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Sported launch 2020-21 Strategy

  This year will mark the 12th anniversary of Sported.   Over those 12 years we’ve seen real progress in the acceptance of the transformative power of sport, but there are increasing challenges facing by young people and communities:   – Poverty – 4.1 million children now live in poverty, and life expectancy between the […]

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Sported - In sport, we trust research

Grassroots sport clubs key to bridging UK trust divide

Sported publishes ‘In sport, we trust’ report   Grassroots sport clubs have a pivotal role in building the bonds of trust which integrates communities and improves the life chances of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, new research by Sport for Development charity Sported has revealed.   Sported’s ‘In sport, we trust’ research has uncovered a […]

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VBVA Winners 2019

VBVA 2019 shortlist announced!

To mark Volunteers’ Week, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the following Sported volunteers have been selected as the Regional, National and Volunteer Services winners for the Vanessa Brown Volunteer Awards 2019 (VBVAs).   • Richard Derrick (East of England) • Maggie Pankhurst (East Midlands) • Claire Wright (London) • Colin Mitchell (North […]

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Nicola Walker appointed Sported CEO

Nicola Walker named new Sported CEO

Founder Sir Keith Mills steps-down as Chair after 10 years at the helm   Sport for Development charity Sported is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Walker as its new Chief Executive. She takes over from Chris Grant who stepped down last year.   Walker brings a strong commercial focus having spent most of […]

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Sir Keith Mills profiled in The Guardian

In Saturday’s (5th January) issue of The Guardian, Sported’s founder Sir Keith Mills was interviewed for a profile piece by journalist, Sean Ingle.   The article reflects upon the last ten years of Sported and looks at the lasting importance of sport for transforming young lives and local communities.   You can read the full […]

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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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