NHS invites people to make sport happen in their local area in 2012
The Wakefield health and wellbeing development team and Age UK Wakefield District is inviting Wakefield people to "Get active, Get involved in 2012" by becoming a Sport Maker; making sport happen in their local area
Sport Makers has been established as a national Olympic legacy programme to help people make sport happen in their local area. Over 40,000 people who work in their local communities have been getting together with colleagues or friends to organise sporting activities and events. The Wakefield health and wellbeing development team is now encouraging local people to do the same.
Anyone over the age of 16 can become a Sport Maker in three steps: • Tell Sport Maker who you are by visiting www.sportmakers.co.uk or contact the health and wellbeing team on 01977 705473 who can register for you.
• Come along to a Sport Maker workshop • Make sport happen!!
The team have organised a Sport Maker workshop on Thursday 19th April at Age UK’s Lock Lane Community Centre, William Street, Castleford, between 12 – 3pm, which is open to anyone interested in becoming a Sport Maker.
During the informal workshop people will be able to find out more about the initiative, tips on how to get involved in sport in Wakefield and ideas on how they can help others to do the same.
Dan Eades, health and wellbeing development worker said, "Becoming a Sport Maker gives people the knowledge, information and connections to get better at making sport happen.
"Attending a workshop does not commit people to anything, rather it is an opportunity to meet others interested in organising sport locally and find out more about how Sport Makers are helping to deliver the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sporting legacy."
The health and wellbeing development team in partnership with Age UK Wakefield District will also be hosting the Wakefield heptathlon games, a series of sporting events taking place across the summer in support of the 2012 Games. To find our more about the heptathlon games including dates and times, visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk