The Mayor of London funded a socially distanced sport pilot in Hackney in July-August 2020. Badu Sports delivered a 5-week programme of sport and physical activity within a socially-distanced environment with support from Salaam Peace. This project facilitated a return to play for children and young people from the local area.
We tested a model for group work whilst observing COVID-19 government restrictions and PHE guidance. Experienced coaches and community group leaders facilitated non-contact sports – football, basketball and netball. The project was delivered in outdoor school sports facilities, but the learning from the pilot is adaptable and suitable for non-school settings.
From this project, we have produced a practical toolkit of key learning and useful information.
To find out more about the project you can also read the report in full.