Following on from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there has never been a better opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity and be part of the mass participation legacy of the Games.
Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that is capturing the excitement generated via the London 2012 Games by providing opportunities for teenagers and young adults (aged 11-25) to receive coaching in a sport of their choice and guide them into regular participation within their community.
Activities are taking place right throughout the year, across the whole of the West of England. On offer is a wide range of sports, ranging from netball, rugby, football and dance, through to cheerleading and yoga.
To find an activity in your area go to the Wesport Get Active Website: www.wesport.org.uk/getactivewesport or you can use the search box below.
Minerva Bath Rowing Club completed a very successful Sportivate project engaging 12 girls in a 6 week rowing project. This project saw a 100% retention rate, with all 12 participants completing at least 5 out of the 6 sessions. An exciting aspect of this project was the involvement of previous Sportivate participants, who assisted with the delivery of these sessions, passing on what they had learnt and inspiring a new generation of rowers.
Sportivate has funded an excellent football project for vulnerable young people in Central Bristol. Twelve participants (aged 17-25) engaged with the project which involved weekly football sessions at Easton Leisure Centre. Please click on the title above to read more.