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 […]

Shortlisted nominees announced for the Bucks & MK Sport Awards 2016

Shortlisted nominees announced for the Bucks & MK Sport Awards 2016

October 6th, 2016

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate and honor the people and organisations across Bucks & MK who make sport happen. The quality of nominations was exceptionally high again this year and the expert panel had a tough time shortlisting to the top three nominees in each category. However after much deliberation, the […]

Teenage tennis coach Ewan McPhillips has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to sport.

Teenage tennis coach Ewan McPhillips has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to sport.

October 5th, 2016

Ewan, 17, from Hedgerley, was named as the South East region’s ‘Sportivate Participant of the Year’ for his work with other youngsters at Farnham Common Tennis Club. Sportivate is a Sport England funded programme encouraging young people aged 11-25 who are not particularly sporty to get active. They are given access to six to eight weeks of […]

Breaking the coaching stigma

October 4th, 2016

  Having fallen into coaching by accident and realising that getting 30 kids with no cricketing background hitting balls, with big smiles on their faces, it was quite rewarding! I then took a basic level cricket coaching qualification to be able to do this more. At the end of course, having passed, I was told by […]

Attract new members to your activity sessions

Attract new members to your activity sessions

September 13th, 2016

So you’re looking to attract new people to join your sports club or activity session? In Bucks & MK almost half of the population are inactive, or don’t do enough exercise to benefit their health, which means there’s a huge target audience you could be supporting to enjoy your sport, and helping to make your […]

Paralympic legends take centre stage at flame lighting

Paralympic legends take centre stage at flame lighting

September 2nd, 2016

Tonight, (Friday 2 September) the Paralympic Heritage Flame will be lit for just the second time. Paralympic legend Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE will be joined by fellow Paralympian Kelly Gallagher MBE tto take centre stage at Stoke Mandeville Stadium at the historic ceremony. The Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony is part of the lead-up to the fifteenth […]