January 29, 2016

Start To SMILE

Start To SMILE is a Sport England Funded Initiative

We applied for Inclusive Sport Funding in our first year of existence in 2014 and we were successful. As a result Start To SMILE was born - with 3 years of funding to grow sporting participation in the North East. Centered around the sports and activities of athletics, boccia, cricket and multi-sport, the project is aimed at people over 14 years old with a physical disability or mental health condition anywhere in the North East region. The project funding runs until 2018 but we hope to continue and grow Start To SMILE beyond this well into the future. Creating more opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport.

Jenni Wade-Rudin - Inclusive Sport Officer

With extensive knowledge, experience and passion, Jenni was employed as our Inclusive Sport Officer in 2015. She runs the Start To SMILE project. For any queries about Start To SMILE email jenni@smilethroughsport.com

Get Involved!

There are many ways you can get involved with the Start To SMILE project. We work with schools, colleges, community groups, charities, care homes and other organisations. Remember this project is targeted at over 14s with physical disabilities or mental health conditions in the North East, if you think you hit this criteria get in touch. We can come to you and provide 8 weeks of activity. We can also put on taster events. Contact jenni@smilethroughsport.com

Click here to see our what's on page for a list of upcoming events.

Take Part
Start To SMILE is aimed at those over 14 years of age with a physical disability or mental health condition. We want to provide as many opportunities to take part in sport as possible.
Love Sport
Sport is good for your body and mind, there are an incredible amount of positive benefits from regularly participating in sporting activity. We love sport and think you will too.
What's On
Click here to see what activities, events and clubs we are currently running. With a strong team of coaches we cover the North East region so there should be something near you, if not, get in touch and we'll come to you.

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