The Cherry Tree Project in Stockport formed in January 2019 with St Chad’s Church, as a way to connect with the community of Cherry Tree. Since then, funded by Our Time and StreetGames, a small team of youth workers have been engaging with residents around Romiley and spending time with young people in particular. The aim of the project is to work collaboratively within the community and create new opportunities, avenues of support and sustainable provision for the young people.

PingPong4U are a community organisation based in Leeds, dedicated to providing varied and inclusive activities that everyone can access. Coming from a professional table tennis family, founder Peter is passionate about his work and focuses his knowledge and enthusiasm not only on coaching, but also adapting the sport and devising new ways to improve the lives of less fortunate people in the community. APPA (Adapted Ping Pong Activities) are now very popular and a proven tool for engaging anyone with little equipment.

 

Dance Action Zone Leeds are a community organisation, passionate about enabling young people from deprived areas of Leeds to be able to access the same opportunities of those in more affluent areas of the city. Specifically in the Middleton, Belle Isle, and Burmantofts communities, their weekly sessions are dedicated to increase the activity levels of young people, particularly inactive girls.

Join StreetGames’ DSA Keith Sykes for his latest visit to a top project: Streatham Academy FC – a local football club that is doing amazing things for the Lambeth community.

The organisation’s vision is clear: “To use sport to protect our youth from a life of crime and gang culture by giving them a chance to work together as teammates and build a positive future”.

Earlier this year, StreetGames caught up with the Axial Crocus project, a member of the Croydon Sport4Good Network, and the recipients of a recent round of investment. Since StreetGames’ last visit, the group had launched an all-new programme: ‘YouFit’, which works to encourage young people to take part in weekly fitness activities, alongside regular visits from local role models.

By Keith Sykes (Doorstep Sport Advisor for South London)


This summer, I had the pleasure of visiting an inclusive summer project at Broadmead Primary School in Croydon. I was here to find out about Bfree Sports’ (formerly J&C Coaching) ‘Fit and Fed’ project that aims to tackle the hidden issues of holiday hunger and inactivity.

In 2017, Edge Hill University approached StreetGames - the nation’s leading sport for development charity, and an award-winning training provider - to develop a new and bespoke training solution. The aim was to enable undergraduate students to gain insight into both the community sports and ‘sport-for-good’ sectors, whilst also enabling them to take ownership over their extra-curricular learning.

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