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manchester to host 2022 wdsf european breaking championships

Breaking GB, under the auspices of DanceSport England (DSE), has been awarded the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) European Breaking Championships 2022, originally scheduled to take place in Russia, after a successful bid from Breaking GB and DSE, supported by Manchester City Council and UK Sport investment from The National Lottery.   The event, which will take place at Belle Vue Sports Village on 5-6 November, will see Europe’s top breakers bring their best moves and unique style to the dance floor. The audience are set to witness the most incredible action as the dancers go head-to-head, battling it out for the coveted European title.   Some of the top male and female Olympic contenders including some of this season’s major event winners will come together to compete to be crowned European Champion.   All of the dancers will display their raw talent and mind-blowing moves to impress the WDSF judging panel. With the highest tariff ranking points on offer, the competitors will leave it all on the floor as they look to build their qualification positions on the road to Paris 2024, where Breaking will feature on the Olympic programme for the first time. "With Breaking making its Olympic debut in Paris... it’s great that sports fans from across the Northwest will have the chance to see some of the world’s best breakers up close.” With Manchester hosting the first ever Olympic pathway event for Breaking in the UK, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase this new sport to the British public and inspire the next generation of young people to get involved. Breaking’s unique position within music, culture and sport allows it to be widely accessible and appealing to a youth audience. Councillor John Hacking, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure, said: "We're pleased that our bid was accepted to host the 2022 WDSF European Breaking Championships and we're excited to welcome breakers and former world champions from across the continent to Manchester. Our city has a long history of hosting major sporting events, we were recently voted one of the top ten global cities for sport - making us the perfect place to host the championship. This is an exciting time for Breaking with the sport making its Olympic debut in 2024. These championships offer us a valuable opportunity to connect with a new audience and showcase a new Olympic sport to communities in Manchester." Manchester - 'top 10 global cities for sport' Join the Breaking GB social media channels below for more information on the event and upcoming ticket announcements. Website            Facebook          Instagram

free swimming in manchester

This summer, Manchester under 17s can swim for free during designated public general swim sessions over the school holidays and at weekends during term time, and Manchester Over 60s can continue to swim for free during any designated public general swim session, anytime. Summer dates: Thursday 28 July to Wednesday 31 August 2022 Free Swimming sessions can be enjoyed at various MCRactive swimming pools across Manchester. Subject to availability. Participating pools include; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum CAN YOU SWIM? Every week, we welcome 7,200+ young people into our pools to learn to swim every week - the highest number ever achieved in Manchester, helping them become confident swimmers before they leave school. If you're interested in learning to swim, locate your nearest pool below to find availability to suit you; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum

wythenshawe 'heart & soul' project

'A new urban trail for the people of Woodhouse Park'   The Community Research Team has been working on how to make Woodhouse Park a healthier place since the Summer of 2021. They produced an exciting ‘Vision for a Healthier Woodhouse Park’ and presented it to 150 local residents last October for feedback. In 2022, the team has decided to make some of the ideas into reality, starting with the Walking Trail.   Heart & Soul Wellbeing Trail is a permanent, multi-purpose, around 5-mile (8.4 kilometre) walking trail, shaped like a figure of eight, stretching across the Woodhouse Park area.   It has been designed for everyone, to help local people get out and about and enjoy walking. It’s for young people, families, older people and disabled people. It links up different areas and community facilities in Woodhouse Park – including schools, shops, parks, leisure facilities and woods.   It can be walked in short, easy sections, or you can walk the whole thing, if you’re more adventurous!   The Walking Trail is in its first trial phase and we have made a paper map, which will be available for download soon or picked up various places in Woodhouse Park including Lifestyle Centre, The Forum and Woodhouse Park Family Centre.   The map shows five routes, but you can walk it however you like. They are: the whole trail, Little Loop, Big Loop, Parks Route and Woods Route. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FULL WELLBEING TRAIL MAP HERE OR CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GUIDE TO THE WALKING TRAIL HERE september 2022: We’d really like to hear what you think about the new Walking Trail. We are also looking for new members to join the Community Research Team. In September, we will be holding Heart & Soul workshops continue to develop and improve the Trail, as well as starting on new projects to make Woodhouse Park a healthier place. Get in touch with us to go on our mailing list, to find out workshop dates.