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50th Anniversary Appeal Projects
In 2017 to celebrate 50 years of supporting North East sport £20,000 was allocated to 4 key projects that exemplified the beliefs and ideals of Sport Newcastle. Each project received £5,000. This is what they did.
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The Eagles Community Foundation used their grant to deliver a mentoring programme called ‘Ahead of the Game’. A member of staff was released to become a Mentoring and Performance Officer. He worked directly with new coaches to monitor their development and progress. Coaches benefited from regular feedback, formal and informal staff development and the opportunity to have a designated point of contact. Evidence showed that the new coaches felt valued, that their skill levels had improved, as had their impact on the young people they were coaching.
The target of the newly formed amalgamation of the Falcons Community Foundation and Thunder Community Programme was to expand the Deaf Rugby Programme. Sport Newcastle funding allowed the Foundation to work in schools across the region to develop resources and provide training to raise awareness of how to offer an inclusive sporting environment for deaf children and children with hearing impairments. Players worked with pupils to develop their signing skills, and put them in to the the context of a game. Hundreds of young people were involved in the project and the resources that have been developed are now available for hundreds more to use.
Hat-Trick, the winners of Sport Newcastle’s Community Award in 2015, work with young people in the most deprived areas of the City in a wide variety of sports. Their grant allowed the appointment of a designated leader to set up a one year Introduction to Sports Coaching programme for ten Y12/13 (6th form) students who currently volunteer for the organisation. The students were provided with work experience placements, tutoring and training. They achieved a wide range of qualifications and experiences that qualify them for jobs in the Sport and Leisure Industry.
NUFC Foundation wanted to address the shortage of young female football coaches in the region. Five assistant female coaches aged 16+ were appointed and assigned to work alongside an experienced and highly qualified Foundation Football Coach. Each received 1:1 support and mentoring throughout the 18 week programme. By the end of their training the young women were fully trained and confident to work as football coaches. The Foundation has great hopes that these coaches will become role models for girls who want to become involved in football coaching in the future.