Get Out Get Active Bradford Programme 2016-2019

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy activity together. Funded by Spirit of 2012 we are focused on getting some of the UK's least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.

GOGA Bradford chosen as one of the 18 localities across the UK will work with current community programmes in Manningham, Holmewood and Keighley. Where there are gaps in activity we will also work with communities to set up new programmes.

Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure have received £300,697 spread over three years to support, encourage and provide inactive people with an opportunity to make friends improve health and have fun through activity.

Working together with each community we aim to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities. This could be through local authority or independent provision, sports clubs or perhaps volunteering.

Targeted Inactive people in Bradford and Keighley

  • Assistant Coach: Assisting the lead coach on delivering sessions/planning sessions and encouraging participants. Opportunity to upskill as a lead coach where applicable.

  • Media/Admin Assistant: Co-ordinating the social media marketing for the programme and helping with administration duties.

GOGA programmes will be inclusive to all abilities. Anyone can attend, Anyone can smile and Anyone can enjoy their time in the activity.

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GOGA will support at least 6 programmes a year. (2 in each locality).

The GOGA journey began in Bradford in October 2016 and our activities are now up and running: (can be found on GOGA Activities Link). Take a look at the activities you can take part in.

How will we reach inactive people?

GOGA will work with many local and national partners to gain insight and access to inactive people in communities that may want to take part in activity but don’t know where to start.

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the lead GOGA partner, teaming up with an extensive range of organisations to help us reach more people, who have the greatest need to get out and get active. These partners offer in-depth local knowledge and national expertise. A list of our partners can be found: include link to partner section.

Please contact Karla.Burton@BDSL.net if you or a community group are interested in taking part in our activities/have insight on how to engage these groups, or contact us here to get in touch.

The 10 principles identified by EFDS as ways to engage inactive disabled people will be applied to all inactive groups.

The 10 principles can be found by clicking this link.

We want to hear from you!

If you have a current activity programme or ideas for a sustainable activity in one of our three localities please do contact our Inclusive Sports Officer Karla Burton in how GOGA may be to support your activity to become inclusive to all.

Bradford Disability Sport Academies

Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure (BDSL) has been awarded £151,393 to provide sporting opportunities to young disabled people who are leaving school and beginning adulthood.

Spokesman Dean Carroll said the money would be spent on its two sports academies at Bradford College and University Academy Keighley. He said: "They are existing clubs, so the money will be used to build on them and get more disabled young people playing sport."

"It is really important because, we had the Paralympic Games in London and the Special Olympic Games in Bath, which have really inspired disabled people to get involved in sport. "This money means we can afford disabled people the opportunity and pathway to play sport and hopefully to represent their county in competitions."

This money means we can afford disabled people the opportunity and pathway to play sport.

The grant comes from the Reaching Communities programme which helps those most in need and aims to build stronger communities. The £4 million was split between 12 projects.

BDSL gives disabled youngsters the chance to try out and develop skills in sports such as football, athletics, rugby, tennis, basketball and cricket.

"We had a four-year grant to fund sports academies which finished in April," said Mr Carroll. "We decided the project was still needed, so I put in another application and thankfully it was successful."

The aim of the project is to provide disabled young people who are in transition between school and adult provision living in the Bradford District.

After four years the differences we will make are:

  • Disabled young people will have improved confidence, self esteem and sustainable healthy lifestyles enabling them to conduct day-to-day activities independently.
  • Disabled young people will be less socially isolated and will have improved transition from school to adulthood through using increased social sills and community networks/support.
  • Learning and physically disabled volunteers will have easier access to training and further education through improved independence, self confidence and leadership skills.
  • We will increase the number of BME disabled young people participating and benefiting from improved health, reduce isolation and increase self esteem.

If you would like to take part in this project or know someone who would, please ring us on 01274 437093, or contact us here to get in touch.

Short Breaks for Disabled Young People

Through funding from Bradford Council we are able to support disabled young people in sport by offering sport and physical activity sessions. These activities include:

  • Bradford Disability Swimming Club
  • Bradford Disability Cycle club
  • Saturday Junior Sports Academy

The Short Breaks project is changing in Bradford so please keep checking back for more information. However if you would like some more information then please ring Dean Carroll on 01274 437093, or email dean.carroll@bdsl.net to get in touch.

BDSL
Shipley Town Hall
Bradford
BD18 3EJ

To start benefiting from our Short Break provision, please download and complete the form and send back to this address.

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For more generic information regarding the wider Short Breaks scheme across the district please visit the Short Breaks website

Creating Connections

Creating Connections is a West Yorkshire Sport project aimed at increasing opportunities for disabled people across the County. Following a successful grant application at the end of 2012, West Yorkshire Sport were awarded £240,444 over a two year period which will end in 2015.

Each of the five districts in West Yorkshire now have a Creating Connections Sport Development Officer (SDO) in place. The SDO's will 'create connections' between sport, the health sector and disabled people's organisations to increase the number of disabled people (aged 14+) regularly playing sport.

For more information then please ring Andrew Lane on 07964 209344, or email andrew.lane@wysport.co.uk.

Bradford Hot Wheels Powerchair Football Club

This is a new club funded through the Awards for All scheme.

This is the first ever Powerchair Football club in Bradford and currently trains at the Grange Interlink Community centre on a Saturday from 2pm-4pm.

For more information then please ring Andrew Lane on 07964 209344, email andrew.lane@wysport.co.uk, or refer to our Play & take Part section of the website.