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					Seventeen community sports coaches working across the district
                                                                                                                                                                                             City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council b active Number 2 September 2005
Getting physical in
your local community
There’s more to the Sport and Leisure
Service than attracting people through the
                                                             outdoor adventure across the district. Their
                                                             work often helps to tackle other issues too.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sport and Leisure
doors of its swimming pools, sports centres
                                                             Steve Warner, Head of Sport and Leisure,
and fitness centres, running aerobics
                                                             said: “Participating in sport or physical
sessions and making sure schoolchildren
                                                             activity can improve people’s health, their
learn to swim.
A key priority is also to increase participation
                                                             social skills and their confidence and self-
                                                             esteem. It can help to improve young
                                                                                                                                                                                          When was the last time you used a Council sports facility?

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in physical activity and sport, particularly                 people’s educational performance and their
among young people and the over 50s, at a                    understanding of other communities and
community level.                                             cultures and it can also divert them from
                                                             getting involved in drugs, crime or anti-social
Over the last couple of years three teams                                                                                    Climb every
                                                             behaviour. That’s important work.”
have been brought together as the                                                                                            mountain, canoe
Community Sport Development Unit to                          On this page we look at the work of each of                     every stream – with
                                                                                                                                                                                          More and more people            Regeneration and Culture,        included free swimming
increase the opportunities for sport, play and               the teams.                                                      the Adventure Activities
                                                                                                                             Development Unit..
                                                                                                                                                                                          across the district are         said: “However people are        for youngsters
                                                                                                                                                                                          following the b active          taking their exercise, these     during school
                                                  Sport                                                                                                                                   message.                        figures are good news for        holidays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the health and well-being of     badminton
                                                                                                                                                                                          The number exercising and
Sports development officers           Linking Schools project to use           Council’s Youth Offending Team                                                                                                             the district’s residents.        and
                                                                                                                                                                                          taking part in sport has
(SDOs) from the Sport and             sport and physical activity to           (YOT) to secure £50,000 for a                                                                                                                                               exercise

