Team West of England
Team West of England is a group of people from within the areas of Bath, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are passionate about maximising the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy opportunities for the West of England area.
Team West of England Newsletter - Edition 12
Who is involved with Team West of England?
Team West of England works in close partnership with a wide range of business, sporting, cultural, educational and public sector partners.
Team West of England is co-Chaired by Don Foster, MP for Bath and Tim Hollingsworth, CEO British Paralympic Association, and includes Member representatives from the unitary authorities, local businesses, education and the West of England Sport Trust (Wesport).
What does Team West of England do?
Team West of England aims to ensure the national aspirations for Olympic and Paralympic legacy from London 2012 are maximised in the West of England area. It achieves this through co-ordinating, communicating and influencing projects and initiatives to ensure they have a successful impact in the sub-region.
What is Team West of England trying to achieve?
In 2009 TWE produced a Legacy Action Plan in association with three delivery agents RELAYS, QUEST and Wesport which identified a number of key objectives and their associated actions. Team West of England is now working with stakeholders and partners to achieve these and to communicate the work which is taking place by all partners across the sub region.
Don Foster, co - Chair of Team West of England with
the Olympic and Paralympic Torches
Legacy News from Team South West
1) West of England Business & the Paralympics Breakfast Event, Bath, 16 August
The event has been timed to complement the Paralympic Flame Celebration to be held in Bath the following week and will showcase the West of England organisation 'Motivation' and their work with LOCOG, the International Paralympic Committee and local wheelchair club - SW Scorpions.
The event will also highlight how Universities in the West of England work with local business. Paralympian Steve Brunt MBE will also give an account of his Paralympic journey.
Register online at: http://rbi.uwe.ac.uk/Internet/register/default.asp?eventID=1153
2) Watch The Games Here poster
London 2012 has created a ‘Watch the Games here’ poster for applicable pubs, hotel lounges, social and sports clubs who may wish to show the Games live on TV screens in their establishments for their customers.
For more information, including the Terms and Conditions that must be agreed to prior to downloading the poster, please click through to the London 2012 website here:
3) Bath’s Paralympic Flame Celebration – volunteers needed
Bath and North East Somerset Council will play host to one of only 34 Flame Celebrations across the UK and will be part of the programme of events that will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, celebrating the Paralympic Torch Relay.
Bath and North East Somerset council is looking to recruit a number of volunteersto helpover the weekend. There will be a range of roles that will need to be filled across the weekend.
Volunteers should apply by email to BathPFC@bathnes.gov.ukor call 01225 396429 with an indication of which individual role(s) they may be interested in. Groups would also be welcome e.g. clubs and businesses
For more information about Bath’s Paralympic Flame Celebration, please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/flame2012.
4) Making the most of the Games
Make sure you don't miss the sports action you love. Go to the full sport schedule and work out what's happening when at www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/. And download the official London 2012 Results app to get the latest news on the go www.london2012.com/mobileapps.
5) Inspired Facilities
Round 2 of Inspired Facilities has seen Sport England award grants totalling nearly £2.48 million to 46 community sport projects across South West England.
To find out more about the projects that Sport England have funded, please Click Here.
To mark six months to go until the start of the Paralympic Games, LOCOG has announced the communities across the UK that will hold Flame Celebrations as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.
A total of 33 communities around the UK have taken the opportunity to host Flame Celebrations as part of the programme of events that will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
In the South West, celebrations will be held in Bath, Plymouth and Weymouth & Portland.
London 2012 want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up to become Local Leaders. The Local Leaders initiative is an invitation to people across the UK who 'get stuff done' and are excited about the Games. It encourages them to bring the Games into their community, creating celebrations for the Olympic Torch Relay and other key moments during the Games.
Sign up to be a Local Leader at: www.london2012.com/localleaders
The London 2012 sports testing programme, the London Prepares series, continues shortly.
The London Prepares series enables London 2012 to test key aspects of their operations ahead of the Games – such as results, scoring and timing systems, the fields of play, the venues and the people who will be working to ensure the Games run smoothly.
Tickets to Synchronised Swimming, Hockey, Wheelchair Tennis, Water Polo and Paralympic Athletics will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 15 March 2012, giving you a great chance to see world-class sporting action at a London 2012 venue.
Prices range from £3-£20 and will be available via Ticketmaster.
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