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15 Sep 2021

Badminton champion Gail Emms inspires Ignite team at annual conference

Ignite Sport UK staff were treated to an inspirational talk from World Championship badminton gold medallist Gail Emms MBE at our annual staff conference.   The five-times World Championship, Eur...

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6 Sep 2021

Quality training is a key piece in the apprenticeship jigsaw

An apprenticeship grants people the confidence and skills required to help them progress, thrive and become a leader within their team.   In return, employers grow their workforce with people who...

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2 Sep 2021

Receive a £3,000 cash boost for hiring an apprentice

Organisations wishing to take advantage of the Government’s cash bonus scheme for hiring apprentices have just one month left to register.   Businesses already receive £1,000 for hiring an appren...

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27 Jul 2021

The Olympic Games: how it inspires a new generation of participants and coaches

 “The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in life is not triumph, but the struggle.”  Those are the legendary words of Pierre de Coubert...

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13 Jul 2021

Ignite Sport UK and Sport in Mind partner to deliver free activity sessions

Adults experiencing mental health issues have been invited to attend free weekly sports-based activity sessions delivered by Ignite Sport UK in partnership with Sport in Mind.   Hosted at the Iff...

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7 Jul 2021

Summer Family Festival celebrates footballers' achievement

The achievements of Oxford City Football Club’s youth teams were celebrated on Sunday at a sun-kissed Summer Family Festival, hosted by Ignite Sport UK.   Hundreds of football-mad youngsters who ...

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7 Jun 2021

UK Coaching Week: the key qualities of a great coach

 Great coaches are playing an important role in the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   They transform lives, inspire communities through physical activity and offer support and ...

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1 Jun 2021

Top five reasons why you should hire an apprentice in 2021

Apprenticeships have served young people with a pathway to employment for centuries.   But it is only recently that the true value of a paid full-time vocational qualification has been recognised...

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28 May 2021

Schools' Football Week: how quality physical education helps shape youngsters' lives

This week marks Schools’ Football Week – a chance to celebrate the positive impact of the beautiful game in schools across the UK.   The initiative is led by the English Schools’ Football Associa...

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