Archive for August, 2011

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – AND FINALLY…

An 82-year-old man is upset at not having secured tickets for the London 2012 Olympics despite his dedication to the games which has seen him attend every other event stretching back to 1960. Denis Clayton, from Poynton, Cheshire, applied for £400 worth of tickets in both the April and June ballots but did not secure anything both times. The retired Bricklayer and former Macclesfield Harriers member began attending the Olympic games in 1960 when he travelled to Rome, which he travelled in a campervan. For the Tokyo 1964 Olympics Denis had to catch a Russian cargo boat to Sweden and More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – QUOTES

“I learnt a lot about my country through the national team. After 21 years it gives another chance to see my country. It gives me the chance to see people from other cities, which I don’t normally see. We want to show the country that it is possible to live with each other.”

-       Afghanistan soccer international, Sharityar, who fled his native homeland when he was 7-years-old with his family and settled in Germany.

“A billion people are watching me”

-       India cricket captain, MS Dhoni, on the expectations of a nation.

“Sachin Tendulkar, bowling to a master has boosted my confidence. Now I More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – INTERNATIONALLY

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been named as Beyond Sport’s Official Patron. The world renowned activist will help the organisation in its mission to promote, develop and support the use of the sport to create positive social change across the world. Tutu was part of the inaugural Summit for Beyond Sport held in London in 2009, and he said of the announcement: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the power sport can have on communities and to see so many people in one room talking about how they can use this power for good was a humbling moment. Beyond Sport can achieve great things.”

Nelson More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – NATIONALLY

A £50m Olympic legacy fund has been announced by MP Hugh Roberston, the minister for Sport and the Olympics. The National Lottery Fund will be administered by Sport England and will be made available to thousands of local sport clubs and facilities. The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the Places People Play legacy programme and will see at least £35m made available to community and voluntary organisations through grants of between £20,000 and £50,000, whilst schools and councils can apply for grants up to £150,000 with around £15m available for this. Mr Robertson said: “This £50 million fund is More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – REGIONALLY

Children across Liverpool can get free swimming passes again after a £600,000 council investment. The scheme had been scrapped following cut backs to council budgets but the new investment will now see all under 17s able to get free entry to Lifestyle fitness centres for two years. The Future Lfestyles scheme had originally run from 2008 to 2010 but was withdrawn when the cutbacks were announced. Liverpool primary care trust chair, Gideon Ben-Tovin, said: “Giving young people free access to leisure centres will help kickstart a healthy habit which could benefit them for the rest of their lives. It is More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011 – LOCALLY

In remembrance of their roots Manchester City are planning to return to the city for their training sessions. City had followed their arch rivals, United, out of the city from their Platt Fields base when they moved training to Carrington. United once trained in the heart of Salford at the Cliff but they moved first before City followed. But now the blues have plans for a big return to a site in Openshaw West. The state-art-of the facility will house 16 pitches – four for the first team, one of which will be an artificial full-size pitch, and 12 academy More >

Word From the Streets w/c 18th July 2011

The school summer holidays are looming, some have broken up already. There are those preparing for their new school, college or university, others going on to work. With six weeks or so to go lets hope that the local authorities have somewhere for them to go, something for them to do and someone to show them…


FOR RELEASE – 2nd August 2011



Youth Charter Legacy Manifesto 2012 …

Anti-social behaviour, gang related activity, radicalised youth are all problems experienced across the country. And all impact on the nation’s social and economic well-being.

In the present economic climate, with a steep rise in student fees, the Youth Charter recommends that all sport, leisure and community facilities should be FREE OF CHARGE to under 18s before, during and after the 2012 Olympic Games.

That is just one of the recommendations from the Youth Charter. With a year to go before the More >