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Global crowd visits local, London projects

Global crowd visits local, London projects

The 60 attendees from all over the world at the Beyond Sport Summit have just gone off to visit five great London-based projects that use sport to improve various communities around the city.

The aim is for these expers in sport and dev to share their advice and insights with the London project heads, and, reflectively, get new ideas to take back with them to their projects in every corner of the globe.

The projects they’re visiting are:

Communicating for Success MatchFit and Kick & Cook – White Hart Lane, in Haringey
Communicating for Success was born out of partnership between the Playing for Success team (Haringey) and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, sponsored by the Football Foundation and BT. The project’s main aim is to utilise the power and reach of football to help encourage more people to learn IT skills.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s have also partnered the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Haringey 6th Form Centre to design the five week Kick & Cook course which covers diet and nutrition from a footballer’s perspective.

This is an example of how a professional sports team can use their resources within sport and development as well as facilitate corporate partnership. Communicating for Success uses football and other sports to assist with tackling digital exclusion and improving communication and IT skills, and Kick and Cook is a course that covers diet and nutrition from a footballer’s perspective taking place at the club’s state-of-the-art Spurs Learning Zone and the Club kitchens.

Cricket for Change – William Morris School, in Walthamstow
Cricket for Change has a specific project called Hit the Top, which uses cricket as a vehicle to give young people with a learning disability, a physical disability or a visual impairment the opportunity to access comparable sporting provision to their able-bodied peers.

This is an example of tackling social exclusion within sport with its disability programme Hit The Top. It uses cricket as a vehicle to inspire and enthuse young people with a learning disability, a physical disability or a visual impairment.  These young people are then confident enough to access the pathways provided by Cricket for Change which are comparable to their able-bodied peers.

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Alexandra Chalat

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 23:00

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