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Bromley based organisation Mytime Active has received National recognition for its doorstep sport club MyFuture at the coveted ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards 2015. The accolade, Shaping Young Lives Award 2015, was awarded for the work it does engaging young people and was presented at the ukactive Flame Conference, Telford International Centre infront of a packed crowd and industry names including AP McCoy, Debra Searle and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Myfuture is a community project that provides free, bespoke, weekly sport and physical activity programmes for young people in the heart of two of the most disadvantaged communities in Bromley – Orpington and the Cray Valley wards (ranked 20% most deprived in England by National Deprivation Index Statistics).
Keith Sykes, Community & Youth Development Manager said, "Myfuture project was developed as a result of feedback from stakeholders that young people in these areas were in need of positive activities to help reduce anti-social behaviour. It was also recognised that residents within these delivery wards have some of the most acute health issues – including smoking, obesity and inactivity. In response to this need Mytime Active developed, managed and part funded Myfuture as part of the organisations commitment to invest in local communities. Other partners and funders include, Bromley Council, Affinity Sutton Housing Association, the Priory Academy and more recently StreetGames (as part of Doorstep Sports Club initiative). I am absolutely delighted for the team to win such fantastic National recognition for this project. ”
MyFuture not only offers young people aged 14 to 18 years free sporting activity such as Streetdance, basketball and multisport but provides a range of volunteering, training and mentoring opportunities to empower the next generation of young leaders in sport and help them on the road to a successful adulthood.
Jane Ashworth CEO of StreetGames, "StreetGames is delighted that Mytime Active has earned this recognition for their doorstep sport club Myfuture, it is a prime example of how sport can help change and shape young people’s lives and their communities for the better. With the notable reduction in reported ASB since the club began it proves that if you make sports available to young people at the right time, place, style and price it works. Congratulations Mytime Active”.
The Flame awards represent the final stage in the rigorous assessment process designed to celebrate organisations and individuals that stand out from the competition. Entrants have proven through the assessment process that the work they do is shaping the future of physical activity in the UK.
Steven Ward, Executive Director, ukactive commented "After months of detailed assessments of each entrant the winners have finally been rewarded with their Flame Awards. They are all extremely worthy winners. I would like to congratulate everyone who entered this year and especially the finalists for reaching this stage. The assessment process has been established as exceptionally rigorous and this year it was even tougher so all the winners should be very proud of what they have achieved.”
ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector, with over 3,500 members from activity providers to major consumer brands, training facilities and equipment manufacturers. Members come from across the private, public and third sector and are united by ukactive’s longstanding and uncompromising commitment to getting more people, more active, more often