Free sports and physical activity sessions are offered 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 is currently supported by a grant from Children in Need.
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