BBC Breakfast shines a light on Olympic legacy
20 Jul 2012
With just one week to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games,
talk has already turned to Olympic legacy, with sported. taking the
On Friday 20 July, sported.'s Director Jo Stocks and two
sported. Members, Aspire Amateur Boxing Club and Teen Paddle Sports
Club, appeared on BBC Breakfast to highlight the work taking place
around the UK, to ensure that a lasting legacy is met from London
Aspire Amateur Boxing Club in Sheffield aims to reduce crime in
their local community by using boxing to engage with young people
who are at risk of offending or participating in anti-social
behaviour. As well as providing a diversionary activity, the Club
offers educational workshops that support young people in making
informed choices and becoming valued members of the community.
Based in Teignmouth, Devon, Teen Paddle Board Club encourage
young people to get involved in watersports including paddle
boarding, windsurfing and sailing and also provide opportunities to
qualify as instructors to develop as a coaches within the Club. In
doing so, the Club provides young people with the skills,
confidence, knowledge and qualifications for a career in the water
sports industry as well as key life skills.
These two groups are great examples of the impact that sported.
Members are achieving in changing young lives through sport.
To view the piece on BBC Breakfast, click here.