Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming: How sport changes with the seasons

When we woke up on Tuesday morning, we were confronted by the stark reality that summer is well and truly over. A thick mist hung in the air, and the temperature hovered around the freezing point. It could mean only … Read More

Disability sport: “Let’s put an end to ‘inspiration porn’”

Here at Hoops Connect we’re all about helping you to get into sport and fitness. But we’re also here to investigate the big issues in sport. With that in mind, we met with journalist, sportswoman and disability sports expert Gemma-Lou … Read More

Richard Bell British Basketball League Hoops Connect

Richard Bell: “There’s more talent in the BBL this year”

Here at Hoops we’re committed to bringing you the most informative and motivational content possible – after all, we want you to love sport as much as we do! But we don’t know everything. So we’re going to be enlisting … Read More

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Switch: “It’s a blank canvas for creativity”

Here at Hoops we love to making new friends and finding interesting new sports. So when we heard about Switch, we had to get in touch and introduce ourselves! Fortunately, founder Danny Hibbert liked the sound of Hoops too, so … Read More

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VX World Cup: Hoops partners take sport to Italy

We have so much respect for our partners at VX for creating a new sport and building it from the ground up. And it’s because of that innovation that their World Cup in Italy this year – the first they … Read More

Hoops Hangouts Jonas getting people into sport

Hoops Hangouts: Jonas on getting people into sport

As a young start-up company, we know how important it is that we offer you something different. And while we believe that our app is a unique resource for organising, discovering and participating in sport, we want to do something … Read More

Hoops Connect partners: BallOut, GoFest, Manchester Futsal Club, TagRev, The Football Hour, VX

Ball Out, GoFest, MFC, TagRev, Football Hour, VX… Meet the Hoops partners!

One of the great things about working n the sports industry is that we get to meet so many amazing and inspirational people. Here, we profile those who we’re proud to have as official Hoops Connect partners.    Ball Out … Read More

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Ball Out: Hoops see champions crowned at Turnpike Lane

The Ball Out 3×3 basketball competition has come and gone for another year, but not before the players and organisers put on a stunning show at London’s Turnpike Lane. Hoops Connect were there for the whole thing once again…   … Read More

Premier League 25

Premier League at 25: Hoops’ 5 moments of greatness

Friday night marks the return of Premier League action, but Tuesday is just as significant. August 15th sees its 25th anniversary. And while some football purists resent the attention given to the post-Premier League era, it’s hard to disagree with … Read More

Women in sport

Women’s sport: Are England’s summer successes a game-changer?

A memorable summer of women’s sport has seen England teams march into the public limelight with more purpose than ever before. But how much of a lasting impact will the successes of England’s cricket and footballing women make on the … Read More

Jawahir Roble

Jawahir Roble: Football referee, Muslim woman, role model

Here at Hoops Connect we’re all about helping you to get into sport and fitness. And on our journey we’re meeting some great people, who are working towards the same goals as we are. The latest inspirational figure we’ve been … Read More

Brigita Bonas

Brigita Bonas: The benefits to mixing up your workout

Here at Hoops we’re committed to bringing you the most informative and motivational content possible – after all, we want you to love sport as much as we do! But we don’t know everything. So we’re going to be enlisting … Read More

Worm App

Worm App: A slow-mo focus on “amazing sporting talent”

Here at Hoops Connect we’re all about helping you to get into sport and fitness, and we love what we do. But we’re also keeping an eye out for other entrepreneurs out there who are bringing value to the sports community. … Read More

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Hoops Hangouts: Jonas on what’s next for Hoops Connect

As a young start-up company, we know how important it is that we offer you something different. And while we believe that our app is a unique resource for organising, discovering and participating in sport, we want to do something … Read More

Hoops at Ball Out

Ball Out: Hoops Connect shoots Hoops at the London qualifiers

Hoops have been busy building partnerships all summer, but when those relationships come to fruition, we know that all the hard work has been worth it. Our day at the Ball Out 3×3 tournament on Saturday 15th July was one … Read More

