10th November 2017
Last night saw Sporting Futures win the ‘Service to Sport’ award at the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.
Sporting Futures, who recently merged with Derby County Community Trust, work in some of the most deprived areas of the county to provide young people with opportunities in sport.
There are thousands of children and young people across the county who can’t participate in sport, often due to cost and travel. Sporting Futures helps overcome these barriers by providing free, multi-sports activities in community spaces which can be accessed by all.
As well as providing sporting activity for young people, their main fundraiser – the Derby 10K – is Derby’s biggest mass participation event. The event is in its 18th year and attracts over 5,000 participants annually.
The Service to Sport Award was given to an individual or organisation who has changed the quality of life and improved the health of Derbyshire people, which Sporting Futures have done across their 23 year history.
Now as part of the Trust, Sporting Futures will strengthen and widen our Community Engagement offering, complement our existing Education programmes and bring their events and fundraising knowledge to help us improve the lives of more people than ever.