Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.
The programme gives 14-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks’ of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. There’s a wide range of activities on offer including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics, and parkour/free running.
During the six-to-eight weeks those taking part can work towards an event or personal challenge and when the free or low-cost coaching has finished they will be supported to continue playing sport.
Sportivate launched in June 2011 as a four-year programme aimed at 14-25 year-olds but, due to its success, additional funding of £10m per year has been invested allowing the programme to run until March 2017.
From September 2013, Sportivate is extending its age group so that 11-13 year-olds can also take part. Sportivate is inclusive and targets a variety of young people including those who have a disability and people from black and minority ethnic groups.
Chesterfield School Sport Partnership lead on the project in Chesterfield and work with Active Chesterfield and Chesterfield Borough Council to deliver the project outcomes in Chesterfield.
In 2015/16 Sportivate projects in chesterfield include;
- Wheels for All cycling
- Martial Arts
- Recreation running
- Disability Climbing
- Disability Dodgeball
- Girls Cricket