Bringing the Paralympics to life

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.

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 […]

Bat’s the way to do it say local families

Bat’s the way to do it say local families

August 22nd, 2016

Families in Aylesbury are going batty over rounders sessions being played on Wednesday evenings all summer. Parents with school-age children have been flocking to Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury each week since the start of June – but there is space for more to join in. Adam Colley, who coaches the sessions, said: “The emphasis is […]

The key to ‘nurturing’ talent is playing to your strengths

The key to ‘nurturing’ talent is playing to your strengths

August 16th, 2016

Ask anyone at the top of their game, be it in sport, business or politics, about what got them there and you’d probably get a variety of answers. I’m therefore going to assume that talent is something that is nurtured as well as natural.  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by […]

Olympics – Rio 2016

July 22nd, 2016

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. This years Olympics is in the famous Rio de Janeiro home of the Rio Carnaval, Corcovado Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. From August 5 – August 21 Rio will also be home to the Olympics and a fantastic spectacle of sport with […]

Dozens of schools battle it out for medals in mini-Olympics

Dozens of schools battle it out for medals in mini-Olympics

July 20th, 2016

The iconic Stoke Mandeville Stadium played host to nearly 1,300 children on Friday July 1 as they competed for medals in the Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county – from Wycombe to South Bucks, to Chiltern, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes – took part in a fiercely-contested festival […]

Are you ready to welcome new people to your sessions?

Are you ready to welcome new people to your sessions?

June 20th, 2016

Your gut reaction might be yes, but take a minute and think about whether your club or organisation is really doing all it can to make it as easy and attractive as possible for new people to join and get involved? If you are a naturally sporty or active person, turning up to a new […]

Bucks tops English league tables for organised sport

Bucks tops English league tables for organised sport

June 17th, 2016

More people take part in competitive sport in Buckinghamshire than anywhere else in England, according to the national Active People Survey. And Bucks is also top in the country for residents receiving sports tuition and for those taking part in organised sport. The results have just been released by Sport England following the ninth annual […]

The importance of a not so critical friend in sports coaching!

June 7th, 2016

Where am I going with my coaching?  Am I really helping my athletes improve? Should I be doing things differently? Am I any good at coaching? These are questions I have asked myself time and time again and often in my head I fail to come up with a positive answer. You may have experienced […]