million from the council.


Source: South Gloucestershire Council