Chesham Leisure Centre is delivering Sportivate funded Box Fit programme
Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love. The programme gives 14-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks' of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports.
Application made to Sportivate to start Box Fit sessions for complete beginners. Funding granted to cover the cost of the coach and new equipment to deliver 2 blocks of six weeks to 20 young people.
Aims of the Course
Sportivate is delivered against a simple national framework but with local flexibility to produce the following outcomes:
• providing a supply of sporting activities that will match as well as generate demand;
• getting more inactive 11-25 year olds regularly participating in sports activities in the community by responding to their needs
• increasing take up in leisure centres
“Box Fit was lots of fun” Ami
“I came to box fit with a couple of friends – it was a great stress relief during my exams” Joe
“It was good to have a group who all started with no experience” Adam Coach
• 10 participants have taken part in the first course
• Leisure Centre to add Box Fit as a new class on the activity programme
• All participants encouraged to keep up with the activity and take up memberships