'All their lives some kids, they’re told they’re never going to achieve anything’
Founded in 2004 Access Sport is a dynamic charity whose mission is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport. We look to harness the proven power of sport to tackle social exclusion, inactivity and obesity in areas where help is most needed. We achieve this through empowering the inspirational community volunteers who set up and run local sports clubs with cash, expert advice and networking to help create thriving clubs which get more people positively engaged.
It was a big month for Access Sport as our partner club Tower Hamlets BMX was awarded the prestigious Group Achievement Award at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards, hosted by the Canary Wharf Group.. Tower Hamlets BMX was awarded for its rapid growth and has had over 1,000 young people through the club in 2013 alone! Access Sport’s own Paulo Cotrim, who runs the group was quoted saying “Recognition like this prize will help us grow as a club and get more people involved”.