Street Sports is a community programme that aims to improve sports provision for young people in order to benefit their well-being by offering access to free sports and physical activity sessions at locations across the island where a number of young people may experience social or economic difficulties.
It is an opportunity for young people to be active, socialise, have fun, play sports and learn new skills. Staff provide the equipment and deliver a variety of sports including games and variations of many traditional sports that lend themselves to a ‘street’ setting. With guidance from staff, participants are very much involved in the plan and decision-making for each session and are given the choice of which activities they would like to do. Young people can just turn up, register with a member of staff and join in.
The sessions are a way of channelling young islanders’ energies into constructive physical activity. There is no pressure to perform so the focus is on young people enjoying being active. Through sport, the aim is to improve young people's confidence and self-esteem. The programme is also committed to making young people aware of other activities and services on the island that may also benefit their well-being. Street Sports staff work closely with other youth agencies that can offer participants advice and support in other areas of their lives.
Street Sports Programme to Benefit from 24k Grant
Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has granted Guernsey Sports Commission £24,850 to help fund the running of its Street Sports programme for one year. The Streets Sports programme has be...
L J Flanders inspires Young People at Les Genats to get active.
Young people at the Genats were given the opportunity to meet L J Flanders who was over for the Literary Festival during May. L J Flanders delivered a fun, active session on Sunday morning which inclu...
New Friday Night Football Sessions Added to Street Sports
The Guernsey Sports Commission are welcoming young people to join them for Football sessions on Fridays at Beau Sejour. This session will be delivered in addition to the 2 sessions we offer already on...
Young People welcomed to new Street Sports sessions at Les Genats
The Guernsey Sports Commission are welcoming young people under 11 to join them for a new evening Street Sports sessions on Thursday evenings at Les Genats. This session will be delivered in addition ...