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Sports Development’s 30 Hour Challenge

On March 20/21 the Inspiring healthy lifestyles Sports Development team in Wigan will be walking/running from Leeds to Liverpool, covering a total distance of 127.25 miles in a target of 30 hours. Each member of the 9 strong team will complete approximately 40 miles with all the money raised from the challenge donated to Macmillan Cancer […]

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B2S Participant of the Month – November 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner for November’s Back to Sport Participant of the Month award. Colin Slowe first attended a Back to Sport session over 2 years ago, when he visited our Walking Football session at Westleigh High School. Colin has been an every present since then attending the session almost every week. Not only […]

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Back to Netball League 2015

Another round of fixtures in the Back to Netball League were completed on Saturday 7th February, with more close games and exciting finishes than ever before, including 4 draws. Congratulations to Westleigh Wildcats who got their first win in Division 2 and Lightening LNC who also achieved their first win in Division 3… March 14th […]

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Sportivate funding

The latest application window for Sportivate funding is now open. This window is for Phase 9 projects, to be delivered between April and September 2015. ‘Sportivate is a key part of Sport England’s London 2012 participation legacy plan which brings additional funding into grassroots sport. Sportivate offers young people aged 11-25, who are not participating […]

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Back to Netball Tournament

On Saturday 15th November the Back to Sport team organised a netball tournament for all the teams currently participating in the Wigan ‘Back to Netball’ League. A total of 10 teams competed in the event with handicaps issued to give everyone a chance of claiming victory. The teams were split up into 2 divisions with matches played in a round robin format. […]

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Participant of the Month – October 2014

We are pleased to announce joint winners for October’s Participant of the Month award. Jessica Greenhalgh and Gillian Crompton attended their first Back to Sport sessions over 12 months ago. Initially attending the Women Only Badminton at Leigh Sports Centre, it wasn’t long before they progressed to the Netball session at Westleigh High School on […]

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Wigan Badminton Bonanza 2014

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October the 6th annual Wigan Badminton Bonanza took place at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. The event organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles Sports Development and the Wigan Badminton Development Group attracted over 100 players over both days, with players ranging in age from 7 years to 60+ years and some […]

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Participant of the Month – September 2014

We are pleased to announce that Frank Pike has been selected for the Back to Sport Participant of the Month for September 2014. Frank (78 years old) has been a Back to Sport participant for 4 years and is an ever present at Back to Badminton at Howe Bridge Sports Centre on Saturdays from 10am-12noon. Frank attended […]

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