Rallying call for GPs across Bucks and MK to join parkrun on 1st June

May 16th, 2019

More than 1,000 GPs and practice staff across the country are expected to take part in a special parkrun event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative. More than 800 general practices have now signed up to be a ‘parkrun practice’; linking with their […]

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active!

March 29th, 2019

Key findings from the new Sport England Active Lives Children research into attitudes to sport and physical activity were released last week. They outline 5 key findings that give us further insight into the attitudes of children and young people towards sport and physical activity. The research also shows: Girls are less likely to enjoy or […]

Partner forum: children and young people

March 29th, 2019

Children and young people Following the release of the Sport England Active Lives Children research, we’ve chosen to focus our next partner forum on how to encourage more young people to live active lifestyles. We’ve gathered a range of local and national speakers to share knowledge, good practice and ideas. Concentrating on how to address the daily […]

Introducing Active Partnerships; the new name for CSPs

March 11th, 2019

You may know that at Leap we are part of a wider network of similar organisations, County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across England who work to improve the lives of local residents through physical activity and sport. Established as a nationwide network nearly 20 years ago, together we have become a significant part of the sport […]

The growth agenda: why physical activity and sport matters.

February 7th, 2019

Earlier this month Leap brought together a range a partners who we believe are critical in shaping and nurturing the infrastructure and landscape which will transform across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes over the coming decades. But why would an organisation focused on improving lives through physical activity and sport be interested in growth corridors, East-West […]

Partner forum: active design and environments (presenter resources)

February 6th, 2019

Active environments and active design Our recent partner forum, held on 30th January focused on active environments and active design. We were delighted with the turnout of over 50 partners all keen to hear about how we can work together to make active lives possible. Below you can download presentations from the speakers. Agenda   Growth and major […]

Project 500: More Women, Better Coaching win Transforming Coaching through Technology category at UK Coaching Awards

December 5th, 2018

Project 500: More Women, Better Coaching has been named the inaugural winner in the Transforming Coaching through Technology category at the UK Coaching Awards. The showpiece annual event, which is seen as one of the most prestigious by the coaching community, took place at The Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 29 November 2018. Project […]

Aylesbury coach receives local and national recognition

December 4th, 2018

Local coach, Melanie Timberlake has had quite a week, crowned as Community Coach of the year at the Bucks & MK Sport Awards on November 22nd, just seven days later she was recognised nationally at the UK Coaching Awards where she picked up the award for Disability Coach of the year. Melanie, who lives in […]

Local heroes responsible for making sport and activity happen in Bucks & MK honoured on special night

November 28th, 2018

Celebrations at 13th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards Paralympic hero Sophie Christiansen CBE became the first woman inducted into the Bucks and Milton Keynes Sporting Hall of Fame at a glittering awards night on Thursday (November 22). The 31-year-old, who was born two months prematurely with cerebral palsy, took centre stage as nearly 300 people gathered at […]

Bucks leading the way with award winning health campaign

October 26th, 2018

Active Bucks, the physical activity programme that helps people in Buckinghamshire become – and stay – more active, has been recognised nationally by the Royal Society for Public Health in their 2018 Health & Wellbeing Awards. Active Bucks builds on residents’ interests and preferences to develop a portfolio of  activities which people truly enjoy, and […]