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Sport For Inclusion…

Sport For Inclusion...The EU and the Turkish Government are co-financing a project in South East Turkey which utilises the power of sport to bring communities together.  The work shows how sport can be used to achieve a range of educational and economic goals (www.sporla-basla.org).

The Sport Business director Paul Smith has been involved in the project since 2013 as a Senior Consultant. He has developed a number of practical programmes for young people which improve employability and communication skills.

“These programmes have now been delivered to more than 4,000 young people and more than 400 people have been trained as trainers.” said Team Leader Anders Lonnqvist. “Early results indicate that more than 30% of those on the employability workshop had secured a job within 6 months which is extremely encouraging”

Paul is working with the project team and the local stakeholders to develop a Sustainability Strategy for the project.  The work will be carried out throughout April and May and will be presented at the closing conference in Ankara.

April 28th, 2016|

Pupils’ World Cup Link Up

Pupils at a Manchester school took part in a unique World Cup question and answer session with members of the England Women’s football team.Jun 12 Continental Tyres
More than 300 children from Parrs Wood High in Didsbury took part in the event – hosted by The Sport Business director Dom McGuinness – on the eve of the start of the tournament in Canada.
Chelsea’s top goal-scorer Eniola Aluko, Manchester City striker Toni Duggan and Birmingham City winger Karen Carney spoke of their experiences, via live video link to their training camp in Toronto.

The three forwards were all a part of the #RoadToCanada campaign, supported by Continental Tyres.

June 12th, 2015|

Rugby World Cup…

Rugby World Cup...It’s a huge year for rugby in England and the RFU is providing significant support and guidance to its clubs to ensure that they can make the most of this opportunity.

This support provides club boards and volunteers with skills and information to organise high quality events and to look at how they can increase their commercial revenues.

The RFU has engaged The Sport Business to deliver workshops across the north and midlands as part of its Natwest RugbyForce.  Alex Thompson, RFU Club Management & Governance Manager said:  “It is critical that clubs are fully aware of how they can maximise commercial opportunities in order to generate the revenue they need to improve their facilities and programmes.

“This is the objective of our support and The Sport Business has been a key part of that.”

May 12th, 2015|