Doorstep Sport – The right time, place, price and style

This is the title of the workshop given by Ian Crawford, StreetGames National Manager for Scotland. and Gillian Kirkwood, Manager of Y-Sort-It at the Power of Sport conference. That takes place on 15th June 2016 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and focuses on how Scotland’s community sports providers can benefit their communities and increase their impact.

Utilising learning from across the StreetGames Network and in particular the work of Y-sort-It and the West Dunbartonshire Youth Alliance, Ian and Gillian will highlight the key ingredients for using doorstep sport to successfully engage young people from our most deprived communities.

StreetGames is a UK wide Sports Charity that helps our disadvantaged young people and communities to enjoy the benefits of sport and participate at the same rate as their more affluent peers.

It does this by supporting a network of over 600 projects which provide sport, physical activity and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. Doorstep sport is StreetGames’ delivery method, whereby it brings sport close to the home in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

Over the last 15 years, Ian has worked across Local Authority, Health and the Third Sector. During this time he has created successful programmes, which have greatly increased participation within hard to reach groups.

Gillian is a ‘champion’ of the doorstep sport approach within West Dunbartonshire. An award winning Manager of youth charity Y-Sort-It, she understands the role sport can play in changing the lives of young people in areas of deprivation.

For further information contact Svend Elkjaer at Sports Marketing Network, email svend@smnuk.com or call 01423 326 660.

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