These sport organisations and websites will help you slam dunk when you're looking for job, training and volunteering opportunities.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust inspires lives projects – ‘Get on Track’, ‘London 2012 Young leaders programme’ and ‘Making Headway’. Through innovative projects and programmes delivered by the team of inspirational sports performers DKH Trust helps disadvantaged young people to find and believe in their own talents. 0207 743 8600
The Kickz programme is run by Sports England. 38 professional football clubs are running Kickz projects across England. Each Kickz project has three sessions per week, for 48 weeks of the year. Kickz is not just about football – you'll find sessions in basketball, boxing, DJing, girls only sessions and lots more. Volunteer opportunities for 16-25 year olds include:
- Plan and lead coaching sessions
- Organise tournaments
- Referee / officiate
The following websites are useful for job opportunities in sport & leisure:
Skills Active is your gateway to info about apprenticeships, job boards, careers advice and funding in the sport and fitness sector.
- Street Sports – free weekly football training sessions, in the same place, at the same time and with the same coach 0208 536 5330
- 3 min film about Street League here
The Athlete Mentors enables elite athletes and young people to work together and achieve success through a fun and challenging mentoring programme. 01509 226 600
Somewhere-to is a nationwide project to help young people find the space they need to do the things they love within sport, culture and the arts. Run by Livity, in partnership with Channel 4, the project is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK. 0844 243 9299
UnLtd Sports Relief Awards
UnLtd Sports Relief Awards are for 11-21 year olds who want to tackle conflicts in their communities by using sport to bring people together. Funding of up to £1,000 is available for entrepreneurial young people. Help reduce violence in your area by getting young people to channel their energies into football or organise a skateboarding competition. 0207 566 1100
vcashpoint is a funding initiative for young people aged 16-25 who have got an idea for a London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games inspired volunteering project to improve the local community. Apply for a grant of up to £2,500 from vcashpoint to bring the idea to life.
YMCA Fit – Fitness industry training
YMCA Fit is a charity providing training for the fitness industry and offer free places on some courses. Click the link for more info or call them on 020 7343 1850 option 1. 0207 343 1850
Your Game gives you the chance to get involved in football, music and the media and you can get involved by contacting the Your Game team. 0207 765 1212
The Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity established in 1994 to build a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. 01509 226 600