Having a mentor “shoots you out of a cannon”, like a computer game when you go over a square and it gives you a power boost!
June 1st, 2018
We caught up with Netball coach Santria Jones to ask her some questions around being involved with Leap’s Coaching Development Programme. Here’s what she had to say… Why did you join the Leap Coaching Development Programme? I was adrift from completing my level 2 and hadn’t thought more about focusing on coaching. I am part of […]
Partner forum: Improving Mental Wellbeing through physical activity and sport
May 29th, 2018
Improving Mental Wellbeing through physical activity and sport The May sport and activity focus for Bucks & MK focused on improving mental wellbeing through physical activity and sport. Below are copies of the presentations and you can see the delegate list by clicking here. If you have questions about the session, or would like more information please contact […]
Featured partner – Wendover Woods Forestry Commission
May 25th, 2018
Katie Stapleton The new Active Forest Co-ordinator for Wendover Woods Forestry Commission told us about her priorities for the year, why she’d love to work with you and how she likes her tea. What are your top 3 priorities over the coming year? To increase awareness of the […]
Experts gather to make sport and activity more accessible for disabled people.
January 18th, 2018
The ‘Beast from the East’ meant we had to postpone the Bucks & MK Disability Summit, but we’ve set a new date to go ahead. Tuesday 22 May 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm Let’s hope there’s no snow in May! Experts gather to make sport and activity more accessible for disabled people. The second Bucks & […]
January 15th, 2018
In line with the requirements of the Bucks Safe Practice in School Swimming Policy, develop your school swimming team with the National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP) Class teachers and other adults who already have an established relationship with your pupils are absolutely the best placed people to make school swimming a success in your school. […]
Has becoming a parent made me a better coach?
December 21st, 2017
The recent birth of my son was one of the most amazing and memorable days of my life, on a par only with the day I married my wife. It changes the way you look at everything; decisions you make, reasons for those decisions, how you manage day to day, sacrifices you make. It also […]
Christmas is a Clause for Celebration at Alfriston Sports College, with a fun She Rallies Tennis Festival!
December 21st, 2017
Alfriston Sports College celebrated the start of advent with a fun packed She Rallies Festival! The event was run by Alfriston’s tennis coach and She Rallies Activator, Karen Atkinson. Supported by Melanie Burn, Tennis Coach and another Bucks She Rallies Activator. The pair cooked up a feast of festive fun for a group of 10 […]
You’ve got a friend in me
December 6th, 2017
We caught up with Taekwondo Instructor, Sportivate and Satellite Club deliverer Fiona Cook around her experience of being involved with Leap’s Sportivate Buddy-up scheme. Being part of Sportivate’s new Buddy-up Scheme has been amazing. The highlight of this whole experience has definitely been my point of contact for all my coaching questions, Katie. Instead of […]
Olympian Greg Rutherford honoured on special night for heroes of sport in Bucks and MK
December 4th, 2017
Olympic Gold Medal long jumper Greg Rutherford MBE was given a special honour at a glittering sports awards night on Friday (December 1). He took centre stage as nearly 300 people gathered at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre for the 12th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards. The evening is organised to pay tribute […]
Running is for life, inch forward making small improvements and enjoy the journey
November 23rd, 2017
When I first started running there were no couch to 5k and I didn’t feel confident enough to join a club. For a year or so I ran around with a friend and learnt a bit as I went along. Gradually I become more passionate ( obsessed !) with running and started reading everything I […]