2 million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021

Greater Manchester charity changing lives through physical activity and sport.

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Changing Lives through Physical Activity and Sport to help make Greater Manchester the most active region in England

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About GreaterSport

GreaterSport is a high performing charity passionate about changing lives through physical activity and sport. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester the most active region in England. We are also the Active Partnership for Greater Manchester, one of a network across the country who work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform live.

Our mission is to get 2 million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021, see how we are progressing.

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Looking after our hearts with physical activity

By GreaterSport | 14 February 2020

It’s important to look after our hearts; hear Lilian’s story about how she used physical activity to help her recovery after open heart surgery.

Physical activity is good for your heart, in more ways than one

By GreaterSport | 14 February 2020

When we think of the benefits of physical activity, many of us know that it is good for our heart health. But it’s not just physiologically that our hearts can benefit.

Rochdale Borough Council: 2019 Greater Manchester Active Workplace of the Year

By GreaterSport | 13 February 2020

Rochdale Borough Council were the recipient of the first Active Workplace Award at the 2019 Greater Manchester Sports Awards. Hear about the work they're doing to help their staff be healthier and happier at work.

The Future Looks Bright

By GreaterSport | 06 February 2020

GreaterSport is starting 2020 with a renewed spring in their active soles.

Help us celebrate female participation for #IWDparkrun

By parkrun | 05 February 2020

parkruns all over the world are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.

Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves' story: 2019 Greater Manchester Mayor's Award winner

By GreaterSport | 04 February 2020

Prehab4Cancer Programme Manager Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves was the recipient of the Greater Manchester Mayor's Award at the 2019 GM Sports Awards. Hear from Kirsty about the success of the programme, and what it was that saw her crowned 2019 champion

Active Workplace Champions Workshop (March)

By John Brady

Introducing an active workplace plan can seem like a huge task. Employers are often put off: how will they fit the plan into their schedule? Can they manage it alone?

Multi Sport Time To Listen (Wigan)

By Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

​Are you a club welfare officer? Are you new to the role or has it been three years since you last attended a Time to Listen workshop? Time to Listen is a workshop designed specifically for club welfare officers. To attend, you must have completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

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"Sporting Equals' research project with GreaterSport yielded really useful insights into BAME communities and participation in sport and physical activity. GreaterSport's expertise and knowledge was important to help gain information and intelligence that helped to inform practice and delivery going forward."

Nik Trivedi Head of Consultancy, Sporting Equals.

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Independent Chair of Project 2020

Manchester FA & GM County Schools FA

Project 2020 is a newly formed steering group with the aim of establishing a fit for purpose and fit for the future proposition for education within Greater Manchester.

Apprentice PE & Sports Coach

Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is recruiting for Apprentice PE & Sports Coaches to provide high quality PE and sports coaching offered to schools and community groups in Wigan.

Leisure Centre Apprentice

Oldham Community Leisure

We are looking to recruit 10 Apprentices, who will commence after this academic year starting in Summer 2020 working at various OCL facilities including Chadderton, Failsworth, Oldham, Royton and Saddleworth.

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