During the summer we had the opportunity to take a group of our Young People to the Olympic Venue the Copper Box to take part in the StreetGames Multi-sports Festival. The young people had the opportunity to take part in sports such as Handball, Zorb ball, Zorb Football, Golf, Parkuur, etc..
It was a great event giving our young people the opportunity to go to the Olympic Park and get involved in a variety of New sports that they would not normally get the opportunity to take part in but also to meet young people from other projects around London and play sport together.
Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AD_14F2z2o
We had the amazing and once in a life time opportunity to take a group of Young People all the way to Glasgow, Scotland to watch the Common Wealth Games. We sent the trip at Camp Glasgow, a scouts camping facility which StreetGames had set up base for the Games. Camping in the Scottish mountains was truly a beautiful place for our young people to have their first camping experience.
At the camp our young people had the chance to mix with other groups from all over Britain which they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do living in inner city London. The camp gave our young people lot of opportunity to try out new sports that would not normally be on offer to them i.e. rock climbing, Mountain bike riding, Para jump & raft building.
On the last day of our trip we went into Glasgow city to watch England Play (and beat) Canada in the Hockey, which again was a first for our young people to watch a new sport, played at the top level. After watching the event we had the opportunity to explore the city and to experience the atmosphere that hosting the Games brought to Glasgow. In the centre of the city they had big screens and lots of activities for to get involved and watch the Common Wealth Games.
Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWtsz7aY4U
More than 500 people turned up to the Millfields family fun day on Saturday 19th July. The Fun day attracted residents from the local area, Community groups/ Organisations, Young people who maybe as part of a team or just turning up to enjoy a fun-packed afternoon. There was something for all the family, with the little ones being entertained at the event with face painting, bouncy castles, smoothie bike, ice cream, refreshments, music as well as multi-sports activities being delivered. A number of fun activities were on offer including football, cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, badminton, tug of war, sack race and much more.
Residents were able to find out about a variety of services available to them; information stalls included summer holiday & regular activities on offer, advice on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle, recycling team, bike maintenance, relaxing massages, courses and volunteering opportunities. This event was the perfect opportunity for residents to be heard and give their views on what changes they would like to happen in and around the area and raise awareness of services available to them.
Multi-sports & Football at Millfields Park was a big hit with the young people this summer holiday with more than 100 young people taking part across the 5 week holiday period. An average of 40+ young people participating each day. A series of activities were delivered each day of the camp giving young people the opportunity to try different sports. The camp attracted a range young people of ages between 8 – 16 year olds which were broken down into groups. Youngsters enjoyed skills sessions, different drills, matches and fun games in a host of sports. As well as the camp, competitions were also organised which attracted other groups to come along and get involved. Medals, Certificates, trophies & prizes were also up for grabs.
This summer holiday youngsters from Hackney swung into action at Millfields Park to enjoy a two week cricket camp. The camp has proved very popular with up to 30 – 40 young people having the opportunity to take part and build enthusiasm for this programme. Cricket coaches Jerry Bramble & Kal Shah had the opportunity to take young people on a journey of self-development using cricket as the catch to motivate and inspire them. The needs for more cricket sessions are in high demand given the feedback we received from young people attending the camp. Since then we have started to deliver a regular cricket programme every Sundays and have had consistent numbers of young people attending the session.
The Access to Sports Project has been working in partnership with Young Hackney to increase participation and quality of sports delivery. We have are successfully working in The Edge youth hub, Concord youth hub and Forest Road youth hub. Over the summer we have delivered a wide range of sports such as Hockey, Football tennis, Table tennis, Badminton, Futsal and many more. This summer The Edge youth hub has been our most successful session amongst the hubs, we have been working with up to 70 young people every day.
Over the Last year The Access to Sports Project has been working alongside and Supporting Hackney Laces which is a Female Football Team based in Hackney. With the support and guidance of The Access to Sports Project, Hackney Laces have Established themselves as a huge force as a Female team in London. Which resulted being awarded the “community partner of the year”.
At the Access to Sports Project we aim to help with the development of our young people through sports; giving them the confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed in the sports industry. We have a wonderful youth volunteer programme, where we engage and mentor the volunteers who are encouraged to gain coaching qualifications and put their skills into use.
The group in the photo have all been involved in the volunteering programme and have completed over 50 hours each attending camps, holiday programmes, weekly sessions and more.
With the help of Street Games we were able to show our appreciation and reward the outstanding volunteers by providing them with some brand new Street Games Volunteer uniform and organising a splendid evening consisting of dinner and laughter in the centre of London.
A day at Twickenham home of English Rugby for a Q&A with England coaches Mike Catt & Graham Rowntree. After finding out their insights on the just past Six Nations and the coming World Cup which will be held in England next year, they were happy to sign one of our Youth rugby jerseys.
It has been an excellent week for the young people from Jubilee Primary School. They played non-stop matches / tournaments as a reward after completing their after school work. Take a look at their great presentations on their favourite football players. Ronaldo was very popular.
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