SBitC awarded Sport tender in Warwick

Thu 03 Jan 2013
Author: SBitC

Image by :

Sky Blues in the Community to continue community in Warwick areas...

Sky Blues in the Community has been awarded a tender to provide Sport & Physical Art activities in the district’s St Mary’s Lands and Forbes Estate areas of Warwick.

Portfolio Holder for Cultural Services, Councillor Stephen Cross at Warwick District Council says, “A budget of £120,000 was set aside to be invested in projects to increase activity levels of residents in the Forbes estate and surrounding areas. There was substantial interest in the tender, with over 30 groups and organisations from across the region attending briefing sessions.  

“We are delighted to have awarded it to Sky Blues in the Community for their comprehensive and cost effective bid.”

David Busst, Joint Head of Sky Blues in the Community said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been successful with our ideas and awarded the grant by Warwick District Council. The sports and physical arts activities that we aim to deliver will be run from a range of venues in the local area and benefit a really broad cross-section of the community, working with people from pre-school aged children right through to older people aged 60 plus.

“We will actively be looking to work in partnership with the many fantastic sports clubs and community groups in the local area. We are committed to working with these organisations to do what we can in order to support the local sport and physical arts infrastructure, including developing local volunteers and community leaders.”

Guy Rippon, who heads up Sky Blues in the Community with Busst added: “It has been a substantial period of development recently for Sky Blues in the Community, and we have really diversified in the initiatives that we deliver across our central themes of sport, health, education and inclusion. 

"This project really fits with our new strategic vision and our priorities for the next three years. The programme is about how we think that we can impact on the health and well-being of people and communities through sports, physical activity and physical arts provision.

The project will offer a strong volunteer element, looking to recruit and train locals to “up skill” individuals to support the delivery of the activities, and will aim to provide a legacy for continued participation beyond the project.

Start dates for the project will be agreed with Sky Blues in the Community and run until March 2015.

For more information, please contact Guy Rippon on 07779 269894 or email guy.rippon@ccfc.co.uk

    Related Articles

    • Would you like to be a matchday volunteer for Coventry City? More here!

      Would you like to be a... 31 Jul 2014
      How would you like to volunteer for the Sky Blues on matchday? Find out more here!

    • Sky Blues in the Community announce summer holiday football camp details

      Sky Blues in the Community... 26 Jun 2014
      The activities are open to boys and girls aged 5-12 years old and run from 10am to 3pm...

    • Take penalties against Sky Blue Sam at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Weekend'!

      Take penalties against Sky... 14 May 2014
      Sky Blue Sam will be stepping between the posts for spot kicks at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Weekend' this weekend

    • Coventry City thank volunteers and staff for role in achieving Family Excellence Award

      Coventry City thank... 08 May 2014
      The club would like to thank volunteers and staff for their efforts which have resulted in a Family Excellence Award from the Football League

    • Coventry City handed a 2013/14 Family Excellence Award by the Football League

      Coventry City handed a... 08 May 2014
      The Sky Blues are handed an award recognising outstanding experience provided for young fans and families

    • Support Coventry City Supporters FC in their IFA Midlands Cup final against West Brom

      Support Coventry City... 07 May 2014
      Coventry City Supporters FC travel to Eccleshall looking for silverware in the IFA Midlands Cup final against the Baggies