StreetGames is pleased to announce a new series of #Sport4Good Training and Development workshops taking place in London, this spring. The sessions, which began on Thursday 25th April, and are set to continue into May, will focus on a range of areas, including ‘The Impact of Sport on ASB & Youth Crime’, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ and ‘Developing Community Activity for At-risk Youth’.

The new workshops follow on from work conducted by StreetGames and researchers at Loughborough University to identify the 10 key ingredients of effective sports intervention. While sport is widely regarded as an effective means of engaging young people in positive activities, the research also helped to demonstrate the role of appropriately-designed sports programmes in reducing youth-related crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB).  As such, StreetGames has begun to promote the use of its flagship Doorstep Sport programme as an effective means of combatting these pervasive issues.

About London Safer Together Through Sport

In October 2018, StreetGames secured funding from the Greater London Authority’s ‘Young Londoners Initiative’. That funding, earmarked for five of StreetGames’ Locally Trusted Organisations - or ‘LTOs’ - would be used to engage and to retain local young people, thereby helping them to avoid entering the youth justice system.

This programme, named ‘London Safer Together Through Sport’ (LSTTS) adopted learning from StreetGames’ earlier sport and crime prevention programmes, including the 10 key ingredients identified by Loughborough University to inform the programme development.

The SSTTS programme began in November 2018, and is due to run until 30th September 2019. Key learning and impact from the programme will be shared towards the end of 2019.

 

Discussing the new programme, StreetGames’ CEO, Jane Ashworth OBE said:

“The need for a proven, engaging and cost-effective response to the rise in youth crime is more important than ever – and that’s exactly what StreetGames and London Safer Together Through Sport provides.

Through sport we can do so much for London’s at-risk young people -  providing positive, safe activities in a welcoming environment, and bringing young people into direct contact with trusted role models and coaches, individuals with the know-how and the credibility to create real and lasting change”.

 

Check out these upcoming courses:

WORKSHOP: StreetGames Sport 4 Good Development Day 2019

  • DATE & TIME: Friday 3rd May 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • VENUE: Toynbee Hall, 52 Old Castle Street, E1 7AJ (by Liverpool Street & Aldgate East)

 10am – 1pm: Mental Health First Aid Lite

  • (MHFA England affiliated course – resources & certificate included)
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm: 10 Principles of an effective sports intervention to tackle ASB & Youth Violence
  • 25 places available @ £30 per place.

BOOKING LINK: Sport 4 Good Development Day


 

 

WORKSHOP: BOXING 4 FITNESS ACTIVATOR

  • DATE & TIME: Thursday 2nd May: 1pm – 4pm
  • VENUE: Carney's Community Centre, 30 Petworth St, Battersea, SW11 4QW

BOOKING LINK: Boxing 4 Fitness Activator

 

WORKSHOP: MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID LITE

  • DATE & TIME: Thursday 2nd May: 5pm – 8pm
  • VENUE: SYCT, John Corfield Centre, Conyers Road, SW16 6LS

BOOKING LINK: Mental Health First Aid Lite

 

WORKSHOP: FIT & FED ACTIVATOR

  • DATE & TIME: Wednesday 8th May: 11am – 2pm
  • VENUE: Pie Factory Music, Ramsgate Youth Centre, Ramsgate, CT11 0QG

BOOKING LINK: Fit & Fed Activator - Ramsgate

 

WORKSHOP: MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID LITE

  • DATE & TIME: Tuesday 28th May: 2pm – 5pm
  • VENUE: Bowls Pavilion, Paddington Recreation Centre, London, W9 1PD

BOOKING LINK: MHFA Lite – Westminster

 

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