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Published on: 22nd July 2011
The Sport Makers Programme ran from 2011 and finished on Sep 30th, 2013, but volunteers can continue to log their hours until Spring 2014
WYSport hit the target of getting 1,700 new volunteers to attend the Sport Makers workshop and log 10 hours of making sport happen.
Expect a full review shortly
This is your chance to be a part of the Olympic legacy, get some exercise and have fun with your friends.
The Sport Makers programme uses the inspirational pull of London 2012 to recruit, train and deploy thousands of NEW volunteers to make sport happen across the country.
WYSport is looking for adults to either get together with friends and colleagues to play sport or volunteer in clubs and communities.
It could be something as simple as rounding up your friends to play a regular game of tennis, get down to zumba sessions or help out at your local club.
Sport Makers will organise and support hundreds of thousands of new hours of grassroots sport, creating new opportunities across the country, bringing the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in every community.
We want you to get people together and get active.
All it takes is 10 hours to become a Sport Maker.
What kind of things can you do as a Sport Maker?
- Get your mates together for a regular activity informally
E.G. Running in the park, mountain bike rides, zumba
- Organise a team from work to join a local league or challenge a rival department
E.G. Netball or 5-a-side at a local facility
- Pick an event and get friends to train with you and take part
E.G. Reckon you could do a 5k run in half an hour?
- Volunteer in a club or event
E.G. Marshal, scorer
We will support you all the way with an introductory workshop, support network and lots of contacts and activity ideas. See our Resource page for more
To be a sports maker you need to be:
- 16 or over
- New to sports volunteering
- able to do a minimum of 10 hours volunteering
If you would like to become a Sport Maker:
- Click here to sign up for Sport Makers and find more about the next workshops in your area
- Come along to a Sport Makers workshop, find out what you could do and how you could be part of the Olympic volunteering legacy. There will be the chance to hear from sporting personalities and meet some of our local Olympic/Paralympic hopefuls as well as meeting some of the organisations that have volunteering opportunities and learning how we can support you to make sport happen! For more information please contact Louise Purdy, 0113 3939950 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact your local Volunteer in Sport Co-ordinator
- Watch this space for information on other Sport Maker workshops coming up in West Yorkshire.