Nations and regions
StreetGames brings community sport to the doorstep of young people living in deprived communities across the UK - from London and the North East, to Wales and Scotland. Please use the dropdowns below to find out more about our work across the nations and regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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The North West has a well-established StreetGames network that has grown strongly over the past six years. Over 50 projects across the region are now involved in the local delivery of doorstep sport. The regional network is based on a diverse range of partner organisations, including local authorities, voluntary and community groups, leisure trusts, youth services, health providers, housing associations, community safety agencies, sports governing bodies and county sports partnerships.
Members of the NW StreetGames network work closely together, providing mutual support and sharing good practice through regular communication and quarterly regional network meetings.
A comprehensive training programme is delivered across the region through the StreetGames Training Academy, offering a wide range of Sports Activator qualifications and Doorstep Sport workshops.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the North West please contact Gary White on 07958 267306 or email gary [dot] white [at] streetgames [dot] org
For more information about The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programme please contact Graham Helm on 07976253469 or email graham [dot] helm [at] streetgames [dot] org
The StreetGames network in Yorkshire and the Humber boasts more than 20 projects and continues to grow.
Much of this growth stems from an initial multi-sport programme driven by The Rugby Football League (RFL). There are a small number of projects using the Us Girls programme and with the female sports networks in the region engaged this is set to increase, whilst The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers, although also in its infancy, is experiencing interest from sports projects from across the region.
Within the region we work closely with a number of national governing bodies of sport to help them bring their sport into disadvantaged communities. StreetGames has experienced recent success working with England Golf and the RFL to developing our regional offering.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in Yorkshire and the Humber please contact Matt Fisher on 07946321680 or email matt [dot] fisher [at] streetgames [dot] org
StreetGames in the East Midlands continues to go from strength to strength with new partnerships popping up all over the place. Historically the network has had a strong presence in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire and more recently Nottinghamshire. These relationships include a wide variety of partners including County Sports Partnerships, District, City and County local authority structures, as well the voluntary sector. In addition to the regional network the three counties also have a flourishing county based network and often meet to discuss in more detail how StreetGames can be integrated into their respective sporting offers, locally. Most recently this has seen StreetGames become a key delivery partner in the £500,000, recently launched, Sport England funded project encouraging residents in Nottingham City Homes housing stock to take up sport in non traditional environments. And as plans develop within Nottingham City as a priority “core city” the relationship and network in Nottinghamshire has never been stronger.
Leicestershire and Northamptonshire is now the growth area in the region and relationships are rapidly being developed. Visits from the StreetGames team are becoming more regular and plans are being refined to ensure the sporting offer of StreetGames, (whether it’s the Us Girls programme or the Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteer programme) along with the Doorstep Sports Club programme, is well positioned in the local sports strategy. The network is the key forum that we use to discuss, debate, share and plan all our respective issues and ideas. Being part of the network means StreetGames not only shares with its members any regional and national trends its seeing, but enables it’s members to shape any future opportunities that might be on the horizon.
For information on how you can get more involved with StreetGames contact Sarah Clarke on 07500 126373 or email east [dot] midlands [at] streetgames [dot] org
We’ve working hard to grow the region’s network since the beginning of 2013. Our team is there to help organisations become part of the StreetGames network and provide ongoing support to enable organisations extract the most out of network membership.
Whatever you are looking for in youth provision there is something in the network for you. These include priority access to the ground-breaking Us Girls programme, the award-winning Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteer programme and the Training Academy. StreetGames is also helping projects gain maximum benefit from the excellent development work with National Governing Bodies who are providing innovative opportunities for young people to participate in sport.
With the re-launch of StreetMark and the continued Doorstep Sports Club programme we are inviting organisations in the region to join the network and take advantage of this ever expanding range of exciting opportunities.
We now have new Doorstep Sports Clubs in Southend, Cambridge, Luton, Peterborough, Hatfield, Stevenage, Borehamwood, Watford, Ipswich and Lowestoft.
The East region covers Bedfordshire (including Luton), Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Milton Keynes.
We welcome your feedback and for more information about joining the StreetGames network in the East of England please contact:
Andrew Anastasiou on 07768 964911 or email andrew [dot] anastasiou [at] streetgames [dot] org.
StreetGames has always had a strong presence in the West Midlands and currently has a diverse network of over 20 projects, as well as strategic partnerships with eight key local authorities. The Us Girls and The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programmes are well represented in the region.
Additionally we also run a health project in the West Midlands called Fizzical. Fizzical is a specialist physical activity project for obese and sedentary young people in Birmingham
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the West Midlands please contact Kimberley Clark on 07792731052 or email kim [dot] clark [at] streetgames [dot] org
For more information about bringing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers to a sports project in the West Midlands please contact Tom Forrest on 0121 429 4700 or email tom [dot] forrest [at] streetgames [dot] org
StreetGames has a large and diverse network of around 75 projects in London and the South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex). All of our projects are developed in partnership with local organisations that include County Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of Sport, the Police, Health Authorities, Housing Associations, councils, and many social enterprise and voluntary groups.
Our many projects offer a broad selection of sporting opportunities through a variety of informal sport sessions using our delivery style which we call Doorstep Sport – which is sport delivered at the right time, in the right place, at the right time and in the right style. StreetGames believes that Doorstep Sport is the best way to introduce and keep young people engaged in sport & physical activity.
Several of our London and South East projects also benefit from accessing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programme, with over 600 volunteers recruited in the last 5 years, the award winning StreetGames Training Academy as well as a packed programme of local neighbourhood festivals as well as larger regional and National Mass Participation Festivals.
London and South East also support 30 organisations to deliver Doorstep Sports Clubs which is part of our aim to change the sporting landscape with a total of 1,000 over the next few years. In addition over 25 Us Girls projects are supported to deliver sports and physical activity opportunities that are targeted specifically to 14-25 year old females.
We also have quarterly network meetings where projects can come together to share best practice as well as having the chance to discuss barriers or problems they may encounter on a local level.
We work with National Governing Bodies of Sport to help them reach young people living in areas of deprivation. A good example of this is our work with England Athletics and its Athletics Activators programme Run! And the FA’s Football Mash up offer.
In addition to this, StreetGames runs YUSport, a pioneering partnership scheme delivered across ten housing estates in London funded by the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Participation Fund.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in London and the South East please contact:
Hannah Crane on 07506720141 or email hannah [dot] crane [at] streetgames [dot] org
James Gregory on 07908128966 or email james [dot] gregory [at] streetgames [dot] org
For more information about delivering the Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteer Programme, please contact Nary Wijeratne by email nary [dot] wijeratne [at] streetgames [dot] org
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StreetGames in the South West is a dynamic network using a strong partnership approach to maximise the StreetGames offer for the young people of the region. The 16 organisations which make up the network range from small community groups to large local authorities. StreetGames delivery is strengthened through participation in regular network meetings through which information is disseminated, new learning opportunities are provided, ideas grow and the network develops. This interaction gives clear priorities for the region and the chance to shape the future direction of StreetGames across the South West and beyond.
The StreetGames offer is vast incorporating a number of projects and programmes. Of these the Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers provides opportunities for young leaders in the region to enhance their skills and opportunities alongside the mainstream StreetGames delivery and is well embedded in the region providing variety for projects on the ground. Events and festivals are an ever growing presence across the area giving participants and volunteers the opportunity to take part in competitive environments in a local, regional and national arena.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the South West please contact Lewis Jones on 07980656078 or email lewis [dot] jones [at] streetgames [dot] org
The newest region established in 2013, South Central currently has 39 projects within Gloucestershire, Bristol, North East Somerset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. The region was established due to the growth in the network and consists of part of the original South West and South East regions. Due to the number of projects within the region and geographical coverage the area is divided into two sub regions, east and west. Each sub region has its own network meetings and doorstep sport advisor to ensure projects have access to the whole StreetGames offer and support.
The network is made up of various organisations from local authorities to social enterprises. These organisations deliver a mixture of StreetGames programmes in the region including 11 Cooperative StreetGames Young Volunteer projects and 13 projects delivering doorstep sports clubs. In addition this network of organisations are supported with their links to key partners and agencies such as county sports partnerships, national governing bodies of sport, police, health authorities and local government.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network within the South Central region please contact Mike Squire on 07817169559 or email mike [dot] squire [at] streetgames [dot] org
StreetGames network in Scotland has been established for the past 2 years and continues to grow with a number of new emerging partnerships. There are a number of ways you can get involved:
StreetGames are working in Partnership with YouthScotland to roll out the Cooperative Streetgames Young Volunteers (CSYV) programme the programme supports young people from disadvantaged areas to make the most of their talents and abilities through volunteering.
As part of our Commonwealth Games legacy programme we will be holding a number of activities themed around the games including, POP UP sport’s Clubs, Games themed local festivals and events, Give ‘N’ Go, where we will be giving out over 1000 free games tickets to young people from across the UK to enable them a chance to experience the events first hand.
Sports Governing Body’s
We are currently developing a project with the Golf Foundation in North Ayrshire which will see StreetGolf rolled out to a number of organisations in the local area. We will also be developing new initiatives with Scottish Athletics and Badminton Scotland in 2014.
In July 2013 we held our first Football Pools Fives tournament at Petershill Park in Springburn, which saw around 100 young people from across the country take part. The eventual winners were a group from A&M training who went on to represent Scotland at National Finals at St Georges Park in England.
In October 2013 we held Our Youth Action Festival in association with Coca Cola saw over 500 young people take part in a range of sports including athletics, football, squash, judo, and table tennis, amongst many more. It wasn’t just about sports though, with creative workshops, including filmmaking, DJ’ing and dance also proving hugely popular. The Youth Active Festival was run in conjunction with delivery partners Youth Scotland and A&M training.
We are in the planning stage for our 2014 events which we hope will be bigger and better than last year so if you would like to get involved please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you would like to find out more information about any of our programmes please contact our National Manager for Scotland Ian Crawford on 07930816040 or email ian [dot] crawford [at] streetgames [dot] org
StreetGames has had meaningful activity in Wales since 2009, starting off with a handful of projects and friends, there is now StreetGames activity in over 92 communities. This has been achieved in partnership with a number of National Governing Bodies, Local Authorities and National Partners.
StreetGames has grown its relationship with key government departments and agencies and has recently reached agreement with Sport Wales and Communities 1st to deliver on child poverty outcomes.
The StreetGames board has always been supportive of activity in Wales, recognising that Wales has a relatively large population of children living in poverty, but also as a nation receptive to progressive thinking and a spirit of co-operation.
Funding levels for activity in Wales are shared healthily between local grants, government investment and commercial partners (who usually have a UK reach). The StreetGames board has the view that wherever possible activities should be UK-wide and all StreetGames business functions have responsibility in Wales.
The board has recently agreed to adopt an observer to the board with Welsh policy experience, and receives a specific presentation on Welsh activity annually.
We share Sport Wales' vision of having "Every Child Hooked on Sport for Life".
Our role in this vision is to ENSURE THAT THERE IS EQUAL TAKE UP AND PROVISION of sport in disadvantaged communities in relation to affluent areas.
By the end of 2017 there will be the following in place:
200 weekly doorstep sessions in the most deprived communities of Wales
50 doorstep sport clubs in the most deprived communities of Wales
5265 training places delivered to staff, students and volunteers will have received training in doorstep sport concepts
600 regular volunteers supporting the network
For more Information contact:
Caro Wild, Wales Manager: caro [dot] wild [at] streetgames [dot] org
Paul Roberts, Legacy & Fieldwork Manager, Wales: paul [dot] roberts [at] streetgames [dot] org
Matthew Pritchard, Fieldwork Manager, Wales: matthew [dot] pritchard [at] streetgames [dot] org