Bucks 2012 Legacy for Wycombe
Bucks was a focal point for activity in the Olympic Year 2012 but now the legacy for the area is evident through our Sports Development Team. Below, you can see what they've been up to and what opportunities are planned for the future.
Cressex Community School makes a big splash at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Year six pupils have a wheelie good time at Stoke Mandeville stadium
12 Ways in Which You Can Help Deliver the London 2012 Legacy In Buckinghamshire today...
Access New Funding For Your Sports Club - there are two rounds of the Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund left, don't get left behind and ensure that your club is in a position to bid for the next funding round which opens in March. http://inspiredfacilities.sportengland.org/about/what-is-inspired-facilities
Deliver a Community Event - Why wait for others to do something in your town or village? Build on an existing event or try something new, support is available from many sources including www.communitygames.org.uk.
Be part of the Volunteering Revolution - London 2012 changed the way volunteering is seen forever, one of the big challenges is to ensure that there continues to be a fresh supply of new roles for volunteers to fill. Contact your local Volunteer Centre www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk to register new volunteering opportunities or look on the national database www.do-it.org to see what is already available.
Support Local Athletic Talent - 14 Gold Medals were won by athletes with a Buckinghamshire Connection, you can support the next phase of stars by being part of the Bucks Sporting Lunch Club www.buckssportinglunchclub.co.uk
Promote Yourself to A New Audience - Do you have an inclusive offer, then get listed on the www.parasport.org.uk website and always make sure that your details are up to date on http://www.buckssport.org/en/reactivate
Support National Events Taking Place in Bucks - why travel when there is world class sport on your doorstep? - In 2013 Bucks is hosting an exciting range of International events including the Samsung Rowing World Cup at Dorney Rowing World Cup, the Women's Ashes Test at Wormsley Womens Ashes and International Archery International at Stoke Mandeville. For a full listing of all major events in the county visit www.visitbuckinghamshire.org
Keep Your School on the Ball - Ensure that your school or college continues to promote the Olympic & Paralympic Values via the new look Get Set programme now run by the British Olympic Association and Paralympics GB www.getset.co.uk/home
Celebrate Success - If your company won business related to the London 2012 Games they can become part of the officialSupplier Recognition Service and get the credit you truly deserve
Activate your workplace - Take the lead and work with colleagues to enjoy a more active and healthy workplace Workplace Challenge
Welcome All Our Visitors - As the Birthplace of the Paralympic Games we all have a role to play in welcoming all visitors to our county. Subsidised Welcome All courses are available now to help support your staff and volunteers to offer practical advice to improve customer care for disabled visitors
Coach Bucks - Inspiring and supporting sports coaches to develop their skills is also part of our work and we've supported Bucks residents to either take up coaching sport for the first time or to increase their qualifications to a higher level Coach Bucks
Sportivate - One of a portfolio of legacy programmes targeting specific age groups to reduce the drop off in activity. Since April 2011, over 1,500 local young people aged 14 - 25 have completed a six week introduction to a sport of their choice and been guided into regular participation at a local club www.buckssport.org/en/develop/sportivate/
Becca, who's 17, was a very shy girl with no real friends and had previously not done much sport. She signed up to the Rowing in 2012 programme, after Longridge activity centre had visited her school, she completed the six week course and loved it. She is now rowing for Maidenhead Rowing Club and competed in her first regatta in May.
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