16 July 2012
The Universities South West RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy for Arts and Youth Sport) project has won the BUCS ‘Diversity in Sport’ Award.
The Universities South West
RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy for Arts and Youth Sport)
project has won the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) ‘Diversity in Sport’ Award, which recognises a project that increases inclusion and diversity for under-represented groups in sport.
RELAYS, a project involving 11 universities and many student volunteers, has so far delivered 1,241 sporting events and activities, involving over 75,337 young people since 2008 in traditional and non-traditional sports to realise their full potential.
RELAYS is led by the universities of Plymouth, Bristol, Bournemouth, Bath and Gloucestershire and by University College Plymouth St Mark & St John and draws on the expertise and facilities of the region’s universities. To date, 7,300 student volunteers have taken up the opportunity to coach, mentor, teach and reach out to young people from all backgrounds. RELAYS will continue beyond 2012, thanks to the recent award of Legacy Trust UK Transition Funding.
RELAYS is led by Universities South West and delivered through 11 of the region’s universities (The Arts University College at Bournemouth, Bath Spa University, Bournemouth University, Plymouth University, University College Falmouth, University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Gloucestershire and the University of the West of England) and arts partners (Lyme Regis Development Trust, Watershed Bristol and The Works in Cornwall). It is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity that is helping to build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games, and The Higher Education Funding Council for England.