Gain the tactical advantage

Gain the tactical advantage

October 1st, 2015

If you’re a sports coach keen to develop yourself and your athletes then having an expert coach mentor is just the right tactic. Just like the athletes you coach, to improve and develop its important to have someone pushing you, being a sounding board and offering helpful advice.   Sports coaches have the chance to gain […]

Will the Rugby World Cup provide a legacy?

Will the Rugby World Cup provide a legacy?

September 11th, 2015

By Mark Ormerod, RFU, Buckinghamshire Legacy Lead. Mark is also Partnership Director at Leap     With just a week to go until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this has to be the most exciting time for anyone involved in rugby union in England. Hosting the world’s largest rugby tournament is a huge […]

Shake Up September!

September 2nd, 2015

We’re challenging you to Shake Up September and try a new sport or activity this month.  As part of the Workplace Challenge we want to Shake Up September and get Bucks & MK workplaces more active.  The Workplace Challenge is a free, online activity programme which combines cutting edge technology with sport & physical activity […]

Get your club in shape for the new season

Get your club in shape for the new season

August 28th, 2015

You, the dedicated volunteers running sports clubs across the county are being given the chance of extra free support and advice. Sport England has introduced a new one stop shop of online resources to provide clubs across the land with guidance on all aspects of running a club, whether it is large, small, formal or informal. […]

So what is it really like?…Playing sport?

So what is it really like?…Playing sport?

July 28th, 2015

Sportivate is a project aimed at people who are not particularly sporty but would like to play more sport. The programme offers six-to-eight weeks’ worth of coaching sessions in a variety of sports. The sessions across Bucks and MK have been hugely popular, but we want to know exactly what the young people who take part […]

Dozens of schools battle it out for medals in mini-Olympics

Dozens of schools battle it out for medals in mini-Olympics

July 14th, 2015

A fantastic day at the Bucks & MK Sainsbury’s School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county competed against each other for medals in a fiercely-contested festival of sport.

Say thank you to those who make sport happen!

Say thank you to those who make sport happen!

June 3rd, 2015

Week after week, year after year, they stand on a freezing touchline spurring you on during your finest hours or your deepest moments of sporting despair. They cajole and console you, and coach your children, often acting as glorified baby-sitters on weekends. They are there to patch up the grazed knees, serve up the tea […]

Mark my words…send your workers to the pub at lunch for improved productivity

Mark my words…send your workers to the pub at lunch for improved productivity

May 1st, 2015

By Mark Ormerod This may sound a weird suggestion from the director of an organisation promoting sport and health, but why don’t you send your workers down the pub at lunchtime? Yes, you heard me correctly – company bosses should order staff to leave their desks and walk down to their local for a break. […]

The best way to BBQ an elephant – A Cricket club’s experience of gaining Club Mark accreditation

The best way to BBQ an elephant – A Cricket club’s experience of gaining Club Mark accreditation

April 28th, 2015

Like many great ideas, Haddenham Cricket Club re-launched some 15 years ago as a result of a conversation in a pub. Jon Backhouse, club Chairman told us how they’ve recently achieved Clubmark accreditation.

Put one foot in front of another and see where it leads

Put one foot in front of another and see where it leads

April 27th, 2015

Putting one foot in front in front of another could lead you anywhere….even running around London dressed as a toilet!