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April 2014

  • Disability football

    Help develop a Disability Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Suffolk

    Suffolk County Council in partnership with a number of key stakeholders represented within the Most Active County (MAC) Advisory Group, have recently commissioned the Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy to produce a Disability Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Suffolk. To inform the contents of the strategy a number of group face-to-face...
  • Cricket2

    50,000 Not Out!

    Mellis Cricket Club has secured £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. The money is a real boost for the club and will be used to increase the capacity of the cricket pavilion adding additional changing rooms and showers. The Sport England backing for Mellis is part of a £110 million programme that funds the modernisation of...
  • Footgolf

    Pele Wins First Stonham UK Ranking FootGolf Tourament

    Amazingly a footgolfer named Pele (Pele Haydon) won the first ever UK Ranking FootGolf Tournament at Stonham Barns Golf Centre on Sunday 13th April. The event attracted over 30 footgolf players from around the region and is the first of a number of ranking events run by the UK FootGolf Association all over the UK.Pele Haydon won the tournament by...

In brief

  • 17.04.2014

    Charity Ladies Cycle Ride Needs Volunteers With the WoW Factor

    Organisers of a ladies charity cycle ride in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care and inspired by The Women’s Tour are appealing for people to help with marshalling at the event. Cycle Suffolk are inviting ladies to take part in the The Women on Wheels (WoW) charity ladies cycle ride, sponsored by Rudlings Wakelam, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care,...
  • 16.04.2014

    Bury St Edmunds Volunteers Needed for UK’s First Female International Cycling Stage Race for Women

    More than 3,000 spectators are expected to watch top international cyclists racing from around the world in The Women’s Tour, as they enter Bury St Edmunds and approach the finish line on Angel Hill on Sunday 11 May. Now local organisers of the Bury St Edmunds stretch of the race, Abbeycroft Leisure in partnership with Suffolk County Council and...
  • 16.04.2014

    Rugby union star Rachael Burford to provide inspiration to youngsters

    England women’s rugby union star Rachael Burford is set to provide inspiration to youngsters at the Air Cadet Sportivate Touch Rugby Cup held at Diss Rugby Club in Norfolk as part of one of the key initiatives to create a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sportivate is the £56 million National Lottery funded Olympic...
  • 16.04.2014

    £8 million for disability sports projects

    44 projects across England can now offer more opportunities for disabled people to play sport thanks to £8 million worth of funding announced today by Sport England. Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund aims to give disabled people more opportunities to play sport by investing in organisations with the right expertise, partnerships and links...
  • 15.04.2014

    Forest Heath Tag Rugby

    Forest Heath U11 Mixed Tag Rugby Competition took place at Newmarket RUFC on Thursday 3rd April. A record eleven teams took part in the competition, ten more than last year! Newmarket RUFC played great hosts and supported the sports leaders from Newmarket College who officiated all of the matches.Teams were split into two groups and at the end of...
  • 13.04.2014

    ‘Get Inspired Get Active’ Weekend of Activities

    A ‘Get Inspired Get Active’ weekend of cycling and sports activities are being lined up by Abbeycroft Leisure to celebrate the arrival in Bury St Edmunds of some of the top female cyclists in the world. Bury St Edmunds has been chosen to host the finish of the five-day Women’s Tour on Sunday May 11, highlights will be shown on ITV4. The...
  • 12.04.2014

    Champion badminton player on route to Bury St Edmunds

    Olympic, European and All England champion winning badminton player Gail Emms, MBE, is set to be a smash hit in Bury St Edmunds next month. One half of the most successful Great Britain badminton partnership ever, Emms will be guest speaker at a lunch aimed at raising money to support talented up and coming sportsmen and women from the county.In...