KDsports Cookley

This project has been funded and supported by a number of grant giving and sporing organisations.

  • KDsports Cookley was founded by local Cookley young person, Kian. In 2012, inspired by London 2012 Olympics, he surveyed over a 100 of his peers to find out what sports they had been inspired to try after the Olympics. He made a short video to showcase his findings.
  • Kian’s video supported a Comic Relief funding application which enabled new sports to be introduced to the Cookley community including cycling, tennis and archery. Young people also made 2 sporting video news reports of local sporting activities.
  • Further funding was secured from Sportivate and Sport England to provide more community sports to the Cookley community.
  • Local people accessed coaching qualifications in football and tennis.
  • Local young people achieved Sports Leaders UK Energy Cub Training and Playmakers Awards.
  • Annual commissions were and continue to be received from Sports Partnership H&W / School Games Local Organising committees to train young people from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to provide multi media event coverage of Level 3 School Games County events.
  • Developed school holiday sports camps for local children and young people run by local people and volunteers to the project.
  • WE LOVED THIS PROJECT SO MUCH THAT WE RELAUNCHED IT IN OCTOBER 2017 AS CONNECTING SPORTS, A ‘CONNECTING’ PROGRAMME.