Get in2…sport – it’s good for you!
The Sport and Play Development Unit is an innovative, forward thinking team, developing, delivering and supporting community projects that provide opportunities for people to enjoy sport and physical activity, build confidence, break down barriers to taking part, and above all have fun. We created our ‘Get in2..’ brand to help us shout out our message – Get in2 sport!
We work hard to access funding, attracting over £2 million since 2012 in projects for Burnley, such as Girls Up and Active; Prairie Sports Village, Volunteer Burnley; Burnley Get in2..Sport, and Active Streets.
We work in partnership with schools and colleges, clubs, Sport England, Lancashire Sport, and National Governing Bodies of sport. After only two years our Rounders project has made Rounders the fastest growing sport in Burnley, with over 300 women playing regularly in our indoor and outdoor leagues, many of whom were completely new to sport!
The Sport & Play Development Team also organise Burnley Sports Awards each year, an extensive Holiday Club in parks and sports centres; and from April to September each year we run The Boathouse in Thompson Park. Our Couch to 5k programme is hugely popular and helps many people improve their health through running.