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Play Sport, Be Active, or Volunteer

There are lots of opportunities to play sport, be active or volunteer in CumbriaBelow are links to various different things that might be of interest to you. 

Activities & Sport

Our website is filled with lots of different resources. 

Cumbria Youth Alliance - Sporting Buddies

Get one to one support if you are struggling with your emotional health. The programme is for young people aged 14-24 living in Allerdale or Copeland and will provide one to one support to undertake sport or leisure activities. It could be a visit to the gym, a visit to the pool, a gentle walk in the countryside or even a kick about in the local park. It is all free of charge thanks to funding received.

For more information or to refer contact or ring him on 07704303325 to request a referral form.

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Cricket - Chance to Shine

A number of youth organisations across the County have been trained in Street Cricket, through the Chance to Shine programme. In addition The Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation (MCCF) is launching a Girls Hub at St Benedict's Catholic High School, Whitehaven in 2021.

Any young people wishing to attend need to register HERE by 5th January 2021.

For more info email Elizabeth Priddle -

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Doorstep Sport - Streetgames 

Our partners at Streetgames have trained lots of our youth organisations and others including Colleges and the University of Cumbria to deliver doorstep sport. Many Youth organisations have a physical activity offer. Streetgames have also created some activity cards (see below)

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Satellite Clubs 

We have a range of small sport clubs across the county, referred to as satellite clubs - they are a satellite branch of the main club. These are aimed at young people. See the Activity Finder for details of one in your area. 

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There are lots of opportunities to get into volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity. You could volunteer with a local club, a County Association (such as Cumberland FA), a National Governing Body (Like England Hockey) or for particular events (such as the Windermere Marathon). Volunteering in sport can take you to national events and even worldwide events such as the Olympics. 

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Satellite Club in your area

There are 23 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.