The Sports Development Team, along with their partners, create and deliver informative, local, accessible, and affordable activities to engage children and young people - often in our more deprived estates or targeted communities.

Working with partners such the Police, Communities First, Housing, and Street Games - our trained role models (sports coordinators, sports coaches, and volunteers) provide sports opportunities to engage young people and encourage them to take part - often diverting them away from the potential of peer pressure and anti-social behaviour.

Sessions include activities such as football, futsal, basketball, dodgeball, table tennis, badminton, and street dance; and are in venues such as leisure facilities, parks, community centres, youth clubs, and outdoors in car parks, or multi use games areas (MUGAs) etc.

Check out two finalists for the Community Sport Volunteer of the Yeat category from our annual Volunteer in Sports Awards...