STREETGAMES SUMMER CAMP CREATED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY YOUNG VOLUNTEERS 

Each year in the UK 1.46 million children do not get a day trip, let alone a holiday. StreetGames, the UK’s leading youth sports charity is committed to addressing this problem, broadening horizons and giving young people from disadvantaged communities a great residential experience.

StreetGames invited 160 young people to watch the World ParaAthletics Championships at the London Stadium on the Queen Elizabeth Park, alongside enjoying a unique camping holiday.

The group spent three nights camping at the Phasels Wood Activity Centre where StreetGames had organised a range of activities including zorbing, bubble football, tennis, rugby, and climbing.  They were also able to access Activator Training Courses in a number of sports including Dodgeball, Boxing4fitness, StreetGolf and Multi Sport.

Jane Ashworth CEO of StreetGames said, “Sport should be accessible to all, and all young people whatever their background deserve a holiday and new experiences away from their communities.  These Summer Camps allow young people to watch top sporting action as well as try new activities for themselves such as camping, abseiling and sitting round the camp fire with other young people from different communities.  Events like this take a lot of organising and we’d have had a number of Trusts give funding, so thank-you to them.”

The Summer Camp was led by a cohort of Young Advisors and volunteers who help run the activities in camp and mentor visiting young people. Great Britain’s 400m sprinter Nigel Levine made a surprise visit Summer Camp on the Friday evening

Nigel said, "It was great to see so many people from all different backgrounds and areas of the UK. There was some real talent on the pop up track and I hope they try athletics back at home. Thanks to Team Personal Best and Street Games for having me"

Thank you to the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, BB Charitable Foundation, Hays Travel Foundation, Helen Jean Cope Charity, Joyce trust, Norman Family Charitable Trust, Peter Kershaw Trust, Proven Family Charity, Souter Charitable Trust and Yardley Great Trust for helping StreetGames provide this unique opportunity for young people living in disadvantaged communities in the UK.

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