Sport In Your Futures
Designed by East London Sport, SportInYourFutures is a community programme that aims to increase engagement in both sport and physical activity among primary school children in East London boroughs.
About the SportInYourFutures Programme
The SportInyourFutures programme is the first of its kind and aims to directly tackle issues such as obesity, exposure and access to high quality facilities and to higher education. The programme uses sport as a driver for social change to instil positive behaviours and aspirations about careers in sport from a young age.
How it works
- Hosted at SportsDock on the University’s Docklands campus, primary school pupils are invited to attend and take part in a series of fun exercises and sporting activities from volleyball to cricket, plus share insight into the wider health and wellbeing benefits of sport.
- Children also have the opportunity to watch our UEL matches, exposing them to both taking part and watching high performance sport. For many of the pupils attending this is often their first experience of both live sport and of attending a university.
- There is also a Q&A with the scholars, who often boast a range of national and international sporting medals, so pupils can ask questions about university life and get advice on starting their own journey into a sporting career.