What is a Doorstep Sport Club?
A Doorstep Sport Club provides a vibrant and varied sporting offer to young people in disadvantaged communities that is designed to grow their motivation and ability to adopt a sporting habit for life.
The coaches who run the clubs will be special people - skilled in leading sport as well as in supporting young people to make the best of themselves. The coaches will be local and know the communities they work in. The young volunteers who co-run the clubs will gain new skills and qualifications and grow as they learn to lead.
In January 2012, the new Government and Sport England’s 2013-2017 Youth Sport Strategy - Creating a sporting habit for life - was launched. StreetGames’ role in the strategy is to lead the creation of 1000 new Doorstep Sport Clubs for young people (aged 14-25 years old) in deprived areas. The new Doorstep Sport Clubs will draw on the increasing expertise of a large number of agencies delivering doorstep sport – sport at the right time, for the right price, in the right place and in the right style.
SPORT ENGLAND IS OUR MAIN PARTNER IN SUPPORTING THE DOORSTEP SPORT CLUB PROGRAMME IN ENGLAND. DOORSTEP SPORT CLUBS CURRENTLY RUN IN WALES THROUGH FUNDING SUPPORT FROM cOMMUNITIES fIRST
THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF DOORSTEP SPORT
We have prepared a document to explain the 10 principles that will guide the direction and scope of Doorstep Sport Clubs.
DOORSTEP SPORT CLUBS 2013/14 (YEAR 1)
The Year 1 Doorstep Sport Clubs are delivered by 138 organisations - The make up is as follows:
60% Community Organisations, 30% Local Authorities, 6% Professional Sport Clubs and 4% Other.
The 307 Doorstep Sport Clubs are located in 85 local authority areas in England. See link below detailing which organisations are delivering Doorstep Sport Clubs at present.
To see where Doorstep Sport Clubs are located near you, just click on your region and view our project map;
2014 – 2015 Doorstep Sports Clubs (Year 2)
England only - The process for identifying the 2014/15 tranche of DSC is open from 2nd December – 10th January 2014. Please note delivery will not start until after April 2014 (subject to Sport England funding).
If you have previously submitted an expression of interest you to do not need to submit a new one. We will contact you to find out if you wish to proceed further.
Current DSC organisations also do not need to submit an expression of interest form. More information will follow about the process re Year 2 delivery to existing Doorstep Sport Clubs.
SUBMITTING AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Please read the following document about eligibility criteria for the Doorstep Sport Club programme
To find out more about delivering a Doorstep Sport Club the following resources are available to you;
To keep up to date on the latest Doorstep Sport Clubs news, matthew [dot] rivitt [at] streetgames [dot] org (subject: Signing%20up%20for%20Doorstep%20Sport%20Clubs%20mailings) (register here) for our regular e-newsletter communications. (For use by Doorstep Sport Clubs only).
Doorstep Sport Club Logos
We now have the Doorstep Sports Clubs logos for you to use. We have two versions of these, the universal version and the women's specific version. We have also created our 'initial D' logos, perfect for your social media buttons! Just click to use!
If you need these logos in alternative formats, or have any questions please just contact lian [dot] lawrence [at] streetgames [dot] org
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