February 2015

  • hockey

    Felixstowe shortlisted for best Hockey Club in Europe

    Felixstowe Hockey Club have been shortlisted for European Hockey Federation Club of the Year. After winning the England Hockey Club of the Year 2014 title, the club have found out that they are now also finalists in the race to be crowned the best hockey club in Europe. They were nominated for the prestigious award by England Hockey and will...
  • Badminton England

    England to host the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2015

    Badminton England and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are delighted to announce that the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2015 will be hosted in England for the first time later this year. The Championships will be held in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, from 8-13 September 2015 and will determine...
  • Dementia

    Hadleigh LDAA recognised as the first Town in South Suffolk to be working towards creating a dementia friendly community

    Back in September 2014 two local nurses Heather and Roni from Allied Healthcare set out to create a dementia friendly community for Hadleigh. The work was started by forming a steering group that became known as the Hadleigh Local Dementia Action Alliance (HLDAA). The group includes local business leaders, Babergh District Council, and other...

In brief

  • 20.02.2015

    Suffolk’s most active communities crowned

    Suffolk County Council has crowned this year’s winners of Suffolk’s most active community competition. Towns and villages across Suffolk were urged to come forward and shout about how they’re championing sports and physical activity in their local community. Whether it's football, dog-walking, yoga, hockey or Zumba; the county council want...
  • 17.02.2015

    Aldeburgh Welcomes The Women’s Tour

    The people of Aldeburgh have welcomed the news that the seaside town is to host the finish of the 2015 Friends Life Women’s Tour. This year’s event starts where last year’s inaugural race finished – in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday, 17 June.The opening stage will take 100 of the world’s top female cyclists across the county....
  • 16.02.2015

    Women and girls bike ride back in Bury St Edmunds

    The Friends Life Women’s Tour returns to Bury St Edmunds this summer and so does the Women on Wheels (WOW) charity ladies cycle ride which last year saw 100 participants raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Registration for the ride on Sunday 5 July is now open at and participants this year can...
  • 10.02.2015

    Top 16 in the country for Kesgrave High School

    In November 2014 Kesgrave High School entered a boys under 13’s and a girls under 16’s table tennis team into the ‘Ipswich schools Table Tennis Team Championships’, and so far, on a pleasant journey of success. Both of their teams won the above competition qualifying them to then take part in the ‘Suffolk Schools Team Finals’, which...
  • 05.02.2015

    Places open for acclaimed Great East Swim training programme

    Young people between the ages of 14 and 25 and those over the age of 50, who don’t regularly partake in physical activity, are being encouraged to get active through a swimming programme linked to the Great East Swim. Participants receive, three months fully supported training with professional swimming coaches, three months free membership to one...
  • 04.02.2015

    Walking Football gathers pace in Ipswich

    A new Walking Football session is about to be launched in Ipswich as part of the ActivIpswich sports project. The brand new session, which starts/started on 5th February, will be held every Thursday afternoon between 3-4pm at Gainsborough Sport and Community Centre in Ipswich. The Walking Football sessions, which are also held at Whitton Sport and...
  • 03.02.2015

    Suffolk School’s Individual Table Tennis Championships

    The Suffolk Schools Individual Table Tennis Championships took place on Sunday 25th January 2015 at the Suffolk County Table Tennis Centre, Stowupland. Sixty boys and twenty nine girls from all over the county participated and the play was of a high standard in all events. The Boys under 19 event was contested by five players in a round robin...