Recipe: homemade falafel burgers

Veggie burgers are full of nutrition and a great way to ditch the calories whilst enjoying some delicious nosh (despite what diehard carnivores might tell you). Plus, it’s easy! This recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. We suggest accompanying it with pitta bread for the ultimate Middle-Eastern experience: Side…

Music and exercise: the great stress buster

For many, music is the fuel responsible for kicking them into gear at the start of their workout and pushing them through to the end. The idea of making it through an entire session without music, or even with the wrong music, is inconceivable (there’s a reason Rocky ran to Survivor instead of Bjork). No…

How to execute the perfect front crawl

The front crawl, or freestyle, is regarded as the fastest of the four primary swimming strokes. It is also considered the most popular – so popular, in fact, that historians have dated it back as far as the stone age! The front crawl takes effort to perfect. But mastered correctly you’ll find yourself flying past…

Exciting changes set for café at Brandon Leisure Centre

We’re pleased to announce that the popular Paddy & Scott’s will be brining its very own fine, slow roasted coffee for members and customers to enjoy on demand. As of Wednesday 28th March 2018, a Paddy & Scott’s self-service machine will be installed in the reception area, giving you the flexibility to get your hot…

£1.5 million investment agreed for Haverhill’s leisure facilities

We are delighted to announce that Haverhill will be the first town in West Suffolk to benefit from new sporting facilities, worth £1.5m, following a decision from St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 27 March to allocate funding from their Leisure Investment Fund. Haverhill Leisure Centre will receive a brand new Clip and…

iCan Swim Launches at Abbeycroft Leisure

The Rio Games this summer has provided great inspiration for everyone to get back into the pool regardless of their ability. For some, getting back into swimming has its barriers. There are 86,700 residents in Suffolk with a disability or impairment, 67.7% of which do not undertake any active recreation which has further implications on…

St Edmundsbury Sports Awards Winners Announced!

The Greene King 10th St Edmundsbury Sports Awards took place at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday 11th October, celebrating sporting heroes, volunteers, clubs, coaches, teams and individuals from within the Bury St Edmunds area. There were twelve categories including Sports Personality of the Year, Young Sports Personality of the Year and Lifetime…

Forest Heath Sports Awards Rewards Local Talent

The Forest Heath Sports Awards took place at Newmarket Leisure Centre last week celebrating sporting heroes, volunteers, clubs, coaches, teams and individuals from within the Forest Heath area. There were eleven categories including Sports Personality and Young Sports Personality of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Coach of the Year awards. The awards evening, hosted by…

Samuel Ward Students Scale Heights For Children in Need!

Abbeycroft Leisure has assisted pupils from Samuel Ward in their attempt to climb Scafell Pike (England’s highest mountain, located in the Lake District) to raise money for Children in Need. The kids received expert training sessions and use of the gym at Haverhill Leisure Centre for three months to prepare physically for the climb. Frank Carn-Pryor, our Explore Outdoor…