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Cancer & Exercise Blog 4: Perspective & progress, Plus a bonus blog!

Cancer & Exercise Blog 4: Perspective & progress, Plus a bonus blog!

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:30

Read blog 3 here.

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....

Tags: Testicular Cancer, blog, blogging, cancer, exercise, fitness

Work with team BEDS&LUTON to build your audience

Work with team BEDS&LUTON to build your audience

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:24

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...

Tags: Bedfordshire, blog, blogging, club development, golf, marketing, teamBEDS&LUTON

Cancer and Exercise: First time for everything!

Cancer and Exercise: First time for everything!

Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:35

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...

Tags: Blog, Blogging, Cancer, Exercise, Recovery, Testicular Cancer

Cancer and Exercise: Exercise during chemo and bad table manners

Cancer and Exercise: Exercise during chemo and bad table manners

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:31

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....

Tags: Bedfordshire, Blog, Blogging, Testicular Cancer, cancer, exercise, fitness, writing

Adventure-based activities build resilience and confidence – the ideal preparation for the GCSE years, writes one head

Adventure-based activities build resilience and confidence – the ideal preparation for the GCSE years, writes one head

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:39

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...

Tags: Adventure, Education, Learning, Recreation, outdoor activity

Exercise and chemotherapy, what could go wrong?

Exercise and chemotherapy, what could go wrong?

Posted: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:04

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.

It's not my plan...

Tags: blog, blogging, cancer, exercise, fitness, recovery, teamBEDS&LUTON, testicular cancer, treatment

Are you getting the right communications to your Inclusive members or users?

Are you getting the right communications to your Inclusive members or users?

Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:46

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...

Tags: Club Matters, Communication, Inclusive sport, teamBEDS&LUTON

First Ramadan Midnight Football Trophy 2018

First Ramadan Midnight Football Trophy 2018

Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:16

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,...

Tags: Community Funding, Luton Sports Funding, bedfordshire football, beds fa, luton football competitions, teamBEDS&LUTON

teamBeds&Luton  backs first ever Coaching Week

teamBeds&Luton backs first ever Coaching Week

Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:10

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.

To mark the launch of Coaching...

Tags: Club Development, Clubs, Coach Development, Coaching, This Girl Can, coaching, coaching week, principles of coaching, teamBEDS&LUTON

YMCA Bedfordshire Successfully Secure Sport England Funding

YMCA Bedfordshire Successfully Secure Sport England Funding

Posted: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:08

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...

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

Free Resources for Sports Clubs in Bedfordshire

Free Resources for Sports Clubs in Bedfordshire

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:55

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;...

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

Doing Master’s degree whilst working full-time

Doing Master’s degree whilst working full-time

Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:48

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....

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