"A very good event, so many activites for the kids to try out".
On 14 June 2015, participants in Access Sport's Ignite Programme were able to compete in DS Active's National Festival, a football tournament sponsored by the Down's Syndrome Association.
Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme has won Community Programme of the Year Award at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2015, sponsored by The Supporters Club.
On Tuesday 19th May, Burgess Sports hosted their first volunteer awards night. Burgess Sports is a collective of community sports clubs, all of which are based in Burgess Park, Southwark. Between them the clubs have over 2500 members and deliver sport throughout the week. All of the clubs rely heavily on local volunteers to do a range of roles, everything from making teas on the side lines, to running sessions, doing admin & writing funding applications.
We are excited to be where we are in 2015 after some great fundraising results in 2014 which will help us to transform more young lives through sport, tackling the issues of inactivity, social inclusion, and obesity. The work we do could not have been done without the generous support of our fundraisers.
Due to your support, we had a successful 2014 in fundraising such as the Annual Dinner where we raised around £64,000 towards continuing to support the work we do here at Access Sport as well as the Olympic Velodrome Challenge where we raised over £10,000.
On 31 October 2014, 30 young people ranging from the ages of 2 to 16 years old living with amputations participated in a very fun and exciting event run by the Access Sport’s Ignite Team Bristol in partnership with the Meningitis Research Foundation and Gloucestershire Cricket Board.
The “Pushing the Boundaries” event which took place at Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground brought parents and children together to participate in a day filled with activities and group talks to share their experience, listen to experiences from other amputees affected by meningitis.
On Monday 22nd September, the Pedro Club, one of Access Sport’s Doorstep clubs, based in the middle of three estates in Lower Clapton, hosted an event in celebration of the club receiving a brand new coach in honour of Jarvis Astaire OBE provided by the children’s charity Variety.
One of Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme clubs, Tower Hamlets BMX collected its third significant award in less than three years at the London Cycling Awards on Wednesday 16th July, 2014.
The Youth Sector Cycling Champion of the Year award recognises the wonderful contribution the club is making to encourage more young people to have a go and develop a lifelong love of cycling.