                                                                                                                                                                                          increased by 6% in the last     “According to Sport
Activities Development Unit           bring together pupils from diverse       football development officer to                                                                                                                                             classes
                                                                                                                                                                                          two years, according to the     England guidelines we
are the people who are                backgrounds.                             work with young people on the                                                                                                                                               for the                                   re
                                                                                                                                                                                          Council’s ‘Speak Out’           should be showing an                                                   Cent
bringing more opportunities                                                    TEAMS (Targeted Education and                                                                                                                                               over 50s                         orts
                                      q Employing a full-time                                                                                                                             survey of 2,500 residents.      increase of 20,000 visits                                   am Sp nesday,
for sport and physical activity                                                Mentoring Scheme) crime                                                                                                                                                     and seated             ingh     ed
                                      community coach for Keighley to                                                                                                                                                     each year. We are doing                             Mann opens W r 21
into your neighbourhood.                                                       prevention programme.                                                                                      In 2003 the survey revealed                                      support              Re-      embe
                                      increase after-school and holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                          that 32% of people aged 16-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          better than that. Clearly the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           exercises                 Sept
They plan and deliver activities in   activities in the Oakbank School         The unit has obtained £1 million                                                                                                           Council’s b active campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                          plus took some sort of                                           classes, such as
partnership with other agencies,      Sports Partnership.                      to fund six extra SDO posts and                                                                                                            is working and working
                                                                                                                                                                                          exercise lasting more than                                       Extend, for older people
clubs and schools at a range of                                                nine extra coaches over the next                                                                                                           well.”
                                      q Working with North Bradford                                                                                                                       30 minutes three times or                                        or those with mobility
venues including Council                                                       two years, who will help to make
                                      Primary Care Trust to get                                                                                                                           more a week. Earlier this       b active was launched by         problems.
facilities, community centres and
                                      Frizinghall Women’s Group
                                                                               sure the Sport and Leisure                          Outdoor adventure                                      year that figure had risen to   the Sport and Leisure
local playing fields. Their work is                                            Service increases the levels of                                                                                                                                             In addition the number of
                                      involved in a Walking for                                                                                                                           38%.                            Service to encourage local
supported by a team of                                                         physical activity and exercise for    Climbing and caving, canoeing and sailing are just some                                                                               Bradford schoolchildren
                                      Health scheme.                                                                                                                                                                      people to be more
community sports coaches.                                                      children and young people.            of the daredevil activities to which young people (and               That means more people are                                       taking part in at least two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          physically active, get fit and
                                      Securing funding for projects is a                                             adults) from across the district are introduced by the               using the Council’s Sport                                        hours of sport a week has
Projects have included:                                                        Contact the Sport and                                                                                                                      have fun – regardless of
                                      key area of work. For example,                                                 Adventure Activities Development Unit.                               and Leisure Service’s eight                                      risen from a quarter to
q Working with Bradford Vision                                                 Activities Development Unit                                                                                                                their age, ability, level of
                                      the team worked with the                                                                                                                            sports centres, 11                                               nearly three-quarters – well
and Education Bradford on the                                                  on 01274 522750.                      “The great outdoors is a very healthy learning environment in                                        fitness or mobility.
                                                                                                                                                                                          swimming pools and                                               on course to meet the
                                                                                                                               which to build confidence, trust, communication and
                                                                                                                                                                                          numerous other facilities, as   Since it was launched in         Government target of at
                                                             Play                                                              practical skills,” said unit manager Steve Wilkinson,
                                                                                                                               and we have terrific natural resources on our
                                                                                                                                                                                          well as private and             July 2003 more than four         least 85% by 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                          community facilities, more      million people have taken a
Organising a school holiday playscheme can be a
minefield. Just ask Natalie Acrid.
                                                                 That’s where the Play and Activities Development Unit,
                                                                 under manager Carl Dalton, comes in. The unit’s staff         Steve’s team gears activities to the requirements of
                                                                                                                                                                                          than ever.                      class or participated in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          activity at a Council venue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Why not come
                                                                                                                                                                                          You don’t need to use a
She makes sure groups of five to 12-year-olds at Bright
                                                                 are experts in the ins and outs of running a holiday
                                                                 playscheme. Registering with them gives organisers
                                                                                                                               partners such as schools, colleges and voluntary
                                                                                                                               groups. They work with looked-after children,
                                                                                                                                                                                          pool or sports centre, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This has resulted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          increased usage by under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on down and
Sparks Care Clubs at Sandy Lane, Cottingley and                                                                                                                                           can simply take a brisk                                                                                                      Bradford Esprit diver
Allerton don’t get bored during the summer. And that
                                                                 access to funding from a range of sources, nationally-        disaffected pupils and a range of social projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                          half-hour walk three times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16s and over 50s.                 discover what                                         Jenny Cowen, from Cross
                                                                 accredited training courses, insurance and publicity.
                                                                                                                                                                                          a week.                         Activities to encourage
involves more than keeping them amused.
                                                                 They also lend arts and crafts materials and a b active
                                                                                                                               “For example, this summer we’ve been working
                                                                                                                               with the Council’s Youth Service bringing young                                            more people to adopt a             you’ve been                                          Roads, swoops for bronze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the Australian Junior
“There is an awful lot of registration and regulations for                                                                                                                                Coun Simon Cooke,
things like child protection and quality assurance,” said
                                                                 bag of sports kit. Mobile arts and crafts teams bring
                                                                 out the creative side and sports activity teams give the
                                                                                                                               people together from different neighbourhoods,”
                                                                                                                               said Steve. “We’ve mixed climbing and canoe
                                                                                                                                                                                          Executive Member for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          healthier lifestyle have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              missing?”                                            National Championships
Natalie, “and insurance companies can put up
                                                                 youngsters a chance to burn off some energy. Bouncy           activities with group initiative tasks in order to build
obstacles, particularly if you want to bring in
                                                                 castles, karaoke and disco, dance workshops and               trust and promote social interaction and community
outside people to do activities.”
                                                                 storytellers add to the fun and the unit also organises       involvement.”                                                                                                                                                                     Inside
                                                                 trips to Scarborough, Flamingo Land and American
                                                                                                                               Through the year a young person might do after-                                                                                                                             q Over £13 million has been
                                                                                                                               school orienteering at primary school, gorge                                                                                                                                invested in sports facilities across
                                                                 “Carl’s team provide an invaluable service,”                  scrambling on a residential camp in the Lake                                                                                                                                the district since 2002. Follow our
                                                                 added Natalie (left). “They are always                         District and then take up a kayak skills course at                                                                                                                         facilities timeline – centre pages
                                                                 ready to give advice, will make sure                               the unit’s Doe Park Water Activities Centre at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           q Your Cut Out and Keep
                                                                 you’ve got all the right paperwork                                    Denholme in the holidays.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Guide to Sport and Leisure in
                                                                 and qualifications and the
                                                                                                                                         “For some it breeds a passion for the                                                                                                                             Bradford District – page ii
                                                                 activities they provide are
                                                                                                                                          outdoors that lasts a lifetime,” said Steve.
                                                                 great. The children                                                                                                                                                                                                                       q Focus on Swimming
                                                                                                                                          “Whatever the aim, the key is fun.
                                                                 love them.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Development – page iii

