Media release 06/01/16: Advice and support for local activities

By Tamsin Foster on January 7, 2016 in Media releases, News
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Two fact-finding events are being held in Shropshire this month helping organisers of sport and leisure activities for young people to gain advice, support – and potential funding.

The ‘Sportivate’ nights are being held at the Guildhall in Shrewsbury at 7pm on January 7, and Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre at 6.30pm on January 11.

They are organised by the county sports partnership Energize, in partnership with the local authorities.

Ben Harper, Senior Sports Manager at Energize, said: “Sportivate gives young people aged 11-25 who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks of subsidised coaching in a range of sports.

“These nights are aimed at getting people up to speed with the new Sportivate criteria, helping them with project ideas – covering anything from athletics to judo, canoeing, golf, free running, and much more.

“The sessions last around an hour and a half, and are designed for people who work with, or are involved with, young people who are currently physically inactive – and are keen to change.

“In the past we have had projects run by employers, police officers, teachers, community and youth clubs, parents’ groups, and faith groups, to name just a few.”

Officers from the local authority will be on hand at both the Telford and Shrewsbury events, alongside Energize staff, to offer advice and assistance.

Ben added: “Sportivate has helped thousands of young people across the county to get more active, and these nights may be a chance to secure funding for your workplace, school, community or club.”

For more information, or to book a place, email info@energize.org.uk, or call Ben Harper at Energize on 01743 297194.

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