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Keep up to date with the latest sporting news in and around Bedfordshire

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Volunteering in Bedfordshire and Luton increased by 5.9%

Volunteering in Bedfordshire and Luton increased by 5.9%

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:46

The latest Active Lives Adult report by Sport England has revealed that volunteering in Bedfordshire and Luton has increased by 5.9%. An amazing result for the area particularly as the rest of the country has seen a flat or decline in numbers over the same period. This equates to 19.8% of the population...

Tags: Bedfordshire, News, Volunteers

1000 GP’s Pledge to parkrun on 1st June

1000 GP’s Pledge to parkrun on 1st June

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:27

To celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of parkrun practice, pledge to parkrun hopes to get 1,000 GPs to take part in a parkrun on 1 June 2019

The initiatives hopes to utilise the influence that healthcare professionals have on the public (1 in 4 patients would be more active if advised by a...

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Activity Alliance releases latest engagement resources

Activity Alliance releases latest engagement resources

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:49

Activity Alliance has added to its suite of support with a set of engagement fact sheets. From planning opportunities to measuring impact, the resources help providers to strengthen their work, enabling organisations to engage more disabled people to be and stay active for life.

The latest Sport England...

Tags: ActivityAlliance, News, disabledpeople, sport

Riverside Tennis Club launches Summer #Nobarriers Disability Tennis Programme

Riverside Tennis Club launches Summer #Nobarriers Disability Tennis Programme

Posted: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:47

Riverside Tennis Club has launched it's Disability Tennis Summer Programme this week. Their #NoBarriers sessions are running from 22nd April - 21st July 2019. (excluding half term)

All the session information and pricing is below. Please also click on the leaflets attached for all the contact information....

Tags: Disability, News, Tennis

Bedfordshire football facilities strategy

Bedfordshire football facilities strategy

Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:57

Bedford Borough Council, in partnership with Bedfordshire County FA and the Football Foundation, is producing a football facilities strategy which will identify all future investment in the sport over the next 10 years. Investment is focusing on 3G pitches, grass pitches, ancillary facilities, and also...

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Bedfordshire’s County Sport Partnership ‘team BEDS&LUTON’ celebrates success in national assessment scheme

Bedfordshire’s County Sport Partnership ‘team BEDS&LUTON’ celebrates success in national assessment scheme

Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 10:42

We are delighted to have been awarded a 'Very Good' rating in a recent assessment by Quest, the UK quality assurance accreditation scheme for sport and leisure.

County Sports Partnerships (CSP's) such as team BEDS&LUTON help identify the best opportunities to increase sport and physical activity in...

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Funding blueprint announced for Olympic & Paralympic cycles

Funding blueprint announced for Olympic & Paralympic cycles

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:51

UK Sport has announced an extra tier of funding for Olympic and Paralympic sport investment for the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 cycles.

In addition to its existing Podium and Podium Potential levels, the Future Strategy will also include a Progression funding tier.

This will enable the "next generation"...

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Persimmon building futures with TEAM GB

Persimmon building futures with TEAM GB

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 23:03

Leading UK housebuilder Persimmon Homes has become an official partner of Team GB and will support the organisation for the next three years through to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

At the heart of the new partnership is Persimmon's new £1million-a-year nationwide funding scheme, Building Futures.

Team...

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YES WE CAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

YES WE CAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 22:59

It's wonderful news to learn that the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade has won a national award ROTARY NATIONAL COMMUNITY CUP FOR 2018.

The award recognises a new innovation or an outstanding existing project with a pedigree of success. Dani Harding from Mencap commented 'The way this project has changed...

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Make a Footballing comeback

Make a Footballing comeback

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:14

Walking Football was initially designed to help get the over 50's back into football and exercise. However, it is now open to all, there are NO age limits.

The main differences between standard football and Walking Football are the two key rules of no running and no slide tackles. Play the game you love...

Tags: Bedford, Clubs, football, news, walkingfootball

Significant Investment Into Parkrun!

Significant Investment Into Parkrun!

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10

A £3 million investment in parkrun will see the free 5km runs focus on helping more women and people from lower socio-economic groups to get active.

We'll collaborate with parkrun for three years to support the creation of 200 new events across England.

The National Lottery money will help to build...

Tags: Bedford, Club Development, Clubs, Funding, This Girl Can, luton, news, parkrun