                                                                                                                                          Qualified instructors pitch activities at the
                                                                 Contact the Play and                                                     appropriate level so people of all abilities                                                                                                                     q The Sport and Leisure Service’s
                                                                 Activities Development                                     rm           and backgrounds can take part, face the                                                                                                                           Community Sport Development
                                                                                                                      alf-te heme
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                                                                 Unit on 01274 435496                       Octo ur playsc              challenges and experience the feel-good                                                                                                                            Unit brings sport, play and
                                                                 or e-mail:                                   ter yo      3549
                                                                                                                               6      factor of achievement.”                                                                                                                                              outdoor adventure to your
                                                                 play.development@                     Regis ll 01274 4                                                                                                                                                                                    neighbourhood – page iv
                                                                                                             Ca                  Contact 01274 435497 or e-mail
Marissa Elie and Max Simmons geared for action.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many of you will have seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Sport and Leisure
More than 2,500 children enjoyed registered playschemes this summer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Service’s poster campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          around Bradford city centre
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Over 2 million customers at Council sports facilities in the last year                                                                                                                                                                        12,000 memberships at the seven Council gyms in 2004 (three times as many as in 2002)

     Over £13 million spent on improving sports facilities across the district since 2002. And there’s more to come…
     “As we approached the end of the                    “Although the timeline shows that                cantly to these developments
     20th century we realised that                      since 2002 the Council has                        which have made major access                                 Manningham Sports Centre                                                                                                  Bowling Pool - £450,000
     many of the Council’s Sport and                    invested heavily, further                         improvements in line with current                            q New sports hall floor.                                                                                                  q Improving facilities for customers with disabilities
                                                        investment is still needed if we are              Disability Discrimination Act                                q Refurbished and additional changing facilities.                                                                         q New changing rooms, showers and toilets.
     Leisure facilities required
                                                        to provide first-class facilities for             (DDA) legislation.                                           q Bigger resurfaced outdoor sports area.                                                                                  q New ventilation and heating systems.
     refurbishment or replacement if                                                                                                                                   q Extended car parking.                                                                                                   q New hygiene rooms with poolside access.
     they were to meet the demands of                   all residents.
                                                                                                          “If you have not already done so,                            q New Multi-Use Games Area and synthetic pitch built for                                                                  Starting late 2005.

