The Sporting Promise is an award-winning grass roots sports initiative that has already impacted over two million young people in the first three years of the programme. It is a partnership between the Youth Sport Trust, Matalan and Sporting Pro that ensures children across the country have vital access to sports activity in school. There are three key focus areas for Sporting Promise. TOP Sport supports the delivery of PE and sport in 10,000 primary schools across the country. yoUR Activity promotes the alternative sports offer in secondary schools and Sporting Communities opens up sports opportunities for 14 to 19 year olds by setting up community sports clubs.

About the Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in life and in sport through the delivery of high quality PE and sport.

The Youth Sport Trust works to:

  • Give every child a sporting start in life through high quality PE and sport in primary schools
  • Ensure all young people have a sporting chance by developing opportunities for those with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Support all young people to achieve their sporting best in school and their personal best in life

Find out more by visiting www.youthsporttrust.org

RECENT EVENTS

Wednesday 7th May

SIR STEVE REDGRAVE URGES SUTTON COLDFIELD KIDS TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN SPORT

Olympic rowing legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, visited The Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield to celebrate the huge success of the Sporting Promise programme, an initiative encouraging more young people to take part in PE and school sport.

Sir Steve was joined by Daniel Caines, gold medal winner at the 2002 European Championships and Youth Sport Trust ambassador, to meet the students and throw themselves into some alternative sports that are part of the programme. The pair tried out Ultimate (Frisbee), Street Cheer and Jump Rope and were also joined by excited pupils from neighbouring Lindens Primary School, for a gymnastics masterclass.

Sir Steve took a break from the action and explained why he is so pleased to be involved with the programme: “If we are to become a healthier, more active nation then we must encourage and inspire school children to develop an interest in PE and sport. The support of brands like Sporting Pro and Matalan to fund these programmes is vital to ensure we deliver the legacy ambitions of the 2012 Games.”

New sports retailer Sporting Pro opened their store in the Walsall Retail Park last year and have recently joined the Sporting Promise. Sporting Pro pledge to support local sport and will invest 1% of all reward card sales back into school and community sports programmes.

Stuart Spence, Manager of the Sporting Pro store in the Walsall Retail Park, really enjoyed his morning at the Streetly Academy: “Sporting Pro is at the heart of the community and it’s been great to see everyone at Streetly Academy having such a great time with Steve and Daniel this morning. We’ll continue to invest in school and community sport but it isn’t just about the kids, the parents get great offers through the year too!”

Thursday, May 8

SIR STEVE REDGRAVE URGES STOCKTON KIDS TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN SPORT

Olympic rowing legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, visited Northfield School and Sports College in Stockton today to celebrate the huge success of the Sporting Promise programme, an initiative encouraging more young people to take part in PE and school sport.

Sir Steve was joined by Amanda Coulson, British boxing champion in 2011 and Youth Sport Trust ambassador, to meet the students and take part in some alternative sports that are part of the programme.

The pair tried out Ultimate (Frisbee) and Street Cheer and were also joined by excited pupils from Priors Mill CofE Primary School for a gymnastics masterclass. Some lucky pupils were also offered rowing tips from Sir Steve, a five times Olympic gold medallist in the sport.

Sir Steve took a break from the action and explained why he is so pleased to be involved with the programme:

“If we are to become a healthier, more active nation then we must encourage and inspire school children to develop an interest in PE and sport. The support of brands like Sporting Pro and Matalan to fund these programmes is vital to ensure we deliver the legacy ambitions of the 2012 Games.”

Craig Walker, headteacher at Northfield School and Sports College, said:

“It was an honour to have such an iconic sporting legend visit the school today. Sir Steve really got involved in the alternative sports activity, including Street Cheer, and the kids loved it. It was a great opportunity for everyone to try something new and feel inspired about taking part in sport.”

Amanda Coulson, an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust, commented:

“Getting more young people involved in PE and sport is so important and the event in Stockton today shows what great opportunities there are within schools to take part. It has been great to see the young people trying different sports and seeing some of the younger children involved in a fantastic gymnastics display.”

New sports retailer Sporting Pro opened their Bridge Road Retail Park store last year and have recently joined the Sporting Promise. Sporting Pro pledge to support local sport and will invest 1% of all reward card sales back into school and community sports programmes.

Sharon Atkinson, Manager of the Sporting Pro store in Stockton, really enjoyed her morning at Northfield School and Sports College:

“Sporting Pro are at the heart of the community and it’s been great to see everyone at Northfield having such a great time with Steve and Amanda this morning. We’ll continue to invest in school and community sport but it isn’t just about the kids, the parents get great offers through the year too!”