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ActivLives hosts Kurling Competition

ActivLives hosts Kurling Competition

ActivLives recently hosted a New Age Kurling Competition at Gainsborough Sports Centre. For our competition we invited various Kurling groups from Ipswich and Felixstowe to come together for a day of fun and activity. We had a total of 38 participants taking part in...

Boccia – sounds like ‘gotcha’!

Boccia – sounds like ‘gotcha’!

ActivLives held another Inclusive Boccia Tournament recently at Gainsborough Sports Centre, in Ipswich. The event attracted 40 competitors, who played a total of 85 ends of boccia, over 30 matches, scoring 185 points. There were over 70 people attending the event,...

Upcoming New Age Kurling Competition

Upcoming New Age Kurling Competition

A New Age Kurling Competition is being hosted in Ipswich by ActivLives on Tuesday 19th March, 10am-2pm at Gainsborough Sports Centre, Brazier’s Wood Road, IP3 0SP. New Age Kurling is an adapted version of the Olympic sport, Curling. Whether you have played New Age...

Boccia Tournament coming to Ipswich

Boccia Tournament coming to Ipswich

The next ActivLives Inclusive Boccia Tournament is coming soon to Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich. The event, which is being held on Saturday 2 March, is for any player with a recognised disability (physical, sensory or intellectual). All of the athletes will be...

World Badminton Day – 5 July 2023

World Badminton Day – 5 July 2023

World Badminton Day is being celebrated on the 5 July. If you haven’t already, why not give this great game a try? ActivLives deliver weekly groups in Ipswich, including sessions that are particularly tailored for players with an intellectual/learning disability. The...

ActivLives at the Special Olympics

ActivLives at the Special Olympics

The Special Olympics World Games, held recently in Berlin, provided one of the largest inclusive sports events ever held, with 7,000 athletes, 3,000 Coaches and 18,000 Volunteers. Special Olympics is sport targeted at athletes with an intellectual (learning)...

Boccia Leader’s Course

Boccia Leader’s Course

ActivLives hosted a Boccia England ‘Boccia Leaders’ Course recently in Ipswich, as part of our work to help promote inclusive sport in Suffolk. The course attracted 17 delegates from a wide variety of local organisations including Papworth Trust, Suffolk New College,...

Badminton Tournament a success!

Badminton Tournament a success!

The ActivLives Inclusive Badminton Tournament was held recently at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, with 30 athletes competing in the singles and doubles competitions. The standard of play throughout the day was superb, with some extremely close matches deciding...

Easter break dates for ActivSport

Easter break dates for ActivSport

There are a number of our ActivSport sessions that take a short break during Easter, please find the dates of when each session takes a break below: Tues 10.30 -12.30 ActivBowls (Short-Mat) No session on 11 April Tues 10.30-12.30 Activ Lawn Bowls (Outdoors) Summer...

ActivLives Boccia Festival in Ipswich

ActivLives Boccia Festival in Ipswich

ActivLives, recently held a Boccia Festival at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich. The event attracted 40 competitors from across Suffolk, competing for the medals in the team event. All of the players who took part, have an intellectual, physical and/or sensory...

Boccia in Felixstowe!

Boccia in Felixstowe!

Monday 1.30-3.00pm Starts on 20 February 2023 (6 weeks up to 27/03) At Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Sea Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2AE Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people! Boccia is a truly inclusive sport. Played seated, it...

Inclusive Boccia in Stowmarket

Inclusive Boccia in Stowmarket

Thursday 1.30-3.00pm Starts on 19 January 2023 (10 weeks up to 23/03) At Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Gainsborough Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1LH Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people! Boccia is a truly inclusive sport. Played...

National Boccia Day 2022!

National Boccia Day 2022!

Recently we celebrated National Boccia Day with a tournament at Whitton Sports Centre, it was a great day with groups from across Suffolk coming together to play. There were over 30 competitors in the tournament and some fierce competition took place, we were thrilled...

Badminton Success

Badminton Success

Members of the ActivLives ‘Inclusive Badminton’ group, who play weekly in Ipswich, did all of us proud as they flew the flag for the Eastern Region recently, at the National Special Olympics Badminton Tournament held at the University of Wolverhampton Sports Campus in...

A Rackets Taster for Suffolk Day

A Rackets Taster for Suffolk Day

A Rackets Taster event was held recently at Ipswich Sports Club in Ipswich, attracting 24 participants. The activities, which were targeted at athletes with a learning disability, included a variety of tennis and badminton skills and challenges. Several of the players...

ActivBowls are back outdoors!

ActivBowls are back outdoors!

ActivLives bowls sessions are about to go back outdoors for the summer season. We start back at the Kesgrave Community Centre, IP5 1JF, on Tuesday 10 May, 10.30-12.30. It’s a lovely green to play on with plenty of space. The session fee is £4.50. We have spare...

Back to Boccia with ActivLives

Back to Boccia with ActivLives

The ActivLives ‘Boccia Festival’, held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, saw some brilliant performances from all of the 13 competing teams. The event was an opportunity for players, with a disability, to showcase their skills and team work in this most...

