What we have accomplished so far
Since the start of the Youth Urban Games Programme in June 2017, when we ran our first Festival, we have supported more than 500 primary school children from disadvantaged communities in the North Glasgow, with a focus on Cleveden Learning Community, John Paul Learning Community, Springburn Learning Community and St Rochs Learning Community – helping them discover urban sports they love.
We are delighted to report that 92% of the children involved in our Games have found at least one sport that they want to continue being involved with. We have contributed to keeping 64 Young Leaders away from the risks associated with disadvantaged boroughs, by offering the opportunity to engage in amazing alternative activities like Parkour, Futsal, Skateboarding, Capoeira, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Street Dance and Boxing.
Not only this, but we have provided comprehensive leadership training sessions, allowing them to develop key skills such as confidence, communication and team work. Our aim has been to make the Festival day an educational and fun day for everyone involved, and overall, to use the power of sport to inspire behaviour change within these local communities. To date, we have had also an incredible support from over 30 volunteers, from Hymans Robertson.
And we couldn’t have done it without the support of our partners. A big ‘Thank You’ to the Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals, Millennium Link Trust, Hymans Robertson, Glasgow Life, Skateboard Scotland and Sport Scotland.
Looking forward: our 4th festival!
Our next Festival will be held at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on 23rd February. The Festival will be run by 25 Young Leaders from All Saints Secondary School and all the primary school children present at the event will try 6 locally available urban sports: Parkour, Skateboarding, Futsal, Capoeira, Street Dance and Ultimate Frisbee. Our sports club partners for this edition are Parkour Scotland, Radworx, West Sports Academy, Cordao-De-Ouro Glasgow, G12 Studios and Glasgow Ultimate.
This event will celebrate our 4th festival of the Youth Urban Games Programme and we are delighted to share it with you! See you there!