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8 Mar 2021

Remembering Mickey Lewis - a remarkable person and Ignite Sport UK employee who had time for everybody

Ignite Sport UK staff joined Velocity Football students to honour the life of Mickey Lewis this morning by hosting a remembrance service and a minute’s applause.   It was a ‘bitter, sweet’ first ...

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6 Mar 2021

With deepest sympathy - Mickey Lewis

All of us at Ignite Sport are heartbroken at the passing of our dear colleague Mickey Lewis.  Mickey had been a senior part of our leadership team and a mentor to our coaching team since July 201...

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1 Mar 2021

Ignite Sport UK announce COVID-19 secure Easter Holiday Camps for sports-mad children wanting to develop new skills in a safe environment

A bumper Easter holiday multi-sport camp has been confirmed by Ignite Sport UK following the Government’s announcement of the country’s roadmap to exit COVID-19 restrictions. Hosted at Oxford City Foo...

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24 Feb 2021

Virtual holiday camps provide non-essential worker parents with an excellent resource to keep children engaged during half-term break

February half-term was one like no other for children of non-essential workers across the UK as they were told to stay at home and not socialise with their friends to help reduce the spread of COVID-1...

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19 Feb 2021

Children of key workers stay active during half-term via Ignite Sport UK’s COVID secure sports-based holiday camp at Oxford City Football Club

Dozens of children whose parents are key and critical workers were entertained by Ignite Sport UK’s Ofsted registered sports-based holiday camp during February half-term. Hosted at Oxford City FC and ...

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11 Feb 2021

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: Katie discovers her passion for teaching the next generation via Ignite Sport UK’s full-time apprenticeship programme

Twelve months ago, Katie Rees had never heard of an apprenticeship. In fact, she wasn’t entirely sure what career path she wanted to pursue after concluding her sixth form studies. But the 18-year-old...

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10 Feb 2021

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: How the public's perception of apprenticeships is changing and the opportunities available

Since joining Ignite Sport UK in November 2017, General Manager Hannah Bladen has taken great pride in seeing young people reach their full potential via sport-based apprenticeships that provide indus...

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9 Feb 2021

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: Meet Hannah Disbury, the sports-mad apprentice who is inspiring the next generation via Ignite Sport UK's apprenticeships

“Apprenticeships provide young people with an amazing opportunity to develop skills for life in a professional environment while gaining a valuable qualification and getting paid for it – I wish I did...

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8 Feb 2021

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: A time to inspire hope among younger people amid nervousness regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – a week-long celebration of apprenticeships that shines a light on the work done by employers and apprentices nationally.   Each year, ...

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