Busiest month to date for county Sport Makers

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Northamptonshire Sport’s volunteering programme, Sport Makers, is having it’s busiest month to date.

Following the success of the volunteering programmes at London 2012, more people are being inspired to get involved in sport in their local community.

During September, more than 100 people have attended Sport Makers workshops in the county, where they get practical tips to create and support sport sessions and events.

A total of 45 students took part in the Sport Makers workshop at Northampton University on September 14.

They were joined by Commonwealth judo champion Tom Davis, who is an ambassador for the national Sport Makers programme.

There are a further four sessions arranged this week for Jog Northants, volleyball, rugby and athletics, which will take the total number of Sport Makers to 300 in the county.

Felicity Drake, Sport Makers co-ordinator at Northamptonshire Sport, said: “The Games Makers were a crucial part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“These volunteers have inspired many people in the county to pick up the mantel and help to make sports happen in their local community.

“We are delighted with the surge of interest.”

Sport Makers are people in the community who simply give their time to sports clubs and events or even just encourage others to get more active.

Anyone over the age of 16 can join the legacy programme.

For more information visit www.sportmakers.co.uk.