Did you know that the main cause of being overweight is a lack of physical activity?
And do you know that just 41% of the European population take part in sport regularly?
The biggest excuse is “I don’t have time” and other reasons are: disabilities, costs, the distance to travel to sports facilities.
And now to test your creativity – do you think a link between sports and international volunteering is possible?
Well, in this post we want to tell you some good news!
Xchange Scotland and Scottish Sports Futures are working on a new fantastic European project: NOMADs. Sports and voluntary organizations from 6 countries are coming together to work on a common project at a European level.
NOMADs aims to create new sports opportunities for young people with the spirit of Sport4All, and to enable hundreds of young people to participate in summer camps and sport events organized in the 6 partner countries.
We aim to promote attitudes of respect and social inclusion and to encourage anti-racist approaches.
The project was approved by the European Commission in the framework of SPORT ERASMUS+. NOMADs is supported 80% by European funds, however we need support to help us find the rest! On 21st February we will launch a crowdfunding campaign on Just Giving to support NOMADs to create more sport4all opportunities in Glasgow, to reach more people by creating some new free sport activities and helping young people to travel abroad to take part in sport4all activities.
What we want to do with funds?
Funds raised will be used to support and increase our activities planned for this project:
- Summer Camp at Dean Castle Country Park: we will host 8/10 young European volunteers for 2 weeks in this amazing location DEAN CASTLE COUNTRY PARK. They will be taking part in conservation volunteering in the park as well as sport activities with local partners. They will have the opportunity to discover the Scottish culture and tradition thanks to local volunteers help
Dean Castle, where volunteers will have sport events this year
- Sport Events during the summer will take place and SPORT4ALL will be the heart of the activities. Young people from Scotland and the rest of Europe will gather together to have fun, play sports that maybe they have never heard of before or that they never had the opportunity to try, and that want to meet new people and make new friends
Sports activities with Nomad
- Treasure hunt in Glasgow for young and adults where you can have the opportunity to discover the city from cultural and sporting point of view
We aim to turn this project into an annual event for young people from all over Europe
What do we need? Your invaluable help!
Each contribution helps to create a world where there are no barriers to participation in sport.
Act local, think global!