Active Devon

Share a Smile to support South West leisure and tourism

Authored by Mary

A new campaign has been launched to encourage local people to support the South West’s leisure and tourism industry during the quieter autumn and winter months.

The accommodation and food service sector employs 271,000 people across the region, but many businesses have been hit hard by the devastating impact of lockdown, followed by the need to operate at reduced capacity and, more...

It’s ‘Virtually’ the Devon School Games

Authored by Mary

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, Devon’s schoolchildren will still be able to take part in the popular School Games this year. In fact, it’s ‘virtually’ the same as normal!

Active Devon, working with partners, is launching the ‘Virtual’ games which get underway with a Walk, Jog, Run challenge starting on Monday May 18th. Primary School pupils will have 20, 30 and 40 mile targets...

Let's Walk - Devon's biggest workplace walking challenge

Authored by Mary

If you are hoping to become more active in 2020, while enjoying some friendly competition at the same time, you can team up with work colleagues and enter a Devon wide walking challenge.

This February’s ‘Let’s Walk’ challenge will encourage employees to get out of the office and raise heart rates a little. If becoming healthier isn’t incentive enough, there are also prizes on offer...

Devon's best young sporting talent set to dazzle at Plymouth sporting spectacle

Authored by Mary

A loud, colourful parade will kick off the Devon School Games which are returning to Plymouth this Thursday 22nd June.

The Devon Summer School Games will take place across three of Plymouth’s most iconic sporting sites: Plymouth Albion, Brickfields Sports Facilities and Stonehouse Creek Pitches.

The fun kicks off at 9.45 with the opening ceremony and Plymouth School Sports...

Sporting extravaganza set to dazzle Devon

Authored by Mary

A loud, colourful Rio themed parade will kick off the Devon School Games which are coming to Exeter for the first time in their four year history this Wednesday 29th June.

The Devon Summer School Games will take place across 3 sites: Exeter Arena will host the RIO themed opening ceremony with St Luke’s Science and Sports College hosting all the Inclusion Sports and the Exeter Saracens...

Devon Ability Games dazzle in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

There was energy, enthusiasm and attitude aplenty last Friday as nearly 500 young athletes and volunteers from schools all over Devon gathered at the Plymouth Life Centre in the region’s biggest celebration of inclusive sport. Young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities came together to get active, try new sports and compete against one another.

With figures...

Ability Games set to dazzle in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

We have seen the nation take disability sport to their hearts at a national level through the Paralympics and events like the Devon Ability Games gives the chance for many athletes with a disability or impairment to shine at a local level.

The Devon Ability Games are held twice a year around the county and are an inspiring Olympic legacy. This time it is the Plymouth Life Centre that...

Shake Up September Workplace Challenge

Authored by Mary

Active Devon is encouraging employees across Devon to try a new sport or activity this month, as Shake Up September from Workplace Challenge aims to get the nation’s workplaces more active.

Workplace Challenge, the free, online activity programme which combines cutting edge technology with sport and physical activity opportunities, is inviting employees in Devon to join the national...

Get Active at the touch of a button

Authored by Mary

A wealth of opportunities to get active is available at the touch of a button, with a new website launched by Devon County Council Public Health.

Get Active Devon provides a range of activities, from exercise classes to sports clubs; from learning a new skill to developing an existing one, all at the touch of a button. The website offers the chance to search for an activity based on...

400 youngsters set to take part in Devon Winter Ability Games

Authored by Mary

The Devon Winter Ability Games will take place on Friday 30th January 2015, at The Life Centre in Plymouth.

This event will provide the opportunity for disabled young people from schools throughout Devon to participate in competitions spanning across four different sports which are; Boccia, Indoor Rowing, Tennis and Table Cricket alongside seven taster activities.

The event is...