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“Supporting & empowering young people to be confident, capable, independent and responsible citizens within their own communities.”

Streetsport is a non-profit ‘prevention, intervention and diversionary tactics initiative’ based at RGU:SPORT in Aberdeen that actively reduces instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

Established in 2006, the project uses sports and other creative activities to provide free alternatives for young people during the evenings by deploying mobile activity arenas into locations throughout the city, taking activities directly to young people within their own communities.

Denis Law's Streetsport has been nominated for and won a number of awards including:

Winner
Aberdeen City Council, Children and Young People's Awards: Opportunities for All

Winner
Volunteer Friendly Award

Shortlisted
Finalist
Sport Scotland Scottish Sports Awards: Local Heroes

Winner
Aberdeen City Council, Children and Young People's Awards: Integrated Partnership Working Category with Project Fit

Winner
Sport Aberdeen Awards: Outstanding Commitment of the Year Award

Winner
The Northsound Awards: Outstanding Contribution to the Community

Nominated
The Guardian University Awards: Contribution to Local Community

Shortlisted
Finalist
Times Higher Education Awards: Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community


Funded by Comic Relief, through Foundation Scotland
CR spends money raised by its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day & Sport Relief

Locations

Over the past 10 years Streetsport has worked strategically in partnership with a wide range of city stakeholders in over 35 areas within Aberdeen City.

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Objectives

  1. To provide community based events and activities that are free of charge and accessible to all.
  2. To promote participation, social inclusion & integration.
  3. To motivate and empower young people through prevention, intervention & diversionary activities.
  4. To promote respect, civic values and social responsibility within communities and help reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour.
  5. To promote health and well-being and discourage the misuse of substances, drugs and alcohol.
  6. To promote education and creativity and the development of self-confidence, initiative and interpersonal skills.
  7. To support & reconnect disaffected young people by providing alternative activities and opportunities for achievement.
  8. To provide a platform for positive transformation.
  9. To provide volunteers with opportunities to engage with and pursue personal development activities and qualifications.
  10. To work in partnership and collaborate with all parties who share our common objectives for the benefit of communities and young people.

Aims

The overall aim of the project is to ‘reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; promote health and wellbeing and encourage inclusivity through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour’.

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Volunteering

Streetsport rely on ‘Streetsport Volunteers’ to assist with the on-site deployment and organisation of activities. Volunteers benefit in a variety of ways and gain experience as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

Streetsport have also established and implemented a structured rewards programme through the Saltire Awards and all volunteers (between the ages of 16 – 25) are registered with Volunteer Scotland, a national organization that provides leadership on Volunteering Policy and Practice.

In June 2015 Streetsport was awarded with the Volunteer Friendly Award.

Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved in the Streetsport initiative. These range from fundraising and administration to hands on activities and offering support and advice to participants.

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Press Releases

Cruyff Court: the work has begun ― 26/10/2016

Hunter Construction has begun building a new community sports facility in Aberdeen.

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Kelly’s Cat Parade Aberdeen ― 3/10/2016

A number of charities will benefit after thousands of pounds were raised in an art initiative organised by Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Rotary Club.

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Total Football Aberdeen ― 29/9/2016

Plans to create a world-renowned multi-use community sports facility in Aberdeen have reached a new milestone as a contractor has been appointed to start work.

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HRH Prince Harry visits Streetsport  ― 26/9/2016

Prince Harry paid a visit to Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week as part of his first official visit to Aberdeen to learn about some of the vital work being done by a number of the city’s leading youth development projects.

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Streetsport Elevated to the Top ― 1/9/2016

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Streetsport initiative has scooped another prestigious prize at the recent Elevator Awards.

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On Trend Magazine ― 3/8/2016

Graham Thom of the Denis Law Legacy Trust and Development Officer Mark Williams of Streetsport, share how the project is helping to change the lives of youngsters in the city.

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StreetGames Partnership  ― 20/6/2016

Coca-Cola Great Britain has extended its six-year partnership with doorstep sports charity StreetGames in a move which will bring thousands more opportunities for people to access grassroots sports and activities across the UK.

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Cruyff Court Denis Law ― 19/5/2016

Scotland’s first Cruyff Court Denis Law in Aberdeen Plans to create a world-renowned multi-use community sports facility in Aberdeen have been given the green light today by councillors.

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Young Scot Award to Hannah Clews ― 27/4/2016

Congratulations to Hannah Clews, assisstant development officer, for her nomination in Young Scot Award.

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Mark’s moment No. 1  ― 27/4/2016

The Denis Law Legacy Trust team has introduced the first edition of our newsletter called The Word on the Street.

