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New women’s basketball league launches

WBBLThe inaugural Women’s British Basketball League season will get underway on Saturday.

To make the occasion even more memorable, the opening weekend will take place under one roof at Loughborough University.

Consisting of Team Northumbria, Leeds Force, City of Sheffield Hatters, Nottingham Wildcats, Manchester Mystics, Leicester Riders, Barking Abbey Crusaders, Sevenoaks Suns and Cardiff Met Archers and Brixton Topcats, all 10 teams will fight it out for the first ever pieces of WBBL silverware.

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The International Congress On Childrens Physical Activity And Sport

CIAPSElogoThe International Congress on Children’s Physical Activity and Sport,
University of Liege, Belgium.
17th October to the 18th October, 2014.

Reflections and discussions will focus on the key period between three and nine years, when children start to take part in organised physical and sporting activities.

The challenges within this age range are crucial because this is when relevant and appropriate practice can establish the solid foundations which children need to encourage them to take pleasure in sport and to practice physical activity in the long term.

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5th International Standards Meeting

ISM_LogoFULL5th International Standards Meeting
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
14th to 15th October 2014

The overall theme of the ISM 2014 will be The Future of Fitness – Challenges between standardisation and commercialisation.

There will be an attractive programme including keynotes as well as round table sessions addressing the acute questions for standardization.

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There’s nothing new about home gyms

Lateral ExtensionIf you think that the idea of setting up a home gym in the spare room is something new then think again.

A dusty, leather-bound book written in 1861 by Gustav Ernst, describes in detail a portable gymnasium for any Victorian gentleman or lady looking to keep in trim.

The manual was recently unearthed in the archives of of London’s Wellcome Library and shows women in full skirts, crinolines and tightly laced bodices attempting activities such as leg extensions, downward traction, jumping exercises and chest expansions.

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It’s National Fitness Day

UKactivelogoToday is National Fitness Day, the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK.

All across the UK hundreds of clubs, parks and leisure centres have opened their doors to welcome you for free.

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