Presentations - 10 Year Celebration Event

Thursday 6th November 2014, Leicester Tigers Ground

Thank you for attending our 10 Year Celebration Event; please find below the speakers' presentations.

Celebrating 10 Years

At Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) we are celebrating our 10th year in November 2014.

As well as looking back to celebrate what LRS have achieved over the last 10 years as a partnership, LRS will also be looking at what needs to take place in order to shape the next 10 years for sport and physical activity locally.

Below are a list of just some of our 10 Year and recent highlights.

Ambition 1: Young People

  • £840,000 invested to support the development of our 11 School Sport & Physical Activity Networks.
  • £200,000 invested to support the development of 67 Sports Apprentices working in 67 primary schools across Leicestershire.
  • Over 100,000 young people participated in the Youth Games and Competition Manager Programme.
  • 200 early years practitioners across Leicestershire have received guidance and training on how to help 0-5 year olds take part in more purposeful physical play.
  • 9,571 young people have participated in the School Games Programme (Level 3), of whom 1,014 were disabled young athletes.
  • £759,238 has been invested to deliver 989 Sportivate projects, resulting in 13,039 11-25 year olds participating in sport and physical activity.
  • The Coalville Rugby Club project at Castle Rock High School won Regional Satellite Club and Participant of the Year 2014.

Ambition 2: Adults

  • Since Active People Survey 1 (2006), 3.9% more people now participate in sport and active recreation three or more times a week.
  • ¼ million attendances were recorded at Active Together sessions (Oct 09-Mar 12).
  • Over 200 workplaces and 1,000 individuals have participated in the Workplace Challenge.
  • Over 10,000 people have attended campaign week activities such as 'Move More 4 Less Week' and 'Active Ageing Week'.
  • Over £3 million has been invested into locality sport and physical activity commissioning plans resulting in over 2 million attendances at local activity sessions.
  • £642,278 funding secured to deliver a Get Healthy Get Into Sport project to target the inactive population of two locality wards.
  • Over 1,500 adults introduced to running through the Beginners Running Project.

Ambition 3: Places to Play

  • LRS has directly supported localities to attract over £25million of new sports facilities since 2004.
  • A multi-agency sports facilities framework has been developed and adopted to support joint working and strategic direction.
  • Over £2.4 million has been secured for local sports clubs from the Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund.
  • Over £900,000 has been secured for new sports facilities from the Sport England Improvement Fund.
  • Over £1.5 million of funds has been secured via developer contributions to support new facilities and infrastructure for sport and physical activity.

Ambition 4: Legacy

  • The Inspire Leicestershire partnership worked together to create a lasting legacy from the 2012 Games, driven by a dedicated legacy team.
  • 1,200 volunteers supported the Special Olympics in Leicester in 2009.
  • 392 Medal Makers contributed towards 12,000 hours of volunteering at the Team GB Preparation Camp at Loughborough University in 2012.
  • Nearly 30,000 people have been engaged in 138 elite athlete visits as part of the Legacy Roadshow.
  • Over £400,000 has been invested to support 36 graduate trainee 'Legacy Makers' across our 9 locality areas.
  • 70 Community Games events supported, engaging over 80,000 people.

Ambition 5: Clubs & Pathways

  • 1.1 million attendances at sports sessions delivered by 25 contracted Community Sports Coaches.
  • 1,557 young people have been supported into volunteering through the Step into Sport programme.
  • LRS has worked with over 700 sports clubs and organisations to provide a high quality funding advice service. 244 clubs have been successful in accessing over £1.3m.
  • 396 Sports Makers were recruited, trained and completed at least 10 hours of volunteering.
  • 705 talented young athletes were awarded £333,400 to support their development and progression in elite sport, through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.
  • £343,123 has been invested into local community sports clubs and organisations through the Leicestershire Legacy Fund.
  • 250 coaches and volunteers accessed CPD opportunities through the 2013/14 LRS Workforce Development Programme.

Guiding Principle: Fair Sport & Physical Activity

  • 953 young disabled athletes took part in the Inclusive Youth Games.
  • Sport England's Inclusive Project has seen 8,274 participants to date accessing new sport and physical activity opportunities.
  • LRS successfully supported Enderby LC to be the first accredited IFI facility in Leicestershire.
  • New LRS Awareness Raising Programme launched aimed at sport and leisure professionals, to ensure equality within programmes – 130 participants attending in 2014.
  • 2,433 years of participation, coaching and volunteering was celebrated at the 2014 Oldest Athlete Celebration across 32 nominations.
  • 5,507 females engaged through Sportivate programmes and 4,479 participants from BME backgrounds.
  • 73 female and 6 disabled young athletes were supported through the 2013/14 GO GOLD Funding Programme.


  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Melton LSA


  • Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council