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Posted: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:48 by Abi Bond

Summary of Recent Sports Club Forum plus Presentation Slides

Summary of Recent Sports Club Forum plus Presentation Slides

Our first Sports Club Forum for clubs in Luton & Bedford was held on Monday 10 October and we have a great turnout from sports clubs and NGB's from around Bedfordshire, in total 45 people attended.

The purpose of the event was to promote cross sport/club partnerships, launch the new grant application consultancy service offered by Funding4Sport and provide an update to clubs around the release of...

Tags: Coaching, Crowdfunding, Luton Sport Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Funding, funding advice for sports clubs bedfordshire, help promote your sports club, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:03 by Abi Bond

Workplace Challenge - Shake Up September Success

Workplace Challenge - Shake Up September Success

Shake Up September Success!

This September, Workplace Challenge asked businesses across England to take some inspiration from the success of Team GB and Paralympics GB in Rio and to shake up the routine by trying new sports and adding some activity into the working day.

3,561 employees from 309 workplaces took up the challenge, tracking an impressive 63,319 activities and covering a distance of 232,968...

Tags: Happy Workforce, Luton Fitness, Staff Wellness, Team Building Days, Team Building Events, Try A New Sport, Workplace Challenge Bedfordshire

Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:30 by Miss Michelle Morris

How to Become a Female Sports Role Model?

How to Become a Female Sports Role Model?

team BEDS&LUTON in partnership with Active Luton recently organised a Female Only National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course at Inspire Sports Village in Luton to help train women to be deployed into the local community as lifeguards. This course was part of the Women and Coaching Project and tailored to the needs of the BAME females attending. Sixteen brave women from Luton put their names forward...

Tags: Active Luton, Bedford Sports Courses, Coaching, Coaching Courses Luton, NPLQ, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sport Leader Courses, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, This Girl Can, Women Only Fitness, Womens Sport Week, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:19 by Abi Bond

Five Reasons to Shake-Up Your Fitness for September!

Five Reasons to Shake-Up Your Fitness for September!

FIVE REASONS TO SHAKE UP SEPTEMBER

Are you taking part in the Shake Up September 2016 workplace challenge?

Following on from the success of last year's challenge, we're urging colleagues from different companies across Bedford and Luton to get inspired by the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games and try out as many new sports as possible locally throughout the month.

It's all part of our mission to help bring...

Tags: Corporate Wellbeing, Corporate Wellness Ideas, Happy Workplace Ideas Bedford And Luton, Staff Teambuildings, Wellness Activities In The Workplace, Worksite Wellness Activities, workplace challenge bedford

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:17 by Will Hollyer

The England Golf Trust? Sorry, haven’t heard of it!

The England Golf Trust? Sorry, haven’t heard of it!

Have you heard of the England Golf Trust? No? Well until recently, neither had I. It's common in my role as County Development Officer for me to be asked about how we support junior golf and I often hear that golf is too expensive for young people to play. With the average price for Junior membership £120 a year, I can understand this can be a stretch for some families looking to get their son...

Tags: Bedfordhsire, Beds, Children, Funding, Golf, Grassroots, Young People

Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:18 by Abi Bond

Need an innovative way to raise funds for your local Sporting Cause?

Need an innovative way to raise funds for your local Sporting Cause?

Team Beds and Luton has launched a new and innovative service for the benefit of those playing, and involved in sport in Bedfordshire.

We offer local people the opportunity to support local sporting causes through a unique crowd funding platform (operated by Podium Partners). By crowd funding we mean the practice of funding a project or venture by raising contributions from a large number of people...

Tags: Crowdfunding, Luton Sport Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, community funding, donate, funding request, raise funds, sport grants bedford, support local athlete

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:28 by Mr Tom Harwood

Thought you’d missed your chance to get involved with Rio 2016?

Thought you’d missed your chance to get involved with Rio 2016?

Well think again! teamBEDS&LUTON have designed the #OfficeOlympics so you can, compete and be active in your workplace!

We want more people, more active in the workplace. So this is your chance to adapt your own Olympic sports to fit your workplace. Each day we will be posting a new variation of a sport, and keeping a log of how all our staff scored.

We will be showing you how to, jump lever arch...

Tags: Activity, CSPN, Fitness, Office Olympics, Sport Bedfordshire, TeamGB, This Girl Can, Workplace Challenge, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:05 by Miss Michelle Morris

Top 5 Tips for a Female Sports Coach

Top 5 Tips for a Female Sports Coach

As a female coaching is probably not a role you would have ever considered or thought you would be good at. Well you are wrong as anyone can coach not just males. You carry out coaching on a daily basis with the mentoring and support you provide work colleagues, friends and family as a female.

Why should you consider becoming a coach, leader or role model in your community?

1. It is social and fun

Meet...

Tags: Coaching, Coaching Funding For Women Luton, Reach, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, This Girl Can, Women and Coaching, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:31 by Abi Bond

Bedfordshire's Summer School Games 2016

Bedfordshire's Summer School Games 2016

Here's a quick report from our School Games Makers at Lealands High School, Luton:

Bedfordshire's School games started off with a bang with an amazing opening ceremony featuring some amazing acts and people. A special guest appearance from Zac Purchase, Olympic Medallist and British Rower, only sweetened the act. His speech was sure to inspire and motivate future sportsmen and he didn't disappoint....

Tags: This Girl Can, bedford school games event, bedfordshire school games, county finals level 3 bedford schools, school games makers, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:04 by Abi Bond

Sport England New Strategy - Towards a Healthy Nation

Sport England New Strategy - Towards a Healthy Nation

Sport England Launch New Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

More than one in four people in England (28 per cent) do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. But research shows that those who do the least activity stand to benefit the most, even if it's just small changes like gentle jogging, swimming or playing rounders in the park.

As well as continuing to support people who already play...

Tags: community funding bedford, community funding luton, county sports partner bedfordshire, sport england strategy, sport grants bedfordshire, teamBEDS&LUTON

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