Northamptonshire Sport leads on getting more people to be more physically active or participating in a sport in the county. This is our fundamental role and constitutes the 'day job', supporting district/borough authorities, voluntary sector organisations, charities, HE/FE, health and many others in reducing inactivity and increasing participation. More specifically we are focused on reaching the least active, especially those in groups where significant inequalities exist.
Active Partnerships (formally County Sport Partnerships) are a key component part of Sport England's current Strategy (2017-21) to deliver increases in activity. In the context of the national strategic landscape Northamptonshire Sport led the development of a "Framework for Physical Activity and Sport for Northamptonshire" on behalf of the local authorities in Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board. This framework reflects the national strategic picture in the context of the particular needs of Northamptonshire as a county.
Our work in Schools
Northamptonshire Sport is the strategic lead for PE and School Sport across the county, striving to link schools with local community sport providers, National Governing Bodies of sport and other national partners. Through the delivery of programmes such as the School Games and Satellite Clubs, managing the county School Swimming Service, support of the Active Lives Survey and the PE and Sport Premium Funding, sports leadership opportunities and teacher training, Northamptonshire Sport champions the positive impact that inclusive physical education, physical activity and school sport can play in the lives of children and young people. Our ambition is to ensure all children and young people in Northamptonshire achieve 60 active minutes every day.
How we support Clubs and Organisations
Northamptonshire Sport help clubs and community organisations provide great experiences for their participants and workforce in high quality, safe and sustainable environments.
To do this, we support:
- Existing clubs, groups and organisations
- Existing paid and volunteer workforce
- New and emerging organisations catering for newly-active participants, in establishing customer-focused practices and well-managed environments and structures.
- Working toward a more diverse paid and volunteer workforce to reflect the communities we work in.