Bucks tops English league tables for organised sport

Bucks tops English league tables for organised sport

More people take part in competitive sport in Buckinghamshire than anywhere else in England, according to the national Active People Survey.

And Bucks is also top in the country for residents receiving sports tuition and for those taking part in organised sport.

The results have just been released by Sport England following the ninth annual Active People Survey, which tracks the number of individuals involved at regional, county and local authority level.

The findings were welcomed by Mark Ormerod, Director of Leap, the Sport and Activity Partnership for Bucks & Milton Keynes, who said: “These results are fantastic for us, following campaigns and strategies to attract more people into sports coaching, particularly female coaches.

“Supply of coaching and tuition is almost meeting demand; however as we successfully attract more people to be active and play sport, the demand for more coaches also goes up, but this is a good problem to have.”

Mr Ormerod urged interested sportsmen and sportswomen to sign up to the Leap Mentoring Programme. The initiative is designed to support and raise standards of coaches by improving technical skills and developing the way they train others to achieve their own goals.

Coaches looking to reach the next qualification (Level 1 or 2) within their sport or ones keen to learn new skills and approaches can apply to join the free mentoring programme by Thursday 23rd June. All successful applicants will be informed by Thursday 30th June and will be expected to attend an induction event on Tuesday 19th July.

For more information or to express your interest in the mentoring scheme, contact Sion Kitson of Leap, skitson@leapwithus.org.uk or call 01296 585580

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All reports and statistics available online at: https://www.sportengland.org/research/who-plays-sport/local-picture/

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