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Posted: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:08 by Abi Bond

YMCA Bedfordshire Successfully Secure Sport England Funding

YMCA Bedfordshire Successfully Secure Sport England Funding

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.

Tom from our team worked with them on the funding...

Tags: Community Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Funding, help with funding application bedfordshire, sport england funding, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:55 by Abi Bond

Free Resources for Sports Clubs in Bedfordshire

Free Resources for Sports Clubs in Bedfordshire

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

Who is Club Matters for?

Club Matters resources are for you if you;

  • run a sports clubs, whether large or small, formal or informal;
  • are thinking about setting up a club;
  • support, are undertaking or considering the Clubmark accreditation;...

Tags: Coaching, Luton Sports Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, club development, sports club management, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:48 by Bert Klemmer

Doing Master’s degree whilst working full-time

Doing Master’s degree whilst working full-time

It's been over a month since I finished my Master's degree in Leadership and Management of Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Bedfordshire but why was this one extra special? I completed it whilst working full-time in England at team BEDS&LUTON, Bedfordshire County Sports Partnership. I am originally from Estonia and moved to England 4 years ago to do an undergraduate degree in Sport...

Tags: Sport England, University of Bedfordshire, master's degree, research, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:05 by Abi Bond

Bedfordshire School Games Maker Conference

Bedfordshire School Games Maker Conference

On 27 November 2017 we had approximately 83 students from local Bedfordshire schools attend this one day event at the University of Bedfordshire and gain a variety of qualifications that can be used in the future.

24 of those students successfully completed a day's Marketing Communications and social media training. Gail Emms was the guest inspirational speaker for the day and the children were tasked...

Tags: Sport Bedfordshire, school games, school games makers, teamBEDS&LUTON

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

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