Doorstep SportClubIn 2012, Sport England ring-fenced £20m for investment into Doorstep Sport Clubs (DSCs) - the single largest amount that had ever been targeted for investment into the sector. This funding represented just one part of Sport England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's (DCMS) 2012-17 strategy, entitled 'Creating a sporting habit for life'

StreetGames’ role in this strategy was to lead on the creation of 1,000 modern youth sports clubs - called 'Doorstep Sport Clubs', hosted by a range of neighbourhood community projects and intended for young people aged 14-25, living in deprived areas. The ambition for this programme was to reach and to attract 120,000 14-25 year olds into sport by 2017.


Lessons of the Doorstep Sport Club Programme 2013-2017

View the full Insight into Action report here


Doorstep Sport Clubs are fun, informal sports clubs that operate at the right time, place, price point and in the right style to suit the needs of disadvantaged youth (i.e. the 'right people'). A Doorstep Sport Club provides a vibrant and varied sporting offer to these young people, designed to increase their motivation, and ito help them develop a sporting habit for life.

Doorstep Sport Clubs exist in many different forms and are hosted by a variety of sporting and/or community organisations. Despite these differences, all Doorstep Sport Clubs are united in their efforts to provide accessible and affordable sporting opportunities to young people aged 14-25 years living in areas of high deprivation. Together they deliver a series of vibrant, varied, fun and sociable sessions, with a strong emphasis on youth leadership.

StreetGames - along with its network of local partners - has been developing Doorstep Sport Clubs since 2012. There are now over 1,000 such DSCs (now known as 'Locally Trusted Organisations' or 'LTOs') operating across the country.

The DSC programme has also achieved great success in Wales, where it has operated with the support of both Communities First and Sport Wales.

We have conducted two seperate surveys with DSC participants to gather feedback on the programme. To read the full reports, please click on the images below.



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