Become a Sporting Hero in the West of England!
Monday 17th October saw the official launch of Sport Makers in the West of England. Wesport Sport Makers organisers were joined by BBC Points West at Hayesfield School Bath, where a Netball Sportivate session was being held.
Sport Makers is part of the Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. The programme aims to nationally recruit and deploy 40,000 Sport Makers aged 16 and over to make sport happen.
Every Sport Maker will be invited to an informal and interactive workshop where they’ll gain the skills and opportunities to get involved in sport in The West of England. Sport Makers will be introduced to organisations that need their help, and join forces with others who want to make sport happen locally. There’ll also be opportunities to meet top athletes and plenty of incentives to stay involved.
Each Sport Maker will initially complete 10 hours in a volunteer placement and hopefully a lot more. Sport Makers can choose from a list of roles including; leading activities, be an activator encouraging others to participate, coaching, officiating, committee roles, events, manager, media and marketing, and coordinator roles. These can be as formal or informal as you like, you may just wish to encourage your friends to get active.
Steve Nelson, The West of England Sport Trust Chief Executive Officer said:
“This is a great opportunity for people from the West of England to be a part of the London 2012 legacy and make sport happen in the local area. Sport Makers fits into our new campaign ‘Try it, Love it, Live it’. Wesport our keen to utilise London 2012 to inspire people to get involved in Sport!”
Sir Steve Redgrave, our greatest Olympian, has joined forces with Sport England and The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) to launch Sport Makers, a programme for everyone who’d like to make sport happen for their friends, neighbours or colleagues.
Sir Steve Redgrave said:
“You don’t need medals to become a sporting hero. By helping people you know to get involved in sport, you’ll be doing something amazing for your friends and local community as well as having fun yourself.
“The thing I want to see more than anything is more people out enjoying what sport has to offer, but we need your help to make it happen.
“So why not take your first step to becoming a sporting hero and visit sportmakers.co.uk”
To get involved in Sport Makers please register on www.sportmakers.co.uk.
If you have any queries or wish for further information please contact Sarah Casselden on 01173286257 or email@example.com.