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…

Suffolk Saints Ride to Victory

Suffolk Saints, our professional cycling team, rode to success at the final stage of the UK StreetVelodrome Series in London this weekend. Anita Bickers, one of the two amateur riders who qualified to join the Suffolk Saints team after riding to victory at the penultimate stage of the competition in Bury St Edmunds, took home…

Sports Awards Nominations Open!

Both the St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Sports Awards are now open for nominations. 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the St Edmundsbury Sports Awards but the first year of the FOrest Heath Sports Awards, hosted by Abbeycroft Leisure. We are on the hunt for nominations to unearth and show off some of the sports…

School’s Out For Summer!

There is less than a week to go until the start of the Summer holidays and we can’t wait! There is still time to book your space – don’t forget that this year, our holiday camps start this Friday, 22nd July. Get your kids’ Summer holiday started with a bang thanks to our activity filled days at your local…

Four Qualify for Europeans

Four members of the Brandon Power Lifting Club competed in the British Full Power Championships in King’s Lynn on Sunday 6th March. The Power Lifting Club, who train at Brandon Leisure Centre, were competing for the first time and all four competitors qualified for the European Full Power Championships. Bill Rickets placed first in the…

Saddle Up for Suffolk Saints!

StreetVelodrome is coming to Bury St Edmunds on Friday 15th July and we cannot wait! Last week, we officially launched our professional cycling team, Suffolk Saints, who are taking part in the UK StreetVelodrome Series across the country.