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Providing our young people with the skills, confidence and opportunities to take part in high-quality physical activity and sport remains key to developing a sporting habit for life amongst future generations.

The Oxfordshire Sainsbury's School Games offers every school-age child in Oxfordshire the opportunity to take part in high quality competition, whether within their school, cluster, district or county.

With a key focus on providing fun, engaging activities for 11-25 year olds, Sportivate and Satellite Clubs offers funding to those looking to deliver physical activity and sport to this age range.

Youth Sport News

November, 2017

#BigThankYou – Red Carpet Selfie Gallery

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

#BigThankYou – Red Carpet Selfie Gallery

It means only one thing as we get closer to December – the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero and Sports Personality of the Year Awards – taking place this year on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Don't miss out on your #BigThankYou – we need your selfie emails by THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2017https://www.joininuk.org/activity/bigthankyou-red-carpet-selfie-gallery/

Join In has played a large part in this night for the past three years and this year will be no different as we will once again be running the #BigThankYou campaign in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. This campaign is an annual recognition of all you amazing volunteers that make sport happen up and down the country.

If you would like to take part, or know someone who should get a #BigThankYou from our sporting personalities on the red carpet – please send us a selfie by dropping us an email at joinin@sportandrecreation.org.uk with your image (a head and shoulders only photo) attached and include the following information in the body of the email:

Name Email Name of the sports club, group or organisation where you volunteer

  • The type of sport or activity you support
  • Twitter handle and/or your Instagram username (if you use social media)
  • Twitter handle and/or Instagram username of your club/group/organisation (if they are on social media)
  • Where in the country are you located? Please choose from the following: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London, South East, South West, East of England, North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands.

Your photo will be a part of selfie-gallery on the red carpet on the night and you may even be selected for an individual #BigThankYou selfie with some of our top sporting stars.

Please note any emails sent in with missing information or a photo that is not just a head and shoulders shot are not able to be considered.

Table Tennis England new Traineeship and Apprenticeship programme

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Table Tennis England is pleased to announce a new Traineeship and Apprenticeship programme which is now open for applications. They are offering a number of traineeships and apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds to gain first-hand sports development experience as well as the opportunity to work towards a level 2 certificate in Business and Administration.

Table Tennis England is offering a big opportunity to young people who want to build a career in the sport.

Today, we unveil our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programme, which will see young people aged 16-24 have the chance to learn all aspects of our work.

As well as gaining sports development experience, those on the programme will also work towards a level 2 certificate in Business and Administration.

The Traineeship programme, in partnership with Icon Training, is aimed at young people aged 16-24, and consists of a minimum of 100 hours' work experience over 8-12 weeks, where they will gain an understanding of all departments within our business, and learn practical and vocational skills to help develop their CV and employability.

Following these Traineeships, there will be the opportunity for successful trainees to progress into 12 month, full-time paid Apprenticeship roles within Table Tennis England, whilst also gaining a level 2 qualification in Customer Service.

Table Tennis England Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe said:

This is great opportunity for any young person passionate about sport to make a significant step towards a career in sports development, while gaining valuable on-the-job experience.

It also underlines our commitment to creating a talented, committed and diverse workforce which will help us to support and push the sport forward – it's a real opportunity for us as an organisation, as well as the individual trainees.

Full job descriptions are attached below. A variety of roles within the organisation are included within the programme, with specialisms including: Events, Operations, Development, Coaching, and Marketing & Communications.

Table Tennis England is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all aspects of society. Applicants do not need to have a background in table tennis, but it is important that candidates have a passion for sport and are willing to learn about delivering high quality customer service in a sports development environment.

You can apply by clicking here