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Rising Up..

Rising up – 3 sports playing their part in the UK’s leisure recovery

When it comes to the well-being of the nation one thing is clear – sport matters.

Now, maybe more than ever before, sport is playing a huge part in the health of the UK population, giving communities a platform to socialise and stay active in what has obviously been an extremely difficult period for the entire country.

Here are 3 sports we’ve seen positively return to our partner venues over the last few weeks, enabling hundreds of people to safely take part in the activity they love once again:

Football

Derby County FC Ladies got going again on the 3G pitch at Lees Brook Community School in Derbyshire, all with FA risk assessments and track and trace procedures in place. 

Current FA guidance on a safe return for grass-roots football can be found at https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/sep/10/updated-covid-19-guidance-for-grassroots-nls-wfp-100920

Table Tennis

Hillingdon Town Table Tennis club gave their players the platform to start playing their sport again, using the sports hall at Oak Wood School in Uxbridge for socially distanced training sessions on Monday and Friday nights.

Follow all the latest Covid-19 updates from Table Tennis England at https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/our-sport/major-events/coronavirus-advice-and-guidance/

Gymnastics

Beth Tweddle Gymnastics returned to Litherland High School in Liverpool, with all the boys and girls joining in the safe and sanitised sessions in the school’s superb sports hall 5 nights a week.

Learn all about British Gymnastics Step Forward Covid-19 recovery programme at https://www.british-gymnastics.org/step-forward

A huge well done and thank you goes out from us to all NGB’s, sports volunteers and players for fighting hard for their passions and helping to get their sports in motion once again. All are proving that as long as correct Covid-19 guidance is adhered to, an outlet of healthy positivity can be provided to so many people in local communities, young and old – you’re an inspiration guys and we salute you!

(*Please note national governing body advice is constantly evolving as the rules and regulations relating to Covid-19 change – all the links provided above were the latest at the time of this news item being posted on the Buddle Venues website).