2021: The year of the sweet potatoes

February 5th, 2021

For me 2021 is turning into the year of the sweet potato, firstly because I did Veganuary earlier this year and learnt that a lot dishes incorporate sweet potatoes. I’m also reading James Kerr’s book ‘Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’. One of my favourite parts so […]

Uniting the Movement

January 29th, 2021

On the 26th Jan 2021 amidst the challenges of a global pandemic which is paralysing much of life as we know it, Sport England launched its new 10 year strategy. The strategy titled ‘Uniting the Movement’ captures the feelings and frustrations of many people, those who love sport and activity (and simply cannot cope without […]

The floor is lava, creativity and why I’ve started carrying emergency confetti at all times… Just in case.

November 25th, 2020

For the last week or so, every weekday at around 8am, from the window of my apartment, I notice a parent on the school run carrying a young child under their arm like a rugby ball. For this parent it seems the game ‘the floor is lava’ is an absolute necessity to get their little’un […]

Guys, gals and non-binary pals, here’s what I’ve learned about gender (so far).

November 9th, 2020

In my 28-years on this planet so far, gender is not something I can remember having a conversation about regularly/ if ever before. This aspect of my life has always been simple for me because my sex, gender identity and sexual orientation fit within the traditional gender binary world. As I’m quickly learning though, gender […]

Returning to coaching – exciting and a challenge

October 12th, 2020

Returning to coaching can be both exciting and challenging. Leap’s Workforce Project Officer Shay Fenlon recently spoke to two local coaches Sachel Grant and Ana Sellors. He asked how they have adapted their sessions to meet current restrictions while ensuring their participants still have fun.       Netball coach Sachel Grant works with players of […]

Activity equipment packs helping disadvantaged young people feel the benefit of moving more

July 27th, 2020

Here at Leap we’re working with our partners to coordinate the distribution of 800 ‘Boredom Buster’ activity equipment packs to disadvantaged children across the county to help get them moving. Working with a variety of local partners the packs will be provided free of charge to young people who will benefit most. Children are among […]

Moving our Community Fund 2021

July 23rd, 2020

This fund is here to help you!   Join us in celebrating TIF. An opportunity to celebrate the work, achievements, and success of TIF #TacklingInequalitiesFund   Tackling Inequalities Fund – Our story so far Click here to read more about how TIF has helped our partners across Bucks and MK to improve lives and connectivity within […]

Partner forum: Improving lives after lockdown (presenter resources)

July 14th, 2020

Improving lives after lockdown Like so many things, we’ve had to adapt to the Coronavirus Pandemic and our partners forum will now be virtual. Whilst we couldn’t meet face to face, we still held an online session for updates and opportunities as well as the chance to network with other partners. Click here to download […]

Government confirm that Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2020/2021 academic year

July 13th, 2020

On 5th July 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year. The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so […]

Reflections on lockdown from our Workforce Lead Shay Fenlon

June 1st, 2020

  Hi, how’s it going? So, the last couple of days I’ve been thinking about my key reflection since we’ve been in the Covid-19 lockdown. And the point I keep coming back to is one that I heard on one of the magic academy podcasts, a couple of months ago now, with a guy called […]