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Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:59 by Abi Bond

8 Top Tips For Good Governance of your Grassroots Sports Club

8 Top Tips For Good Governance of your Grassroots Sports Club

Good Governance benefits all sport and recreation organisations, regardless of their size and circumstances.

With that in mind, Sport + Recreational Alliance have prepared eight top tips, based on The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation, that we can share with grassroots groups and clubs to help implement good governance.

1. Make sure your club's constitution is comprehensive and kept...

Tags: bedford sports club help and advice, luton club governance, sport clubs management, teamBEDS&LUTON, top tips for governance of your club

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00 by Miss Michelle Morris

Possibly One of the Best Weeks of My Life

Possibly One of the Best Weeks of My Life

It has been over a week since the IAAF World Championships came to a close and I finished my last shift as a 'Runner'. It truly was an amazing championship that I was lucky enough to be a part of as a volunteer and a spectator. Every one of my five shifts I had was varied and different with my first shift being on Sunday 6th August 2017 at Tower Bridge for the Marathon. It had been a late finish the...

Tags: Be the next, Clean Athletics, Coaching, Community, IAAF, IAAF World Athletics Championships, IAAF Worlds, Join in, London 2017, Runner, See the best, Team London, The A Team, This Girl Can, Volunteer, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:44 by Miss Michelle Morris

A Volunteers Journey to Becoming 'A Runner' at the IAAF World Athletics Championships

A Volunteers Journey to Becoming 'A Runner' at the IAAF World Athletics Championships

From a young age I started running with my dad and joined the local running club; I have always loved sport especially Athletics. Running has shaped my life and experiences dramatically over the years; giving me some incredible highs and some heart breaking lows. It has honestly been quite the love affair over the 20+ years. Running has become part of my routine and if I don't run it feels like some...

Tags: Athletics, Bethebest, Coaching, England Athletics, IAAF World Athletics, London 2017, Londonisopen, Runner, Running, Seethebest, Sport, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, This Girl Can, Volunteer Journey, Volunteers, proud, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:48 by Bert Klemmer

USING HANDBALL FOR A WIDER SOCIAL GOOD – TEAM BEDS&LUTON PARTNERSHIP WORK WITH THE NOAH ENTERPRISE IN LUTON

USING HANDBALL FOR A WIDER SOCIAL GOOD – TEAM BEDS&LUTON PARTNERSHIP WORK WITH THE NOAH ENTERPRISE IN LUTON

Last 4 months every week team BEDS&LUTON in partnership with NOAH Enterprise has organised handball sessions to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. The sessions aim to use handball as an activity to keep the people off from the streets, change people's daily routines, bring people together to share their experiences and just enjoy this beautiful game....

Tags: Confidence, England Handball, Handball, Health NOAH Entreprise, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Physical Wellbeing, Self-Esteem, Sport for Social Good, Wellbeing, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:07 by Abi Bond

Women's Sport Week 19-25 June 2017

Women's Sport Week 19-25 June 2017

Despite election gloom let's celebrate as we enter this fabulous summer of women's sport with four, yes FOUR, world class events running in the U.K. (Cricket, Rugby, Lacrosse & Badminton - details and links below). This year the focus for WSW2017 is increasingly on getting More women, more ACTIVE - and it all kicks off next week Week (19-25th June).

More women, more ACTIVE!
In addition to more coverage...

Tags: Free Fitness Classes, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, This Girl Can, Women Only Fitness, teamBEDS&LUTON, women sport week

Posted: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:47 by Abi Bond

Active Luton's ME TIME Women's Fitness Programme Wins National Award for Engaging Inactive People

Active Luton's ME TIME  Women's Fitness Programme Wins National Award for Engaging Inactive People

Active Luton's ME TIME women-only programme has won a Sporta Award for the work of large trusts in engaging inactive people. The nationwide Sporta Awards are in their second year and recognise the diverse achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the country in the fields of sport, physical activity, culture and health.

The Awards are judged by an independent panel of leading experts from the...

Tags: Coaching Funding For Women Luton, Community Funding, Sport England, Sports Funding, Women Only Fitness, me time luton

Posted: Thu, 11 May 2017 14:31 by Abi Bond

2016/2017 OVERVIEW OF SATELLITE CLUB LINKS PROGRAMME IN BEDFORDSHIRE

2016/2017 OVERVIEW OF SATELLITE CLUB LINKS PROGRAMME IN BEDFORDSHIRE

What is a satellite club?

Satellite clubs are extensions or outposts of community sports clubs which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically targeted at the 11 to 25 age group.

Who are satellite clubs for?

Satellite clubs are aimed at 11-25 year olds. Typically, a satellite club is for a young person who enjoys sport or physical activity but is not currently...

Tags: funding bedfordshire, satellite clubs, satellite participant, sports clubs, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 12:43 by Miss Michelle Morris

This Girl Can 'ENCOURAGE' Others to Run London Marathon too!

This Girl Can 'ENCOURAGE' Others to Run London Marathon too!

Where to start … What a day, What a weekend, What an experience! Steve and I collected our numbers from the Expo Friday afternoon, enjoying the atmosphere and of course buying some of the London marathon kit. Following on with a slap up meal at a lovely Italian restaurant not far from the Excel.

Saturday was a strange one, we didn't have much to do apart from wait for the inevitable next day....

Tags: Aragon Housing Associatio, Charity, Coaching, Community Funding, Encourage, Goals, Golden Bond Place, Heads Together, Justgiving, London Marathon, London Marathon Ballot, Marathon Training, Reason to Run, Running, Sports Funding, Sub 4 hours, This Girl Can, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:28 by Abi Bond

Sports Club Marketing - Social Media Tips

Sports Club Marketing - Social Media Tips

Social media can add a more informal and personal touch to your marketing and by creating a strong online community, you will strengthen your club in the 'real world'. Social media and social networking sites are accessible, quick, cost-effective and user-friendly once you get going.

The free Club Matters resource has some great tips and hints to get your started on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube &...

Tags: Club Development, Clubs, Funding, Luton Fitness, beginners guide to social, club matters marketing, social media for clubs, sports marketing, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:57 by Miss Michelle Morris

It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

As a sit here pondering at the thought of running 26.2 miles I told myself on Sunday whilst I was completing my last long-ish run around Stewartby Lake and Marston Vale that now was the time to be confident, be sensible and relax. However, with just 4 days to go I am feeling anything but the above. We have planned to pick up our numbers from the Marathon Expo on Friday evening being slightly disappointed...

Tags: Coaching, Justgiving, London Marathon, Reason to Run, Runners, Running, Sponsorme, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, VLM2017, teamBEDS&LUTON

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