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VBVA Winners 2018

VBVA 2018 overall winners announced

Sported is delighted to announce that volunteers Eilish Ward and Steve White MBE have been named  the overall winners of the Vanessa Brown Volunteer Awards 2018.   The overall winners were announced at a celebratory evening at Sported’s central office at the House of Sport, London.   Commenting on her award, Eilish said: “The VBVA’s […]

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Chris Grant and Prince Harry at Double Jab ABC

Grant transitions to Sported Board

Leading Sport for Change charity, Sported, has announced that Chris Grant, CEO since February 2014, will step down in September 2018.   Under Grant’s leadership, the charity has significantly extended the services offered to more than 3,000 member clubs and groups across the UK; played a leading role in persuading policy makers and funders of […]

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VBVA 2018 Regional Winners announced


To mark Volunteers’ Week, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the following 13 Sported volunteers have been selected as the regional and national winners for the Vanessa Brown Volunteer Awards 2018 (VBVAs).   • Peter Baker – East of England • Steve White – East Midlands • Keith Bates – London • Alan […]

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Celebrating 10 years helping community groups survive and thrive

Sported celebrates 10 years!

2018 marks a special year for Sported as we celebrate our tenth anniversary,  having been incorporated as a charity back on 20th March 2008.   What started as Sir Keith Mills’ vision – as then Deputy Chair of LOCOG – to provide a life-line to the thousands of community sport groups which play a pivotal […]

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Footballers jumping to touch the crossbar

TSB launch new partnership with Sported

TSB launch new partnership with Sported to help local community sport groups.     More than half of people who attend local community sport groups are concerned their group will shut down.     A quarter of people say their local community sport group has already had to close.   New research from TSB reveals […]

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