To help our mission, we decided to bring the people who make sport so special, to deliver their stories and inspire others.
On Saturday the 31st of August we participated in a discussion led by Sport England at Big Tent Ideas Festival titled 'Missing Fun Factor – Why are Children Less Active?' in the company of judo champion Nekoda Smythe Davies and The Daily Mile Foundation.
We endeavour to ensure all young people can find joy through participating in sport. That is why here at The Sporting Chance Foundation, the 'fun factor' shapes how we do things . Therefore, we will continue to be shaped by and representative of the young people we wish to help and will keep striving to keep the fun in sports!
Later, we caught up with Nekoda and asked her why she loved judo!
We invited the incredible Scottish track and field athlete along to speak with young people about. The 2012 European champion 800m runner also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Lynsey shared her inspiring story of overcoming challenges and setting goals both personal and sports related.
This insightful talk was follow by a Q&A session where the students could pick the brains of the Olympic star!
Whether encouraging children to aspire to greatness or inspiring teenagers to find their own path, Paula engages young people with tales of adventure and excitement, while demonstrating the value of effort and self-belief. We brought Paula to St Margaret’s to talk about the power of sport, and growth mindset.