Volunteers Week 2017
May 30th, 2017
Feel like you’re disconnected with a sport you used to love? Being involved in sport doesn’t always mean playing, why not try volunteering! Volunteering gives people a great opportunity to reunite with a sport and make a difference in their local community. For the young people, volunteering gives you a great chance to get a […]
School Games – Opening Act & Volunteers needed!
April 26th, 2017
The School Games is a national programme inspired by London 2012 and has four levels of sports competitions held every year for Primary and Secondary School children. The level three competition sees children compete against others from across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Here are some fun facts about last year’s level three event: 1,100 students […]
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 […]
#CoachingCan help towards an Active Bucks
November 3rd, 2016
Football Coaching in the Community for 9 – 90 year olds, compliments of Leap… After a highly successful career in marketing, my life-long passion for sport (and for football in particular) has now provided me with a very rewarding, mid-life change of career and, as a coach, is now allowing me to help others to […]
Inclusive Coaching – Food for Thought
October 22nd, 2016
I was once asked by a parent whilst coaching a group of mixed ability children ‘is this session catering for the needs of the children?’. My response was less than convincing, after an ‘um’ and an ‘argh’ I slowly replied with ‘I think so’. I was only 18 at the time and fairly new to […]
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Remember that.
October 10th, 2016
If you were asked to name a sports injury, what springs to mind? Broken bone, concussion, bruising, dislocated joint, muscular pull/strain. But did you think of any non physical injuries that can affect those participating? Anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, panic attacks, eating disorder. Mental health in sport has often been overlooked but it is […]
Bucks & MK Disability Summit
October 7th, 2016
The summit aims to increase disability sport participation across the county and to get a more integrated approach between all partners involved. Working together with our partners, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), the British Paralympic Association (BPA), WheelPower and event sponsor Slater & Gordon to help address the following challenges: Physical activity referrals The […]
Teenage tennis coach Ewan McPhillips has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to sport.
October 5th, 2016
Ewan, 17, from Hedgerley, was named as the South East region’s ‘Sportivate Participant of the Year’ for his work with other youngsters at Farnham Common Tennis Club. Sportivate is a Sport England funded programme encouraging young people aged 11-25 who are not particularly sporty to get active. They are given access to six to eight weeks of […]
Attract new members to your activity sessions
September 13th, 2016
So you’re looking to attract new people to join your sports club or activity session? In Bucks & MK almost half of the population are inactive, or don’t do enough exercise to benefit their health, which means there’s a huge target audience you could be supporting to enjoy your sport, and helping to make your […]
Bringing the Paralympics to life
September 2nd, 2016
Sport coaches inspired by the Paralympic Games now have the chance to make their clubs more inclusive and welcoming for disabled people, thanks to a series of new workshops.