Better together – The Influence of Mentoring on our Coaching Practice

March 15th, 2017

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them’  – Albert Einstein Since I came across this famous Einstein quote it has stuck with me, especially when I coach participants or mentor other coaches. Whether you call it thinking differently or thinking outside the box, many coaches know about this […]

Be the change for International Women’s Day!

March 7th, 2017

On March 8th every year there’s a global celebration for Women’s achievements. Covering social, economic, cultural and political achievements of Women, there’s a lot to celebrate. But it’s also a day where we have the chance to highlight areas where we can make the world more equal. This year, organisers are calling for everyone to be […]

£000s of funding for Bucks charities and community groups

February 24th, 2017

On Wednesday 1 March over 20 different funding organisations will be at the Buckinghamshire Community Funding Fair at the Gateway Conference Centre in Aylesbury to talk to local charities, social enterprises and community groups about the funds and grants they could access to support their work. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to […]

Get your team together – Leap Business Games coming soon!

February 16th, 2017

Get your colleagues together and put your skills to the test against other local businesses, in this fun and friendly competition which will help you build team morale. Go back to the old school in the sports day zone, put your brains to the test in the challenge zone and show how well you can work […]

7 ways to dominate your opponents on social media – by Olney RFC

February 15th, 2017

7 ways sports clubs can win on social media By Kath Middleditch, Publicity Officer for Olney RFC 1. Choose where you want to be A year ago we started using our social media accounts a bit better and now they’re a key part of how we communicate with members, supporters and sponsors. We’re on Twitter, […]

Touch down in Wycombe to learn how to play American Football

February 14th, 2017

Residents can enjoy all the excitement of the US Super Bowl in High Wycombe without any of the physical clashes the sport is renowned for. Flag Football, a non-contact version of American football, is being played every Thursday evening at John Hampden Grammar School – and is open to all over-16s of any sporting ability […]

Fire Up Your Fitness Levels by Dropping Into the Station

January 30th, 2017

       People have the chance to burn off some calories by popping into Princes Risborough Fire Station for a unique fitness session. FireFit, a weekly circuit-based class, is being run every Wednesday from 9.30 to 10.15am at the station in New Road at a cost of just £2 per week. The sessions are organised by […]

What a year!

December 29th, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s natural to look back at the highs and lows of the last 12 months. With the glass half full, we’re happy to say there have been lots of sporting highlights for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during 2016. We’ve pulled together our favourites here. Your sporting highlight not included? […]

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes youngsters lead England’s sports participation league table

December 12th, 2016

Sport England’s Active People Survey reaches 10 years of measuring the nation’s sports participation. Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Sport and Activity Partnership (Leap) is 1 of 17 CSP areas to have achieved a statistically significant increase in adult participation (16 yrs+) from 38.6% to 41.7%, and finished ranked third on the national table. With a new […]

Sir Steve Redgrave CBE honoured on special night for heroes of sport in Bucks and MK

November 21st, 2016

Rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave CBE was given a special honour at a glittering sports awards night on Friday (November 18). He took centre stage as nearly 300 people gathered at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre at the 11th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards. Video credit to Aaron Rattu The annual event is organised to pay […]