Now with over 400 teams in the UK, is it time for you to get involved with walking football? Walking football is an enjoyable alternative to association football, aimed at engaging anyone over 50 with a fun, low-impact sport.
Kate Slee has recently started working for Christ Church Sport and is keen to share her passion for Triathlon. Having participated in Triathlon for over 10 years, Kate has just finished her most successful season to date and is now looking at ways to get faster going into 2018.
On Friday 23rd June, schools and departments from across the University were invited to form teams and battle it out against colleagues in an attempt to win the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Challenge Trophy.
The EuroHockey Club Cup (Champions League of hockey) is a showcase of the best female sides, bringing European club hockey to an end each year. This year was different — each senior team competing were invited to bring their U14 Girls squad to mirror their senior counterparts.
Staff from Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent met at Canterbury Golf Club on 21st June for the inaugural Staff Varsity Golf Match.
With just over two weeks to go until the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Challenge, entries have been coming in thick and fast!
This year Christ Church Sport staff member David Wood had the opportunity to play in the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida, USA. With over 1,300 competitors from 17 countries around the world. The players descended on Naples Community Park where 48 outdoor Pickleball courts were used across 7 days with over 500 games played each day. The youngest competitor was 12 and the oldest was 90.
CCCU Sport & Leisure Management student and Christ Church Sports Centre Fitness Coach Aston Worsfold placed 3rd in her category at the Pure Elite Bodybuilding Competition at the Margate Winter Gardens this April. She took part to help raise money for a charity close to her heart and managed to raise £230 for the Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, a charity that helped her sister when she was undergoing treatment.
Last Wednesday I embarked on a Disability Awareness Training session to learn about engaging people in sport and physical activity. The afternoon was delivered by The Change Foundation a charity who aim to change the lives of disadvantaged young people using the power of dance and sport. The opportunity was part of the charity’s roadshow – celebrating 10 years of making a lasting difference in people’s lives.
Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to fly out to Barcelona to visit Real Club De Polo. Considered one of the most prestigious and exclusive hockey clubs in Europe and maybe even the world, this opportunity was my golden ticket into an elite sporting organisation.