Project worker Basit leads the programme in Swansea, and engages with a wide range of BME communities in Swansea to increase their participation in sport.
The project worker offers advice and practical support to community groups to help them access resources to develop their own sporting programme and to increase participation in wider sporting opportunities. The project also offers advice and guidance to sports and leisure providers and sporting governing bodies to help them increase their understanding of barriers to participation for BME communities, and to increase participation from under-represented groups.
The project engages closely with sports-based organisations operating in the Swansea region including Cricket Wales, the Football Association of Wales, Royal Yachting Association, National Pool Wales, LC2 and more. It also works closely with - and the project is co-located within - the Local Authority in Swansea’s Sports Development Team, including their 5 x 60 Officers. Over 20 community groups have been supported in the region to date