Following seven years of delivery, Sportivate finished at the end of March, finalising what has been an incredibly successful programme in Tyne & Wear.
British Fencing have launched a new fencing taster session offer for Primary Schools, to encourage more children to participate in fencing. The National Governing Body have also launched a new coaching framework that is designed to clearly show the pathway to becoming a coach, for aspiring fencing coaches.
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.