Lincolnshire Sports Partnership have exceeded their Sport Maker target set by Sport England, with over 100 extra Sport Makers helping to make sport happen across the county.
With a total of 669 Sport Makers aiming to make more sport and physical activity happen, Lincolnshire has come second in the country in terms of making the best in ‘Sport Maker’ percentage achievement.
Lincolnshire Sports Partnerships target was 548 Sport Makers, logging at least 10 Sport Maker hours after attending an inspirational workshop; and as of April 2013 there were 669 Sport Makers logging 10 hours, representing an achievement of 122 per cent of the target.
Workforce Development Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Lizzie Borrill, said: “This is a great achievement not only for Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, but Lincolnshire as a whole. Sport Makers are local heroes for us, who inspire over 40,000 people to get involved more with sport and we are delighted to surpass our target set by Sport England.”
“There are still ways for people to become Sport Makers. Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is working with Lincolnshire Education and Business Partnership as part National Citizenship Service over the Summer to engage more young people as Sport Makers.”
Local Sport Maker, Thomas Brocklebank, said: “Sport Makers is a fantastic initiative which has spurred me on to create enjoyable and lasting sporting opportunities for people who wouldn’t usually participate. It’s great to get recognition for all the volunteering we carry out as Sport Makers, which has allowed us to feel part of a nationwide team.”
Sport Makers will be sponsoring an award at the Annual Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Sports Awards this year, which is taking place at Lincolnshire Events Centre on Thursday, November 7.
There is currently a Sport Maker Coaching Bursary that Sport Makers who have logged at least 25 hours can apply for to help towards the cost of a Level One Coaching course.
The closing date for round one is Sunday, June 30, 2013. The closing date for round two is Saturday, August 31, 2013.
To find out how to become a Sport Maker, contact Lizzie Borrill on 01522 585580.