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Make sport happen in Redditch and be part of the Olympic legacy
5:30pm Friday 5th October 2012 in Local
REDDITCH Council’s sports development team is seeking residents to become part of Sport Makers, the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy programme.
The Sport Maker programme is a national volunteer scheme for people who want to create their own piece of Olympic history and make sport happen in their community.
A Sport Maker might be someone who organises an informal match; or they might volunteer and not take part themselves, for instance at a sporting event or at a local club.
Sport Makers don’t have to be super-fit or even sporty to take part. They can also share other important skills, such as IT, admin, event planning, design or marketing, to support local clubs.
There are currently over 40,000 UK Sport Makers and the council is looking for residents to register in Redditch. People aged 16 and over can register at sportmakers.co.uk.
After registering, people will need to attend a free Sport Makers event, where they will learn the skills needed to make sport happen. The council is running an event at Redditch Town Hall on Tuesday, October 23 from 6.30-9pm.
The event will feature four interactive sessions. As well as gaining valuable new skills and meeting like-minded sporty people and organisations, Sport Makers receive a free Adidas kit and gain access to an exclusive incentives package.
Councillor Luke Stephens, council portfolio holder for leisure and tourism, said: “Whether it’s planning the route, finding the pitch or encouraging people to take part – sport doesn’t just happen, it needs people to make it happen.
“By becoming a Sport Maker, you’ll not only get the skills, knowledge and opportunities needed to get more people playing sport, you’ll become part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy”.
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01527 881289.