Tags: Hinckley

KS4 5 a side Football – Girls

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:09

4 Schools took part in this competition which saw 37 girls representing their schools and King Edward V11 entering both a Year 11 and Year 10 team. King Edward's strength in depth was shown with four straight victories and no goals conceded by the first team. 2nd to 4th places were decided on goal difference after JCC, Bosworth and Ashby all finished with 6 points; Ashby finishing 2nd, JCC 3rd and Bosworth 4th. 5th place but better off for playing were King Edward year 10s.

Tags: Football, Hinckley, School Games

Year 4/5 Quicksticks Hockey 6/12/12

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:02

5 schools took part in this competition having progressed from their family competitions as winning schools. Comfortable victories in the two opening games saw Dixie Grammar and All Saints Sapcote set the standard. A very tight match between Manorfield and Kirby Muxloe was decided by some very close calls on shots from inside / outside the circle ending in a 2-1 victory for Kirby Muxloe. Dixie versus Kirby proved to be one of the best games on the night asDixiewith individually talented players took on a well organised Kirby Muxloe side; the game ending 1-1. The most exciting game of the night followed with All Saints and Kirby involved in a 7 goal thriller with All Saints coming out on top 4-3. Special mention to Thornton who as a small school played extremely well ; especially considering the absence of their two best players due to club commitments outside of school. In the endDixieretained the trophy winning 3 games and drawing 1 with All Saints second with three victories and two losses. Manorfield despite not winning a game on the evening were recognised as the school team which best demonstrated the School Games Value of Teamwork and were given wristbands and stickers to take away. Dixie will now go on to represent Hinckley & Bosworth SSPAN at the summer Games Championships in June where fingers crossed they will improve on their bronze medal performance from last year.

Tags: Hinckley, School Games

Beginners’ running sessions in Barwell

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:07

RUNNING sessions aimed at complete beginners, who want to take up jogging for the first time, have been organised in Barwell.

The sessions will take place every Tuesday at 6.30pm, starting from the George Ward Centre inChurch Lane. They cost £2 a week and hi-vis vests will be provided for the dark evenings.

The sessions will suit a wide range of beginners – from those who are looking to lose weight, those who want to learn how to pace themselves when running, or those who just fancy the social element with like-minded people.

For more information call Debbie Hamilton on 07447 388504, or email:

Tags: Hinckley, Running

Monthly tea dances in Hinckley

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:06

MONTHLY tea dances are now taking place at Hinckley Leisure Centre, under the watchful eye of experienced instructors fromBurbageDance Studios.

The dances are being held on the last Friday of every month (from 2pm to 4pm) at a cost of £3 per session, and no experience or partner is necessary.

For further information contact Hinckley Leisure Centre on 01455 610011.

Tags: Hinckley, Seniors

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

Get your boots on

Get your boots on

Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:32

The Hinckley United Wednesday 6-a-side are looking for players of all standards to come and get involved Read More »

Tags: Football, Hinckley

New exercise workouts for seniors

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:25

A NEW weekly exercise class for seniors in the Hinckley & Bosworth area is due to launch next month, inspired by the popular Zumba latin dance fitness programme.

Called Zumba Plus, the gentle workouts will be held every Friday from 11.15am to 12noon at the Westfield Community Centre in Rosemary Way, Hinckley, starting on Friday 3 August. Each session costs £3.00.

Organised by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, with support from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and the Big Lottery Fund, the workouts are suitable for older people at all levels of fitness.

"Experience with dance is not required as moves are broken down in a slow and manageable manner,"

said Emma Hopkins, Development Co-ordinator with Age UK.

"The aim is for those taking part to move a little while having a lot of fun, even if they don't perform each move perfectly."

For more information please contact Emma on 01455 619519.

Tags: Exercise, Hinckley, Seniors, Zumba

Scholarships for would-be coaches

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:23

SCHOLARSHIPS are being made available to help more sports coaches and volunteers in Hinckley & Bosworth achieve their Level 1 and 2 qualifications.

