Leighton Linslade Town Council Covid-19 task Force

Leighton Linslade Sports Council

Welcome to Leighton Linslade Sports Council website. Our aim is to Educate, Promote and Influence  for all sports in Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and District.

We are run by volunteers from all our member clubs.

All clubs in the town are welcome to join the council and support our efforts to provide sport for as many residents as possible.

 

  • Promotion
    • Encourage/increase promotion of sports club in Leighton Buzzard area
  • Influence
    • Seek to influence all local authorities to support sport in Leighton Linslade
  • Educate
    • Offer sports related educational opportunities

 

Sports Council Latest News

  • Less than three weeks after the government relaxed lockdown rules to allow golfers to resume playing, Leighton Buzzard members are now able to play the complete 18-hole Plantation Road course in a move to what will be the “new normal.” The club initially gave the green-light to members to play nine of the holes in two-ball pairings after finalising strict guidelines to comply with social distancing and other measures necessary to ensure the safety and

  •   Leighton Fun Runners have been awarded funds to help train more leaders and improve safety in the popular sporting activity.   The club has been awarded £382 by the Leighton-Linslade Sports Council, half what it will cost to train ‘Leaders in Fitness’, a course run by England Athletics providing a nationally recognised qualification   Club President Stephen Ellerton is pictured receiving the cheque from Leighton Mayor Councillor David Bowater at an awards presentation evening

  • Two of the town’s top amateur football clubs have been awarded funds to enable volunteer helpers to achieve coaching qualifications.   Leighton-Linslade Sports Council has awarded Leighton Park Rangers £255 towards the cost of enabling two new managers to complete the FA level 1 coaching course, while Woodside Football Club has been awarded £382 to develop three coaches to complete the same course to help develop Under 7’s and Under 8’s teams.   Nick Pinder

  • Leighton Buzzard golfers were amongst the first in Britain to resume playing after the government relaxed lockdown rules following talks with the sport’s governing bodies. The town’s Plantation Road club gave the green-light to members to play in two-ball pairings after finalising strict guidelines to comply with social distancing and other measures necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and club members as part of the  ongoing campaign to curb the spread of the

  • PICTURE CAPTION STORY…  Retired  farmer Nick Rathbone pictured receiving the 50th Anniversary trophy from Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Immediate Past Captain Robbie John – his first solo trophy win since joining the Plantation  Road club in 1975, the year  Leighton celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Nick, 78, was also a long-time member of the Mentmore club until its demise five years ago, was Captain there in 2001 and won several club competitions.   Now a regular on