     the 21st century customer,” writes                 “The Council, the Football                        why not come on down                                           use by the local community and three local primary
                                                                                                                                                                         schools after successful joint bid by Sport and Leisure
     Head of Sport and Leisure Service                  Foundation and the Big Lottery                    and discover what you’ve                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hard
                                                                                                                                                                         and Education services secured £800,000 from the Big                                                                    Ilkley Pool and Lido - £60,000                                                    f Ric
     Steve Warner.                                      Fund have contributed signifi-                    been missing.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   m  ent o entre
                                                                                                                                                                         Lottery Fund. Also supported by Manningham SRB.                                                                         q Improved disabled access, toilets and changing rooms.              rbish       sc
                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Re-opening September 21 2005.                                                                                                                                                        Refu nn fitnes 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Victoria Hall, Keighley - £70,000                                   Du      s Oct
                                                         Big Lottery Fund, district-wide - £8.5 million                                                                Come and see the new and improved facilities. Or try your                                                                                                                                        start
                                                                                                                                                                       hand at a new sport. Sports available now include 5-a-side                                                                q Improvements to lighting, seating, decoration and toilets.
     Shipley Pool - £800,000                             q Funding from the Big Lottery Fund secured by Council’s Education Client Team.
                                                                                                                                                                       and 7-a-side football, netball, volleyball, basketball, cricket,
     q New ‘Changing Village’                            q 29 projects across the district to provide new or refurbished sports and
                                                                                                                                                                       wrestling, short tennis, table tennis, tae-kwon-do, ju-jitsu,
     q Computerised locker system                          games facilities at or near schools. Facilities available for use by the local                                                                                                                                                                              The Future
                                                                                                                                                                       gym and fitness centre, swimming and sauna.
     q Baby changing and buggy park                        community too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       q Negotiations are taking place for refurbishment of ‘Planet Pulse’ at
     q Improved disabled access and                      q The Sport and Leisure Service has worked in partnership to develop many of the                              Special women-only night on Monday, September 26 (7pm).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thornton Recreation Centre, hopefully to include Bradford’s first junior gym.
       facilities with lift to first floor                 larger projects including Manningham and Grange sports centres and sports halls                             Try a wide selection of dance and fitness activities. Suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       q Replace track, pits and equipment at Greenhead Track.
     q Pool hall improvements.                             at Farnley Primary School and Belle Vue Secondary School.                                                   for all women over 16.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       q Plans to create an Odsal Sports Village, incorporating the replacements for
     Completed                                           All projects either completed or under way                                                                    For more information call 01274 494927.                                 Youngsters road test the synthetic pitch.                                 the Richard Dunn Sports Centre and other council facilities.

     2002               2003                              2004                                               2005                                                                                                                                                                          2006                ...and beyond

     Marley Activities                             Eccleshill Pool - £1.5 million                                                                              Richard Dunn cycle track, Bradford - £180,000                                        Refurbishment of fitness centres at Richard Dunn and The
     and Coaching                                  q New ground-floor entrance (pictured), reception area                                                      q Sport and Leisure Service and East Bradford Cycling Club received                  Leisure Centre, Keighley - £400,000
     Centre, Keighley -                              and meeting room. Lift to first-floor viewing balcony.                                                      funding from the British Cycling Federation through Sport England.                 q New state-of-the-art Pulse rowers, cycles, steppers, cross
     £1.1 million                                  q New ‘Changing Village’ with modern cubicles and                                                           q Track extended, refurbished, resurfaced and made safer.                              trainers and weight-training equipment – 80 at Richard
                                                     computerised locker system.                                                                               q New, separate BMX area.                            Completed July 2005.              Dunn, 60 at Keighley.
     q £910,000 Football                           q Improved disabled access and changing facilities.
       Foundation grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                             q Range of IFI (Inclusive Fitness Initiative)-accredited
                                                   q New boilers, filtration, heating and ventilation equipment.                                                                                                                                      equipment suitable for people with disabilities.
     q ‘Fieldturf’ artificial surface
     q New fencing                                 Completed July 2005                                                                                                                                                                              q First floor café at Keighley converted into new
     q 18 new changing rooms                                                             q £400,000 has                                                                                                                                               fitness suite. New ground floor café.

