Game On Wales is a programme delivered by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
The Trust has championed the role sport and physical activity can play for 20 years. But we need to keep introducing young people in our Coalfield Communities to the life-changing benefits of sport.
The vision for Game On Wales is to encourage healthy lifestyles and support Coalfield residents to be more active, more often. We will do this by providing and / or supporting others that provide informal sport e.g. 5 a side (Football 5ives), walking football, Turn Up and Play sessions for girls, Sports Leaders UK qualifications and other easy to organise and access sport sessions.
The audience for Game On is young people, aged 7 to 16 years old, who typically, are not a member of any other sports club. We deliver in the community; locations tend to be areas of higher crime, significant health inequalities, fewer community resources and where lower academic attainment is prevalent.
By building on the best aspects of a life in a Coalfields Community, our offer has evolved to generate positive social outcomes that remodel the challenging aspects of growing up in a Welsh Coalfield Community.
We have a social imperative to improve heath in Welsh Coalfield Communities. We need a solid, reliable, consistent measure of our social impact year on year. That’s why we produce an annual social impact report, with details included at project and outcome level. It is our way to tell others what we do, why we do it and what difference we make.