Connecting communities with energy and passion
Don't we all remember the joy of discovering something new? That feeling of exhilaration when we attempt something for the first time and we love it?In today's world, we often feel overworked and lacking in energy. This stops us trying new things and in turn, it can have an impact on our children and our ability to excite and develop them with different opportunities. Children are therefore not exposed to the true potential that lies in the world around them. The SportInspired Games programme is devised to unveil the expertise and infrastructure in our communities, which offer an array of developmental experiences. Our inspiring sports festival is the opening chapter which helps children experience the excitement of mind-opening new sports and adults re-discover the joy of learning something new, through collaborating and helping others succeed. Businesses, schools, sports clubs, local authorities and other key stakeholders come together, ensuring even the least sporty and confident children find a sport they can connect with. After the inspiring sports festival, we work together to ensure longevity, with the SportInspired Legacy programme. This enables children to continue and pursue their chosen passion, supported by role models from local clubs, schools and businesses. A variety of developmental and awareness-raising activities are included, as well as new sports clubs, free tasters and fun incentives. As a result, the children get exposed to opportunities in the world around them week after week. They are more engaged, more confident and more resilient. Adults also continue to use the experiences to infuse and enlighten their everyday work lives.
The right sport, combined with great role models, has the power to inspire, lift aspirations, develop skills and connect communities. Currently only 19% of young people in disadvantaged areas are members of sports clubs. Despite numerous clubs existing (often on their doorsteps), young people often aren’t aware of the opportunities available to them.
By the time they reach adulthood, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men are doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. As such, they are classified as inactive. This is estimated to cost the UK economy £7.4 billion per year.Please do contact us if you would like to explore ways in which we can work together.
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UBS Games Festival, 19th of May, 2015
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.”