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Sporta members deliver a range of projects in local communities which include a range of sporting activities. These activities engage and create a tangible positive social impact through the use of sports. These stories are monitored, recorded and celebrated by Sporta, showcasing the work of our Sports Development group, its successes and personal triumphs.

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture - East Lindsey: Sporting a Health Future

The aim of the project is to create innovative sports participation opportunities to tackle health inequalities.  Delivery centres on new informal opportunities in a range of traditional and non-traditional locations, in socially deprived and isolated rural areas. Information on the successful programme can be found here

Active Tameside - Go-Ride in Tameside

British Cycling's Go-Ride in Tameside is a cluster of clubs which put on sessions for riders between 12 and 16 years old with the aim of training and developing discipline specific skills in a safe environment. 

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture - Future Females

Future Females encourages girls and women to take part in sport and physical activity, through tackling barriers to participation. Click here to read more about the programme based in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

Falkirk Community Trust - Going For Glasgow

Going for Glasgow  was an accreditation initiative aimed at primary schools within the Falkirk area. Going for Glasgow aimed to encourage primary schools to lead healthy and active lifestyle by using the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its Legacy as an inspiration.  

Kirklees Active Leisure - KAL Games 2014

The KAL Games were introduced in 2012 to take place alongside the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Following 2 successful years of sporting achievements from first timers and experienced players alike, the 2014 games were arranged. Read about them here

Kirklees Active Leisure - Get Safe For Summer Campaign

Between 1st May and 31st July 2014, KAL ran a variety of sessions under the title of 'Get Safe for Summer'. The aim of the campaign was to share details of water safety and teach children skills in this area, ready for the summer holidays. Read more here  

Culture Warrington Uniting Sport and Culture

In 2011, Culture Warrington were involved in hosting the Rugby Football League World Cup. Their approach was to bring together culture and sport exercise and active participation to provide an enhanced visitor and resident experience unique to Warrington. Click here to read their bid and view a presentation of their World Cup Story here.

SLT - Shaun Walks the Rainbow

For the past nine years 39-year old Shaun Stretton, who has cerebral palsy, has been confined to a wheelchair after breaking his ankle in a fall at home. Over the last eight months he has spent five days a week training with staff at Sandwell Leisure Trust's, Portway Lifestyle Centre and is now finally back on his feet. Read more here or watch the video clip here  

SLT - Sports Participation in Athletics

An inspirational story that has led Tannika Burgess to overcome adversity and develop into a fantastic young ambassador for the next generation in Sandwell. 

Falkirk Community Trust - Falkirk Community Tennis

Falkirk Community Trust work in partnership to improve the number of opportunities in tennis within the area, under the "tennis in Falkirk" banner - click here to read more. 

Falkirk Community Trust - Falkirk Rugby

Falkirk Rugby, as part of its Strategic Planning Framework, examined the need for an academy in order to best develop their talented young players outside the norm of their junior and youth team training. Click here to find out how Falkirk Rugby and Falkirk Community Trust worked together to improve the players long term development. 

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure - Sports Development Programmes

Vision Sport and Leisure is a registered charity and as a non-profit organisation, any surplus they make will be reinvested for community benefit, to improve the quality of facilities and services offered to you. As a social enterprise Vision is committed to working in partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge to deliver a wide range of leisure services to the community it serves. Below are three examples of how Vision RCL engages with their local community.    Vision RCL owns and runs the Redbridge franchise of Last Man Stands and is now into its third year of LMS cricket.    The Redbridge Mini Games is a primary school competition set up initially in 1999 for London Borough Redbridge. Some of the sports include athletics, cricket, football, handball, tennis, squash, tri-golf, gymnastics and basketball.    Last September Vision RCL launched Fairlop Rowing Club and now have approximately 30 members and earlier this year they entered their first competition as a club at the National Indoor Rowing competition 2014. 

Falkirk Community Trust - Future Stars Programme

The project 'Future Stars' will seek to utilise the many elite level athletes currently at school in the 8 high schools in the Falkirk Council area for the purpose of inspiring primary school pupils to lead healthier and active lives. 

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) - Energize Project

The Energize project has delivered a programme of new sports sessions delivered to young people living predominately in the more deprived areas of the Oldham Borough, these new sport sessions have been delivered at venues where participants can easily get to. 

Halo Leisure

Halo launched its own version of the Sports Foundation called 'Halo Sports Foundation' in Bridgend last year, 66 athletes were successful in securing awards. The Foundation offers 6 different awards, ranging from Regional to Ambassador all of which include free membership to all Halo facilities and some include financial awards of up to £1,250 - to read more click here.    One of the key strategic aims of Halo is to be community focused and increase participation in physical activity in the local area. Halo organised an afternoon of activities in two leisure centres to celebrate International Day of People with Disability in December last year - click here to read more. 

Glasgow Commonwealth Games Legacy 2014

The Commonwealth Games will see over 6,500 athletes, representing 70 nations and territories, compete across 17 sports for 11 days. The Games will take place in Glasgow from 23rd July to 3rd August.  For schoolchildren it's about the opportunity to learn about the Commonwealth and the Games, about values and about other countries and their cultures.  For our communities it's about improving local facilities, taking part in cultural events, working together to celebrate the Games, and engendering a true community spirit. For everyone of us it's about being inspired to become more active, whether that's through walking or cycling or taking up a sport and recognising that the benefits to our health of doing so are huge.  To find out what Falkirk Community Trust are doing yo get involved in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and its Legacy click 'Going for Glasgow' and 'St Mungo's Cluster CSLA'. 

Anglia Community Leisure (ACL) - Street Sports

Anglia Community Leisure (ACL) is working hard to encourage participation and to provide a sporting legacy that builds on the success of London 2012.  Street Sports is a "turn up and play" style session which has a high number of participants. This is due to the nature of the project and the type and age of young people participating. This type of project does not ask for commitment in terms of formal sports opportunities and applies a cost like a traditional sports club. The project is accessible and flexible to the young people attending. To find out how the Street Sports Project performed in 2012/13 click here; for an update on the expansion of the project outside Suffolk and an up-to-date report for 2013/14 click here. 

Active Stirling - Sports Leadership Programme

Across each of the 7 Learning Communities in Stirling the School Sport Team are working in partnership with PE departments to facilitate and deliver a Sports Leadership Programme. The Sports Leaders Programme enables young people to gain qualifications that allow them to deliver sport and physical activity in their school and surrounding community, click here to read more. 

Sportspace (Dacorum Sports Trust) - Hertfordshire Learning Disability Games

The Hertfordshire Learning Disability Games is an event organised by the Sportspace sports development team in partnership with Dacorum Mencap and Herts Sports Partnership. To find out more click here. 

Pendle Leisure Trust - Sports Development Offer

Pendle Leisure Trust's Sports Development Team is responsible for managing and developing a wide variety of leisure related services and activities for the people of Pendle. The Sports Development Team has two main aims: To develop sports and sporting activities  To develop young people through the use of sport  To find out more about the services and information that the team can provide, along with the necessary contacts and details on the many aspects of Sports Development  click here. 

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