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Junior Aquathlon

The Bedford Junior Aquathlon is a continuous swimming and running event for children in school years 3 to 11 (with variation of lengths and laps according to age).

The 27 Bedford Junior Aquathlon will take place on Sunday 9 June 2019 at Robinson Pool in Bedford Park, starting at 10:30am. Registration in the Robinson Pool cafe from 9:45am.

Please click here to find out the full distances each age group will be required to swim and run

This exciting opportunity only costs £8!

Please click here to fill out the booking form

Deadline for bookings is Tuesday 28 May at 5pm.

For more information about the Bedford Junior Aquathlon please contact Amy Stevens on 01234 718827 or email Amy.stevens@bedford.gov.uk

The next event will be Sunday 6th October 2019.

Bedford Sports Awards

This year’s Award Ceremony took place at Bedford Corn Exchange on Monday 10 December 2018.

Programme for the night now available to view

For information regarding the Bedford Sports Awards 2018 Ceremony, please download a copy of the programme (PDF).

2018 winners 

  • Sports Club of the Year – Riverside Tennis Club
  • Community Sports Award – The Salvation Army
  • Sporting School of the Year – Goldington Academy – Football
  • Junior Sports Personality of the Year (17 and under) – Frankie Johnson – Athletics
  • Special Commended (Junior Sports Personality) – Maddie Axford – Hockey 
  • Young Sports Volunteer of the Year – Amelia White (joint winner) – Multi Sports
  • Young Sports Volunteer of the Year – Jena Theed (joint winner) – Netball and Disability Horse Riding
  • Sports Team of the Year – Bedford Hockey Club Girls' Under 16s
  • Sports Admin/Club Person of the Year – Dee Patterson – Multi Sports
  • Sports Coach of the Year – Sam Brightman – Netball
  • Disability Sports Award – Varun Bandi – Wheelchair Athletics
  • Adult Sports Personality of the Year – Alex Edwards – Freestyle Kayaking

2017 winners

  • Sports Club of the Year – Riverside Tennis Club
  • Community Sports Award – Walking Football Leagues
  • Sporting School of the Year – Wootton Upper School
  • Junior Sports Personality of the Year – Frankie Johnson – Athletics
  • Junior Sports Personality of the Year – Highly commended – Molly Johnson – Rowing
  • Sports Team of the Year – Bedford and County Golf Club Junior Team
  • Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year – Pamella Bushell – Equestrian Dressage
  • Sports Coach of the Year – Ian Roberts – Track and Field Athletics
  • Special Commendation Sports Coach of the Year – Philip Odell – Athletics
  • Disability Sports Award – Marcio Fernandes – Athletics
  • Adult Sports Personality of the Year – Rebecca Murray – Athletics
  • Outstanding Achiever Award – Ellery Balcombe – Football
  • Special Commendation for Service to Sport in Bedford – Norman Cooley Football and Cricket

Download a full list of nominations for the 2017 Sports Awards (PDF). 

Sports Village at Bedford River Festival

The Bedford River Festival is a bi-annual, high profile community celebration that is recognised as one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the Country. Bedford River Festival has been running for over 30 years and has grown bigger and better every year. 

The Sports Village at the Bedford River Festival is located next to one of the main access bridges to the festival. It offers visitors the opportunity to take part in, watch, find out about and enjoy a massive range of sports, health and leisure opportunities.

Attractions include a Sports Stage for displays of dance, gym and martial arts, a huge climbing wall, canoes and rowing boats offer the chance for visitors to try out a new activity. Local gyms, fitness clubs and local sports clubs also promote their programmes and activities.

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