Tags: 2012

Sports Personality: Sue & Jim Houghton Win Unsung Hero Award

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:31

Sue and Jim Houghton have won BBC Sport's 2012 Unsung Hero Award. Read More »

Tags: 2012, Hinckley, Olympic, Sports Awards

Harry Matty Wins Oldest Athlete –Volunteer of the Year Winner!!!

Harry Matty Wins Oldest Athlete –Volunteer of the Year Winner!!!

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:05

Harry is a fantastic role model; he gives freely of his time to support players of all ages at Desford Lawn Tennis Clubduring coaching, matches and informal club sessions. His enthusiasm is highly infectious and always makes participants feel they can achieve what is being coached to them. We tried to work out how many hours he gives to coaching and supporting players a week and lost count as he always seems to be there. However, we estimate it must be nearly 20 hours a week, come rain or shine!

Harry has not just coached tennis though he played football Belvor AFC in Hinckley until he was 42 and them moved to coaching and managing his sons junior football team for a further 10 years.

Harry still plays tennis recreationally and can give many of the younger players a run for their money. He is a great motivator and encourages everyone to play, often encouraging younger players parents to join the club.

Harry is a great believer in "sport for all" and supports the borough's Sport and Health Alliance Inclusive Club. He has attended every session they have run supporting the tennis sessions and through his encouragement and motivation moved players from this club into the junior section at Desford Lawn Tennis Club.

All in all Harryis an amazing example to us all of what we can achieve as an older athlete. His wisdom, encouragement, humour and knowledge has touched so many people and encouraged them to achieve so much more than they though possible. He has been delivering for years what Seb Coe wanted to achieve from the Olympics- to inspire a generation. Well Harry has inspired generations and long may it continue.

Many Congratulations Harry form Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance

Tags: 2012, Seniors, Sport, Sports Awards

Sport Makers Workshop

Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:55

This summer we have seen the 2012 London Olympics take the country buy storm and we are all now imminently expecting the same for the London 2012 Paralympics. The athletes' have certainly lived up to the Olympic motto of 'Inspiring a Generation' but they were not the only ones. The Games Maker volunteers have been praised by everyone for the fantastic job they did throughout the Olympic Games. Now is your chance to follow in their footsteps by becoming Sport Maker!

September the 19th sees Hinclkley and Bosworth host a Sport Makers workshop at Bosworth College, 6.30pm – 9pm. A Sport Maker is someone who might organise a kickabout with their mates or a weekly game of tennis with their work colleagues. Others don't take part themselves. Instead, they do all the other things that make sport possible, like organising a sports event for their village or managing a team of race volunteers. By becoming a Sport Maker you'll be helping to deliver the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sporting legacy. You too can be as valuable as the purple Games Maker volunteers!

Come to a free informal and interactive Sport Makers workshop and find out how you can become one of 40,000 like-minded people who are making a difference to the lives of their friends, colleagues or local community by making sport happen.

The workshop is open to anyone aged 16 or over. To register as a Sport Maker and to book your place visit:-

For further information on the local workshop contact

Tags: 2012, Bosworth College, Hinckley, Olympic, Sport Makers