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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

Five excuses why people skip their workouts

5 top reasons why people skip their workouts

No matter how much we here at Hoops want you to get active, you need to want it yourself. Of course, it’s not always that simple. Just because you tell yourself you want something, it doesn’t mean you can master … Read More

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Chapter 3: Drum Roll Please!

The life of a start up is hard, but it’s an absolute blast too. Since Chapter Two of this series, where we chronicle the growth of our tech company and the launch of our sport and fitness app, we’ve been kept very busy. … Read More