Street Games: Breaking Down Barriers for Young People and Creating Opportunities

In this engaging podcast Active Devon’s Gareth Dix talks to Graham Helm, National Partnerships Manager at StreetGames. It brings to life the work to support young people through sport and physical activity in some of the most underserved communities in England.

The conversation highlights the role StreetGames plays in working with locally trusted organisations through training, advocating and collaborative approaches. The aim is to break down barriers to physical activity and create many new opportunities to engage with sport.

The opportunities are often on the doorstep of where people live.

The podcast touches on new partnerships in the Plymouth area and working with the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner. This provides fresh ways for young people to engage and help challenge the connection between young people and anti-social behaviour to a more pro-social identity.

The conversation concludes with some thoughts on how work impacts those who journey from participant to coach. Even if sport is not the final destination, it’s a great tool to help young people navigate through life.