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Posted: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:16 by Abi Bond

Latest Data from Active Lives Volunteering in Sport

Latest Data from Active Lives Volunteering in Sport

Latest data from the Active Lives Adult Survey provides a comprehensive picture of volunteering in sport and activity for the first time. Do you volunteer or would live to volunteer in getting people more active in your local community? We have a range of funding available for some areas so please get in touch with michelle@teambedsandluton.co.uk.

One of the most striking features of the latest research...

Tags: Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, sports volunteering, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:01 by Abi Bond

Wheelchair Basketball Comes to Bedford Uni every Thursday - Find out more

Wheelchair Basketball Comes to Bedford Uni every Thursday - Find out more

Thursday 5th October saw the first wheelchair basketball session take place at the University of Bedfordshire since teaming up with Bedford Thunder Basketball Club and ourselves, No Limits, to open the sessions to the local community, in addition to staff and students. The sessions are part of the University's participation programme Get Active so students and staff can attend for free as part of their...

Tags: Basketball, Bedford Uni Basketball, Bedford Wheelchair Sports, Bedford Wheelpower Sports, No Limits Bedford, Wheelchair Basketball

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

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