Pop-up clubs enabled disadvantaged young people to take part in their very own Commonwealth Games. This far-reaching legacy programme was supported by former Commonwealth Games stars Kelly Sotherton and Charlotte Hartley.
They were a fun and vibrant way to encourage young people to try a wide range of sports in their own neighbourhoods, and encourage them towards developing a sporting habit for life. The sessions took place in communities from Glasgow to Hastings, Swansea to Southend. The sports were brought to peoples’ doorsteps in venues such as community halls, leisure centres and parks – meaning that the sport on offer could be accessed by all.
750 young people attended a camp just outside the city, taking part in teamwork activities and outdoor games. Attending an event at the XX Commonwealth Games was both the reason for the camp and the icing on the cake of what was a fantastic experience. The Spirit-supported Glasgow Camp was run by young volunteers, improving their confidence, organisational skills and giving them invaluable experience.
The young people had the chance to go out and about in the City, meeting the stars, including Usain Bolt, and were visited by the English Minister for Sport and Tourism, Helen Grant MP