The YSF Podcast

The YSF Podcast

The podcast from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, the Active Partnership for South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Sharing stories and good practice from the sport and physical activity sector.

Episodes

June 24, 2022 46 min

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are leading the way nationally with their approach to walking cricket. We talk to the people involved to understand how they've done it and the impact it is having.

Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2019, which makes cricket accessible to older adults, or individuals who are semi – retired or retired. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those wi...

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Staff from Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity, Burton Road Primary School in Barnsley, share their schools story of how they became a leading light in offering opportunities for pupils.

Burton Road Primary created a competition and activity package for local schools that helped to bring together pupils from other schools in the area, allowing them to meet and form relationships before beginning secondary school education. 

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We chat to Academy at St. James in Bradford, the first Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity named by Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

The Bradford-based school achieved the accreditation for 'Whole School Practice and Ethos', and 'Physical Education'. This episode, with headteacher Chris Tolson, and PESSPA lead, Niall O'Brien, dicsusses whole school practice and ethos.

Academy at St. James  - https://academystjam...

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We chat with Rashida Salloo, founder of Ready Steady Active, a small organisation based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. It provides community-based sports, health and physical activity opportunities for women and girls with a focus on increasing participation and health amongst those of South Asian and Muslim background.

This episode looks at how a summer holidays rounders session has led to regular, sustained activity for women and gi...

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To coincide with Rainbow Laces Day 2021, we discuss the first 12 months of the Empower LGBT+ project that aims to support more people from the LGBT+ community in Sheffieldto be physically active.

Part one (1:27 - 22:06)
The background to the project

Part two (22:29 - 38:16)
The successes and challenges so far

Part three (38:19 - 50:13)
What's coming next and advice for others

Guests
Katie Glossop, Participation and Inclusion Ma...

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We speak to Richard Lindsay from Birmingham FA about their climate friendly 'Save Today, Play Tomorrow' programme.

Richard joined us for our climate series of webinars to discuss the role of the sport and physical activity sector in addressing the climate emergency. This interview is taken from that webinar and includes the audience question and answer session that also featured David Gent, CEO of Active Humber.

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November 1, 2021 42 min

We speak to West Yorkshire Active School Award 2021 winners, New Road Primary School in Halifax.

Head teacher, Sharon Harwood, and sports coach, Emily Heckler talk about some of the initiatives they put in place to keep children active in lockdown, as well as looking at the role of PE, school sport and physical activity in the school as a whole.

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July 29, 2021 42 min

We speak to the people behind the award winning Active Dearne walking football session, that has been one of the success stories from the first two years of the project.

The episode looks at the power of trusted people in a community, and how that can support people to be active for the benefit of their physical and mental health.

Guests
Adam Kent, Active Dearne Community Champion
Ian Whitehouse, Community Coach from SJD Sports Coachin...

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How do you write a physical activity strategy for an entire district? That's the question we posed two of the people involved in doing so for Sheffield, as the Move More physical activity strategy was refreshed in June 2021.

Part one - 1:21
Part two - 22:14

Guests
Tom Hughes, Development Manager (Sheffield) at Yorkshire Sport Foundation.
Dr. Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (Sheffield).

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June 16, 2021 33 min

We spoke to 2TshirtGang to discuss how they used money from the Tackling Inequalities Fund to support women to be active in Bradford during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Part one:
Anthony and Trinity from 2tshirtgang.

Part two:  21:05
Cleo and Daneka share their story.

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Part two: Sporting Equals CEO, Arun Kang OBE, is one of our guests as us as we ask how Yorkshire Sport Foundation and the wider sport and activity sector can contribute to race equality. We discuss intersectionality and our guests consider what progress they would like to have been made in twelve months time. 

Guests: Arun Kang OBE (Sporting Equals, Chief Executive), Jasneet Kaur (Sporting Equals, Marketing and Communications Manage...

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Part one: Sporting Equals CEO, Arun Kang OBE, is one of our guests as us as we ask how Yorkshire Sport Foundation and the wider sport and activity sector can contribute to race equality. We look at the response to the Black Lives Matters protests of summer 2020, and look at the Sporting Equals research into the use of the term BAME. This is the first of a two-part episode.

Guests: Arun Kang OBE (Sporting Equals, Chief Executive), Ja...

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January 20, 2021 50 min

We chat with Darton Primary School in Barnsley about how they have spent the last few years challenging stereotypes through sport and activity in their school. We're joined by Totally Runable, who have worked alongside them, on a project which contributed to winning the Innovation category at the South Yorkshire Primary PE and School Sport Premium Awards.

Introduction

3:55 – Getting started

19:09 – Giving staff the confidence

24:34...

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We’re joined by Sue Wilkinson MBE, CEO of the Association of Physical Education; and her colleague, Steve Caldecott, Head of Health and Safety. We discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of physical education in schools, and how PE can play even more of a crucial role in the wellbeing of pupils.

Introduction

4:01 – How has Covid-19 impacted on the delivery of PE?

19:15 – The role of PE in supporting a balanced curriculum

42:59 –...

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March 4, 2020 45 min

We chat about a project that has got more women coaching and participating in the traditionally male dominated world of boxing.

Punch Like a Girl breaks new ground - https://www.englandboxing.org/news_articles/punch-like-a-girl-breaks-new-ground/

Guests

Debra Cummins – Children and Young People lead at Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Ashleigh Hurrell – Club Support Officer at England Boxing

Dennis Robbins - CEO at The Hunslet Club

Kellie - Co...

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The termly look at all things PE and School Sport in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

We talk about the Yorkshire Primary PE Sport Premium Awards, including hearing from one of the 2019 winners.  We also turn the spotlight on the Active Lives Children and Young People results.

Introduction – PE conferences and School Games

8:55 – Dan Bright, PE Coordinator at Green Lane Primary Academy

30:53 – How to get involved in the Yorkshire Pr...

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Released on the International Day of People with Disabilities 2019, episode five asks if mixed ability is the future of grassroots provision.  We’re in conversation with International Mixed Ability (IMAS) based in Bradford, to share how the mixed ability movement is progressing.

Resources 

International Mixed Ability Sport website
http://www.mixedabilitysports.org/

Evaluation of the Mixed Ability Sport Programme (as referenced in the e...

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Episode four focusses on PE, school sport and physical activity, providing an update for those working in or with primary schools.

Introduction 3:15 - Steve Caldecott – Head of Health and Safety for Association for Physical Education. As well as his role at AfPE, Steve is an independent Ofsted inspector. We speak to him about the new inspection framework and what schools can do to be prepared.

11:25 - PE and School Sport Premium
Da...

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We're joined by Chris Bailey, Head of Sheffield United Community Foundation, to discuss how better demonstrating their impact is making them a more efficient and focussed organisation.

Sheffield United Community Foundation - http://www.sufc-community.com/

Yorkshire Sport Foundation and DataHub - www.yorkshiresport.org/Data

4Global - https://4global.com/

DataHub - https://datahub.io/ 

A Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) is a small geo...

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Asset-based community development: The Active Burngreave approach

Kathryn Mudge and Safiya Saeed from Yorkshire Sport Foundation discuss the asset-based community development approach they have taken in the Burngreave area of Sheffield, using sport and physical activity to address challenges faced by the community.

Welcome (0:01 – 1:30)

Part 1 – What, where and why? (1:32)
An introduction to asset-based community development and why Bu...

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