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Representing voluntary sports organisations in Leeds.

Leeds Sports Awards 2018

Leeds Sports Awards returns for 2018

The Leeds Sports Awards has become a high profile and much-loved event in our city’s sporting and social calendar. Sport Leeds is delighted to announce that the event will be staged at the City’s first direct arena for the second year running on Thursday 1st March 2018.

It’s a chance for Leeds to come together to celebrate the success of a huge variety sports people from across the city – athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators. After another fantastic year of sport it’s going to be an incredible evening of celebration.

We’re delighted to welcome back LeedsBID as title sponsor for 2018 and look forward to working closely to making it the biggest and best event yet.

Nominations for Young Achievers and Special Contribution and voting for Senior Achievers are both now open and the public is invited to do so online at leedssportsawards.co.uk/nominations

Nominations and voting will close at midnight 17th December 2017.

The individual awards are outlined below.

Award categories-

YOUNG ACHIEVERS (UNDER 18)
YOUNG SPORTSPERSON
YOUNG DISABILITY SPORTSPERSON
YOUNG CLUB/TEAM

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION
STUDENT SPORT
COACH – PARTICIPATION
SPORTS VOLUNTEER
OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPORT
SERVICE TO P.E. AND SCHOOL SPORT
CLUB/TEAM – PERFORMANCE

SENIOR ACHIEVERS (OVER 18)

As per last year this category will be voted for by the public from the list of candidates below. The list of candidates has been selected by a panel representing Sport Leeds.

The public are invited to place their vote in each category (one vote per person per category). The public vote will account for 50% of the voting with a panel representing Sport Leeds determining the other 50% of voting

List of Finalists:

Sportsman – Nile Wilson, Jonny Bairstow, Pontus Jansson, Tom Bishop, Stevie Ward, Matty Lee, Josh Warrington

Sportswoman – Nicola Adams OBE, Laura Weightman, Lauren Winfield, Lois Toulson, Lois Forsell, Jess Learmonth, Gabby Adcock

Sportsman Disability – Adam Duggleby MBE, Ryan Richardson, James Simpson

Sportswoman Disability – Hannah Cockroft MBE, Kadeena Cox MBE, Jodie Boyd-Ward

Coach – Performance – Malcolm Brown MBE & Jack Maitland, Dave Murray, Brian McDermott

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 1st March.

Tickets and sponsorship –

Tickets are now available and can be brought online from the first direct arena. Alternatively, group/table bookings can be made directly through leedssportsawards@bananakick.com

Sponsorship opportunities are still available so please get in touch should you

wish to find out more information leedssportsawards@bananakick.com

Key timings-

17th December – Nominations and public voting closes

4th January – Judging panel meet to select nomination finalists (Young Achievers and Special Contribution) and cast their votes in the Senior Achievers category.

9th January – Finalists announced (Young Achievers and Special Contribution)

1st March – Event night, all winners announced

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FTIP#7 – ‘CLOUD’ COLLABORATION TOOLS

Nowadays every organisation “needs” spreadsheets, documents, emails etc. and there are two obvious big players in the market – Microsoft (Office 365) and Google (Docs and G-Suite).

Both are very good office toolsets but if you are on a budget (as most voluntary organisations are) Google Docs probably wins it by virtue of being free ! You get a lot for ‘nothing’ – but there is the odd rough edge (not many though to be fair). For £0 cost it has to be worth a look !

https://www.google.com/docs/about/

If you like it enough you can upgrade to the paid version for around £3 per month – which has 30GB of online storage space as well.

Having said that the free version should work fine for most small clubs/groups.


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org

FTIP#6: POST IT NOTES ONLINE

If like a lot of people your admin life is driven by lists and “post it” notes (on hundreds of scraps of paper) stuck to the fridge – it’s worth looking at what the “digital world” has to offer to serve that purpose.

Two software apps that do a decent job – there are others too – are:

1) Windows sticky notes : a free Windows App.

2) Google Keep : again free, but a part of the Google Documents set of applications – a good free office solution.

Both should work on tablets, PCs and phones with suitable operating systems, allowing you to see notes wherever you are.


