'All their lives some kids, they’re told they’re never going to achieve anything’
Based on the Chatsworth Estate - Hackney, Pedro is often considered to be more than a boxing club, providing a youth hub for where young people can engage in well thought-out sporting activity and become active members of their community. Approximately 36.8% of children in Hackney are directly affected by poverty, creating a desperate need for prevention schemes that allow these young people to have the best chance in future life.
On the 6th of July, Access Sport organised the London BMX School Games at the Olympic BMX track in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Running from 9.30 in the morning until 3.30 in the afternoon, the day was filled with beautiful sunshine, determination, competition, and a truly inspiring effort from all of the participants.
On Friday the 22nd of July Access Sport partnered with Creation Trust and Burgess Sports to host a community day at Burgess Park, Southwark. The event aimed to inform the community about all of the great activities available for young people in their local community over the summer. The event boasted a true community feel, with families coming together enjoying an abundance of sporting activities, arts and crafts, and of course the delicious pizza…
Sunday 4 Sept 2016 / Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / 10k, 5k, 1k, 100m, Super Sensory 1k
We’re very excited to be part of the world’s first fully inclusive fun push/run and free family festival at the Olympic Park on 4 September.
Former halfpipe pro BMXer Mike Mullen visits Access Sport’s satellite club in Southwark
Access Sport helped provide inclusive sports to SEN students during their sports week with several of the Ignite clubs – iDID Climbing, Cotham Park Tennis and All Aboard providing opportunities around the city. Students got the chance to try a variety of activities with a pathway to continue to regular club sessions out of school. It also gave parents the chance to talk to club leaders about the activities and sport they provide and also watch their children excel in activities, highlighting that many had skills and ability that could be developed further.
Access Sport in partnership with Bristol Sport, Bristol Rugby and GB Wheelchair Rugby, continue to break down barriers through the development of a new wheelchair rugby club. Taster sessions for both youth and adult have taken place at Merchants Academy, Bristol over the past few months on a Thursday evening – youth session 7-8.30pm and adults 8.30-10pm
On Wednesday 13th July, 19 young volunteers came together to make a difference to their local community youth club - 'Pedro Youth Club'. The fantastic volunteers were grouped together by the National Citizenship Service, an organisation looking to inspire young people from different backgrounds to work together and build a more inclusive society for the future.
In partnership with the London Youth Games, Access Sport piloted the Para BMX race class in 2015 for riders with additional needs/disabilities to run alongside the mainstream competition.
On Friday the 27th of May 10-year-old Daniel and his father Steven embarked on a week-long cycling trip. The 368 mile long journey spanned the length of the South-West from Bristol all the way to Land’s End in Cornwall, a remarkable distance for even an experienced cyclist! Not only was the length of the trip astonishing, but also Daniel’s generosity and thoughtfulness – he embarked on this cycling challenge to fundraise for Access Sport!