Bowls is back with ActivLives

Bowls is back with ActivLives

The ActivLives bowls group is back playing the short-mat version of this great sport at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich. The group meet every Tuesday morning between 10.30-12.30 – if you would like to give it a try, why not pop along? No equipment (or special...

Health Walkers are walking fine!

Health Walkers are walking fine!

A happy group of walkers gathered just before Christmas for the ActivLives Health Walk in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. The next walk is scheduled for Monday 10 January, meeting inside the Soane Street gate, just in front of the Mansion. New walkers are always welcome....

The ActivLives Badminton Tournament

The ActivLives Badminton Tournament

The ActivLives Inclusive Badminton Tournament is being held in Ipswich on Saturday 20 November. This tournament is targeted at our own local players who play regularly with ActivLives – many of the competitors also compete in Special Olympics competitions. This will...

Short-mat bowls returns!

Short-mat bowls returns!

We had a great summer season at Kesgrave Community Centre and now, as the weather changes, the ActivBowls group are ready to return to playing indoors. The group have not been able to return to their usual venue of Gainsborough due to the un-availability of the hall,...

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day 2021 is being held on Wednesday 22nd September and gives us all at ActivLives a great opportunity to celebrate the vital role that physical and social activity plays in all of our lives. ActivLives provide a variety of activity options on a weekly...

Returning Sports with ActivLives

Returning Sports with ActivLives

After a summer break we’re thrilled to be bringing back several of our ActivSport activities, now is a great time to get out and enjoy some sport. See below for what sports are returning, the dates below are when they begin but you can join in at any point on the...

Inclusive Boccia with Avenues East

Inclusive Boccia with Avenues East

ActivLives continue to deliver inclusive boccia sessions for players with a learning disability, in partnership with local provider Avenues East. The sessions, which are held in Stowmarket and Ipswich, are being supported by Active Suffolk and Sport England through...

Evie is on her way to Tokyo!

Evie is on her way to Tokyo!

Confirmation of the GB Paralympic team for Tokyo has recently been announced. We are very proud that Ipswich athlete, Evie Edwards, has been selected to represent Great Britain, once again, in the BC4 classification. Evie continues to be a great friend to ActivLives,...

Has your world turned upside down?

Has your world turned upside down?

Yep, so has ours! But we are gradually getting our ActivSport programme back on the road. We have recently re-introduced Lawn Bowls, Walking Football, Boccia and Yoga sessions back onto the growing list of returning activities. All of these sessions have Covid-19...

‘Boccia is back’ with ActivLives

‘Boccia is back’ with ActivLives

You know that things are gradually getting back to how they were before Covid-19, when the boccia balls come out once again! ActivLives have recently re-started their regular boccia sessions, with Avenues East, in Ipswich and Stowmarket. The sessions have been adapted...

Inclusive Badminton is back!

Inclusive Badminton is back!

The ActivLives Inclusive Badminton group, based in Ipswich, is now back playing weekly as part of the gradual return to activity for our ActivSport programme. The session, which is targeted at adults who have a learning disability, is able to return indoors as part of...

Boccia and Badminton

Boccia and Badminton

Inclusive Boccia and Badminton continue with ActivLives Well, what a year 2020 has been! Although for much of the year sport has had to be put on hold as a result of Covid-19, some of our ActivLives groups have been able to continue to play sport in a Covid-19...

Celebrating ‘Move Suffolk Week’!

Next week is ‘Move Suffolk Week’ and to help to celebrate this we are holding our ‘ActivFriends Week’.   We are involved with several events next week including:   Saturday 18th May (10-4pm), Special Olympics Eastern Region Badminton Tournament at...

The Great East Run

The Great East Run

This programme is delivered in partnership by Sport England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk County Council and Coes, Ipswich.

Kurling Stones Keep on Rolling with ActivIpswich

Kurling Stones Keep on Rolling with ActivIpswich

They have been rolling stones again in Ipswich at the most recent ActivIpswich kurling competition. Over 50 competitors played their way through the group and knock out stages at the event which was held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Suffolk badminton players win silver at the Special Olympics

Suffolk badminton players win silver at the Special Olympics

Two Ipswich badminton players were amongst a group of Suffolk athletes competing recently at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games as part of the Eastern Region team. The two badminton players joined up with a team of 22 athletes and gymnasts to make up the Suffolk contingent of ‘Team East’ at the Games which were held in Sheffield.

New Age Kurling at Ipswich Library

https://youtu.be/VKYU8fKg50s This is a short film recorded by Suffolk Libraries for our Friday Kurling Club at Ipswich Library 10am - 1pm every Friday. Come along and play some New Age Kurling! £2.50 per person.

We’re not sporty: or are we?

Are you one of those people who hasn’t played sport since your younger days but you might like to have a go now that you are a little older? Well, why not take a look at the ‘We’re Not Sporty’ Taster Course that is coming up in Ipswich?