Is to work with communities to harness the power of sport and physical activity as a tool to engage and inspire, raise aspirations and positively impact the lives of the people we work with.
To do this we work with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, community clubs and regional partners in
Yorkshire and beyond, collaborating on projects around a number of key areas such as; health and wellbeing; skill development, education and training; and creating positive communities.
Over the past 2 years we have worked on a number of community projects delivering to over 1,000 people across the North of England in partnership with Bradford council, For example:
- Bradford Healthy Holidays 2020, working as part of the Bradford Community Foundation, awarded funding to provide a free summer programme engaging over 80 school children with a wide range of fun activities and free meals in one of the most deprived communities in Bradford.
- National Lottery Awards for All, awarded funding to develop a community engagement programme based at The youth centre in Addingham, engaging local residents in a range of activities such as Boxercise, Circuits, Multi Skills and Dance.
- Linked with 8 primary schools and 2 secondary schools to deliver after school activities delivered by professional sports people still playing today.
- Effective mentoring programmes to boost participants’ aspirations, confidence, self-belief and motivation. Crucially, mentoring programmes enhance participants ‘soft skills’- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook which are increasingly important for success at school and in the current job market.