Young People

Setting the foundations for the future by encouraging our young people to adopt active lifestyles.

Great East Swim Schools Programme

3,000+ Suffolk primary and junior school pupils swim annually in a programme linked to the Great East Swim.

Junior Parkrun

Weekly free 2K timed run for juniors. Over 2,300 4 to 14 year olds have taken part since it was established in 2014.

StreetGames CLUB1

Aims to get more young people aged 14-25 to take part in solo activities, as part of a group and of their own accord to help prepare them to be active independently. Three CLUB1 programmes have been delivered in Suffolk to date.

Doorstep Sports Clubs

Fun, informal sports clubs that provide a vibrant and varied sporting offer to young people in disadvantaged communities and are designed to grow their motivation and ability to adopt a sporting habit for life. Six Doorstep Sport Clubs have been established in Lowestoft and Ipswich.

Suffolk SportsAid

Helping young Suffolk sportsmen and women who aspire to be our next Olympic, Paralympic and world champions. Since being established, Suffolk SportsAid has raised and distributed over £160,000 to support our future sporting heroes including some who have gone on to win Olympic, Paralympic, European and Commonwealth medals.

Go Run for Fun

An international programme aimed at inspiring as many children between the ages of 5 and 10 years as possible to run, through well organised fun events. Go Run For Fun has been delivered across Suffolk since 2013. In 2015 alone over 1,500 Suffolk children took part in events across the county.

Suffolk Show Sports Village

An annual showcase of sport and physical activity opportunities to 90,000 show goers.

MAC FACT

Suffolk’s Doorstep Sport Clubs were recognised ‘for the excellent work they carry out’ in encouraging young people to enjoy sport and develop their own personal skills in the 2015 StreetGames national awards.