Foundation delivers most impactful year to date

Bristol Sport Foundation delivered its most impactful year to date in 2022, supporting close to 10,000 children and young people every week to live active, healthy and happy lives.

The Foundation provided PE, school sport and physical activity opportunities in more schools than ever before across Greater Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset, including 4,800+ hours of After School Club delivery.

Last year, the Bristol Flyers Basketball Community Hubs also went from strength to strength, with an incredible 157% increase in attendees from 667 children in 2021 to 1,712 children in 2022.

Our Sport England-funded We Love Sport programme ensured 1,529 children received physical literacy testing while the Holiday Activity and Food programme holiday camps provided 2,032 lunches and sports coaching for disadvantaged children in the Greater Bristol community.

2022 Impact Highlights:

  • Bristol Sport Foundation provided sporting opportunities for children in 73 schools across Greater Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset.
  • The Foundation designed, launched, and delivered Elevate Pupil Mentoring in 11 partner schools to support children with SEMH (Social, emotional, and mental health) needs.
  • We increased our Flyers Community hub offer from two weekly hubs to five weekly hubs, with the number of attendees increasing from 667 in 2021 to 1,712 in 2022.
  • We introduced two weekly Flyers Community Player Development Pathway sessions.
  • In addition to delivery in Forever Sport partner schools, we took our Sport England-funded We Love Sport programme to nine new schools in areas of high deprivation.
  • Through the Holiday Activity and Food programme, we have provided 2,032 healthy lunches and sports sessions in the school holidays for children who receive free school meals.
  • The success of our inter-school sports festivals has driven a significant increase to our offer for the 2022-23 academic year with 14 festivals/competitions scheduled.
  • We now have four sports education programmes, including three which bring the core subjects of numeracy and literacy to life for many children who previously struggled.
  • Our PAYE team has increased to a team of 44 brilliant people who are complemented by 25+ self-employed sports coaches and coaches from our delivery partners at Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation and Somerset Cricket Foundation. 
  • We delivered an inspirational assembly, as part of the British Basketball League’s Ambassadors Project, to 15 Forever Sport partner schools with another 16 schools receiving the assemblies in early 2023. 
  • We have delivered over 800 after school clubs, each for a minimum of 5 weeks.
  • In partnership with Coach Core, we have recruited five incredible apprentices who we hope will have long careers with the Bristol Sport Foundation team ahead of them.

Tom Monks, Director of Programmes at Bristol Sport Foundation, said:

“2022 was a phenomenal year for Bristol Sport Foundation and our most impactful year to date. Through our engaging and inspiring programmes, we supported close to 10,000 children and young people every week to live more active, healthier, and happier lives.”

“The reality is that this list of highlights only skirts the edges of our achievements and impact in 2022.We are already on the way to making 2023 an even more impactful year for Bristol Sport Foundation and all the children, families, and staff that we are so incredibly fortunate to work with.

“With the fantastic news announced on March 8th that the PE and sport premium funding will continue for at least the next two academic years, we are inviting new schools to discuss a partnership for 23-24 and beyond.” 

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