New scheme bids to kick off sports

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A NEW volunteer programme has been launched in a bid to get sport happening locally.

Sports clubs and organisations from across Lincolnshire were part of a week-long launch to promote Sport Makers – a 2012-inspired programme to encourage more people to organise sports and activities for their friends, family and colleagues.

Sarah Gander, a health walk leader in Long Sutton, has signed up to become a Sport Maker.

She said: “I started health walks in 2008 and really enjoyed them.

“I’m now a leader in Long Sutton, Spalding and Holbeach, and I love seeing the benefits they provide for those taking part.”

Sport Makers aims to inspire 548 people in Lincolnshire to get involved in sport, with each of them spending at least ten hours organising or leading sporting activities. It is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

Every Sport Maker will be invited to an informal and interactive workshop where they’ll gain the skills to get involved.

Sport Makers will be introduced to organisations that need their help, and join forces with others who want to make sport happen locally. There’ll also be opportunities to meet top athletes and plenty of incentives to stay involved.

Sport Makers is managed through Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.

To sign up, or for more information, visit