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  • There are three themes in this presentation The first is to communicate that we are the 140 musketeers – we shout all for one and one for all! We are an empowering network which negotiates good things at national level that filter down to improve their local projects. We need their expertise to shape the network. The second theme starts at slide 7 and is to communicate the concepts behind good practice – the lessons from the pilots. This presentation explains them and I will return to them in the closing plenary The third is to provide facts and figures about exclusion from sport

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  • 1. StreetGames Developing doorstep sport with deprived communities Lilleshall May 2007
  • 2. Founding Conference 2007
    • Steve Hodkinson
    • Vice Chair – StreetGames: The National Charity
      • Member of the London Region Sports Board
      • Former Pro-Vice Chancellor Brunel University
      • Board member of Brentford FC
  • 3. Welcome!
    • To the first of many StreetGames gatherings
    • Two days to celebrate our achievements:
      • Making it known that deprived communities are sporting losers
      • Creating the charity to promote doorstep sport
      • Convincing Gvt there are enough of us to make doorstep sport worth trying
  • 4. Why are we here?
    • To share ideas – to learn from each other
      • For the national team to check-out their ideas
      • For local projects to tell the national team what’s needed and viable
      • To swap top-tips with each other
  • 5. Getting it right…
    • Important new phase for StreetGames
    • Your input needed to make sure its right:
      • Athletics
      • Basketball
      • Volunteering
      • Work with girls
    • And a host of other issues that will arise over the next couple of days
  • 6. From pilot to Lilleshall
    • Summer 2003 Gvt and FF piloted SG in North East, London, North West. Brought together sport and neighbourhood renewal
    • Idea grew: project stuck in Gvt bureaucracy
    • Summer 2005: decision time
    • Core group drove bids through Sport England and Football Foundation: people working for free to establish Charity
    • Charity launched Jan 2007 with first 10 projects
  • 7. Key concepts
    • You will repeatedly hear talk of:
    • Doorstep sport
    • Networks
    • Partnerships
    • Community capacity building-sustainability
    • Conduits for positive social messages
    • These key concepts came from pilots
  • 8. Key concepts 1: D oorstep sport
    • The pilots overcame barriers to participation:
    • Price
    • Location
    • Requirement of adult support
    • SG delivers sport at a time, at a place and at a style accessible to young people.
    • This is ‘doorstep sport’
  • 9. key concepts 2 Networks
    • StreetGames is national network for doorstep sport:
      • Bidding axis
      • Training and swapping top-tips
      • Negotiating package deals with NGBs
      • Hosting events at right level
      • Regional networks giving advice and support
      • Website with easy M and E
      • StreetGames is not a top-down organisation: it is a ‘network’
  • 10. Key concepts 3 Partnerships
    • The idealised local partnerships which drive doorstep sport:
    • Police, school, PCT, clubs, YOT, community, council etc
    • Agencies have their own concerns
    • Sport: participation
    • Health: health inequality
    • Education: under-attainment
    • Community safety: repeat offending
    • All these sectors share target groups – it’s a partnership ready to happen
  • 11. Key concepts 4 Positive social messages
    • StreetGames projects are plausible conduits for positive messages:
      • Widen horizons
      • Smoking cessation and healthy living
    • Statement of ethics says
    • ‘ Bullying, racisms, sexism and homophobia are well beyond the tolerance of StreetGames and are forbidden.’
  • 12. The key concepts 5 Community Capacity Building
    • StreetGames network can reach marginalised communities – and strengthen them.
    • Capacity build so community can deliver for itself – chances for sustainability: training, club building, volunteering opportunities, employment opportunities.
  • 13. Why are we funded?
    • The 5 key concepts are why we are funded
    • Raising participation is the prize
  • 14. Why we are needed
    • 25% of highest socio-economic group participate regularly against only 16% in the lowest.
    • Once-a-month participation is even more skewed by class
      • – top 20% are roughly twice as likely to participate as bottom 20%.
    • Research of elite performers in a basket of sports show
    • 37% from managerial and professional background.
    • 5% manual workers.
    • The Times estimate 58% of Britain’s Athens Olympics gold medalists were privately educated.
    • 45% of all UK medalists in the last three games came from the 7% of the population who go to private schools
  • 15. Conclusion
    • The next two days are your chance to shape sport
    • To test out the key concepts
    • To share your knowledge and
    • Pick up some tips
  • 16. So…
    • Enjoy yourself and see you at the next Conf!
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