What is Sport Makers
Sport Makers is a programme that aims to recruit, train and deploy 40,000 people aged 16 and over to organise and lead community sporting activities across the UK. The programme runs until September 2013 as part of the People strand of Sport England’s Mass Participation Legacy programme Places People Play. It is funded by National Lottery Funding through Sport England.The project will use the inspirational pull of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to recruit those 40,000 volunteers. Once recruited they can organise and support new hours of adult participation in grassroots sports, creating new opportunities across the country.Sports Makers is open to everyone with workshops running across the country. The programme aims to be fully inclusive making a big contribution to increasing sporting opportunities for disabled people.
How can Deaf Sport Organisation get involved in the programme
Deaf Sport organisation can get involved in two ways1. Sign up to become a Sports Maker and support an increase in participation in your sport by helping run additional sessions and clubs at a local level. The programme will provide you with free training and Adidas branded kit to show that you have made the commitment to making sport happen.2. Identify what opportunity you might have, that a volunteer can get involved in. Do you need marshals at your next event or officials to help run additional adult competitions? Then you need to get in touch with your local Sport Marker coordinator
How do I move forward if I am interested in finding out more
You can go to the Sport Makers website and register your interest. http://www.sportmakers.co.uk or contact Lee Dolby the UK Deaf Sport National Inclusive Sport Advisor on [email protected] who will help you through the process and point you in the right direction.