Meet Double Olympic Medallist and become a Sport Maker

By NickiBlake on November 21st, 2012 - comments

Sports volunteers can meet double Olympic cycling medallist Bryan Steel at a workshop in Woodhall Spa next month.

Anyone who wants to get involved with sport as a coach, volunteer or participant are being encouraged to attend a Sport Makers workshop, delivered by Bryan Steel on Wednesday 5th December 2012.

Sport Makers is a national Sport England programme, part of the ‘People Places Play’ legacy strategy for the London 2012 Games. The programme hopes to make it easy for people to make sport happen in the local area – from setting up a sports club with your friends, encouraging your family to be more active or formally supporting sports events or projects in the local community.

Bryan Steel will be running the Sport Makers workshop next month, and hopes to inspire a variety of people:

“Being a Sport Maker is for anyone aged 16 plus; you can be a student looking for some more experience in sport, a sports enthusiast looking to get more involved, or someone with a bit of extra time on your hands who wants to give something back to the local community. There are so many benefits of being included in this project.”

The Sport Makers workshop is the first part of a Sport Makers journey to make sport happen locally.

Lizzie Borrill, Workforce Development Manager at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said:

“We’re all aware of how great the Games Makers were at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and this is a great opportunity to get involved in the legacy of the Games. The Sport Makers programme develops skills, broadens experiences and builds confident – it’s a real chance to make a difference to sport and encourage more people to be active.”

The Sport Makers workshop in Woodhall Spa will take place on Wednesday 5th December at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa Golf Club. A free buffet will be available for all guests from 6.30pm with the workshop from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. Find out more about the workshop here.

Any volunteer signed up to the programme who completes 10 hours voluntary work will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £50. Find out more about the prize draw here.

For more information about Sport Makers call Lizzie on 01522 585 580 or visit the Sport Makers website to register for free and sign up to a workshop.