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StreetGames goes Commonwealth crazy this summer

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The Commonwealth Games has arrived and we have a host of activities taking place to celebrate the event and ensure disadvantaged young people are involved in this national celebration.

Co-op Young Volunteers: the Future "Leaders of Change"

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Three of StreetGames Cooperative Young Volunteers were selected to take part in the recent Youth in Action funded training course “Leaders of Change” in Lille, France in May.  All 3 young volunteers are on a pre-apprenticeship programme for 24 weeks, in which they volunteer for 25-30 hours per week within their local community. Stacey Burrows, Lee Cutts and Sameed Mohammed all travelled to Northern France to join 24 other young leaders from 8 other countries, to learn about how sport can make a positive impact on the lives of young people.

StreetGames Volunteers Return from Brazil

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A group of 13 StreetGames Young Volunteers & project staff returned from Brazil this week after spending an unforgettable fortnight coaching disadvantaged young people. We joined Lionsraw on their World Cup legacy tour, working with their partners to deliver doorstep sport in the favelas of host city Curitiba.

StreetGames young people to volunteer in Brazil

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12 volunteers made up of Pill Youth Forum (Newport), Sport North Tyneside and Milton Keynes College are heading out to spend 2 weeks with Lionsraw in Curitiba on Saturday 14th June. They’ll be involved in the projects that Craig Robson & Michael Gardner have been busy setting up in the most disadvantaged parts of the city.

They have all raised money to get out there, as well as this being funded by StreetGames and funding from Garfield Weston too.

StreetGames partners with ISCA and Birmingham City Council to deliver EU conference

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Today (Thursday 12th June), key decision makers from all over Europe will be descending on Birmingham for the annual EU Active Network Project conference. The conference will be focusing on how local authorities and sports organisations can build stronger relationships in order to boost physical activity throughout Europe. 

The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers Awards 2014

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The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers Awards 2014, supported by The Co-operative, took place on the evening of the 29th May 2014. The Awards recognise the best and brightest volunteers who support Doorstep Sport on a daily basis across the UK. Please follow the link to see the winners stories in more detail.

http://www.streetgames.org/www/content/co-operative-streetgames-young-volunteers-award-winners-2014

 

StreetGames Supporters Tee Up

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STREETGAMES 3rd ANNUAL GOLF DAY

On Thursday 15th May the 3rd Annual StreetGames Golf Day was held at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club in the glorious sunshine.  The 18 teams prepared themselves for the fierce competition with a welcome lunch, and received a goodie bag generously donated by The Golf Foundation.

StreetGames and Spirit of 2012 brings Commonwealth Games to 10,000 young people across the UK

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A nationwide programme that helps bring the values, opportunities and spirit of the Commonwealth Games to 14-25 year olds from disadvantaged areas was launched today, at Sportcity, the former Commonwealth Games site. The partnership is supported by former Commonwealth Games stars Kelly Sotherton and Charlotte Hartley.

Bring the excitement of the Commonwealth Games to the doorstep of young people at your project!

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Our summer of StreetGames Pop Up Clubs continues! StreetGames is delighted to announce a partnership with the London Olympic legacy funding body ‘Spirit of 2012’ which will see a new Pop Up Games 2014 sport club kit being made available to successful applications from projects within the StreetGames network.

The Pop Up Clubs are a fun, vibrant and flexible way to encourage young people to try a wide range of sports and drive them towards developing a sporting habit for life.

New Sport on Youngsters Doorstep

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Young people in 4 cities are to get involved in exciting new multi-sport activities on their doorstep through a new partnership between Sanctuary Housing Group and national youth sports charity StreetGames.