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The Importance of Registration and Maintenance of Defibrillators.

The Importance of Registration and Maintenance of Defibrillators.

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 16:42

Automated External Defibrillators can be vital in saving the life of someone entering cardiac arrest. This is why it is imperative that all AEDs are registered and suitable to use. Read More »

Source: Active Together

Tags: Facilities, First Aid, News, Partner, Physical Activity, Sport, Wellbeing

Leicester-shire & Rutland School Games Summer Championships

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:00

As part of this years National School Sport Week, on Friday 28th June Uppingham School Sports Centre will be hosting this years School Games Summer Championships. 130 teams from across the Leicester-shire and Rutland area will be competing in this years School Games Summer Championships, comprising of over 1,000 aspiring athletes from 83 primary schools (5-11 years). Read More »

Tags: Disability Sport, London 2012, News, Sport

Free Adult Cycling Courses

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:36

FREE Adult Cycle Courses in your area!

Free adult cycle courses are being run across Hinckley and Barwell this spring and summer 2013.

The courses, run by Leicestershire County Council supported by the borough councils Active Together team, are aimed at developing confidence and skills for riding both on and off the road. They are ideal for people who have never been on a bike before, riders who want to improve their confidence and people who haven't cycled for years. Training is delivered by experienced instructors qualified to a national standard.

Participants don't need their own bike as bikes and helmets can be hired, subject to availability, for a small, refundable deposit.

Last year over 350 people took part in the courses across Leicestershire. Cycling is great fun and a good opportunity to get fit, save money on fuel and help the environment.

Mum-of-two Dawn Mason faced her phobia of cycling head-on when she took part in one of our adult cycle courses. Now she has not only found a new way to get from home to the village centre, but also regularly cycles with her children. Not only that, but she has also lost an amazing four and a half stones in weight after combining the extra exercise with a healthy eating plan.

Dawn said: "I never learned to ride as a child and had a phobia when it came to getting on a bike. However, I wanted to be able to ride with my four-year-old daughter when she learned."

"I have used my bike to ride intoLeicester, I also use it to travel to my local gym and swimming pool weekly and sometimes attach a trailer to the back and take my children out in it."

So whether you are looking for a new leisure activity or planning on cycling to work, why not give it a go? Dates for theHinckleyand Barwell courses are the following:-

Hinckley, Holycroft Park Tennis Courts, Shakespeare Drive

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April and 6th May

Barwell, George Ward Centre, Church Lane.

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June and 1st July

For more information and to book a place on the course visit:, email or call 0116 305 8307.

Tags: Cycling, Hinckley, Sport

Year 7 Boys Cricket Report

Year 7 Boys Cricket Report

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:49

Year 7 Boys cricket

5 teams ultimately contested the year 7 boys cricket competition following St Martins withdrawal due to illness affecting a number of their players. The 5 teams took part in a round robin competition with each school team playing against each other. The first two matches saw Mount Grace and Hastings defeating Winstanley and Heathfield respectively. Hastings continued to play well adding another victory after overcoming Winstanley; Heathfield got their first win with victory over Redmoor. Further victories for Mount Grace and Hastings set up what would be the deciding match in the fourth series of games with Hastings setting mount Grace a total of 120 to beat which proved to be enough as tight bowling restricted Mount Grace to a total of 79. Final positions – 1st Hastings; 2nd Mount Grace; 3rd Winstanley; 4th Heathfield and 5th Redmoor. Hastings will now go on to represent the H&BSSPAN at the Level 3 comp in February.

Tags: Cricket, Hinckley, School Games, Sport

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:06

Sue Houghton, the Chair of the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance, along with her husband Jim has been award the East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award! Read More »

Tags: Hinckley, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Sport, Sports Awards

U13 and U16 County Table Tennis

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:16

The Hinckley & Bosworth SSPAN once again had the most entries into the County Schools Team Table Tennis Championships. Last years U11 boys team champions from Hinckley & Bosworth were up against it this year competing against older players in the u13 age group but still managed a respectable 3rd place, competing alongside a Winstanley team. In the U16 age group boys teams were fielded by South Charnwood HS, Market Bosworth HS and Bosworth Academy finishing 4th, 2nd and 5th respectively. Victory was secured in the U16 girls category byBosworthAcademy and the team will go on to compete at the regional Championships in January.

Tags: Hinckley, School Games, Sport, Table Tennis

Year 5/6 Basketball

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:12

6 schools took part in the Level 3 qualifying competition at GreenTowerson the 15th November. In the round robin format where each school would play 5 games to determine the winning school 3 teams were setting the pace and had each won 3 games after the first 3 matches. A narrow 7-6 victory over Sheepy Magna kept Westfield Juniors on course for winning the title but they would need to beat Kirby Muxloe in their last game who also remained unbeaten. Holliers Walk and Mercenfeld were battling to avoid the wooden spoon before drawing their game 4-4 to end with 1 point a piece. Barwell Juniors with a couple of victories finished in 4th place with Sheepy ending up third. In what proved to be the deciding game Kirby Muxloe took the title winning 9-4 to edge Westfield Juniors into 2nd. Best of luck to Kirby Muxloe who will represent the Network in the Summer Games Championships in June.

Tags: Basketball, Hinckley, School Games, Sport

Local Sailer Joins Team GBR Olympic Transitional Squad

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:06

Mike Wood a local sailer has just started his 3rd year at the University of Exeter after a truly eventful summer competing at International Regattas around Europe.

Mike was invited by the RYA to watch the Olympic sailing events held at Weymouth and Portland and he was fortunate to be able to meet many official's, dignitaries and parents of the Olympic competitors which was a fantastic opportunity!

Mike had to leave the Olympic regatta early due to his own racing programme which meant he had to drive to Lake Garda in Italy to compete at the 470 European Championships. On the journey his car broke down catastrophically on the Motorway in Northern Italy and he had to wait for 2 hours whist hanging over a ravine with no hard shoulder. Eventually the car and trailer were recovered to a local garage but the car was a right off so Mike had to organise a train journey to get to the event and then go back the next day with an RYA van to collect his boat trailer which he was towing.

Despite these trials and tribulations Mike was able to compete in the 470 Championships and after a very difficult 7 days of racing he qualified in 4th place for the 'medal' race which is for the top 10 boats only (out of approx. 80).

The medal race is very tough and extremely demanding. So only the very best boats are eligible to compete and the points awarded for results are doubly weighted, with any racing disputes settled in real time on the water with instant technical decisions awarded by 4 Jury boats following the sailors. Mike won the medal race and thus moved up the leader board to clinch the Silver Medal overall. This was a fantastic result in the highly competitive 470 class; especially after all of the problems he suffered prior to the event.

Since then, Mike has been selected to join the RYA Skandia Team GBR Olympic Transitional Squad, which is fantastic news. So undoubtedly he has a busy winter ahead of training whilst managing his commitments as a full time student at Exeter University

Tags: Olympic, Sailing, Sport

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

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