Play With Pride

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Living Sport were recently successful in a National Lottery, Awards for All application to fund a project called ‘Play With Pride’. The project is aimed at tackling homophobic behaviour and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people to be more physically active. This is in response to national and local research highlighting the high levels of physical inactivity amongst LGBTQIA+ young people.

The project will involve the creation of a quality assurance measure, ‘rainbow rating’, as well as designing and delivering a series of training workshops for coaches and clubs to support physical activity providers to be more inclusive. We will also be hosting two ‘Play With Pride’ Festivals (to be hosted in Fenland and Peterborough), and creating two LGBT activity clubs to help more young people engage in physical activity.

We aim to engage with as many young people as possible through the project, and therefore we are looking to work with local groups to recruit young people who may be interested in being involved with the project. This will include:

  • Accessing free young leader training hosted by ‘The Kite Trust’, and the chance to work with local sports/physical activity providers to aid them to become more inclusive.
  • The opportunity to get experience in event coordination through supporting the PWP festivals.
  • The opportunity to assist leading the LGBT activity clubs.

This is a great opportunity for young people to be a part of something that will influence the sector, whilst also allowing them to develop new skills for both personal development, and to gain more employability skills. If you have any groups/young people that you are currently working with or that you know of who may be interested in this opportunity then we would love the opportunity to chat in further detail.

Further information can be found on the Living Sport website here.

If you are interested in the project, or if you have any questions then please feel free to contact me.

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