Archive for July, 2011

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011 – AND FINALLY…

The Anthony Walker Community Festival saw thousands of people come together in his memory and to celebrate diversity and promote peace. The event was held at Liverpool University campus and saw the Athony Walker Foundation join forces with Love Music Hate Racism. The festival goes were treated to DJs and live sets, circus performers, basketball and football events along with an array of cultural foods, as the heavens were smiling as the sun shone bright. Paul Harris, the event manager, said: “Anthony’s family were delighted with how the day went. His biggest passions were music and sport so to have More >

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

The shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2011 has been announced. The awards from Beyond Sport recognise and reward organisations that are delivering sport projects that drive positive social change. The shortlist consists of 35 projects from 18 countries. Projects from Afghanistan, Nepal, Sierra Leone and the West Bank are included and there are 22 different sports represented. The award ceremony is set be held in Capet Town, South Africa, between 5-8 December, at the annual Beyond Sport Summit, and each project that has reached the shortlist will receive an invite to attend.

The whistleblower from the Qatar 2022 bid, which More >

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011 – NATIONALLY

Grassroots sport is set to benefit from an investment of £12m as a part of the Sport Legacy Fund, which makes grants to 14 large-scale sports participation projects and 26 community facilities. The aim is to get thousands of people fit and active and was announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. In addition to this, 140 local organisations will be able to access £1,500 ‘Freesport’ grants. Londoners can also access subsidised training to learn the skills for sports coaching, official or volunteer. The scheme has seen 4,500 training places funded to date, with participants pledging 50,000 hours of More >

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011 – REGIONALLY

A comedy competition for young people aged 12 to 18 has been won by a 12-year-old boy from Aintree. Josh Smallman, a pupil at Deyes High School in Maghull, beat of 11 other finalists in a show St George’s Hall. The competition was organised by The Comedy Trust, and Josh, said: “I am made up. I turn 13 later this month and this is like an early birthday present. But actually I would like a dog so print that and my Mum will have to buy me one!”

Children from Sefton have praise for the help they have given to improving More >

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011 – LOCALLY

The Charitable Manchester public have been breaking a sweat in order to raise money for good causes:

Cancer Research UK will benefit from £900,000 raised by the annual Race for Life. There 12,000 women who took part in either a 10km run on Saturday or one of two 5km runs on Sunday. The runners wore pink T-shirts and fancy dress in the Heaton Park event which marks its 15th anniversary.

Thousands of cyclists took part in the 60-mile annual Manchester to Blackpool bike ride. The event is expected to raise around £355,000 for Christies Hospital and is in its 25th year. Despite More >

Word From the Streets w/c 11th July 2011

Its good to hear that there is so much charitable work going on, but how many charities do we have doing the same work. Duplication is an expensive exercise. The Youth Charter has been trying to collaborate with like-minded organisations and get them to work together for many years, but as usual, everyone wants to do it their own way…

Word From the Streets w/c 4th July 2011 – AND FINALLY…

As sport continues to be driven by all things commodity, a launch with a difference in the area of global riot torn historic significance. Our very own Manchester based Youth Charter launched its Liverpool ’15 Report at a community volunteer organisation, DCLP. Many will ask “where’s the House of Lords, House of Commons or plush Town Hall or corporate venue for the oldest and most achieved legacy NGO?” No, just the humble streets reflecting another report and milestone of the whys, what’s, how’s, who’s and when’s! The report comes only weeks after the IOC Congress in Durban and with only More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th July 2011 – QUOTES

“I wanted to be part of a winning England team, not one full of greedy players just after personal glory.”

-       Paul Scholes on his disappointments whilst playing for his national soccer team.

“Plastic Brits are fantastic for team.”

-       Kelly Sotherton, 34, the Birmingham-based former heptathlete, who see’s the British athletics team being stronger for employing foreign-grown talent.

Word From the Streets w/c 4th July 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

All the major leagues of US sport have signed up to attend the Beyond Sport United conference to be held at the Yankee Stadium in New York City in September. The conference is being run by Beyond Sport and will see the largest gathering of sports teams ever for an event discussing issues of sport and social change. Present at the event will be Founding Supporters:  Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA); the National Football League (NFL); the National Hockey League (NHL); and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Nick Keller, the founder of Beyond Sport, said: More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th July 2011 – NATIONALLY

The legacy of the Olympic stadium is coming back under a shadow of doubt after being engulfed by a cloud of controversy that has followed the news that large sums of money were to an Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) employee by West Ham United. The OLPC director, Dionne Knight, was is also in a relationship with the West Ham United director responsible for their bid to the residents of the publically funded stadium. Knight is now suspended of full pay, but West Ham United have said that the OPLC were fully aware that she was being paid by the More >