Global Active City – October Half Term Update

Liverpool has been named one of the world’s first Global Active Cities, and the first in the UK.

Liverpool and five other cities – Buenos Aires, Argentina; Hamburg, Germany; Lillehammer, Norway; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – have worked hard to offer all their residents the opportunity to choose active and healthy lifestyles and improve their well-being. Each city has embraced a management model that motivates people at risk of inactivity-related illnesses to take up regular physical activity and sport.

In order to receive the Global Active City label, they each had to pass an independent audit with a stringent review of their physical activity and sports strategies and working practices.

The Global Active City Standard was created with input from more than 70 experts in health, sport and social sciences; legacy and sustainability; tourism; and urban planning and management. A number of key figures from Liverpool took part in the process, and because of their advanced work in delivering the Liverpool Active City Strategy, Liverpool City Council, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) were development partners for the model.  Further information.

PING – Table Tennis Event – Further information.

Hatha Yoga with Jo – 6.30 – 7.30 @ Carmel Sports Club Dunbabin Road L16.

Swim the Distance – This November take on the Challenge solo or with a team – So we can take on Lung Cancer. It’s a swimming challenge open to all ages and abilities. Simply register for free, pick the distance you would like to complete and head down to your local swimming pool at a time that suits you throughout November. You can choose to complete your swim in one go, or over the course of the month as a team or as an individual – then claim your medal and certificate!  Further information.

This Girl Can information – Further information.

Special Olympics GB Summer Games 2021 Coming to Liverpool – Liverpool is to host the Special Olympics GB Summer Games 2021 – the biggest multi-sport tournament the city has ever staged.

Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to confirm its 2021 National Summer Games – the 11th in history of the organisation – will be held in Liverpool from Tuesday 3rd August until Sunday 8th August 2021.

This will be the first time that the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games have been held in Liverpool city centre – although Knowsley in Merseyside did host the first ever Games in 1982.

Venues for the Games will include Greenbank Sports Academy, Wavertree Athletics Village and ACC Liverpool – all helping to host the UK’s biggest disability sports event in 2021.

A spectacular opening and closing ceremony at Sefton Park and Echo Arena Liverpool will also trigger a major cultural programme for the games – with a major legacy plan set to include an annual festival and a new Intellectual Disability Forum.  Further information.

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