“It’s been great bringing the guys down to work with Sporting Chance. Everyone has came on so much in terms of confidence,discipline,coordination and overall boxing skills.The coaches treate everyone the same and the general public who use the gym have always been supportive of the work we do.The coaches really cater to everyone’s needs and this has also helped everyone general health and fitness,which is great for our people.The guys look forward to their sessions every week and we hope this partnerships lasts a long time.” Stephen Armstrong – Life Skills Coach – Daybreak
”Sporting Chance provide a great alternative to the norm. Linhope PRU – which caters for students excluded from mainstream education – have been fortunate enough to use Sporting Chance to provide weekly boxing training sessions at their base in Benwell at Jobe’s Gym. The facilities are ideal and the pupils have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the experience” Silas Aarvold – PE Coordinator – Linhope PRU
I am always impressed by all the SCNE team are doing an developing. Along with listening and learning about future plans, I am very excited for Newcastle! SCNE is making a huge contribution, also helping the learning of the NASDC and is an organisation of interest and review within steering group.” Justin Coleman – Director of operations – www.nasdc.org
“Sporting Chance have been running 3 fitness sessions a week at Eslington house since July 17; Eslington House resides up to 20 homeless young people. The importance of these sessions cannot be underestimated. It is giving the young people the tools and knowledge to improve their physical and mental health. Over the past 8 weeks I have personally have seen a huge improvement in the physical fitness amongst the participants. The sessions have brought structure, confidence and self believe into the lives of those who have taken part”. Shaun Graham – centre manager – Changing Lives
Sporting Chance North East have a great connection to their community, those who really need support and will benefit the most from activity and opportunities. It’s great to see them growing from strength to strength and working with those who wouldn’t necessarily get a chance to be active elsewhere. They have a high level of professionalism, taking great pride in everything they do and are a reliable and strong organisation to work with. Emily Burns – NE Regional Manager – Sported
Sporting Chance recently completed a 12 week programme with young people from County Durham Youth Offending Service.
The programme which was for 2 two hour sessions per week focussed on engaging the young people through sport using boxing as the main focus of engagement.
The approach of the Sporting Chances tutors with a difficult to engage group was excellent. They had a calm and patient manner and were prepared to work through issues with them.
The programme content provided good variety and young people were encouraged to take ownership and lead on sessions.
I would have no hesitation in working with them again. Brian Kirkup – Delivery team manager – County Durham Youth Offending Service
”It’s been great to work with Sporting Chance on the Sportivate project; They have helped us to engage many inactive people in sport, many of whom have gone on to change their lives and become much more active as a result” Alex Forthergill – Project officer – Tyne and Wear Sport