Sport Makers aims to inspire 850 people across the West of England to spend at least 10 hours helping lead or organising sports activities for colleagues, friends and family.
What are Sport Makers?
If you are aged 16 years plus, now is the perfect time to use your inspiration from London 2012 Olympic Games to influence people in your local area. London 2012 relied on Games Makers; enthusiastic volunteers who offered their time, knowledge and skills to made the Games a huge success, now it’s your turn…!
You will be part of an army of 40,000 Sport Makers who will help to create new opportunities for lots more people to play sport.
The Sport Maker journey
the programme is open to everyone aged 16 and over. Become a Sport Maker in 4 easy steps.. .
1. Sign Up
Register online at www.sportmakers.co.uk. You create your own profile in a couple of clicks, and will be able to access in local and National volunteering opportunities, view Sport Maker training events in your local area and record your volunteering hours.
2. Attend a free Sport Maker workshop
Your chance to receive free Adidas Sport Makers kit and leadership training by one of our inspirational facilitators. You will meet other Sport Makers and plan your Sport Maker volunteering hours. To find a workshop near you, please enter your details on to the Sport Makers website*
*Unfortunately the workshops have come to an end as of April 2013. If you would still like to become involved with the Sport Maker programme, and haven't attended a workshop, please contact Hannah2.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 3286259 to discuss.
3. Make Sport Happen!
You will have the tools to make sport happen, and will go on to complete 10 hours of sports volunteering. Why not:
- Organise a friendly tennis session for you and your colleagues?
- Round up half a dozen mates for a regular five-a-side football kick about?
- Encourage 5 friends to do a local run in the park once a week, celebrating with breakfast afterwards to keep them motivated?
- Organise a fundraising fun-run for your village with the help of other Sport Makers?
- Welcome new participants at a local hockey club, encourage them to keep coming back?
4. Record your hours & receive rewards!
Keep track of your hours by logging them on your profile at www.sportmakers.co.uk. You will receive incentives and rewards along the way, as well as receiving messages from some of Britain’s most celebrated Olympians. Once you have completed 10 hours you will receive your Sport Maker certificate via email.
As from 20th November, the first 200 Sport Makers to log their 10 hours will receive a free Odeon cinema voucher. To redeem your voucher email email@example.com. For further information please click on the left link above.
Looking for new volunteer opportunities?
Please follow our Wesport mascott Wes the Duck, who will be bringing you the latest volunteer updates, rewards and opportunities @WesTheDuck.
There are no longer any training workshops after April 2013. However, if you are still able to register as a Sport Maker until Sept 2013.
If you have NOT attended a workshop, and would like to get involved please contact Hannah Davis on 0117 3286259 for an informal chat.
Need More Information About Sport Makers?
Contact: Hannah Davis
Tel: 0117 328 6259
Sport Makers is part of Sport England's London 2012 Legacy programme, Places People Play. This programme is a £135m initiative that will bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic Games and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities.