Following seven years of delivery, Sportivate ended in March, finalising what has been an incredibly successful programme in Tyne & Wear. With the support of our partners, 2,561 young people attended at least five of their six activity sessions in the final year, resulting in the retention target set by Sport England being exceeded by over 70%. It has also been particularly pleasing that 87% of the young people who engaged in the programme in the final year were inactive on enrolment, with a large number of them becoming much more regularly active following their involvement in Sportivate.
Over the course of the programme, the final figures show that approximately 26,000 young people from across the sub-region attended at least five of their six sessions, hugely exceeding the target set by Sport England. The programme has had a significant impact on the lives of young people in Tyne & Wear and we greatly appreciate the hard work and support our partners in providing these opportunities and helping to make the programme the success it has been.