Berkshire Brigands are hosting their inaugural Mixed Ability Rugby Festival on Saturday 9th April at Windsor RFC. 12 mixed ability rugby teams from across the country will play a mixture of contact and tag rugby matches between 12 – 3pm, with presentations and awards at 4pm.
There will also be a DJ, food outlets and Windsor RFC clubhouse and bar will be open.
The Reading Kites are the women’s team at Reading Rugby Club and have been going strong since 1990, the first rugby club in Berkshire to form a women’s team. They are delighted to have recently been able to field mother & daughter in the same team!
The Wokingham Borough Council Sport & Leisure team are currently hosting some Leisure strategy consultations regarding the Sport & Leisure offer and facilities for the next 5 years. We are collecting feedback from our residents through the following survey link, the full strategy is available through the same link, and a summary version is below. If you would like to have your say and contribute towards please click the link, it will take just a few minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. If you would be able to share the survey that would be great.
Rugby in Berkshire soon available to even more people than ever.
Berkshire Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby team hold regular sessions on Thursdays (6.30 – 8pm) and Saturdays (11am – 12.30pm) at Reading RFC starting on Saturday 26th September and is open to anyone aged 18 or over to join in.
It is regular full contact rugby… for rugby’s sake. If you happen to have some form of disability or barrier but want to play regular rugby, then you are more than welcome. The same goes if you have no disability or barrier. It is not a disability team. Players are not classified by physical, intellectual or mental abilities and the game is played using all the usual laws of rugby.
We have been monitoring the ever-changing government guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the current social distancing and gathering guidelines and the limited sport being played over the last few months, we have regrettably decided to cancel this year’s Sports Awards. We are pleased that a lot of sport has been able to resume in some form over the last few weeks, and hope that things return to some form of normality soon.
We look forward to announcing plans for the 2021 Sports Awards, and to receiving your nominations. In the meantime if there are any achievements which you feel should be recognised, any forthcoming sporting events you would like publicised or any issues you would like raised, please get in touch.
The Feel Inspired Golf Academy is an initiative designed to bring golf to children and young people with special educational needs, intellectual or physical difficulties. The emphasis is on golf as a lifetime sport for everyone with participation, enjoyment and achievement more important than ‘winning’.
Coaching takes place in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment and the focus is on developing each participant’s individual golf skills whilst simultaneously promoting and practicing life skills such as co-operation, honesty, sportsmanship and perseverance, in a relaxed, supportive environment. There is strong emphasis on positive reinforcement coaching strategies and an award system for all participants to promote enjoyment and positive engagement.
Sessions are held on Saturdays from 12 – 1 pm at Sand Martins Golf Club.
After much anticipation, Sporting Memories, is coming to Wokingham borough.
Sporting Memories supports older people living in England and Wales with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By sharing memories of sporting moments and tapping into a passion for sport, the sessions help people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise remain hidden away.
Using images of sport and memorabilia, older people are assisted to stay connected to their friends and communities, cognitively stimulated and physically active. The project, led by Wokingham Borough Council Sports & Leisure team, help people over the age of 50 age well and remain as healthy as possible.
The sessions will take place at Berkshire County Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning starting Wednesday 1st May 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
The sessions are open to people 50+ and many of the members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of the members may live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, some they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson’s, but all have one thing in common, a love for sport!
Our Awards this year were held at Bulmershe School and attended by about 300 people, including the Mayor of Wokingham Town, the Borough Mayors and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. Twenty awards were presented to adults and young people from across the Borough by local Olympian Ben Fletcher.