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For those working in policy-making roles, StreetGames has compiled a resources section which focuses on community sport within disadvantaged communities.

YouTube StreetGames project profile - Wigan

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StreetGames project YouTube profile

The StreetGames project in Wigan offers a number of sports to young people aged between eight and 21 years of age in nearby communities. The project tackles the blight of anti-social behaviour by working in partnership with local youth services and Greater Manchester Police to help break down barriers. This allows the organisations to engage and interact with the young people. 

Us Girls Ealing - Badminton tournament

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Us Girls case study

The Ealing Us Girls project has been providing a regular multi-sport session at Southall Sports centre on a Wednesday morning from 10-11am since September 2011. The sessions are delivered by a female coach from the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation (MWSF) and the sports on offer vary on bi-weekly basis.

The project held its first tournament on 4th December 2011 and chose badminton as the sport following feedback from participants.

Developing fencing in Newham, East London – Newham Swords Fencing Club

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StreetGames case study

This paper profiles the Newham Swords Fencing Club and highlights its success factors. The club grew out of a successful summer holiday pilot programme in 2005 and now provides residents of all ages and abilities with opportunities to take part in the Olympic sport of fencing.

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Developing badminton in disadvantaged communities – Badminton England

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StreetGames case study

StreetGames has worked with Badminton England to provide a series of 10–week pilot interventions across the StreetGames network, aimed at attracting participants aged 16-19 years living in disadvantaged areas. This paper highlights the key success factors and lessons learnt by the programme.

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Engaging young males in table tennis - Table tennis in Poplar, Tower Hamlets London

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StreetGames case study

The Poplar Harca (Housing and Regeneration Community Association) holds weekly table tennis sessions in neighbourhood and youth centres attract up to 40 young people - mainly males aged 15-19 years of age. Participants at the sessions play informal table tennis, although there are opportunities for coaching via a youth worker who is also a table tennis coach.

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Tackling anti-social behaviour through rugby league, North Wales

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StreetGames project case study

This is a case study of a StreetGames project in the Crusaders Rugby League Club which runs a community programme aimed at promoting youth activity and tackling problems of anti-social behaviour in North Wales. The programme began in 2010 and is in partnership with North Wales Police, the Wrexham Community Safety Partnership and Community First.

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Tennis for a new audience, Bristol

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StreetGames project case study

This case study is of a StreetGames project in Bristol that aims to reach non-traditional tennis players by providing them with a programme of tennis opportunities in the style appropriate to them. The method was devised in collaboration with the LTA.

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