Brightstripe for SportsEncouraging sporting habits for life with choices to suit individual interest and lifestyle. Working with clubs to increase participation and partnering sporting initiatives to ensure a sustainable quality offer.

Active Now

12-week programme of activities tailored to individuals’ needs delivered within community settings, including more rural venues… Read more

Activities will include integrated motivational sessions within classes and are designed to act as exit route from specific health clinics (eg, falls prevention, cardiac rehab) and help to reduce obesity levels. Access to programme is either through patient-centred referral from health professionals or self-referral. Sessions running across the county in a variety of community based venues. To book your initial Active Now! appointment contact 01432 358232

Back to Sport

Low-cost and low-commitment sociable sporting activities targeting non-sporty people or those looking to reactivate their sporty sides… Read more

Delivering roughly 12 weeks of sessions aiming to engage and retain 15 to 20 people and become self-sustaining. A further objective is to identify someone to take a leading role within the sessions so that when the paid coaching ends, the sessions can continue – funding for training is included within the package cost. We have a variety of sports that take place across the county and normally run for 12 weeks at a time. If you have a particular sport or a group of people who want to take part, then just let us know. Register your interest with Amy Chandler on 01432 358232 or 07508181174

Community Learning

Accredited and non-accredited training for volunteers and those supporting people in need of increased levels of physical activity… Read more

Courses are delivered over an agreed number of sessions within the community, working with groups/organisations to understand and deliver the most appropriate training. Courses are based on increasing learners’ confidence, using workbooks and other appropriate resources, including technology. Certificates of achievement are awarded. If you are keen to learn more about supporting people to be active then contact Jan Perridge on 01432 358 232 or 07983 495 978. We’ll be able to tell you what Community Learning courses are available and where and when these will be taking place.

Nordic Walking

A new and exciting way to increase your fitness in the outdoors. Regular sessions are held for six weeks at a time to introduce you to the skills… Read more

Regular sessions are held for six weeks at a time to introduce you to the skills. Brightstripe are running taster sessions, instruction and training for local community groups to enhance health and wellbeing for the participants. Brightstripe provides poles and training at an affordable cost in the community so get in contact with Zoe to find out dates, times, cost and places to meet. Contact Zoe Hooper on 01432 358232.

Refocus

Vibrant weekly sessions (from 20 to 40 minutes) focusing on helping young people to learn new transferable skills to support their learning, and have fun within their school or group… Read more

Brightstripe acts as a broker and sources quality creative and sports practitioners with alternative creative skill sets to those of the existing teaching staff to deliver breakfast, lunchtime or after-school clubs. Stimulating and refreshing for the kids, Refocus re-energises pupils getting them ready for learning or home-life.  If you fancy a Refocus programme tailored to your school or clubs needs contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960.

Sportivate

Four-year programme funded through National Lottery and Sport England, aiming to engage teenagers and young adults (aged 14 – 25) to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice… Read more

Nationally, Sportivate is aiming for 300,000 young people to take part in the programme and inspire over 120,000 to continue to play sport regularly, as part of the legacy of the Olympic Games in London 2012. Funded locally by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, who are aiming to retain 3,525 young people within sports over the four years. Sportivate aims to enhance health and wellbeing for young people involved – giving them more energy and tackling potential boredom. Wider societal and economic benefits include providing positive healthy outlets and reducing strain on NHS, while tackling potential antisocial behaviour and cost of crime or substance/alcohol abuse. Are you aged between 14 and 25 years and do you want to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport? Contact Amy to find out about the range of sport on offer and see how you can get involved. Contact Amy Chandler on 07508181174 or 01432 358 232.