|Says Sport England:
Sportivate will capture the excitement of London 2012 to provide attractive sporting opportunities for teenagers and young adults in a sport of their choice. Sportivate will run until March 2015.
With many young people dropping out of sport in their teens and early twenties, we need to motivate them to give a sport another go or to try something completely new.
Hundreds of thousands of youngsters will enjoy six weeks of coaching at a local venue – and they’ll get guidance on the places and people they can continue to play with when the six weeks are up.
Sportivate will be open to everyone aged between 14 and 25.
Nationally Sportivate will be launched on 14 June 2011 but submitting projects for the first rounds of funding is required NOW. Each County Sport Partnership is implementing Sportivate locally, but there is national coordination provided by NGBs and Sport England to ensure consistency for particiapnts (where possible).
Example of timeframes from 3CSPs:-
Example criteria from GreaterSport (Greater Manchester) for Activities in their Year One are as follows:-
To take advantage of Sportivate, please contact your local County Sports Partnership and make an application.
British Wrestling supports Sport England’s Sportivate goals. Their 40% retention targets can be assisted by running projects in close proximity to Wrestling Clubs, and building the cost of Recreational Membership (£5) into the project costings.
It is recommended that the 6-8 weeks of sessions incorporate the new White Award, to be launched shortly, culminating in the award of the certificate. Delivery of Sportivate sessions should be by appropriately qualified (BWA coaching qualifications) coaches.