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British Blind Sport activity finder - Bedfordshire clubs needed

British Blind Sport activity finder - Bedfordshire clubs needed

Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:43

British Blind Sport has opened submissions for clubs to register for their upcoming Activity Finder, making it easier than ever for people with visual impairments to identify local activities offering a welcoming and positive experience. The online Activity Finder will launch in May 2019 with the purpose...

Tags: Blind, Britishblindsport, Gettingactive, Partially Sighted, Rnib, Sport, Visually Impaired

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"...

Tags: Funding, News

Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide launched

Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide launched

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:34

Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing society today - there are 850,000 people living with the condition in the UK. We know that leisure pursuits including physical activity are among the top activities people with dementia want to do, yet there are a range of barriers that prevent them from...

Tags: Alzheimers, Dementia, Dementia-friendly Sport

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...

Tags: Funding, news

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...

Tags: Nationalaward, News, Rotaryclub, Yeswecan

London Marathon Recognises Guide Runners

London Marathon Recognises Guide Runners

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 22:10

What wonderful news that the London Marathon will recognise guide runners for the first time.They will be allocating a timing chip to guide and support runners. Guide and support runners will also receive a finisher medal, the finisher T-shirt and recovery bag when they cross the line with their runner...

Tags: Blind, Guides For The Blind, London Marathon, Runner, Support Runners

Celebrate the joy of playing football. #OneWorld

Celebrate the joy of playing football. #OneWorld

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:47

We gave Bedfordshire FA Ability Counts league a #OneWorld football and they used it at the FA People's Cup.

#OneWorld is a celebration of how football brings people together and commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and 14-18 NOW:WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.

It was inspired by the Christmas Truce matches...

Tags: #BeTheGame, #FAPeoplesCup, #NoLimits

Alexander Sports Centre available to hire.

Alexander Sports Centre available to hire.

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:55

SSG are now managing the Alexander Sports Centre on a Saturday and Sunday. They are open to NGB and sports clubs/teams contacting them about hiring the facility or for special events.

The large double sports hall offers the opportunity for the following:

  • 8 full size badminton courts
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 2 indoor...

Tags: Bedford, Hire, Sports Hall

Little Scrummers Rugby new classes available

Little Scrummers Rugby new classes available

Posted: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:21

Looking to get your little one into Rugby this year?

Little Scrummers Rugby wants to introduce rugby to children at a young age to enable them to build their confidence, enjoy sport and have fun.

Little Scrummers Rugby Ltd sessions are available locally in Bedford and Luton. Bedford classes happen at King's...

Tags: Bedford, Luton, Rugby

The “Yes We Can” Disability Sport Initiative goes from strength to strength

The “Yes We Can” Disability Sport Initiative goes from strength to strength

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:32

The "Yes We Can" campaign has grown from an idea, to supporting the provision of six disability sports in Leighton Buzzard in the space of just fifteen months thanks to the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade. The project has gone from strength to strength and has attracted a number of local partners and...

Tags: Disability Bowls, Disability Football, Disabled Archery, Disabled Dance Classes, Disabled Hockey, Disabled Tennis, Leighton-Linslade Rotary, Otters Disability Swimming, yeswecan

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

#Thisgirlcan tennis courses available from Riverside Tennis Club

#Thisgirlcan tennis courses available from Riverside Tennis Club

Posted: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:45

The Riverside Lawn Tennis Club (Goldington Road, Bedford) have teamed up with the #thisgirlcan campaign to launch a new Women & Girls programme for 2019. Are we excited about this? YES.

This Girl Can Teen Tennis

Tags: 2019, Bedford, Coaching, Fitness, Getfit, January, Tennis, Thisgirlcan