PING! Bristol sign up to Sport Makers
PING! Bristol and the West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) work in partnership to help inspire the next generation of sporting heros.
Sport Makers and PING! Bristol are projects supported by National Lottery investment from Sport England, as part of its work to deliver a mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. PING! Bristol will see 46 ping pong tables placed across Bristol and will be launched on the 29th June. This aims to encourage more people to take part in ping pong.
To help make PING! Bristol a success Bristol City Council, who are leading the project, held a recruitment workshop to encourage local people to volunteer and support the project. The workshop was delivered in collaboration with Sport Makers, a project that assists local people in becoming sport volunteers, encouraging friends, family and colleagues to become active.
The workshop saw 18 people sign up to become a Sport Maker and PING! Volunteer, and throughout July will see them set up activities at the different locations and also encourage people to use the tables in their free time.
Sarah Casselden, Wesport’s Workforce Development Officer said:
“Being able to work with both Bristol City Council and English Table Tennis Association to link these projects together has been great and will benefit both programmes by having more local people volunteer and getting more people active.”