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Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers will become the first Angling Club in Leicestershire and only the third in the East Midlands to receive the prestigious Clubmark for Angling award this month.

When : Wednesday 1st June, 6pm

Where:  Lake View Fishery, Landyke Lane, Holwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SXAngling Development Board

Clubmark is a nationally recognised indicator of quality. The Sport England initiative enables Parents and Carers to identify those clubs who are committed to providing a safe, effective, child friendly environment where sport in this case Angling can take place. Over the past two years, the club has received  grants to allow club members to be trained as coaches and help pass on their knowledge and skills to local young people. Last year alone saw over 120 local pupils take part in free angling sessions with coaches from the club. Pupils who took part in the coaching sessions as novices in previous years are now undertaking Leadership and Volunteering training to help assist in the delivery of the sessions to new participants.

The clubs success has been driven by a group of highly committed volunteers, committed to giving the local community a safe, effective environment where Angling can take place. Being awarded Clubmark recognises the club as one of the leading Angling clubs not only in the county but also in the East Midlands.

James Roche, Angling Development Board, Regional Development Officer commented: “Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers are a brilliant example of how Angling can help develop the skills and ability of local young people. The club have a number of very passionate Anglers who are committed to developing a safe, effective environment for Anglers of all ages to come and participate.

For more information on the presentation of the Clubmark award please contact James Roche (James.Roche@anglingdevelopmentboard.org.uk or 07791786251)

Source: Angling Development Board



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Published in Latest UK fishing news
Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00

Chance for Angling Coaches to Upgrade

Many anglers have achieved instructors’ or coaching qualifications or awards such as STANIC and C25 dating back five or more years and which are no longer adequate to become a licensed coach. A scheme launched by the Angling Development Board (ADB) gives these anglers the chance to upgrade to the modern coaching qualification compatible with other sports and the UK Coaching Certificate.

Angling Development Board  Fishing NewsJackie Sheldon, Senior Development Manager for the ADB explains;

‘Through the UKCC Source Group and our Coach Steering Group, the ADB has developed ‘bridging packs’ which will enable these instructors to meet requirements for becoming ADB licensed coaches and will be accepted by Local Authorities, County Sports Partnerships and schools throughout England and eventually the UK.’

‘We are expecting at least 80 applications for this opportunity and hope it will encourage many lapsed coaches into being more active and getting involved in all the new angling initiatives starting around the country.’

Anyone holding an angling qualification or award other than the 1st4sport Certificate in Coaching Angling can apply using the ‘Recognised Prior Learning’ (RPL) forms on the Angling Trust – ADB website where the process is explained.  It usually includes one day of additional training plus a two-day assessment. The cost of the upgrade has been reduced to £80 by funding secured by the ADB and many applicants will also be eligible for grants, sponsorship and bursaries to offset this cost.  Help is available on this from the ADB office or its Regional staff.


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Published in Latest UK fishing news
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 00:00

Sport England gives green light to angling

Angling is one of the first sports to be recognised by Sport England as making good use of the opportunity to work with County Sports Partnerships (CSP) to increase participation. Sport England has given the Angling Development Board (ADB) the green light to work with all 49 County Sports Partnerships and access their core services for angling.

Sport EnglandThe ADB will initially focus on 24 CSPs during 2009 and 2010 throughout England to gain their support to:

  • develop angling clubs and fisheries
  • train and develop angling coaches
  • establish programmes to increase participation in angling, particularly amongst young people and under-represented groups
  • improve local knowledge and information sharing
  • develop local networks and relationships to deliver the community benefits from angling

Sport England is investing £10 million per year to ensure CSPs provide a minimum and consistent level of support to deliver their national sports strategies. The ADB has made good use of this offer through its eight recently appointed Regional Development Officers.

As part of this process the ADB has already started forming County Angling Action Groups to bring together angling clubs, fisheries, coaches, volunteers, schools and community groups to identify local needs. The ADB is working with CSPs to form County Angling Action Groups and access core services. Already nine Groups have been formed and a further 15 are in development.

Jackie Sheldon, ADB Senior Development Manager said “This is an exciting time for the development of angling. Being one of the first sports to gain the green light by Sport England to work with the CSP network indicates that the ADB has made significant progress in just two years. It has demonstrated the potential for angling to deliver on national, regional and local benefits through the development of angling. This includes increased resources, recognition and support for angling at a local level. We are encouraging angling clubs, fisheries, coaches and volunteers to get involved in the County Angling Action Groups to take advantage of these opportunities.

David Moore, Chair of the ADB, said ‘We have been working towards this recognition for two years and we appreciate the support which Sport England, the Environment Agency and British Waterways have all given us to make this breakthrough for angling’’.

Anyone wishing to get involved in the County Angling Action Groups should contact their Regional Angling Development Officer whose contact can be found on the ADB website:

www.anglingtrust.net

Or telephone the Angling Development Board Office on 0115 9815972

Further information regarding the work of the ADB can be obtained from Jackie Sheldon, Senior Development Manager, Angling Development Board at Jackie.sheldon@anglingdevelopmentboard.org.uk


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Published in Latest UK fishing news
Saturday, 27 September 2008 12:37

Transforming Angling Development

Source: www.nfadirect.com

The Angling Development Board is now seeking the services of senior volunteers and a team of professional development staff to realise the aspirations of the Angling Whole Sport plan.

A Chair and Finance Director are also sought to be key members of the Board, and a team of development staff, led by a Senior Development Manager, will be charged with the delivery implementation.

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