Student Golfers Wanted

Have you got a good golf programme in your University? Are you always looking to test them out in new and different arenas? We might have your next opportunity!

With the 2018 Ryder Cup taking place in Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France, your students are being offered the chance to take part in a Ryder Cup style competition against a local side.

The Youngers Cup, organised by the University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, pits 24 French students against 24 international students over two days at Golf et Tennis Haras de Jardy and Golf Isabella in the Versailles region of Paris.

The first series (index/handicap up to 14) will take place in Golf Isabella between two teams of 12.

The second series (index/handicap between 14 and 20) will take place the day after in Golf et Tennis Haras de Jardy.

The event takes place on the 19 and 20 September 2018 and registration is open until July 31.

Full details on the event can be obtained by contacting Pierre Nieto on the following:

+33 6 71 63 35 65
pierre.nieto@uvsq.fr

 

Successful ENAS Experience in Tralee

In collaboration with Universal Fitness Innovation and Transformation (UFIT), ENAS recently held a two-day event focussed on educating people on the importance of inclusivity and how best to achieve it in your facility.

The event was held in Tralee, Ireland and there were eight universities across five countries represented.

Over the course of the two days, presentations were given to the delegates on a wide variety of topics including: sustainable development goals, UFIT and their goals, ‘universability’ and making your club reflect your community.

There was also an opportunity for the delegates to view a class taken by participants in Institute of Technology Tralee’s Adapted Physical Activity program.

Our delegates were able to watch the interaction between the trainers and their athletes as well as take part in some of the games that were created to allow people with specific impairments take part.

At the end of the ENAS Experience, delegates were also given the option of signing the Marseille Declaration.

The Marseille Declaration encourages all those within the fitness sector to commit to transform the industries practices to enable the full participation of people with disabilities in the fitness sector.

Overall, the delegates enjoyed their time in the southwest of Ireland with the food and local musicians a particular highlight.

Fan Engagement Conference Dublin

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On March 28, fan data and experience experts Sportego held their annual conference in Dublin under the theme of fan engagement.

ENAS were represented at the event which featured speakers ranging from media and marketing officials from top football and rugby clubs to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) specialists.

Some of the topics of conversation throughout the day were:

  • A look at what is coming in sport and engagement
  • Is OTT the future of sport viewing consumption?
  • Data, capturing insights and the importance of GDPR…for dummies
  • Social media for sportspeople
  • Staying relevant

Throughout the day, the speakers gave key pieces of advice and insights on how to both build your audience while keeping your current following engaged.

The current social media and technology explosion means that every hour is a working hour for businesses and organisations that hold a presence online.

A key way of doing this is to find an angle, tell it your way and if possible, appeal to the personalities of today’s society.

If you would like further information on the speakers or schedule from the day, contact communications@enas-sport.net.

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Forum Speaker Application

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  • Attach documents, photos, posters or any other materials you want to provide as 1 zip, tar or archive file or send to margo@enas-sport.net before 3rd November 2015.

University Summer Challenge

As spring begins, let’s start to prepare for the summer!

Vilnius University’s Health and Sport Centre would like to share a unique opportunity with you to maintain and boost physical activity within your University’s community during this summer!

Join the University Summer Challenge! It’s a challenge that is accepted by hundreds of Lithuanian and European university students and employees.

The aim of the project is to increase physical activity within academic communities in universities by challenging them into associating their academic world with active lifestyle and physical activity with fun.

University Summer Challenge provides means for community members from different universities to register their physical activity (type, intensity and duration) on a website during the summer.

The registration window starts on 1 June and finishes on 31 August. The project focuses on the social snow-ball effect idea that results bring more results, in other words: competing with oneself, one’s teammates (students, professors, administration, etc.) and one’s rivals motivates and unites the competitors for the common goal of a healthy life-style!

More about the project and how to participate can be found here.

Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre invites you to take this challenge and become stronger together!

To indicate your interest in joining the challenge, email dominyka.rizgelyte@ssc.vu.lt before 6 April.

enas-active.net: Call for interested partners to develop a University/College bespoke physical activity application

ENAS is currently developing an online application for the members to facilitate Universities and Colleges in monitoring and reporting on physical activity interventions held in their institution aimed at the inactive University community. The overall goal of the application is to provide additional social engagement opportunities through social media and to allow continuous an accurate follow-up of participants’ activities as part of the programme by tracking minutes of physical activity. The delivery of the application is phased to allow as much intermediary and follow-up feedback from within the membership as possible.

As part of the phase 1 delivery, 15 ENAS members are currently using the application to facilitate the second round of the common intervention of the Active Campus Europe project financed by Erasmus+ Sport. They are using the application as a monitoring tool and will be bringing around 500 students onto the platform by the summer 2018. Feedback from this phase 1 will lead to further development of the application to meet the needs of our target group even better.

Meanwhile, we are already preparing for phase 2. Therefor we are launching an official call for additional interested ENAS members to join the application development team. This application could be(come) everything you are looking for. Reply to the call for partners before 31 March 2018.

