GoFest 2018: More festivals, more sport, more fun!

Hoops Connect teamed up with GoFest to deliver brilliant festivals of sport to families in Guildford and Manchester in 2017. This year sees those festivals return, as well as the introduction of two mini-festivals in Manchester, the first of which … Read More

Hoops Hangouts Sophie

Hoops Hangouts: Sophie on joining the Hoops Connect team

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

Paul Hildreth Hoops Heroes VX Hoops Connect

Hoops Heroes: VX’s Paul Hildreth – “his dedication and drive are amazing”

Last year we launched our Hoops Heroes competition, as we look to recognise the amazing work that people around the country are putting in to ensure others can enjoy sport. We crowned our first two inspirational winners, Eric Douglin and Chris … Read More

What are Hoops Connect's partners up to in 2018

GoFest, Maias Netball, Switch, Projekts: What are Hoops Connect’s partners up to?

Here at Hoops Connect we’re expecting 2018 to be a massive year for the app, as we told you about at the beginning of the month. But it’s also going to be an important time for our many partners. So, … Read More

Hoops Connect events near you

Hoops Connect: What sport is happening near you?

People all around the country are looking to take up new sports in a bid to lose weight and get fit for the new year. But how many of us are aware of the opportunities in our communities? That’s where … Read More

Hoops Connect's New Year's Resolutions

Chapter 9: Hoops Connect’s New Year’s resolution

As those dedicated Hoops Connect 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 2016. In Chapter 9, we take a look at what we have … Read More

Hoops Connect take a look back at 2017

Hoops Connect in 2017: Mike Phillips, Roger Black & BallOut feature in the year’s highlights

As 2017 draws to a close, so does the first full year of work on Hoops Connect. It’s been a momentous year, taking in our first public product and a whole host of memorable meetings and events. Here, we look … Read More

Brigita Christmas

Brigita Bonas: How to eat healthily but still enjoy Christmas!

Will you be indulging in your favourite festive treats this Christmas, or are you keeping one eye firmly on your diet and training plan? Hoops Connect ambassador and fitness model Brigita Bonas falls firmly in the latter camp, so we … Read More

Hoops Connect ambassadors' Christmas routines

Hoops Connect’s ambassadors share their Christmas training routines

For most of us, Christmas means indulgence, with diets and exercise regimes thrown out of the window in favour of chocolate, booze and roast potatoes. But elite athletes don’t have that luxury. We talked to the Hoops Connect ambassadors to … Read More

Hoops Hangouts

Hoops Hangouts: Jonas on our partners and ambassadors

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

Train Liek a Pro competition basketball Richard Bell

COMPETITION: Do your skills match up to Manchester Giants’ Richard Bell?

Here at Hoops Connect we’ve been working hard to build a team of excellent ambassadors, and now it’s time to put them to work. It’s competition time. And this one’s pretty special…   All this week we’re going to be sharing … Read More

Working With Parents In Sport

WWPIS: “We want to create the best possible sporting environment for our children”

Here at Hoops Connect, we’re all about making friends. So after Gordon MacLelland, founder of Working With Parents In Sport (WWPIS), published a blog post highlighting how useful our app can be to parents looking to get their children playing … Read More

Laura Malcolm Hoops Connect ambassador

Laura Malcolm: “We need to step up – it’s not women’s sport, it’s sport”

We’re recruiting ambassadors from the world of sport and fitness to help spread the word about Hoops Connect. Our newest addition to the squad is England and Severn Stars netball wizard Laura Malcolm, who’s also causing a stir in the sport … Read More

National Football Museum Women's Football

National Football Museum: Unlocking the hidden history of the women’s game

Women’s football is growing in stature day-by-day, with many England players slowly becoming household names. But it hasn’t always been that way. The National Football Museum are planning an exhibition into the history of the women’s game, and we asked … Read More

We’re on the lookout for a Social Media Ninja!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Media Manager to join the Hoops Connect team in Manchester, as we look to grow our brand and become the go-to app for people looking to organise and participate in sport and … Read More

Hoops Connect questions answered

Hoops Connect: Your questions answered!

We’re spreading the word about Hoops Connect and slowly but surely people are starting to listen. But who are we, and what do we do? Here, we answer some of the important questions you may have before jumping on board with … Read More

Toby Penty

Toby Penty: “Don’t be afraid to give badminton a go!”

We’re recruiting ambassadors from the world of sport and fitness to help spread the word about Hoops Connect. And we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Toby Penty, a 25-year-old badminton star who has won tournaments in Ukraine and Sweden in … Read More

Hoops Hangouts Jonas

Hoops Hangouts: Jonas explains the work behind our latest update

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

Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Tough month delivers exciting results!

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 2016. Last time round we announced the release of Hoops Connect Version One. … Read More

Brigita in Barcelona

Brigita Bonas: Preparing for a bikini fitness competition – in Barcelona

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

Jack Richardson

Jack Richardson: “Polo is misunderstood – everybody can get involved!”

We’re recruiting ambassadors from the world of sport and fitness to help spread the word about Hoops Connect. Our latest team member is Jack Richardson, a 25-year-old whose talents have seen him rise to the top of the professional polo scene … Read More

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

Switch Hoops Connect partnership blog post

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

VX World Cup Hoops Connect

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, 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

Ball Out 3X3 Finals Hoops Connect

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