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org

GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE

LSF – SMALL GRANTS (£500)

The next meeting of the Leeds Sports Federation small grants panel (funding equipment) is on 21st June 2017 – applications will be accepted up until the deadline date of 17th June.

As a Leeds sports club you are eligible to apply for up to £500 of sports equipment for your club, the best applications link their bid to a development program such as a new team or to provide a club school link.

If your club would like to apply, you can download the forms on the Grants page.

https://leedssportfed.wordpress.com/grants/

FTIP#5: Funding Opportunites

New information on Grants and funding opportunities – see the National association of Local Councils March 2017 Funding Bulletin in our Archive section.

* Click the ‘ARCHIVE’ tab on our website home page
* Then click “here” in the LSF Document Archive Section
* The funding document is in the “Funding Related” folder


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org

FTIP#4: Conference Calls the Meeting Killer?

(First published on whypay.net in 2014)

Are Conference Calls as Useful as Face-To-Face Meetings?

Conference calls are the rage right now and many organisations are opting for teleconferencing as their preferred technology for communicating with people who are located across the county, country or world. Through call conferencing, organisations can drastically cut down on their travel expenditure and time lost. In this day and age where everyone needs to keep their costs down, opting for conferencing services for communication is a smart way move.

There are many conferencing solutions available with conference call service providers. Users dial into a conference bridge using the number provided by the vendor to participate in the teleconference. The advantage of teleconferencing services is that you can use any ordinary telephone line to dial the number and join the call. In effect, you can be phone conferencing from anywhere in the world at any time.

But can voice conference calls completely replace face-to-face meetings? Or are they as effective? Perhaps not. Meetings and negotiations are all about people and how they communicate. In a face-to-face meeting you have much more information available to you in terms of body language, the subtle give and take, personality and demeanour. It is often non verbal clues rather than what is actively spoken that gives you an insight into what is really going on. Through conferencing you may be able to help accomplish many things, such as making sales presentations, training, moving a sales deal forward or sharing financial results. But the culmination of discussions over the call is most likely to a face-to-face meeting.

Then why consider call conferencing at all?

Conference calling has significant advantages even considering what you have to forego in terms of non-verbal communication. It can replace most of the initial meetings that are held to nail down crucial aspects of a project. The calls can bind a geographically separated team working on a single project and help promote the feeling of a single team working together. Most importantly, by conferencing you save a lot of time and money.

The situations where telephone conferencing can replace face-to-face meetings are when a person is being introduced to a team, making demo presentations and using the Internet to share important files and documents. Strategic planning and follow ups can also be done by teleconferencing. If everyone working on a project needs a quick routine update on the status, a quick teleconference is infinitely more preferable than face-to-face meetings.

Conference calls may never completely replace face-to-face meetings. For tough negotiations or other hard situations, a face-to-face meeting alone may help. But phone conferencing can easily replace routine update meetings or “feel good” visits.


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org

FTIP#3: General Guidance for Data Protection

(You can read more on this topic at www.sportenglandclubmatters.com)

You might think data protection is for large business and doesn’t apply to your club. But think about the data you do hold which could include: members’ names, addresses and contact details, ethnicity data, disability data, financial information including perhaps bank account details.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) places certain obligations on sports clubs who process individuals personal data. It regulates how personal information should be used and protects people from misuse of their personal details. So if your club holds or uses information you need to know what your obligations are.

Notification – Every sports club that processes personal data must register with the Information Commissioners office each year, unless they are exempt. You can check if your club is exempt here:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/register/self-assessment/

If you use CCTV on your club facilities, you will need to register.

Every sports club that processes personal data must comply with the eight data protection principles – the data kept has to be :

*Fairly and lawfully processed;
*Processed for limited purposes;
*Adequate, relevant and not excessive;
*Accurate;
*Not kept longer than necessary;
*Processed in accordance with your rights;
*Kept secure; and
*Not transferred abroad without adequate protection.

Data Subject Rights

Individuals who you hold data on have the right to access any data held about them.


Disclaimer: Ftips are based on the combined knowledge and experience of members of the LSF and as such should be used to support your own research taking in to account your specific circumstances. Where links to other web sites are suggested LSF are not responsible for their content or availability. Post your questions or comments to :

enquiries@leedssportsfederation.org