Projects Inspired by London 2012
Oxfordshire Sports Partnership is committed to using the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire a lasting legacy for sport and physical activity in Oxfordshire.
To achieve that vision Oxfordshire Sports Partnership is developing a range of projects that have been inspired by the Olympic values. Currently two projects have been granted the prestigious London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
Take a look at Oxfordshire Sports Partnership's London 2012 Inspired projects below.
Leadership Champions is a new programme to give young people aged 16-19, the skills and confidence they need to make a significant and sustained difference in their community. Building on the successful Step into Sport programme run in schools, Leadership Champions will target those already involved in community sport that would benefit from additional development opportunities to further their voluntary involvement.
Leadership Champions provides structure and support for community involvement across all strands of volunteering as well as feeding young people into the existing programmes run in schools and the sport specific leadership opportunities offered by some National Governing Bodies of sport.
Over the year the young people will be offered a range of workshops and mentoring opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence culminating in the young people undertaking a community volunteering project of their choice.
In it together is a disability focused project funded by Sport England's Lottery Funding and will run from June 2011 to March 2012. In it together will create more opportunities in disability sport, support local clubs to develop inclusive opportunities, train more coaches to work with disabled people and ultimately raise the profile of disability sport and the Paralympics Games.
In it together offers a programme of sports for adults with learning disabilities.
Find out more at www.westoxon.gov.uk/inittogether
Boccia Revolution is a countywide project to educate, inspire, increase participation, awareness and training in the Paralympic sport of Boccia.
The project aims to develop new Boccia clubs and provide a pathway for participants at a grassroots level as well as the ability to progress to National and International representation leading ultimately to Paralympic selection.
Boccia Leaders Courses are being delivered to train volunteers to run Boccia activities including 12 fun taster sessions in schools, day services and homes for older people to introduce and signpost them to Boccia opportunities. In addition to taster sessions a Disability and Inclusive Sports Information Fair was held last November promoting the sporting opportunities available for people with a disability within Oxfordshire, ensuring that participants learn about Boccia, be inspired to play further and participate regularly.
With the development of regular clubs the project will enable new friendships to be forged as well as encouraging respect for other players, rules and differences in ability.
Sport Unlimited run by Oxfordshire Sport Partnership is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark in November 2010, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games
The Oxfordshire 2012 Partnership was established by the County Council in February 2010, in order to ensure that the London 2012 Games have a positive and lasting social and economic impact on Oxfordshire. Co-ordinated by Oxford Inspires and working with a range of partner organisations – including all District Councils, the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, Thames Valley Police, Blenheim Estates and the University of Oxford – the Oxfordshire 2012 Partnership aims to ensure that the communities of Oxfordshire have the opportunity to take inspiration from the Games and have a chance to get involved.