Sporting Promise - yoUR Activity

Sporting Promise is an award-winning grass roots sports initiative that has already impacted over two million young people in the first three years of the programme.

It is a partnership between Matalan, Sporting Pro and the Youth Sport Trust, and ensures that children across the country have vital access to sports activity in school. yoUR Activity promotes the alternative sports offer in secondary schools to school pupils, namely those in Key Stage 4, who are currently not attracted to the mainstream/traditional sports.

By offering alternative sports such as parkour, ultimate frisbee, street cheer, dodge ball, skipping/jump rope, tchoukball and indoor rowing, the programme aims to increase participation and whole school impact, thereby addressing the drop-off in sports participation in 14-16-year-olds.

Other benefits are clear to see, yoUR Activity:

  • Improves the sports offer and widens the breadth of provision in schools;
  • Creates a mechanism to support transition into club and community sport;
  • Motivates young people to develop leadership skills; and
  • Equips young people with the ability and desire to continue their involvement in sporting activity beyond their school life.

The Youth Sport Trust runs training sessions across the country for schools involved in the programme, allowing teachers to understand how to make the most of the programme and start the planning process. The yoUR Activity resource pack showcases how a range of activities can be easily integrated into a school setting utilising existing facilities including the sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, outdoor playing fields and/or gymnasium. 

Visit www.sportingpromise.co.uk for more information.

Matalan Sporting Promise