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 […]

MK Business Wins National Recognition for being Active at Work

November 15th, 2016

  A group of 5 colleagues at the Milton Keynes office of Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (ICAEW) have been crowned one of the winners of a national campaign to get people more active in the workplace. Over 3,500 employees from 309 workplaces nationwide took part in the Workplace Challenge ‘Shake Up’ […]

#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 […]

Move This Movember

October 28th, 2016

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young and we need to do something about it. The Movember Foundation, encourages people worldwide to grow (or stick on!) moustaches for the month of November, raising money to address some the of the biggest health […]

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 […]

Family Halloween Fun

October 21st, 2016

This Half Term families in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to get on the Redways to explore Campbell park and combine using their smart phones with the great outdoors for some family Halloween fun! Download the ‘Mobile Adventures’ app and complete the game by exploring Campbell Park to find the spooky characters. As you find […]

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Remember that.

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

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 […]