Footballer Joe Powton works tirelessly coaching football in the region. He was recently able to take advantage of our Coach Bursary scheme. The scheme aims to create new or better qualified sports coaches in Tyne & Wear.
During 2016/17 Sport England awarded club and community organisations in excess of 4 million pounds worth of funding through their small grants scheme; of the 635 successful awards 14 were from organisations in Tyne and Wear. Similarly of the 211 Inspired Facilities applications only six were from our sub region.
Barclays team championed the Active Workplace Winter Games, run by Tyne and Wear Sport. The games were held at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre on February 23 and are aimed at increasing sport participation within businesses. In total, seven teams from businesses across the region attended the event which also resulted in the runners up place going to Foundation of Light (Sunderland AFC) and Virgin Money.
The girl’s competition saw Whitley Bay High take the champions place on the podium and St Thomas More won the boy’s competition, both teams representing North Tyneside in the with North Tyneside rival St Thomas More taking third place in the Sportshall Athletics finals held at Temple Park, South Shields.