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Sport 50 - Activity Session

South Somerset District Council - Healthy Lifestyles Team

Name: Sport 50 - Activity Session
Organisation: South Somerset District Council - Healthy Lifestyles Team
Location: South Somerset - we are looking to set up sessions all acorss South Somerset, South Somerset, BA20 2HT
Type: Part Time
A Sport 50 session is usually around 90 minutes/2 hours long each week. A little time would be required at the start and end for setting up and packing away. Any help with promotion of the activity would also be appreciated.


Sport 50 offers anyone over the age of 50 the opportunity to try a wide range of adapted sports which can include badminton, table tennis, boccia, seated volleyball, new age kurling and archery. The sessions encourage people to get more active, have fun and meet new people.

We have 8 sessions across South Somerset but are always interested in starting new sessions. We also currently have a group of individuals in Yeovil interested in starting a session but need a volunteer in order to lead the sessions.

Training will be provided through taster sessions for participants, and equipment will be loaned on a long term loan basis.

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Organisation Description

South Somerset District Councils Healthy Lifestyles Team aim to support people across South Somerset to lead healthier and more active lives. Our main aims are to increase the utilisation of the outdoors and green spaces, decrease the number of individuals who are currently inactive and also reduce the number of overweight and obese individuals in South Somerset. We do this by running a number of initiatives and programmes, and working with a range of groups, workplaces, care homes, and with the local community, etc.


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Cause / Interests

  • Health & Hospices
  • Older people
  • Recreation
  • Sport & Outdoor Activities

Types of Activity

  • Community Work
  • General and Helping
  • Sports Development

Skills and Qualifications


An interest in helping people get more active. Most activities in Sport50 are low intensity, and can be done seated or standing, so you don't need to be super fit to run these sessions. Being friendly, sociable and approachable can really help to encourage people to join in with different activities.

Providing sessions in your local community will bring a valuable asset to the health and wellbeing of those who attend. Whoever you engage within the session should benefit from increased mental, physical and/or social wellbeing


Encouraging people to get more active can be very rewarding. People experience many benefits from being physically active (social, mental and physical), which you will be enabling them to do. Sport 50 are very sociable sessions, so you will meet new people and friendships often form in. Sport50 is also a fun session, so people are often laughing and having a good time, which you will get to join in with.
Often the activities run themselves once started, so you may find that you may also become more active by joining in with the different activities and games.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: N/a
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Taster sessions will provide training. Activity and game rules will explained, as will the layout of the sessions
Insurance Cover: By signing up to be a volunteer for SSDC, insurance will be provided.
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Taster sessions will provide training. Activity and game rules will explained, as will the layout of the sessions
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, Taster session