Want to test what we have already developed?
Need additional information to be able to decide?
Just fill out the form below to let us know how you can help!

GAME Project kickstarted in Limassol, Cyprus

The very first meeting of the GAME project, a 3-year project financed through the Erasmus + Sport Chapter took place in Limassol, Cyprus on 9 March 2018. ENAS, full partner of the project, was digitally represented during the meeting to hear about the first steps and more concrete roles of all partner organisations.

The overall aim of the GAME project is to develop a so-called anti-doping ‘serious game’. A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. In the anti-doping context, this game will be the very first educational intervention that promotes a clearly positive approach to doping prevention among 16 to 25 year olds.

The GAME project consortium includes representatives from 6 organisations:

  • Project leader: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)
    Role: Project Management; Dissemination, communication, and exploitation strategy; Development of the GAME
  • Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (United Kingdom)
    Role: Development of design protocols for the GAME; Implementation and evaluation of the GAME
  • Lithuanian Sport University, Kaunas (Lithuania)
    Role: Quality control and impact evaluation; Recommendations for Policy and Practice
  • National Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest (Romania)
    Role: Stakeholder Awareness Program
  • YMCA Greece
    Role: Stakeholder engagement, Support Development; Support Implementation, Support Dissemination
  • European Network of Academic Sports Services
    Role: Stakeholder engagement, Support Development; Support Implementation, Support Dissemination

 

Together, this diverse group of partners hope to close the gap in anti-doping education. An extensive literature study has shown that most anti-doping educational interventions are founded on instigating fear. Instead, anti-doping education should be based on state-of-art learning pedagogies and new technologies. It should be focused on changing mindsets, intentions and behaviours towards doping use by reducing the risk factors and promoting the protective factors against doping.  There are currently no known anti-doping educational interventions that promote a positive approach to doping prevention. The GAME project will change this and will incorporate such positive approach with new learning technologies by developing a serious game that increases awareness among young people.

ENAS is very excited to be a part of this project, facilitating doping-prevention as a mission also for University sport by providing great tools to raise awareness also in your institution.

Updates on progress will be provided throughout the project duration.

For more information on the GAME Project, click here.

Successful ENAS Experience in Braga

Between 26 February and 1 March, the University of Minho hosted the ENAS Experience themed ‘Event Management: What can we learn from organising large scale events and championships?’ as part of the 2018 Braga City of Sports programme. Over the 3 days of the event, 62 delegates from 28 organisations and 10 different countries were welcomed to a highly engaging and interesting event with a good mix of social and professional content bringing together a very unique group of event managers from all over Europe.

ENAS experience just started in Braga!Staff Training"Event Management: What can we learn from organising large scale events and championship"

Geplaatst door ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services) op dinsdag 27 februari 2018

 

The programme included presentations from key organisations involved in the attribution of large scale events: FISU and EUSA. Besides these informative presentations the event drew on extensive experience in event management from the delegates and several Universities that presented their programme as a best practice including the Unversity of Birmingham, University of Lodz, University of Coimbra, University of Malaga and Surf Club de Viana. The event was concluded with an interactive session on the ins and outs of hosting large events with key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats being identified in a SWOT analysis.

Key strengths your universities could have in hosting large scale international events, as identified by the group, were ‘access to experienced staff’, ‘extensive facilities’ and ‘proximity of venues and accommodation’. As key weaknesses the group identified ‘lacking support and/or financial resources’, ‘insufficiently experienced staff/volunteers’ and ‘lacking facilities’. Key opportunities include: ‘building stakeholder/eternal relationships’, ‘facility development and/or investment’ and ‘staff development’. And finally as key threats, the following elements were listed: ‘lack of participation’, ‘deadlines development and project management not met’ and ‘lack of stakeholder buy-in’.

We hope to see an even larger number of participants join the next ENAS Experience taking place in Tralee between 16 and 19 April 2018. You can find more information here.

 

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Message from CORE

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Dear ENAS Members

Happy New Year from myself, Peter and all at Core Health & Fitness!

Firstly, Id like to thank you all for making me feel so welcome at the 2017 Forum in Trondheim. It was great to be part of such a positive, inclusive and inspiring event. Well done also to all those who attended the workouts with Wayne Gordon the turnout, particularly for the first day, was amazing!

Looking to the future, I am excited to have now taken over from Peter Webb as the ENAS Account Manager and would like to make myself available to anyone who would like help and support with projects this year. 2018 promises to be an exciting time for Core Health & FItness and I am looking forward to continuing to develop strong partnerships with ENAS members.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention some of the work that Core Health & Fitness is currently undertaking internationally, such as our partnership with Georgia Tech University (U.S.A). Please visit the link below to find out how we are using technology to improve, not only the provision of sporting/fitness facilities, but also student wellbeing:

https://corehandf.com/cultivating-health-wellness-on-campus/

Finally, I would just like to once again express how excited I am to be involved with the ENAS family. With my beard still very much intact (no thanks to Peter), I am looking forward to making 2018 even better than 2017!

Many Thanks

Greg Ross

EMEA Account Manager