Chapter 7: Hoops Connect hits the app stores

Chapter 7: Hoops Connect hits the app stores

As those dedicated Hoops fans among you already know, we’ve been chronicling the life of a start-up company since we kicked off this blog back in October. Now, finally, we have the news that we’ve been waiting to tell you … Read More

Hoops Hangout Andy Journalism

Hoops Hangouts: Andy on swapping journalism for Hoops Connect

As a young start-up company, we know how important it is that we offer you something different. And while we believe that our app is a unique resource for organising, discovering and participating in sport, we want to do something … Read More

Fitness Firsts Hoops

Fitness Firsts: Running – 7 things you wish you knew before you started

We all have to start somewhere right? Whether you’ve never ran before in your life, or you’ve been out for a long time due to an injury, that first run is never fun. Here’s a few things to remember before … Read More

Richard Bell pre-season

Richard Bell: Why I’m preparing for a new BBL season in America

Here at Hoops we’re committed to bringing you the most informative and motivational content possible – after all, we want you to love sport as much as we do! But we don’t know everything. So we’re going to be enlisting … Read More

GoFest North Hoops

GoFest North: Hoops join a Manchester debut to remember

The second and final GoFest of the summer brought the super-inclusive festival of sport up north for a Manchester debut, its first appearance away from home territory in Guildford. Hoops were there to help make it a memorable occasion…   … Read More

Chris Arthey

Chris Arthey: Marathon runner, to amputee, to marathon runner

Here at Hoops we’re all about helping you to get into sport and fitness. And on our journey we’re meeting some great people, who are working towards the same goals as we are. At GoFest South in May, we connected … Read More

Jonas Hoops Hangouts

Hoops Hangouts: Jonas on the origins of Hoops Connect

As a young start-up company, we know how important it is that we offer you something different. And while we believe that our app is a unique resource for organising, discovering and participating in sport, we want to do something … Read More

BatFast: "We can make cricket accessible for everybody"

BatFast: “We can make cricket more accessible for everybody”

Hoops are having a great time sponsoring GoFest this summer, and we can’t wait for the festival to travel to Manchester on June 24th. We’ll be partnering with cricket company BatFast, as they use their bowling simulator to get kids interested … Read More

Football Beyond Borders

Football Beyond Borders: The charity linking sport with education

Here at Hoops we’re all about helping you to get into sport and fitness. And on our journey we’re meeting some great people, who are working towards the same goals as we are. Football Beyond Borders are a charity doing … Read More

Meet VX

VX: “It’s a game of honour – and it’s a lot of fun too!”

Hoops is here to help you manage your sport and fitness obligations, and to find new opportunities. To help you do that, we’re going to be investigating activities which are a little off the beaten path. After discovering VX at GoFest, we talked … Read More

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#GoHoops: Hoops take GoFest South by storm

When Hoops decided to partner with family festival of sport GoFest, we had a feeling that we were in for something special. Over the May bank holiday weekend in Guildford, we found that we were right…   With 42 sports … Read More

Brigita Bonas Why you should HIIT interval training hard

Brigita Bonas: Why you should HIIT interval training hard!

Here at Hoops we’re committed to bringing you the most informative and motivational content possible – after all, we want you to love sport as much as we do! But we don’t know everything. So we’re going to be enlisting … Read More

Great City Games

The Great City Games: When athletics comes to Manchester’s streets

Here at Hoops we don’t just want to help you find new sporting and fitness opportunities, we want to grow your love for sport too. With that in mind, we’ve taken a look ahead to the Great City Games, the … Read More

Jack Downs Hoops ambassador

Jack Downs: “Come and join the rugby league family”

Here at Hoops we’re committed to bringing you the most informative and motivational content possible – after all, we want you to love sport as much as we do! But we don’t know everything. So we’re going to be enlisting … Read More

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Chapter 6: All systems are go

As those dedicated Hoops fans among you already know, we’ve been chronicling the life of a start-up company since we kicked off this blog back in October. After seven months of toil, set-backs, Eureka moments and tears, we’re set for … Read More