Torbay Council is pleased to announce that it has been successful in gaining the StreetMark accreditation and can now deliver StreetGames across Torbay.

Torbay Council is proud to be working with StreetGames to give young people the chance to enjoy sport, aspire to greater things and give back to their communities. This enthusiasm leads to an increase in sports participation and the recognition of the enjoyment that can be gained from taking part in sport.

Torbay Council’s Executive Lead for Safer Communities, Highways, Environment and Sport, Councillor Robert Excell, said: “It is great to support initiatives like StreetGames which enable and inspire young people to participate in a range of sports in Torbay. Gaining accreditation shows our ongoing commitment to develop sport within the community and deliver a variety of fun sporting activities.”

The Torbay StreetGames launch event took place on Friday 7 November at Plainmoor Community Swimming Pool, in partnership with the Devon FA, and saw just under 100 young people take part in football on the FA’s inflatable 5-a-side football pitch.

Marcus Jordan, General Manager of Swim Torquay LTD, says: “We are proud to support and be involved in the StreetGames initiative. Being a community pool, it is an important project to be part of, as it develops our links with local young people.

“Through the project we have developed a fantastic working relationship with Westlands School, who have been very supportive and offered us use of their sports hall. This has given us access to lots of young people from the local area and offers them a friendly and constructive activity to participate in after school.”

StreetGames is a sports charity that changes lives and communities. They support a network of projects which give sports and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. Doorstep Sport is StreetGames’ delivery method, whereby sport is brought to disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

The aim of each StreetGames project, accredited by StreetMark, is to be sustainable and become part of the fabric of the community. This leads to stronger and safer communities, encouraging social action and volunteering, as well as improving health and wellbeing.

Three Doorstep Sports clubs are being delivered across the Bay, in Ellacombe, Plainmoor and Parkfield, each delivering mulit-sport activities. Days and times of the clubs are as follows:

  • Ellacombe: Meet at TQ Together, Market Street on Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
  • Plainmoor: Meet at Plainmoor Community Pool on Mondays, 3pm – 4pm.
  • Parkfield:
    • BMX Stunt Club on Saturdays, 2pm – 3pm
    • Pool Club on Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Table Tennis Club on Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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