StreetGames believes that all young people should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport, regardless of where they live or how much their family earns. 

In the UK, access to sport and physical activity is a not a level playing field. It’s a fact that young people growing up in England’s highest earning homes are more than twice as likely to receive sports coaching and/or take part in organised, competitive sport than those growing up in the lowest-earning households. The same holds true for sports clubs memberships and volunteering rates. (Source: Sport England Active People Survey 4 (2009/10).)

Sport in this country is traditionally provided through clubs or by schools, both of which are reliant upon rigid delivery methods that oftentimes fail to adapt to the diverse needs of young person. These methods are perfectly adaquate for those who wish to focus on, and to progress in, a particular sport. However, it can also serve to put off those who simply want to play with their friends as part of a more informal and relaxed environment.

Making Sport Available to Everyone

StreetGames employs a pioneering form of activity delivery known as 'Doorstep Sport', which works to bring sport closer to home for young people growing up in disadvantaged communities. It does this by making sports sessions available at the right time, in the right place, for the right price, and in the right style for the benefit of the 'right people' i.e. disadvantaged youth. With its focus on local community management, Doorstep Sport has proven to be extremely effective in engaging teenage participants. 

The learning and insights generated by the Doorstep Sport programme has also been distilled into distinct training packages. Sport England has funded StreetGames to deliver these packages to a variety of national governing bodies who also have a commitment to engaging disadvantaged young people.

You can make a difference

Sport brings huge benefits to young people’s lives. Even a small donation helps us to make those benefits available to our most disadvantaged communities.

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