County Sports Parternships are preparing to play a pivotal role in delivering more 'People' for sport, as part of the the official 2012 legacy programme PLACES PEOPLE PLAY.
The 'Sport Makers' programme will recruit, train and deploy 40,000 new sports volunteers aged 16 years and over to organise and lead community sporting activities across the country.
Volunteers will have a positive and inspiring introduction to the world of sport volunteering via a series of workshops organised locally by the County Sport Parnerships and delivered through a training provider. I t is anticipate that many volunteers will continue to give of their time, further increasing sport participation long after the 2012 Games are held in the UK.
These Sport Makers will organise and support hundreds of thousands of new hours of grassroots sport, creating new opportunities across the country. While doing so, they will bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in every community.
Sport Makers will be fully inclusive and target participants including people who have a disability, both males and females and participants from BME groups.
Sport Makers Sport Makers will run from April 2011 until September 2013 and will ensure that:
As a result of their deployment, thousands of new opportunities for people aged sixteen and over to participate will be created.
Key partners include: