PUCK STOP TO SUPPORT OFF ICE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
19th October 2020
Matt Bradbury Sports are excited to announce a new partnership with Puck Stop who will be supplying off ice hockey training equipment.
To become a good hockey player you must train not only with your team on the ice but must spend a lot of time off the ice training alone.
Matt Bradbury said “When I looked through the Puck Stop website what really stood out was a hockey training system that can grow with the player as they develop and Hockey Revolution is the perfect “Modular System”
“This is top interactive off ice equipment and I am looking forward to showcasing it with the Nottingham Ice Hockey Club to really offer something very unique that can support players to achieve better results with their agility, coordination and reaction time in an effective and dynamic way”.
Richard Day, Director of Puck Stop said “
We’re excited to be teaming up with Matt Bradbury Sports to help develop the skills and love for the game in the next generation of hockey players."
"Hockey Revolution products are perfect for using in a home or team environment to work upon a range of hockey specific skills. No matter the player’s age or skill level, they allow them to practice and perfect your skills whilst having fun doing so.”
Matt Bradbury concluded “After this weeks governments local lockdown announcements, it’s key that we keep our young hockey players minds and bodies active and I’m quite sure that this equipment will have a strong impact on the development of the up and coming player off the ice in a challenging way.”
“When I spoke to Richard I was so excited to work alongside the UK’s leading ice and inline hockey specialists that have 25 years of experience and it doesn’t get any better for me. Puck Stop is a brand that I am proud to be associated with and I look forward to growing our partnership further.”
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NEW SCHOOL SIGNS UP - HOLLYWELL PRIMARY
16th September 2020
Matt Bradbury Sports are pleased to announce another addition to this years CCM Urban Hockey sessions.
Hollywell Primary in Kimberley are to incorporate Urban Hockey for KS2 pupils as part of their GROWTH Project for the next four half terms through Winter and into Spring 2021.
"I have worked with Mr Chadburn and the team at Hollywell before and its great to be linking up with them again."
"Hollywell are an innovative school and the GROWTH Project offers their children the opportunity to access activities that will enhance their Teamwork, Logical Thinking, Creativity and build Resilience - to name a few key attributes."
"Urban Hockey will certainly offer those opportunities to the children and offer a real challenge. It's something new and will be a really exciting project to be a part of."
GREAT TO BE BACK!
12 September 2020
After six months away from doing my thing - it was an amazing feeling to be back on the school playgrounds this week visiting two new schools that I’ve never worked with before.
There was a real buzz around the classes as I met the children for the first time that I was going to be coaching this half term.
We started off the new school year firstly with some lovely sunny weather so it was great to be able to stay outdoors and take advantage of this. You could just tell as they ran around with their hockey sticks in their hand focusing on the ball that it was a huge relief to be back out their with their classmates. The enjoyment and excitement was kicking in. Kids with a “can do” attitude with real skill and enthusiasm!
This half term I’m working at Banks Road Infants with Year 1 and 2 and then later in the week with Year 3’s at Claremont Primary.
With everything that’s been going on over the last six months - three things that really struck home with me:-
- Kids still have a huge appetite for sport!
- There’s still a keenness for youngsters to learn!
- Commitment and dedication from the schools teaching staff and management is stronger than I’ve ever seen!
“They have been thrown a real curve ball, but boy are they battling back!”
And you can certainly feel the drive as everyone is determined to get back to some sort of normality.
Keep up the great work everyone.
LOGO, DESIGN WORK AND CLOTHING
27 August 2020
The first batch of Matt Bradbury Sports clothing has arrived at the office this week.
Matt linked up DW Design in Stapleford to design the new logo and branding required to enhance the website, social media platforms and coach wear.
“I’ve known and worked with Darren for many years and I trust his design skills, work ethic and commitment to raising brand awareness.”
“He is committed to help me achieve the best for Matt. Bradbury Sports and I look forward to continue working with him for future years. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to others. “
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UK COACHING "DUTY TO CARE" AWARD
22 August 2020
Matt Bradbury Sports has been awarded the Duty To Care Award from UK Coaching
The Duty to Care Toolkit is a series of Knowledge Checks and coach learning resources set across the five distinct pillars that represent the Duty to Care ethos: Safeguarding, Inclusion, Diversity, Well-being and Mental Health.
This toolkit will equip coaches with the knowledge and skills to provide great coaching experiences to others, as well as support coaches to begin to better look after themselves
Great coaching is beyond just the technical and tactical elements that make up the playing of a sport. It’s about the person-centred experience, ie a coach-participant relationship that is positive, motivational, caring and rewarding.
Matt Bradbury said "I am pleased to receive this seal of approval. All coaches can receive this digital award by registering with UK Coaching and going through five knowledge checks attached to each of the five pillars of duty to care."
For further information visit www.ukcoaching.org
PARTNERED & POWERED BY CCM
7 August 2020
We are pleased to announce that World Class ice hockey manufacturers CCM are to partner with Matt Bradbury Sports Urban Hockey for Schools and Communities Programme.
CCM will provide specialist hockey sticks, street balls, hockey nets and provide some innovative coaching aids to support and enhance delivery.
This partnership will really offer young people the “Urban Hockey Experience” in Nottingham and across the East Midlands.
Bryan Larkin CCM UK said “We have worked with Matt for many years and look forward to continuing our partnership with this great programme to help grow the game of hockey.”
Matt Bradbury said “After this weeks launch its great to be able to announce further exciting news.”
“When the opportunity arose to work with CCM and showcase their brand through the Urban Hockey Programme I jumped at the chance.”
“CCM is a brand that I am so proud to be associated with and I will be going #ALLOUT to make it a huge success.”
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LAUNCH OF MATT BRADBURY SPORTS
3 August 2020
The Covid 19 pandemic has been life changing for everyone.
In March, after 18 years working in sports development/coaching at the National Ice Centre I found myself with the unexpected challenge of facing furlough due to the closure of all UK sporting facilities. The furlough period provided me with a number of opportunities as well as the time to reflect on my working life and helped me look towards a possibly different but equally challenging future.
With the many skills that I have gained over the years I could bring together all of my sporting experience to use at different levels in various settings.
Having made my decision to leave my post as Sports Development Officer and become a self-employed coach I feel very positive that what I have to offer to schools, communities and sports clubs will greatly benefit those who participate: for me I will always give 100% to everything I do.
I’ve already signed up to work with two schools to deliver The Urban Hockey programme - more information to follow soon.
Should you be interested in finding out more about how Matt Bradbury Sports can support and assist your school/community group please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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