Take sport into your local community

Published on 6th November 2012

hockey ball and players

Following on from the successful launch of ‘Inspire Month’, the sports and development team have organised a Sports Makers workshop.

  • Sport Makers Workshop
  • Thursday 8 November, 6.30 - 8.30pm
  • leisure@cheltenham
Sport Makers is a national initiative from Sport England's legacy programme - Places People Play. The workshop will provide knowledge, advice, information and connections to encourage more people to volunteer in sport and to take sport into their local community. It will provide people with the chance to be one of 40,000 like-minded individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

Tom Sparks, sports development officer, said: "Following on from the amazing job the Games makers did at London 2012, we hope people are now inspired to become involved by volunteering in sport. It can be anything from organising a run with friends, or having a game of badminton once a week; a Sport Maker is someone who helps to make sport happen in their local area. This is a great opportunity to access a quality workshop linked to a national programme where you will log hours of volunteering and become a Sport Maker. November is our inspire month and there is no better time to start thinking about getting involved".

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, added: “By becoming a Sport Maker you’ll be helping to deliver the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sporting legacy, Places People Play, by inspiring more people to play sport. It provides a great opportunity to keep active through sport and have fun at the same time.”

If you are 16+ and would like to sign up to the workshop to become a Sport Maker visit the Sport Makers website or e-mail Andy Herbert.


For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email kelly.carter@cheltenham.gov.uk