CIMSPA welcomes new StreetGames apprenticeships scheme progress

CIMSPA has welcomed the news that national sports charity, StreetGames, has announced that it is to develop a new community sport apprenticeship as part of the Trailblazer programme.

The Community Health and Sport Activator apprenticeship is being created to encourage young people to lead more active, healthier lifestyles and in doing so, divert vulnerable youngsters away from anti-social behaviour and crime.

Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA said: “CIMSPA is delighted that StreetGames has successfully completed the first part of their apprenticeship standard’s development. We’re looking forward to supporting the evolution of this work through the physical activity trailblazer group which, together with our own personal trainer and leisure duty manager standards, will provide sport and activity sector employers with the best possible apprenticeships pathway.”

Jane Ashworth, CEO of StreetGames, said: “For eight years, we’ve been using sport for social good – helping disadvantaged youngsters lead more active lifestyles and get on in life. We’re delighted that we, with the help of our partners, now have the opportunity to develop a pathway that will directly lead these young people into the workplace. Our hope is that our programme will ultimately help create the leaders of the future who are able to inspire the next generation.”

More information on the announcement and reaction can be found on the StreetGames website here

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