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Ian Reid, Twilight Basketball, Scottish Sports Futures

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  • Total Cohesion Scottish Sports Futures
    • Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a charity based in Glasgow.
    • SSF delivers “Education through Sport” programmes to at risk youth across Scotland.
    • Sport is the platform for engagement.
    Scottish Sports Futures
    • Alcohol
    • Gangs
    • Youth disorder
    • Anti social behaviour
    Context/Issues
    • Glasgow has more gangs than London which is 15 times the size
    • Every year in Scotland 133 young men aged between 10 & 29 are killed as a result of violence
    • You are twice as likely to be murdered in the West of Scotland as you are in London or New York
    • 33% of young people in Scotland are overweight or obese
    • 29% of 15 year olds are regular smokers
    • Scotland has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe
    Context/Issues
    • Alcohol related death rates in Scotland have more than doubled in the last fifteen years
    • In the last decade, alcohol related attendances at Scottish hospitals have increased by almost 50%
    • 600 children under 16 are admitted to hospital every year because of alcohol.
    • “ Twice as many calls are made to childline by young people concerned about their parents’ harmful drinking in Scotland than the rest of the UK.”
    • Fifteen of the twenty local areas in the UK with the highest male alcohol-related death rates ….are in Scotland.”
    • People in Scotland drank 25% more alcohol per head of population than individuals in England and Wales.
    • 44% of men and 34% of women in Scotland exceed recommended daily limits.
    • Alcohol misuse costs Scotland around £3.56 billion per year - £900 for every taxpayer.
    • The number of 13 year olds drinking in the past week has doubled since 1990.
    Context/Issues
  • Headlines
    • Provide the information young people need to make positive lifestyle choices
    • Provide a safe and welcoming environment to develop positive relationships and encourage pro social behaviour
    • Provide opportunities to develop social skills and fulfil potential
    • Provide access to formal coaching qualifications, volunteering and employment
    Aims and Objectives
    • “ Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. It is more powerful than Governments in breaking down social barriers.”
    • Nelson Mandela
    Why
    • Sport provides the environment for:
    • Developing discipline and working towards a goal
    • Learning to work with and understand peers
    • Understanding the concept of fairness and justice
    • (Laureus Foundation)
    Sport
    • Dominant Sports Development
    • (Sport for sports sake)
    • Residual Social Control
    • (Control and management)
    • Emergent Social Inclusion
    • (Addresses social disadvantage Personal and social development )
    Taxonomy of Sport
    • Basketball - Inclusive
    • Professional role models
    • First choice sport
    • Free from tribalism
    • Cool image
    • Programmes - Jump2it
    • Integration
    • Twilight Basketball
    Education Through Sport
    • Locations:
    • Reach:
    • 17 venues
    • 2,600 registered
    • 18 Nationalities
    • 150 schools
    • 11,760 pupils
    • per annum
    • 50 new participation clubs
    Delivery 2010
  • Twilight Basketball
    • Free
    • Inclusive, engaging and accessible
    • Supportive relationships
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Inspirational Role Models - “Educational Timeouts”
    • Transferable skills
    • Integration
    Key Attributes
  • How
    • SSF is committed to:
    • Community consultation
    • Ensuring local needs are met
    • Marketing/Marketing/Marketing
    • Partnership working
    • Training – conflict resolution
    • Robust evaluation and statistical research
    • Funding
    • Consultation
    • Content Development
    • Referral
    • Delivery support
    • Feedback
    Creative Partnerships
  • Evaluation
    • Qualitative and quantitative measures track impact and shape future delivery:
    • Registration and Reports
    • Youth Panel Consultation
    • Partner Consultation and Feedback
    • Video Diary/Case Study
    • Surveys/Questionnaires
    • Standardising monitoring requirements could save the UK taxpayer £150m a year
  •  
  • Funding
    • Crime – Proceeds of crime
    • Health – Early interventions
    • Charitable Trusts – Social/community investment
    • Private sector – CSR & Marketing budgets
    • Doing it for themselves
  • Testimonials
    • “ Police have informed me that the crime rate has dropped DRAMATICALLY in this area on Fridays when these sessions take place .” Mr Thomas Burrows (Manager), HUB SPORTS
    • “ I am the community officer for the Wellhouse and Easthall area of Glasgow.  I am fully aware of the Basketball programme Scottish Sports Futures are running and cannot credit their work enough.  The youth disorder has decreased in the area and I believe this has been a major factor.”  Darren Munogee, B531, Baillieston Police Office.
    • “ The Violence Reduction unit are very supportive of the excellent work of Twilight Basketball and Jump2It. Their work in the communities and schools, around health and wellbeing, including work around gangs, complements the work of the Violence Reduction Unit .” Karyn McCluskey, Deputy Head, Violence Reduction Unit
  • What Next / The Future?
    • Deliver to all 32 Scottish Local Authority areas
    • Target private sector support
    • Harness technology to enable wider delivery
    • Develop International partnerships
    • Found – UK Sports Futures?