The scholarships are being made available by the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport & Health Alliance, which has recognised that more coaches will be needed to meet the anticipated demand created by the Olympic Games.

The scholarships are worth up to 50% of qualification costs, to a maximum of £150 per applicant. Those interested in applying for the grant will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live within, or be involved with a club in, the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough
  • Applicants must be actively supporting sports programmes which benefit the Hinckley and Bosworth area or supporting the development of sport specific player pathways for example: within a sports club or sports development programme
  • Applicant must be nominated by a national, regional or local sports governing body, county sports association, local authority, school sport and physical activity network or sports club
  • Applicants must be over 16 years of age (18 years or over if registering on a Level 2 course)
  • Applicants should register with the LRS coaching database

The deadline for applications is Monday 3 September 2012. For further information, and to be sent an application form, please contact Courtney Sweetman-Kirk on (01455) 255805 or email:

Tags: Funding, Hinckley, Sport

Leading canoeist visits Hinckley

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:22

ONE of the country's leading young canoeists visited Hinckley to help inspire those taking part in the Paddle for Life Sportivate programme being held at Hinckley Water Activities Training Centre.

Slalom canoeist Natalie Wilson, who has won two silver team medals at the Junior European Championships and gold in the team event at the Junior World Championships, was able to tell the young people what it is like to be an elite athlete competing at international standard in the sport.

The eight week programme also gave young people aged from 14 to 25 years the opportunity to try out a variety of paddle sports. Not only did they learn how to paddle canoes and kayaks for fun, but were also introduced to Olympic 2012 disciplines such as marathon and slalom.

They also achieved the British Canoe Union 1 Star Award on completion of the course.

The two hour sessions were funded by Sport England's Olympic Legacy programme Sportivate, which targets 14 to 25 year olds who aren't currently taking part in sport and gives them the opportunity to join a sports club and continue in the sport at the end of the eight week programme.

The programme was very successful and activity leader of the Paddle for Life programme Steve Burrows said:

"The Sportivate programme was a wonderful opportunity to work with a group of positive and motivated young people."

Councillor David Cope, Executive Member responsible for Culture and Leisure, said:

"Sportivate's funding of this programme and the overall profile created by the Olympics have created a very positive and exciting scenario where young people, who might not ordinarily involve themselves in water sports, a real chance to experience these activities. Everyone's a winner in this programme, enjoying the sport and then the opportunity to join organised clubs, quite an achievement".

Due to the success of the programme the next Sportivate Paddle for Life eight week course will begin on Tuesday 4 September, from 6pm to 8pm. The cost per person for the eight week course is £25.

To book a place or to find out more about the programme, contact Steve Burrows on 07710 120564, email or visit the website:

Tags: Hinckley, Sport, Sportivate

Work begins on football pitch improvements

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:20

WORK to improve the football pitches on Hinckley's Richmond Park is due to start next week (Monday 23 July), after Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council secured grant funding from the FA Football Foundation.

The work will include the installation of a network of land drains across the football pitches, connecting to a soakaway area on the northern part of the site. The pitches will then be levelled and re-seeded.

The work will ensure that the site can provide high quality football pitches for teams in the future, and to improve facilities for grass roots football working closely with the Hinckley Club For Young People.

The work is scheduled to start on 23 July (weather permitting) and should last for approximately 12 weeks. Unfortunately the pitches will not be ready for use during the coming football season, but should provide quality pitches from the 2013 season onwards.

Although the area incorporating the football pitches will be fenced off for the duration of the works, access to the play area and multi-use-games-area will be retained as will the footpath around the perimeter of the site.

Councillor Bill Crooks, the council's Executive Member for Open Spaces, said:

"We are pleased that with the support of the Football Foundation we can now carry out drainage works to provide high quality football pitches at Richmond Park. This will complement the new state-of-the-art Hinckley Club for Young People on the site and will provide excellent facilities for both senior and junior football in the future."

Tags: Football, Football Foundation, Hinckley, Sport