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How Coca-Cola and charity partner StreetGames are bringing sport to the doorsteps of thousands of people across the country

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Coca-Cola GB has extended its six-year partnership with doorstep sports charity StreetGames in a move which will bring thousands more opportunities for people to access grassroots sports and activities across the UK. Since 2010, we've helped bring sport to the doorsteps of more than 165,000 young people across the country through our global network and award-winning partnership with StreetGames. This has included creating work experience opportunities

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ParkLives: how we’re providing fun, free activities in local parks

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Fancy trying tai chi? Or Nordic walking? With ParkLives we’re running a daily series of free, family-friendly outdoor activities in the heart of local communities – the parks. From Zumba to rounders, running to dog-walking, our activity sessions make the most of the great outdoors and there’s something for everyone! The programme first kicked off in 2014 in Birmingham, Newcastle and the London borough of Newham, but we didn't stop there. In 2015,

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Volunteering for Special Olympics Refreshes Coca-Cola Ambassador’s Perspective on Life

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Reach up L.A.! These words continue to light up my heart whenever I recall the remarkable events I experienced at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Never in my dreams did I see myself participating in a sporting event this big or on the global stage: 6,500 athletes from 165 countries! It all started sometime last year with an email from the Public Affairs & Communication (PAC) team at the Coca-Cola office in Nigeria,

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Raveminton, Sliding, Zorbing and Footpool: StreetGames Multi-Sport Festival Comes To Town

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Last month more than 1,000 young people from StreetGames projects across the South of England took part in an annual multi-sport festival, held in the Olympic Park Copper Box Arena in London. The popular sporting event is one of four across the UK, where young people have the chance to try a variety of sports from the traditional, such as Football, Rugby, Basketball, Handball and Wheelchair Basketball, to newer innovations such as Raveminton, Sliding,

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8 Ways To Keep The Family Entertained For Free

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The summer holidays are over, the weather's changing and it’s the start of a new school year. But the pressure to keep the kids entertained at the weekends and during half terms is still enough to keep you awake at night. Research has shown that almost two-thirds of parents struggle to find something the whole family likes doing1, while, over the summer months, parents will have already spent a staggering £1,500 keeping youngsters occupied. Anna

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Boris Johnson Has A Field Day With Rugby World Cup Winners Mike Tindall and Natasha Hunt At Special ParkLives Session Outside Parliament

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ParkLives is all about making the most of our parks and green spaces, by delivering fun and free physical activity sessions that everyone can enjoy – including MPs. So when local authorities and Coca-Cola Great Britain spotted a lush patch of grass outside the Houses of Parliament – New Palace Yard – they couldn’t resist putting on a special session for the nation’s publically elected officials. Photos: ParkLives at Parliament Session leaders from

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“It’s bringing people together!” ParkLives causes a stir up North

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As part of our series on ParkLives, Rebecca Hobson travels to Newcastle to discover what they make of Nordic Walking compared to stilt walking – and why there’s a lot more going on than just exercise. Travel to the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and you’ll find a thriving metropolis of busy Geordies, university students, stunning architecture and cows. Yes, cows. Amid the one million people who live in the city and its surrounding areas are free roaming

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Mike Tindall: How To Win A Rugby World Cup

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Mike Tindall is 36 years old and has the face – and most famously the nose – of a battle-hardened warrior. And yet right now, The Warrior is grinning like an excitable child on Christmas morning. The former England centre has just been asked who he thinks will win the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015, a question he's surely been asked before and will be asked again before the Tournament begins on September 18. Yet at the mere mention of its name, an

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Natasha Hunt: Teaching The World

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If the name Natasha Hunt is new to you, type it into your search engine of choice, and then add the words 'tip tackle' and 'Samoa' for good measure. The result should bring up a video that sums up the England scrum-half's qualities as a Rugby professional better than words ever could. The video will transport you back to the opening match of Women's Rugby World Cup 2014, and show Hunt picking up possession of the ball deep in Samoan territory.

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Thom Evans: On a Wing and a Prayer

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If fate had played him a different hand, Thom Evans would currently be gearing up for his second Rugby World Cup. Right now, he would be pushing both his body and his mind to breaking point to be ready for the kick off on September 18. The reality, of course, is that Evans never graced a Rugby World Cup and sadly never will, because fate has a very funny sense of humour. And not always funny ha-ha. In February 2010, earning his 10th cap for Scotland

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