London South Bank University and StreetGames have announced a new partnership that will give young aspiring coaches and volunteers from the StreetGames network the opportunity to progress their coaching pathway at LSBU’s brand new sports facility in central London.

LSBU will host a 12 month programme of StreetGames theoretical and practical workshops that local young coaches will be able to access for free in order to develop their skills, confidence and knowledge to become excellent young coaches and project leaders back in their own communities.

Alan Taylor, Acting Head of Sport & Recreation at LSBU, said:

“This partnership is a natural fit as we believe that young people from under-resourced communities should get the same opportunity to access high quality sports facilities and high quality coach development training as their more affluent peers would. We know that there is inequality of opportunity that currently exists and this partnership is aiming to reduce this inequality gap.”

We also believe that by giving young people early positive experiences of an excellent university setting, that this will play a part in inspiring them to want to attend university to continue their coach education and personal development. StreetGames training develops the workforce to activate change by building skills and knowledge in the areas of Doorstep sport, physical activity, community safety, and mental and physical well-being.

James Gregory, StreetGames London Director said:

We work with organisations to ‘grow their own’ - build on talent and develop new areas of expertise within their participant cohort to add sporting capital to their young people so they can continue to deliver Doorstep Sport to 14-25 year olds to help them become healthier, safer and more successful. Last year, we trained 2842 candidates on 279 virtual training courses due to the pandemic, so we can’t wait to get back to face to face training once more so we’re really appreciative of LSBU for hosting us.”

StreetGames training is designed to be delivered anywhere, at any time. Courses are delivered by experts in their field, backed up by our extensive research and insight, which ensures that our training is forward-looking and of the highest quality.

We exist as we know that many mainstream NGB coaching qualifications are often ‘out of reach’ for young people from these communities – so we have a role to play to elevate these young people so they can progress along a coaching pathway to improve their career and wealth building potential.

We will continue to offer StreetGames Training Academy courses in the most under-resourced communities at a time and place that suits local young people – but we felt it was important to add this flagship training academy hub to our offer to help develop young coaches even more.

Our training solutions seek to deliver highly effective practical methods to improve the success rate of:

  • Increasing participation in Doorstep Sport for 14-25 year olds living and residing in some of the country’s most underserved communities.
  • Doorstep Sport Programmes delivering impact on social outcomes, such as health and well-being, youth crime and community safety and employability.

For more on our wide range of training opportunities visit our training academy today