Brigita 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#GoHoops GoFest Hoops

#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

Richard Bell BBL season hoops blog

Richard Bell: “The BBL could grow into a top league”

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

Hoops Heroes Eric Douglin

Hoops Heroes: Eric Douglin – basketball coach, tournament organiser, kidney disease survivor

In March 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. And in the first week of April we announced our inspirational … Read More

6 best free workouts

6 best ways to get a free workout

Times are tough, and many of us are counting the pennies. We get it. When purse strings are being tightened, gym memberships and fitness classes are often the first thing to get the chop. However, that doesn’t have to mean … Read More