LTA brings Emma Raducanu Trophy Tour 2022 to Sport for Life tennis programme at Waverley School 11th May 2022
We’re taking you back to the summer of 2021 when a history maker was born; the moment British No 1 Emma Raducanu experienced what can only be described as a fairy tale ending to a scintillating season. A moment that will never be forgotten, a moment she shared with an entire nation, a moment that united a nation, and now, Raducanu wants to share this remarkable moment with you.Continue Reading
14th March 2022 Commonwealth Day
Front page of Barbados Advocate: Sport for Life (Barbados) receives donation from British High Commission’.
Monday 14 March marked Commonwealth Day throughout the 54 member organisations, with celebrations taking place throughout the world.
At the Kensington Oval cricket ground in Barbados, the Captains of the England and West Indies cricket teams joined British High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood in making a donation to Sport for Life (Barbados). Based at the Oval, Sport for Life (Barbados) was founded as the Legacy Programme to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and offers support in academic subjects and IT and life skills, together with cricket coaching to school kids who are in need of an extra boost…
National Lottery Community Fund supports Sport for Life International
National Lottery Community Fund support Sport for Life International’s 33 week tennis coaching provision for young people in Birmingham…Continue Reading
SLF appointed ‘United By’ partner to Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022!
UNITED BY BIRMINGHAM 2022
SLF is delighted to have been chosen as one of the United By partners to Birmingham 2022. With our new programme of coaching Building Character through Sport, we aim to bring down barriers to entry into sport and education that currently exist amongst communities in less advantaged areas of Birmingham. It builds on the successful and long running Sport for Life International (SFLI) model that uses the power of sport to create new opportunities for young people, especially girls, and their communities to play cricket, tennis and football to increase fitness levels, build mental health and to access quality sporting facilities and coaching.
Black Country Consortium joines SLF
Black Country Consortium joined SLF to support a multisport coaching series for 14-19 year olds at Shireland Collegiate Academy. More than…Continue Reading
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
Sport for Life International (SFLI)’s #TennisAtHome is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) sponsored digital activity programme targeting Year 6 – 7 students who are transitioning from primary to secondary schools. The original series was launched in July 2020 with the express aim of giving children a series of physical activity challenges based on tennis which they could access via their schools using tennis equipment provided by the LTA. Both LTA, SFLI and participating schools agreed that this was a vital tool to enable young people to enjoy tennis at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new 10 week series started on Monday 8th February 2021 and consisted of 20 tennis video sessions of 1’00 minute recorded with SFLI coaches Mohammed Naeem and Reuben Wilson. The LTA once again provided SFLI with tennis kit bags containing tennis racquets, tennis balls, pop up nets, markers and general training equipment. PE teachers made them available on schools’ portals and fed back amazing stories of their students having a lot of fun with the sessions. 50 young people from each of the secondary schools sent in feedback which was amazing. 90% increase their weekly physical activity levels. 85% said they had learned new skills. 70% said they wanted to continue playing tennis… (sample below of SFLI primary school participant…)
Coronavirus Pandemic closes schools from 20th March 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, Sport Legacy Foundation has withdrawn its sports and mentoring programme Sport for Life International from schools in Birmingham from 20th March. We wish everyone the best in this time of national change and send all the students, their families, the teachers andContinue Reading
Schools cancel cricket tours to Barbados March 2020
Several UK prep schools touring to Barbados in March 2020 have cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. They were due to visit Sport for Life Barbados at Kensington Oval before Easter. Many have said that they hope to tour in October when it is hoped that the current situation will have improved. Schools raise valuable funds for SFL Barbados’ cricketContinue Reading
National Express Foundation FNX supports Sport Legacy Foundation with grant for tennis and football coaching provision in Birmingham schools
Sport Legacy Foundation has been awarded a grant by National Express Foundation FNX to enable its delivery programme Sport for Life International to coach tennis and football to 15-18 year olds at five secondary schools in east Birmingham from October 2019. More than 100 students are currently enjoying hourly after-school clubs each week until July 2020 with equipment supplied underContinue Reading
Chair of Trustees Lord Newby hosts dinner at the House of Lords
Chair of Trustees Lord Newby hosted a dinner at the House of Lords at the end of June to honour England cricketer Moeen Ali and confirm the Foundation’s commitment to planning his legacy programme in Birmingham. Guests joined from the Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association, National Asian Cricket Council and Central England Co-operative as well as financial sector and lawContinue Reading