Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:30 by Mr Tom Harwood
Photo caption: more photos up a hill, peak district a month after treatment finished.
BLOG 4: Progress, plateau, then progress! Plus a bonus blog!
So far I've experienced struggles, relief and complete jubilation (all at different times) as I continue what feels like a bizarre journey. Each week a new challenge appears, but am I really seeing much progress*? I'm not sure yet. I felt...
Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:24 by Mr Tom Harwood
Need to build your audience? Take a look at how Mount Pleasant Golf Club and teamBEDS&LUTON are working together to promote offers and opportunities to be active.
Capturing new members or users of your club can be very hard. In this day in age, promotion and advertising to the right audience is crucial to boost membership or increase the number of participants attending sessions. This is made more...
Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:35 by Mr Tom Harwood
Click here for my last blog.
BLOG 3: Anxious visits to the gym, trying not to fall in the River Ouse and not being able to move my arms!
So at the time of writing this, it's about a month and a half after treatment has finished and I finally feel ready to test the water (literally)! I've been walking lots throughout, but if I'm going to return to fitness the exercise needs to go up a notch.
Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:31 by Mr Tom Harwood
Read my first blog here. *photo caption below, best to read the blog first!
BLOG 2: First Exercise during Chemo – Realisation, falling asleep at the dinner table & coming to terms with tiredness
I thought it would be important to add a little more context around how I felt during my treatment. This really did shape how much exercise I could do and impacts how I feel now.
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:39 by Mr Tom Harwood
Adventure-based activities build resilience and confidence – the ideal preparation for the GCSE years, writes one head
Article taken from:
"Why should a dip in a cold lake help prepare our students for GCSEs?"
This question was put to me, in emphatic terms, by Year 9 students recently as we toiled uphill, soaked to the skin, at the end of the "jog and dip" challenge at Outward Bound Centre in Ullswater. I was too wet and out of breath myself at the time to answer the question properly, but here are my reflections on...
Posted: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:04 by Mr Tom Harwood
BLOG 1: I little introduction to how I cope with exercise after cancer treatment
Having never blogged, lets see how this goes! With a story to tell and a purpose, now seems the perfect time to write about my journey through Testicular Cancer and getting back to doing the things I love.
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:46 by Mr Tom Harwood
Club Matters top tips on inclusive communications:
The number of disabled people playing sport regularly has risen significantly, but barriers still remain. Right now, disabled people are half as likely to be taking part in sport compare to other groups. This means there is still a long way to go to improve this imbalance and inclusive communications can play a vital role in ensuring sport is accessible...
Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:16 by Abi Bond
We recently worked with Ciaran Alexander at Beds FA, Active Luton and Luton Council to support Beds FA to run the First Ramadan Midnight Trophy at Inspire Sports Village in Luton.
Over 10 teams entered from around Bedfordshire including teams from Luton and Bedford. Teams such as Luton Tigers, Luton United, Queens Park Crescents and Al Hira Mosque. They also had a team called Bedford Griffins who play...
Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:10 by Abi Bond
UK Coaching's Principles of Great Coaching announced
Research shows that coaching benefits over 9m people across the UK
Bedfordshire's County Sports Partnership shows its support of great coaching as part of the first ever Coaching Week, which launches today, Monday 4 June.
Posted: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:08 by Abi Bond
YMCA Bedfordshire have successfully secured funding from Sport England for the Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund.
The YMCA is a Christian charity seeking to serve the community through its extensive supported accommodation and resettlement work, recreational, educational, faith, schools and outreach work and personal development training.