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Active East Glasgow Programme

Back in May 2011, over 30 local community groups in the East End of Glasgow came together with the ambition of ensuring physical activity and sporting opportunities were available to all local young people.

The aim of the Active East programme was to create a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games for young people in the East of Glasgow by increasing levels of physical activity and building skills, such as leadership and team work, through volunteering. Active East and its partner organisations bring together the principles of youth work and the power of sport and in one year, it’s estimated 1,600 local children were reached through the programme’s small grants fund.

71 local young people have become Active Champions; receiving training in subjects like coaching children, refereeing games, first aid, promoting and running clubs, officiating and child protection. Active Champions have contributed an astounding 14,000 hours of volunteering and undertaken an average of 2.8 hours per week for Active East.

For further information visit the Legacy 2014 website.

 

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