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Pictured: Leader of the Council, Cllr Eion Watts; Senior Sports Development Officer, Jenny Carter; Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Cllr Ann Syrett; Laurisa Robson.
Inspiring sports stars and coaches for London 2012The London 2012 Organising Committee has awarded Bolsover Leadership and Coaching Academy the Inspire mark in recognition of its excellent community programme.The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The scheme provides a two tiered approach to raising the aspirations and skill base of local people across the district. Since it started in July 2010, it has been going from strength to strength.

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About the project...

The Bolsover Leadership and Coaching Academy (BLACA) aimed to equip local people with the skills and confidence to access employment (paid or unpaid) in the field of physical activity, sport and leisure.  A project manager was be employed to recruit leaders and volunteers to the ‘Academy’ from three distinct groups:

  • Young people in Years 10/11 from five of the district’s secondary schools
  • Young people in Years 11-13 who are residents of Bolsover district
  • Working age individuals that are either unemployed or economically inactive

Every Academy member was required to deliver a minimum of 10 volunteering hours through voluntary placement opportunities created within local clubs, societies and partner agencies.

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