Below, in more detail, is what our local young leaders and resident partners can expect from us:
|Benefits you can expect||Ways we try to measure these benefits|
|I. Opportunities for Resident Associations to influence a positive community event||Engagement of relevant Residents Associations, have their goals been included in event design|
|II. Local residents feel more connected to local parks and leisure centres, creating nicer places to live||Increased profile, awareness and utilisation of centre/park|
|III. Young people as participants are given the choice to discover or rediscover a sport (providing a reason not to get involved in anti-social behaviour, including gangs)||Increased sorts participation in clubs and schools|
|IV. Support local people to start new clubs||Send club starter pack in response to requests|
|V. Increase community cohesion by breaking down barriers between different groups in the community||Breaking down barriers between young people and adults, able-and less-able-bodied people, different socio-economic groups|
|VI. Events that are owned by the community||Event design is community driven, managed in part or in its entirety by local people for local people (includes local residents and workers)|
|VII. Helping young people to become tomorrow’s leaders||Number of local young people who have taken a leadership role in the design, delivery and/or evaluation of the Games|
|VIII. Helping local workers to co-produce a positive environment for young people||Events designed to encourage:- more healthy lifestyles;- interaction with positive peers;-learning essential life skills, such as teamwork and leadership|
We work with SportInspired because they know how to deliver for the community and for corporates.
When I did 10 metres I felt great. I felt really happy when I did my 250. Everyone says “Well done” and “That’s great Lewis” and that makes me feel happy. It’s like an achievement of my life. It’s one of the best things I've ever done.
SportInspired’s Games aren’t just about having a fantastic day. It is great for business and delivers a foundation for promoting sports participation and accessing sport in the community, leaving a tangible and sustainable legacy we can all be proud of.
You see the kids coming in and some of them are as quiet as anything, withdrawn, and they go out and they are maybe six inches taller than they were when they came in, you know, just on a complete high.
SportInspired’s approach has provided the Council with a platform that brings all key stakeholders together and helps us to align our projects and initiatives. In a recent Games programme, 92% of the 900 young people stated they were more likely to take up sport, had improved their team working skills, and had more confidence.
I want to say how pleased me and my husband are about all the opportunities you have given my boy. He is really proud of himself and we are really proud of him as well.
Through working with SportInspired, I have gained many local contacts with schools, community clubs and local community. SportInspired has played a key role in helping to lay down a clear pathway to the community that will help further develop and inspire our children. Thames View Junior School has welcomed this with open arms, and so have many other schools in the Borough.
The games are great! It gives young people the opportunity to try a number of different sports and that is key. It has really raised the awareness of basketball in the community and has helped our school programmes grow from strength to strength.
I had fun with my friends and it was the best day of my whole life!
I deal with a lot of difficult customers on the phone, and whenever I get a difficult customer I just think of the day I was there and how happy the kids were.
Thanks for the amazing opportunity, the students loved it, and will remember it for a long time.
“SportInspired has become a key partner in the delivery of a lasting legacy of sports with our School Sports Partnership and its member schools. They clearly understand the needs of schools and young people when delivering their programmes, which are of the highest quality. We welcome any future involvement with the organisation and its employees, in helping to inspire a generation.”