General News

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation


Following the meeting last night, the details of the free on-line training referred to by Mike Halligan can be found here:

You will need to register, or if you are logged in with Facebook, you can use those details instead. The course runs over four weeks, and one is available now. If you register for the course running now (as I have just done), access will expire on 11th January 2018.

The next course commences on 18th January 2018.



Sorrowful News – passing of Neil Edwards

Sefton Loses a Sporting Star.


It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing away of our President Neil Edwards. Neil had been fighting illness for quite some time now and was admitted to hospital last Wednesday. On Saturday morning his fight ended with a cardiac arrest.


A founder member of the Sports Council, Neil was very actively involved for over 30 years. Allied to his love of cricket he was a truely outstanding supporter of sport in the borough. He was forever dashing of to “Lords” in his capacity of Secretary of the League Cricket Conference, meeting with the well known names of cricket, representing cricket at the Houses of Parliament and worked tirelessly for the Formby Pool he is leaving behind a huge hole that I don’t believe can be filled by one man.


We will miss his dry humour and eloquent speaking, his legal reports and work on the website, his availability to talk to people who might need his assistance and his staunch support where needed. He was never frightened to step up to the plate and fight his corner and ruffled a few feathers in his time. He was another volunteer who retired from work, but instead of relaxing, his volunteering seemed to increase rather than decrease. He became more difficult to get hold of because of all his projects and his devotion to his family.


I will miss a great colleague, a fabulous mentor, a man who was very knowledgeable of the workings of sport, but most of all a very close and dear friend. I offer my, and the Sports Council’s sympathies and support to his family.


Neil’s funeral will be held at Southport Crematorium, Southport Road, Scarisbrick PR8 5JQ on Tuesday 18th August at 3:20pm followed by the Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby L37 3NG.


Paul Wilkinson, Chair of Sefton Sports Council

Calling All Coaches – Employment Opporunities

Information from Sefton MBC
Active Sefton are looking for reliable, talented and enthusiastic coaches
with NGB qualifications or equivalent in the following sports:
· Football (minimum FA Level 1 Coaching award)
· Boxing
· Dance
· Gymnastics
· Multi-Sports (at least 1 level 2 NGB qualification)
· Activities for under 5’s
· Fitness sessions for families and adults
Sessions are delivered across Sefton and hours vary.
The roles are on a casual employment basis and there is also the opportunity for self-employed coaches to apply and be paid by invoice.
Please find the job advert on our website, with the option to apply online;  
For more info please contact myself on the details below or one of my colleagues on 0151 288 6282.
Heather Redhead
Development Manager
Active Sports
Recreation and Culture Section,
Litherland Sports Park
Boundary Road
Liverpool L21 7LA
Tel:      0151 288 2982 ( Tuesday/ Wedsnesday)
 0151 934 2982 ( Thursday/ Friday )