A sports coach described as a ‘father figure’ to hundreds of young people has been honoured for his work with a Premier League pitch side surprise by the National Lottery.

Father-of-five Mike Edwards set up his own ‘Doorstep Sports Club’ called Manchester Young champs through the leading National sports charity StreetGames, which receives funding from the National Lottery.

Sport participation increases amongst young people from disadvantaged backgrounds


In December, Sport England released its latest APS data, the annual survey measuring the number of people taking part in sport across the nation and in local communities. The results show that 53.7% people aged 16-25 now play sport for at least 30 minutes a week – an increase of 92,000 compared with 2005/06. And although inequalities in sports participation still exist between young people in the highest and lowest socio-economic groups of the country, this gap is now narrowing.

StreetGames wins two prizes at England Athletics Awards


Following last week’s Charity Times Awards win, we are excited to announce that StreetGames was named Community Partners of the Year by England Athletics whilst Tannika Burgess, a member of the Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programme, was named Young Volunteer of the Year.

Justyn Price speaks at Coaching Insight Seminar


 StreetGames’ Head of Workforce and Education, Justyn Price, was guest speaker at the Coaching Insight Seminar last month.

Nicola Adams suprises budding sports women at Us Girls Rocks


 Nicola Adams surprised hundreds of young women this weekend when she attended the Us Girls Rocks Festival at the ExCel, London.

StreetGames appointed Voluntary Strategic Partner to the Department of Health

We are delighted to announce that StreetGames has teamed up with six fellow youth organisations to create the 'Young People's Health Partnership'.
The Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP) is a designated Strategic Partner to the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England. Working alongside 20 other national voluntary sector organisations and alliances , the Partnership aims to raise the profile of the health agenda across the voluntary youth sector.

Us Girls to feature on BBC One


Us Girls will feature of national television tomorrow night, when BBC One’s National Lottery Show airs tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

The cameras were on hand when double-Olympic Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton surprised girls at a Manchester project to crown Us Girls the nation’s favourite Lottery funded sports project.

4 Music coverage of Copperbox Festival


4 Music's Will Best joined StreetGames at the recent Coca-Cola StreetGames Festival at The Copperbox, trying his hand at a number of Doorstep sports, including Indoor kayaking, parkour and, of course, the 60 meter sprint.

You can see Will's coverage of the festival by watching his show online at 4Music.com by clicking here


Festival of World Cups


The Women's, Student and Police Finals at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds are on Sunday 14 July 2013

New Zealand's Kiwi Ferns will travel to England with confidence, having a stranglehold on the Women's Rugby League World Cup since its birth in 2000. They are the only team to lift the trophy, with three wins to their name.

March update of our work with NGBs


StreetGames’ role as a national partner of Sport England sees us work with national governing bodies (NGB) of sport to help them bring their sport to young people in deprived areas.

We continue to work in partnership with a number of NGBs to piloting, testing and refining products for young people from deprived areas. Examples of our work in March include: