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.
North East »
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North West »
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Yorkshire and The Humber »
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 julia [dot] lee [at] streetgames [dot] org (Julia Lee) - 07740634082
East Midlands »
StreetGames in the East Midlands has an ever-increasing presence in the community with 12 projects across the region. More than 20 organisations, including local projects, national governing bodies of sport and County Sports Partnerships, regularly attend the network meetings.
Both Us Girls and The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programmes are well represented across the counties and there are key projects championing doorstep sport. These include Positive Futures Lincolnshire, which that covers the vast majority of the county providing diversionary activities, and Sporting Futures Derbyshire, which offers diversionary activity, as well as mentoring, volunteering and leadership programmes.
The East Midland’s StreetGames Mass Participation Festival is traditionally held at Nottingham Trent University.
For more information about joining the StreetGames or Us Girls network in the East Midlands please contact stuart [dot] felce [at] streetgames [dot] org (Stuart Felce) - 07500126652
For more information about bringing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers to a sports project in the East Midlands please contact alex [dot] fraser [at] streetgames [dot] org (Alex Fraser) - 07920708142
East of England »
At the beginning of 2013 StreetGames appointed a team to support the development of the StreetGames network in the East of England for the first time. As such, StreetGames is inviting organisations in the region to join the network and take advantage a range of exciting opportunities. These include priority access to the ground-breaking Us Girls programme, the award-winning Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers and the Training Academy.
The East region covers Bedfordshire (including Luton), Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
New projects have recently joined the network in Hertfordshire and are part of some exciting pilot work, in particular working on youth engagement and using the Us Girls programme.
We are also working with national governing bodies of sport to help them bring their sport to the young people in StreetGames projects.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the East of England please contact andrew [dot] anastasiou [at] streetgames [dot] org (Andrew Anastasiou) - 07768 964911.
West Midlands »
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 three specialist projects in the West Midlands:
StreetDance as part of Dancing for the Games, which celebrates the cultural side of London 2012
The West Midlands Community Games, which encourage deprived communities to run sports events to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Fizzical - 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 kerry [dot] mcdonald [at] Streetgames [dot] org (Kerry McDonald) - 07947 042152
For more information about setting up an Us Girls project in the West Midlands please contact kim [dot] clark [at] Streetgames [dot] org (Kim Clark) - 07792 731052
For more information about bringing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers to a sports project in the West Midlands please contact Tom [dot] forrest [at] Streetgames [dot] org (Tom Forrest) - 0121 429 4700
StreetGames has a large and diverse network of around 50 projects in London. These range from local youth clubs to partnerships with housing associations, offering a broad selection of sporting activity through a variety of informal sport sessions. London hosts 18 Us Girls projects across 14 London boroughs and The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers is also well represented, with over 475 volunteers having taken part in the programme in the Capital in the last five years.
We also work with national governing bodies of sport to help them take their sport into the areas of deprivation in the inner-London boroughs. A good example of this is our work with England Athletics and its Athletics Activators programme Run!.
Throughout the summer of 2012 StreetGames London supported 31 Neighbourhood Festivals and put on five Mass Participation Festivals, allowing over 4,200 participants to be part of London 2012.
In addition to this StreetGames runs YUSport, a pioneering partnership scheme across eight housing estates in London with funding from a successful bid to the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Participation Fund.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in London please contact hannah [dot] crane [at] streetgames [dot] org (Hannah Crane) – 07506720141
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in West London please contact jacquie [dot] boyce [at] streetgames [dot] org (Jacquie Boyce) – 07791963108
For more information about setting up an Us Girls project in London please contact claire [dot] wheeler [at] brunel [dot] ac [dot] uk (Claire Wheeler) - 07827777970
For more information about bringing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers to a sports project in London please contact steve [dot] davies [at] streetgames [dot] org (Steve Davies) - 07905235129
StreetGames has around 20 projects in the South East (outside London) in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
All of our projects are developed in partnership with local organisations. These include the police, health authorities, schools, politicians and councillors, other voluntary groups, County Sports Partnerships and national governing bodies of sport. Several of our South East projects also participate in The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers programme.
Projects have the opportunity to come together, try new sports and compete during the regional StreetGames Mass Participation Festivals. Their leaders also meet as a network twice a year.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the South East please contact paul [dot] jarvis [at] streetgames [dot] org (Paul Jarvis) - 07889046106
South West »
StreetGames in the South West continues to grow. The 14 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 which are split into north and south. This gives clear priorities for the region and the chance to shape the future direction of StreetGames across the South West.
The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers provides opportunities for young leaders in the region alongside the mainstream StreetGames delivery. Additionally Us Girls has a presence in the region specifically around Bristol and west Cornwall. Projects are encouraged to come together to compete and experience new activities at the South West Regional Festivals, which in 2012 will be held on the beach in Weston-super-Mare and Lemon Quay in Truro.
For more information about joining the StreetGames network in the South West please contact lewis [dot] jones [at] streetgames [dot] org (Lewis Jones) on 07980656078
For more information about bringing The Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers to a sports project in the southern area of the South West contact Lewis Jones on 07980656078 or in the northern area of the South West contact Maggy Blathorne on 07771573942
Northern Ireland »
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