Who we are

Supporting local community heroes to inspire and fulfil the potential of disadvantaged young people

Sported is one of the UK’s leading Sport for Development charities.

We help the local heroes of community sport to build thriving and sustainable clubs and groups, in order that the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach young people in our society have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

We have built a thriving membership network of over 3,200 amazing community sport and youth groups across the UK.

What makes Sported members so special is that each and every one uses the power of sport and physical activity to transform young lives and local communities across a range of Sport for Development outcomes, including:

1. Health and wellbeing
2. Crime and anti-social behaviour
3. Education and employability
4. Community cohesion
5. Inequality in sports participation

Unleashing the power of community sport

    Our Purpose is to unleash and prove the power of sport to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage across the UK, so that they can fulfil their potential and contribute to the building of stronger communities.


    Our Vision is a World-Class Community Sport System across the UK, which:


    Draws on the knowledge, passion and networks of local community sport and youth groups, and works from the ‘bottom up’


    Provides equal opportunity for access to sport and activity and the associated benefits for currently under-represented groups


    Incentivises and enables different deliverers of sport and activity to work together for the benefit of all young people


    Routinely generates robust evidence to prove and improve its social impact.

What we do

Making an impact at every level - our members, partners and policy

Our approach

Here are some of the things that makes Sported different


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Our blog

Bringing you the latest opinion, insight and reflections on the Sport for Development sector

Our impact

Building the evidence base for the Sport for Development sector

Recent news

Catch up with the latest Sported news from around the UK

Our story

Sported is part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

What is Sport for Development?

Improving lives across a range of social outcomes