The Sport Makers programme is part of the People strand of Sport England’s Mass Participation Legacy programme Places People Play, running until September 2013.
This project will use the inspirational pull of London 2012 to recruit, train and deploy 40,000 new sports volunteers, aged 16 + across the country, to make sport happen for those aged over 16 years.
Whether it's planning the route, finding the pitch or encouraging people to take part - sport doesn't just happen, it needs people to make it happen. Become a Sport Maker and you'll not only get the skills, knowledge and opportunities you need to get more people playing sport, you'll become part of the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy.
Targets for Suffolk
- Recruit 553 Sport Makers to volunteer for 10 hours
- Retain 276 of these Sport Makers past 10 hours of volunteering
- Deliver 35 Inspirational Workshops
Could you be a Sport Maker?
- Organise your colleagues to do something active over a lunch time.
- Get your friends together to have a kick around at the weekend.
- Inspire others to train for a charity event.
- Help out at a local sports club.
- Play a part at a local sporting event.
Becoming a Sport Maker is simple:
- Register online.
- Select a local inspirational workshop to attend, we can help to find you a local volunteering opportunity and you'll even get some great goodies to take away.
- Log your hours online.
If you have any questions or you are from a club / organisation who are able to offer opportunities for Sport Makers please contact Kathryn James on 07770 543509 or firstname.lastname@example.org