Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.

The programme gives 11-25 year-olds who are not inactive access to six-to-eight weeks of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. There’s a wide range of activities on offer including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics and parkour/free running. During the six-to-eight weeks those taking part can work towards an event or personal challenge and when the free or low-cost coaching has finished they will be supported to continue playing sport.

GreaterSport is co-ordinating delivery of Sportivate in Greater Manchester. To find out more or if you think your club, group or organisation can help get more 11 to 25 year olds active in Greater Manchester.

Please contact liz@greatersport.co.uk

You can also track #GMSportivate to see our latest activities and events on Twitter.

Sport England Youth Insight

Sport England have published new research about young peoples attitudes to sport and how to engage with those who are less active. There is some information in the Application Guidance (see section 3) as well as a guide from Sports Coach UK on how to make your sessions unmissable (see download as well as link to video on right). We highly recommend reading this information as well as watching the short videos on Youth Personalities (see link on right) and trying to use some of the ideas to support your sessions. Projects that show they have taken this into account will be given higher priority at assessment. Sport England's full Youth Insight Pack is available here

For further details contact:

Liz Norris

Social Inclusion Co-ordinator

E:liz@greatersport.co.uk

M: 07850 605356