Sports


Season six of the Creative Support Football League at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre came to a close on Friday 20th June. Everton were crowned Division 1 champions, Wigan topped Division 2, and Stockport Utd won the Social Inclusion Cup! The new season begins on Friday 18th July and there are two places available in Division […]


Press Release: NIA from Birmingham win the shield at Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


Press Release: Blackburn Brasilia win the cup at Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


Creative Support’s partners at The Heroes Project are offering our service users and staff discounted tickets to enjoy an ice hockey game in Manchester. Manchester Phoenix are set to take on the Swindon Wildcats at 5.30pm on Sunday 2nd March. Entry to the Phoenix Community Stand at the Silver Blades Ice Dome in Altrincham costs […]


Regular guest blogger Pete Baldwin presents ten tips to fit exercise into your busy lifestyle: As modern day society is becoming more hectic, it’s important that we avoid using the ‘I just don’t have the time for exercise’ excuse. We can all get set in our ways, whether we’re busy or not but it only […]


This time last year the Paralympics was in full swing; tears of joy were shed, records were broken and athletes basked in the glow of their gleaming medals. Paralympic fever grasped Britain and inspire they did. But when the last ball was kicked and the last length was swum, when the last medal was given […]


Guest blogger Pete Baldwin writes: “Working with Creative Support at their annual football tournament in May was one of my highlights of the year. I had a blast going through some light exercises to warm the players up before the tournament got under way. I even enjoyed refereeing a few games. Who said being a […]


On Thursday 25th July Creative Support’s North East services held a sports day and summer fair. Over 180 service users and staff attended the event in Middlesbrough at Acklam Grange School. The event received funding from Creative Support and also worked in partnership with Tees Valley Sports in receiving a grant from the Community Games project. […]


Wigan has certainly been in the football spotlight recently. Underdogs Wigan Athletic FC beat 2011-2012 Premier League champions Manchester City to win the FA Cup then went on to be relegated from the top flight. And last Saturday, Wigan Soccerdome played host to the biggest date in the football calendar: Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football […]


On Saturday 18th May, service users and staff headed to Wigan, the home of the 2013 FA Cup winners, for Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football tournament. Before kick-off, Pete Baldwin from PB Personal Training led a warm-up session to get the teams ready for the games ahead. This year, 24 teams participated in the tournament, […]


Creative Support’s football league, in partnership with the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, is  now halfway through its fourth season. The football league, which takes place once a month at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, seeks to address the isolation, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also supports and addresses issues around […]


Paul Hardman, avid football fan and Support Coordinator at Creative Support’s Blackburn Social Inclusion Service, has been finding out about a pioneering sportsman and the history of prejudice in the beautiful game and society at large: “Following the postponement of Northampton Town’s match at Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday, I took my youngest son to learn about a […]


Bootcamp! Even the thought can give someone goosebumps. Well I definitely got them when I first got asked to go by my friend, but I am now a big fan of my regular training sessions in the park. Bootcamp for Beginners is available in many areas of the country but I go to the one in […]


Have you recently joined the gym to keep fit and healthy? Well in Melton Mowbray, it’s not a New Year’s Resolution, it’s old news! Sarah, who is supported by our Melton Outreach team in her own home, has been going to the gym for over 20 years “I wasn’t very fit as a teenager, so […]


If you’d like to experience some live sports action then we have exciting news for you! The Heroes Project, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering Creative Support service users the opportunity to watch Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey Club’s home games for free! Matches take place on various dates between now and March 2013 at […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. The 15th of January saw me attend a Creative Support session about service users taking advantage of sports opportunities and other means of becoming active. They suggested starting at a steady pace […]


The new season starts on Friday 18th January at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre. After last season’s promotions and relegations together with the addition of two new teams the League will take the format as outlined below. Division 2 matches will kick off at 11.00am. Therefore teams need to arrive at 10.45am at the very latest. […]


2012 has been an exciting year in the world of disability sports, and the stars of this summer’s Paralympics shone brightly at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, held at the Excel Centre in London on Sunday 16th December. Three Paralympic athletes were nominated for the overall Sports Personality of the Year prize: […]


The English Federation for Disability Sport are carrying out a survey to find out about the hobbies and interests of people with disabilities. Follow this link if you’d like to take part. To request more information, call Emma Spring on 0161 200 5442 or email espring@efds.co.uk.


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Our walking group, small though it is (hint hint), may have to take a break due the inclement weather. But we have no intention of letting the idea die. What we plan […]