Project information

Get Involved in Freestyle Street Games

To provide a safe haven for practicing and learning "cool" sports where young people who would otherwise be disadvantaged or intimidated by organised sport can feel relaxed and partner with street sport teams. This will be a sharing experience for exciting and innovative activities.

December 2012 - December 2013

Charity information

Hinckley Clarendon Sports And Community Association

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  • Need


    The project is trying to attract young people to a safe and exciting environment in which they can work with little risk of physical injury or be attracted to antisocial options. There is a large section of the young community who feel intimidated or unwelcome in sport or physical opportunities as part of the established education or leisure industry. We want to make a bridge to encourage and support these youngsters to get involved in safety and amongst their peers.


    We will provide activities and options in a casual setting with no predetermined expectations of enrolment, eligibility or code.The activities are broadly based on Freestyle Street Culture of shadow sports such as Free running, Parkour, Freestyle Gymnastics, performance martial arts and tricking. Workshops will be staffed by local "names" of credibility. By being accepted and encouraged they will be comfortable enough to form the habit of social sporting activity sharing experiences.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To run a weekly workshop


    » To promote through the local community and schools our workshops, classes and times,

    Success will be...40 lessons and 400 attendances.

    Aim 2

    To engage with disadvantaged and disengaged young people to take part.


    » We will make the activities relevant to street culture, social standing and personal achievement.

    Success will be...attracting a diverse group of ages and backgrounds new to sporting activity.

    Aim 3

    To form the habit of physical activity in a safe and exciting environment.


    » By making the workshops fun and friendly with social peer groups sharing time.

    Success will be...establishing a core group who lead by example.

  • Impact


    We will establish a base where like minded young people will be referred by their peers and the success of other participants. Once we reach a self sustaining group we will have achieved a group capable of driving their own ambitions with extended shows and gatherings.


    The prime risk is lack of communication and knowledge of the workshops and the work we do. We will make a diverse publicity through schools, colleges, social networking and local media, radio and written press.


    We will report through written documents, stats, descriptions of activity and with photo and moving images of the classes and activity. We will hold "gatherings" (participation shows) where invitations to spectators and sponsors will be made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 hall hire 80 sessions, 120 hours of workshops
      £2,000 staffing 120 hours qualified coaches
      £1,000 publicity leaflets, adverts, printing
      £1,000 outreach visits to schools and local venues.
      £2,000 apparatus young adult size hard foam blocks/mats
  • Background


    We will operate out of Clarendon Gymnastics Centre Hinckley and New College Leicester.. These are both dedicated purpose build facilities with a tradition of traditional gymnastics. The Freestyle movement is new and these centres are well placed and equipped to make the necessary provision.


    the local populations will benefit. There will be access by schools who wish to take advantage of our services. We are partnered with the local agencies for inclusion projects.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 2 facilities in the local area that have significant deprived communities and poor health. We have already run 2 pilot schemes this summer with positive results. We have good partnerships with local schools and agencies.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Trevor Low

    Well known local Manager and Leader for this project. Qualified Freestyle teacher level 3

    Ivan Bulyha

    Qualified level 2 coach. Has been part of a "gathering" or show for Freestyle and tricking earlier this year.

    Yevgen Gryshchenko

    Qualified level 2 an expert exponent of this sport with a goof following of young people.

    Mitchell Edwards

    Qualified level 2. He is a sport teaching assistant with a good relationship with the local schools through the Sports Partnerships.