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April 2015

  • yoc

    Soprano Laura Wright to open Women's Tour team presentation event

    Laura Wright, the England rugby team’s first ever official anthem singer, will open the team presentation for the 2015 Friends Life Women’s Tour on Tuesday 16 June before cycling the route in aid of young athletes from Suffolk. The event will take place at the Arc shopping centre, outside The Apex theatre, the evening before Stage One departs from...
  • Great East Swim

    New ‘Splash n Dash’ event at Alton Water this summer

    Entries are now open for a brand new event coming to Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich on Friday 19th June which promises to be an exciting ‘opener’ for the Great East Swim, which takes place on the following day (Saturday 20th June). The ‘Splash n Dash’ aquathlon is a half-mile (800m) open water swim, directly followed by a 5km run...
  • Sailing

    Free sailing in Suffolk

    No fewer than nine sailing clubs and watersports centres across Suffolk will be offering FREE and low cost opportunities to get out on the water and try a new sport in May as part of national RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 (09-17 May). RYA Push the Boat Out offers nationwide sailing and windsurfing taster sessions introducing newcomers of all ages,...

In brief

  • 20.04.2015

    National recognition for doorstep sport initiative

    Suffolk’s Doorstep Sport Clubs have been recognised ‘for the excellent work they carry out’ in encouraging young people to enjoy sport and develop their own personal skills. The Clubs were honoured at the 2015 Street Games Awards in the Doorstep Sport Club of the Year Category in recognition of establishing 6 sports clubs in disadvantaged areas in...
  • 19.04.2015

    Dragons get set to do battle at Oulton Broad

    St George’s Day marks the anniversary of St George becoming the patron saint of England in 1348. Legend has it that in the days of chivalry and valour, St George arrived on his white stallion and battled the dragon with his sword to save the princess who had been offered as a sacrifice. Hot on the heels of St George, dragon-inspired legend of a...
  • 17.04.2015

    Registration Open for Women On Wheels (WoW) Sudbury 2015

    With both the Men’s Tour Of Britain and the Friends Life Women’s Tour set to return to Suffolk and this being the county’s ‘Year of Cycling’ - ‘Riding’ on the back of this South Suffolk Leisure are organising Women on Wheels (WOW) Sudbury, a charity ladies cycle ride which will take place this September in aid of St Nicholas Hospice....
  • 17.04.2015

    Newmarket gets back to hockey

    Newmarket Hockey Club are once again welcoming England Hockey’s initiative ‘Back To Hockey’ to the area and inviting men (16+) to come and give the sport a try either for the first time or after a long break. All levels and abilities welcome. The free coached, relaxed sessions will be running every Wednesday for 6 weeks at Newmarket Leisure Centre...
  • 14.04.2015

    Haverhill girl shortlisted for a national award

    Castle Manor Academy student Dominika Szary has been shortlisted for Volleyball England's Young Coach of the Year Award. As well as being an enthusiastic coach, Dom is an accomplished player. After leading the school's team to success in the Suffolk School Games, head of PE Mr Dovaston highlighted Dom's potential which has led to her competing for...
  • 13.04.2015

    Ipswich businesses rally to help future sports stars from Suffolk

    Seven local businesses have joined forces to establish an Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club to raise vital funding to help young sports people from the county overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians and Paralympians. The businesses – Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Crafted,...
  • 10.04.2015

    Everyday activities are the starting blocks towards a healthier and more active lifestyle for Workplace Challenge participants

    Data released from Workplace Challenge shows that participants are using everyday activities to help reach their weekly fitness goals, as walking, running and cycling are the most popular activities being logged by over 30,000 registered individuals from more than 4,000 workplaces across the country. There are more than 100 activities listed on...