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
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
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.
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
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
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 […]
Bringing the Paralympics to life
September 2nd, 2016
Sport coaches inspired by the Paralympic Games now have the chance to make their clubs more inclusive and welcoming for disabled people, thanks to a series of new workshops.
Hunt for hidden clues on family day out
August 26th, 2016
Explorers are being urged to search for hidden clues while enjoying a free family day out in the beautiful Bucks countryside. The Active Bucks project, funded by Buckinghamshire County Council, is encouraging the public to keep healthy by discovering the great outdoors via a simple smartphone app. People downloading the app will then be able […]
Able and inspiring – supporting disabled coaches to deliver and improve.
August 22nd, 2016
Encouraging, passionate, supportive – all qualities which make fantastic sports coaches. However if you’re physically disabled or have an impairment, it can be more challenging to utilise your skills in sports coaching. Well we think that should change through better support, funding and training. That’s why we have launched an exciting partnership with WheelPower and […]