Robert Gordon University

Transforming the lives of young people through the power of sport

Tens of thousands of young people in Scotland’s North East have had their lives transformed by the power of sport, thanks to Robert Gordon University’s Streetsport initiative.

The non-profit programme, delivered by the university and the Denis Law Legacy Trust, works to engage with communities and has helped reduce reports of youth crime, anti-social behaviour and wilful fire-raising by over 80%.

Not only do Streetsport’s free-of-charge local sport and creative activity sessions empower young people to be confident, but its volunteers support young people in raising their aspirations and employability.

This work towards developing the next generation of active and responsible citizens has been recognised by a number of awards over the years, including a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and the TSB Community Partner award at the National Pride of Sport Awards.

On his visit to the North-east in 2016, Prince Harry also spent time meeting with the Streetsport team, volunteers and dozens of young people who have thrived since being introduced to the programme.

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