Streetsport named one of UK's Best Breakthroughs
The Denis Law Legacy Trust were delighted to learn that Streetsport has been included in a prestigious list that celebrates the everyday impact that universities have on people’s lives and their communities.
#MadeAtUni is a new campaign which aims to bring the impact of university programmes and achievements to life. It was put together in partnership with universities across the UK who were each invited to nominate one thing from their institution which has had the biggest impact across their city.
Streetsport was nominated by Robert Gordon University who run the programme in partnership with the trust as a Best Breakthrough in the Culture & Sport theme.
The #MadeAtUni listing for RGU reads that the Streetsport initiative has been “transforming the lives of young people through the power of sport.”
The nomination continues: “The non-profit programme, delivered by the university and the Denis Law Legacy Trust, works to engage with communities and has helped reduce reports of youth crime, anti-social behaviour and wilful fireraising by over 80%.
”Not only do Streetsport’s free-of-charge local sport and creative activity sessions empower young people to be confident, but its volunteers support young people in raising their aspirations and employability.
“This work towards developing the next generation of active and responsible citizens has been recognised by a number of awards over the years, including a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and the TSB Community Partner award at the National Pride of Sport Awards.
”On his visit to the North-east in 2016, Prince Harry also spent time meeting with the Streetsport team, volunteers and dozens of young people who have thrived since being introduced to the programme.”
Endorsers of the #MadeIn2018 UK’s Best Breakthrough list include multiple Olympic Gold winning champion Becky Adlington, actor James Nesbitt plus many more individuals and organisations.