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Sport Makers volunteering at the Summer Sports Festival in Plymouth along with Sport Maker Ambassador - Danielle Waterman
Focused workshop for volunteers interested in working with people with disabilities in the community. Great Ideas and Great Volunteers.
Some of the Active Devon team also signed up as Sport Makers volunteering at the Live Site in Weymouth for the Paralympics.
Become 1 of 40,000 sport makers inspiring thier communities to be part or the 2012 Legacy and volunteer in sport.
Sport Makers aims to inspire 1000 people in Devon to get involved, with each of them spending at least 10 hours organising or leading sporting activities
Five-time Olympic Gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, has unveiled a new way for people to become sporting heroes in Devon.
Sir Steve, our greatest Olympian, has joined forces with Sport England and Active Devon to launch Sport Makers, a programme for everyone who'd like to make sport happen for their friends, neighbours or colleagues.
- Have a passion for sprot and activity
- Want to be part of something special
- Enjoy getting yourslef and others active
- Want to help your commnity be part of the legacy
and are you over 16? Then you can be a Sport Maker!
Sport Makers Feature
Games Maker Celebration Event
2012 saw an amazing year for Sport and gave us some fantastic sporting heros. These sporting heros would not be where they are today without the help of volunteers.
London 2012 saw 70,000 volunteers create an amazing spectacle and made the Games what is was. Here at Active Devon we wanted to celebrate that contribution to sport and also inspire them to create that legacy in thier community. 60 Games Makers from Devon signed up to be Sport Makers and attended the celebration event.
Gorgs Geikie, Team GB Olympic Pistol Shooter, attended the event and talked about her Olympic experiences in the summer and how important volunteers are to her and sport in general at all levels. All the Games Maker pledged at least 10 hours of their time to sport in thier local community and are helping to achieve our mission of getting everyone in Devon active for life.
Sport Makers is part of the Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. The film below details the Sport Maker launch in Devon and explains a little more about the programme.
Every Sport Maker will be invited to an informal and interactive workshop where they'll gain the skills and opportunities to get involved in sport in Devon. Sport Makers will be introduced to organisations that need their help, and join forces with others who want to make sport happen locally. There'll also be opportunities to meet top athletes and plenty of incentives to stay involved. The film below sees Devon Sport Maker Sarah Devon talk about her experiences as a Sport Maker.
Sir Steve said: "You don't need medals to become a sporting hero. By helping people you know to get involved in sport you'll be doing something amazing for your friends and local community as well as having fun yourself.
"The thing I want to see more than anything is more people out enjoying what sport has to offer, but we need your help to make it happen.
"So why not take your first step to becoming a sporting hero and visit sportmakers.co.uk."