Stephen Miller Heads back to School to Promote London2017

Last week Six-time Paralympic medallist and SMILE founder Stephen Miller MBE treated a Gateshead primary school to a special visit as the search for a winning mascot design for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 began. Miller surprised pupils at Emmaville Primary School in Ryton, stopping by to share highlights from[…]


School Sport Festivals 2016

On the back of a successful summer of sport at the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games, SMILE Through Sport organised their own sport festivals for North East schools and colleges to attend. The sport festivals took place at Temple Park Leisure Centre, South Shields and Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Durham in October. Local schools and colleges were[…]


Those that now SMILE!

The Start to SMILE project has been up and running for over two years and we now approach our 3rd year of the Sport England funding. During the first two years, we have met, interacted and engaged with a high number and wide range of individuals, groups and organisations. Over 2,500 people have accessed new sport[…]



In partnership with Durham County Cricket Board, the Start to SMILE project delivered our first block of cricket session, then rounding it off with our first friendly cricket tournament. The project offered six weeks of cricket coaching sessions, from a Durham County Cricket coach, to four groups in the Durham area throughout July and August.[…]