     q Meeting room                                                                      also been spent                                                                                                                                            Completed late 2005.
     Completed 2004                                                                      on a range of small
                                                                                         improvement projects,                             isab s
                                                                                                                                       on d      t
                                                                                                                                   pent rovemen
                                                                                         including £70,000 at                                                                                                                                        Grange Sports Centre
                                                                                         Bingley Pool, £20,000                £1m s imp
                                                                                                                                   s        6                                                                                                        q £990,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
                                                                                         at Rhodesway Pool,                    acce 2003-200                                                                                                         q New full-size synthetic pitch.
                                                                                         £50,000 at Ilkley Pool                                                Wibsey-born former world pursuit champion and Sydney Olympics                                                                       This is an artist’s impression of
                                                                                         and £20,000 at                                                                                                                                              q New changing block.
                                                                                                                                                               bronze medallist, Yvonne McGregor, is pictured with youngsters from                                                                 the refurbished fitness centre at
                                                                                         Queensbury Pool.                                                      the cycling club at the re-opening of the track.                                      Completed September 2005.                     The Leisure Centre, Keighley.

       Your cut out and keep guide to Sport & Leisure
      Baildon Recreation Centre
      Sports hall and fitness centre.
                                             Grange Sports Centre
                                             Sports hall, gymnasium, squash
                                                                                 squash courts, sauna, solarium.
                                                                                 Victoria Park, Keighley, BD21
                                                                                                                       Queensbury Pool
                                                                                                                       Pool, solarium. Station Road,
                                                                                                                                                                BD9 5AT. 01274 544389.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swim to win
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Young swimmers and divers are producing more
                                                                                 3JN. 01535 681763.                                                             Thornton Recreation Centre              national-standard performances than ever before as
      Green Lane, Baildon, BD17 5JH.         courts, Bizzy Bodies fitness                                              Queensbury, BD13 1AB.
                                                                                                                                                                Sports hall, gymnasium, full-size
      01274 599245.                          centre, movement hall. Haycliffe                                          01274 883978.                                                                    Bradford continues to establish itself as a centre of
                                                                                 Manningham Sports Centre                                                       synthetic floodlit outdoor pitch,
                                             Lane, Bradford, BD5 9ET.                                                                                                                                   excellence in both sports.
      Bingley Pool                                                               Pool, sauna, fitness centre,          Rhodesway Pool                           Planet Pulse fitness centre,
                                             01274 572923.
      Pool, sauna, solarium, Re-                                                 double sports hall, outdoor           Pool. Oaks Lane, Bradford,               indoor cycling studio.                  Eight swimmers qualified for 23 events at the National
      shapes fitness centre. Myrtle          Greenhead Track                     floodlit synthetic pitch.             BD15 7RU. 01274 495481.                  Leaventhorpe Lane, BD13 3BH.
                                                                                 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8                                                                                           Age Group and Youth Championships in Sheffield last
      Place, Bingley, BD16 2LF.              Synthetic running track.                                                                                           01274 883874.
                                                                                 8BA. 01274 494927.                    Richard Dunn Sports Centre                                                       month – twice the number of swims as in 2004.

