Greater Sport Newsletter



Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
After a challenging year, we want to thank you for all you’ve done to help keep Greater Manchester moving. We hope you have a restful break over the Christmas and New Year period and look forward to continuing to work together in 2021.


Keeping well this winter
Older people who are not online are being supported to keep well this winter. A booklet of advice, tips and exercises, is being distributed across Greater Manchester, helping to Keep GM Moving. Find out more here.


New WHO physical activity guidelines released
The World Health Organisation have produced new evidence-based recommendations for physical activity and for the first time, sedentary behaviour. Find out more about the new guidance across all age groups here.


Milan’s story
Earlier this year, Milan from Bolton took to his bike to keep himself moving. But he wasn’t just thinking of himself, he decided to raise money for charity by cycling 50 laps a day of the Bolton Wanderers football ground! In doing so, he managed to raise over £2,000 for charity.


Keeping GM Moving over the Christmas period
With Greater Manchester currently in Tier 3 of Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve collated the guidance on how this affects sport and physical activity and how people can keep moving safely. View the guidance and find ways to keep moving here.

GreaterSport receive funding to inspire activity among young homeless people
We are delighted to be one of seven Active Partnerships selected to improve the health and wellbeing of young homeless people through physical activity across Greater Manchester. Find out more here.

Changing our language about race
Following a recent survey, Sporting Equals have suggested the removal of the term ‘BAME’ and instead the adoption of terms such as Ethnically Diverse Communities, helping to create a more inclusive and equal sector for all. More guidance here.