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Streetswim ― 27/4/2016

We are proud to announce the success of our last programme: StreetSwim. Thanks to it, 28 children have been able to receive swimming lessons after the Scottish Government pulled the public funding for it.

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Upcoming events ― 27/4/2016

Streetsport organise a plenty of events this season.

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Goal Model News: Rachel Corsie ― 11/4/2016

Our volunteer Rachel Corsie is a successful ‘soccer’ player for the Seattle Reign FC, in the US, and one of the Scotland’s national team stars.

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Upcoming: StreetTennis ― 11/4/2016

Our volunteer Rachel Corsie is a successful ‘soccer’ player for the Seattle Reign FC, in the US, and one of the Scotland’s national team stars.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ruairidh Morrison ― 11/4/2016

Ruairidh Morrison has been involved in StreetSport for the last 6 years, where he passed from being a volunteer to a paid coach and the leader of our increasingly successful Garthdee session.

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Sponsor Spotlight: John Clark Motor Group ― 11/4/2016

The generosity of the John Clark Motor Group has allowed us to multiply our activity during the last year.

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RGU hosts free swimming lessons for Kaimhill pupils ― 29/2/2016

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) based initiative, Streetsport, is providing free lessons for Kaimhill Primary School pupils after government funding for their swimming sessions came to an end.

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Aberdeen football hero is recognised by Buckingham Palace ― 12/1/2016

A world-renowned footballer and Patron to the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Streetsport community engagement initiative has been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

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Denis Law given CBE on Queen’s New Year honours list ― 31/12/2015

Aberdeen-born football legend Denis Law has been awarded a top accolade by the Queen.

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Public praised for enjoying safe Bonfire Night celebrations ― 17/11/2015

Police and partners in Aberdeen have praised the public for enjoying the Bonfire Night celebrations in a safe and responsible manner, with reported incidents down by 18% on last year.

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Legend Law removes iconic sign as Aberdeen leads way in Scotland ― 16/11/2015

The process to make Aberdeen the first city in Scotland where ball games can be freely played in parks and community spaces was officially kicked off by a Scottish football legend this month.

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Half-a-century on and Denis Law’s star shows no sign of fading as his influence over grassroots in the Granite City shows ― 10/8/2015

It's nearly 50 years since Denis Law was in his pomp, but, as Aberdeen's greatest footballer, the former winner of FIFA's Ballon d'Or remains as committed to helping his native city as ever.
 ― Herald Scotland

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Scottish Parliament Motions ― 7/8/2015

Many thanks to Kevin Stewart MSP who recently passed a motion on Streetsport in the Scottish Parliament. This follows on from three previous motions passed by Mark McDonald MSP & Maureen Watt MSP.

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Streetsport wins praise from Scottish Government Minister for Sport ― 7/8/2015

A leading sport and creative activities project for young people in Aberdeen has received praise from a Scottish Government Minister during a recent visit to the city.

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Streetsport recognised for volunteering impact ― 6/8/2015

A unique sports and creative activities programme for young people in Aberdeen has scooped an award for its positive and supportive approach to volunteering.

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MICA Magazine featured article ― 3/8/2015

Featured article in MICA Magazine, a free high end, contemporary, unique online male lifestyle bimonthly magazine that offers an insight into fashion, sport, restaurants, music, health & fitness and gadgets, for the professional male audience of Aberdeen, the North east of Scotland and beyond.

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Tough Mudder Scotland ― 21/6/2015

Congratulations to our team of volunteers who recently completed the Tough Mudder Scotland to raise funds for Streetsport.

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Denis Law’s Streetsport project to extend reach thanks to John Clark Motor Group ― 26/5/2015

A leading sports and creative activities project for young people in Aberdeen will now be able to extend its sessions thanks to the support of John Clark Motor Group.

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Sponsors sought to keep Streetsport project rolling ― 27/5/2014

A leading sport and inclusivity project for young people in Aberdeen, endorsed by Aberdeen’s very own football legend Denis Law, has appealed for corporate sponsors to support the initiative.

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Streetsport team target Offshore Europe 2013 ― 27/8/2013

A leading sport project for young people in the north-east has joined forces with Aberdeen Football Club for Offshore Europe 2013.

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Streetsport volunteer scoops Outstanding Commitment Award ― 17/7/2013

A dedicated volunteer who supports a leading sport project for young people in the north-east has been recognised at Aberdeen’s Sports Awards.

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Streetsport team target Offshore Europe 2013 ― 17/5/2013

A talented football freestyler from Robert Gordon University (RGU) will impress Aberdeen supporters with a demonstration of his soccer skills at Pittodrie this weekend.

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GFRS Supports StreetSport Initiative ― 6/10/2011

On Wednesday 5 October Grampian Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) donated a Mercedes Vito van to StreetSport, a unique community sport programme.

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