      01274 560621.                          Green Head Road, Utley,
                                                                                                                       Leisure pool with Cobra                  Tong Recreation Centre
                                             Keighley. 01535 619910.                                                                                                                                    They didn’t come back with any medals but swam 15
      Bowling Pool                                                               Marley Activities and                 waterslide and Zambezee tyre             Pool, sports hall, gymnasium.
      Pool with disabled provision.          Horsfall Athletics Stadium          Coaching Centre                       ride, sauna, solarium, Images            Westgate Hill, Bradford, BD4            personal bests between them. Sian Morgan from Ilkley
                                                                                                                                                                                                        reached four finals and twins Rebecca and Abigail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Picture: T&A
      Flockton Road, Bradford, BD4           Synthetic running track and         Sports hall, synthetic field turf     fitness centre, sports hall, activity    6NR. 01274 683922.
      7RH. 01274 727577.                     athletics facilities. Cemetery      outdoor floodlit pitches, changing    areas, fitness studio, squash                                                    Smith (pictured right), Rosie Underwood and David
                                                                                                                                                                For more information about
                                             Road, Bradford, BD6 1JQ.            and meeting room facilities .         courts. Rooley Avenue, Bradford,                                                 Brown reached one each. Michael Goggs, Lee Smith
      Doe Park Water                                                                                                                                            opening times and prices,
                                             01274 604578.                       Aireworth Road, Keighley, BD21        BD6 1EZ. 01274 307822.                                                           and Hannah Midgley were the other competitors.
      Activities Centre                                                                                                                                         facilities and courses contact
      Sailing, windsurfing and               Ilkley Pool and Lido                4DB. 01535 609910.                    Shipley Pool                             the relevant centre of log on to        Ten divers reached their sport’s National Age Group           these fantastic performances reflect the hard work and           The youngsters swim for City of Bradford Swimming
      canoeing. Foster Park View,            Indoor pool and outdoor lido,       Nab Wood Sports Centre                Pool, diving pool, teaching pool,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        finals and seven came back with medals. There were            dedication of the district’s young swimmers and divers,”         Club and dive for Bradford Esprit but are trained by
      Denholme, BD13 4LN.                    putting green, tennis courts,       Two sports halls, gymnasium,          sauna, solarium. Alexandra               sport and follow the
      01274 833826.                          bowls. Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29                                          Road, Shipley, BD18 3ER.                 appropriate link.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        silvers for Chloe Hurd, Saffron Sutcliffe and                 said swimming development manager Christine                      Sport and Leisure Service coaches. Several, including
                                                                                 activity room, squash courts,                                                                                          synchronised pairing Nathan Cordingley and Adam               McCabe.                                                          diving development manager and Sydney Olympian
                                             0BZ. 01943 600453.                                                        01274 437162.
      Eccleshill Pool                                                            floodlit tennis courts, floodlit                                               q For details of more than 500          Smallwood, while Jenny Cowen collected two bronzes                                                                             Sally Freeman, coach at international level.
      Pool, diving area, learner pool,       The Leisure Centre, Keighley        netball courts, floodlit hard area,   Scotchman Road Activity and              sports clubs, ranging from                                                                            “The fact that the Olympics will be on home territory in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Daniel Coulton and Joe Meszaros teamed up for
      waterslide. Harrogate Road,            Leisure pool with 40m               grass pitches. Cottingley New         Coaching Centre                          archery to orienteering and from                                                                      London in 2012 when these 11 to 16-year-olds will be in          For more information contact Christine on 01274 438791
                                             waterslide, learner pool, Tone                                                                                                                             synchro bronze.
      Bradford, BD10 0QE.                                                        Road, Bingley, BD16 1TZ. 01274        Full-size floodlit synthetic pitch.      martial arts to motor sports,                                                                         their late teens and early 20s should be a wonderful             or or Sally on 01274
      01274 612329.                          Zone fitness centre, sports hall,   567285 or 01274 566316.               Scotchman Road, Bradford,                contact 01274 522750.                   “National standards are what we aim for every year and        incentive for them to go on to bigger and better things.”        438787 or

More than 7,000 games of squash played on Council courts in 2004/5                                                                                                                                                                         A 27% increase in schoolchildren passing their Key Stage 2 swimming test in the last year
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