Rounders England Rounders England continues to do some fantastic work helping the game to develop and enjoyed a successful year in 2017. Sport in Profile Magazine recently caught up with their Development Director Dan Newton to find out more about the work they’ve been doing lately.   SIP: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to Rounders England?  DN: 6 years. I joined Rounders in 2011 after working in county sports partnerships with governing bodies of sport. I have enjoyed the transition to NGB’s and I have loved the work that I have been a part of in this role.   SIP: What are the most challenging and rewarding aspects of yourRead More →

True Heroes Racing Here at Sport in Profile Magazine we’ve avidly followed the unique story of True Heroes Racing for several years now and we thought it was time to recap their story and give you the latest update …  True Heroes Racing (www.TrueHeroesRacing.co.uk) is the UK’s first and only motorcycle race team for Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) UK Service personnel and Veterans.    Formed in 2012 by a serving Royal Navy Warrant Officer, Phil Spencer, who wanted to do more for his fellow Service brethren after returning home safely from several Tours of Duty in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008.    Phil, by his own admission, served in relative safety in Afghanistan as a senior aircraft engineer on Harrier Jump Jets; “where we were based at Kandahar airfield was likeRead More →

Aberdeen University Shinty Club With the 2018 season underway, Aberdeen University Shinty Club is working hard to enjoy a successful campaign. Sport in Profile Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Joe Folan to find out more about how they are getting along.   Involvement   He told us, “I think I’ve been playing with Aberdeen since 2012, the seasons are piling up now! I had played some shinty with Robert Gordon University (RGU), which is University level shinty. Despite being called Aberdeen Uni, we have very little involvement with the University itself, and we play at club/adult level.   Another player who was a year ahead of me at RGU came to me and said since I was going to beRead More →

Garston Ladies FC Garston Ladies FC was formed in 1996 as Garston Girls. We joined forces with Everett Ladies in 2002 and have since gone from strength-to-strength, growing rapidly to become one of the biggest all-female grassroots clubs in the country. We’re just coming to the end of another successful season for the club and we’re already looking forward to next season – our 23rd. The 2017-2018 season has seen the club reach three County Cup Finals (at Under 12, Under 15 and Under 16) and with a month or so to go, we’re still in contention for a number of league titles. We’re hopingRead More →

Christchurch Rowing Club Christchurch Rowing Club does a superb job of providing access to high quality rowing to people of all ages in their community. Club Representative Jenny Gould recently took the time to give us an insight into the work that they do.   She told us, “I’ve been working here for four years having been a member before that. I love rowing myself, although with a small child I don’t always have the time now! The difference at this club compared to many in the area is that we offer a junior rowing programme as well as adult and the opportunity to compete inland at river events and/or on the coast.   OurRead More →

The Lawn Tennis Association The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) mission is to get more people playing tennis more often. Representative Paul Bennett recently took the time to tell us more about some of the good work that they’ve been doing lately.   Involvement  He told us, “I have been with the LTA for fifteen years working in the regional participation team. As Head of Region in the North I enjoy working with colleagues and the many volunteers, coaches, professionals, partners, players, parents and fans who work so hard to get more people playing our sport.   Seeing such passion on a daily basis is very inspiring. In every meeting we lookRead More →

GoFest GoFest is a family festival of sport, dance, health and fitness and has made tremendous progress since first being established. Sport in Profile Magazine recently caught up with GoFest Founder Paul Harris to find out more.   SIP: Could you tell us a little more about Go Fest and what it involves?  PF: A chance to “have a Go” at 40–50 different activities in one inspirational location over one weekend, however old you are and whatever ability you may be. Plus entertainment, food and drink areas, massage, live music, chill out areas, big screens, tournaments and much more! People buy an ALL INCLUSIVE ticket and all the activities and sportsRead More →

Pocklington Tennis Club Pocklington Tennis Club does a fantastic job of providing people in their local community with an opportunity to play the game. Sport in Profile Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Chris French to find out more about how they have been getting along lately.   Involvement  He told us, “I joined Pocklington Tennis Club in 1987. I was engaged and married a tennis mad (And now cycling and tennis mad) P.E. Teacher and took up the game with my wooden racquet, not having played since my school days.   I became more involved in the club when we only had 40 senior members, two poor grass courts and three hard courts and no flushing loo! It was a challenge toRead More →

Tring Rugby Club Tring Rugby Club is a fantastic example of how to play a vital role in the local community whilst also being successful on the field of play. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman, Steve Hayes to find out more about the good work that the club has been doing lately. He told us, “I came to Tring RFC in 2002 when my son was eight; the Mini and Junior set up was excellent, our family was made very welcome, we met some lifelong friends as did our son George who now plays for the first XV. I become involved asRead More →

Rebel Strength Rebel Strength designs and manufactures high quality, fitness and gym equipment to suit all needs and abilities. Their Group Marketing and Events Manager, Jody Edmondson, recently took the time to tell us more. The Beginning “Rebel Strength began as a hobby and then as a start-up business in January 2015. Managing Director, Andy Wilby, originally began by making his own equipment in his lunchtimes as a welder at the time. Andy had a passion for training with good quality equipment himself and found a large gap in the market for high-end equipment. Word got out and the response initially from friends and colleaguesRead More →