Spirit has awarded a fund of £20,000 to Netball Scotland to build its Sirens for Success programme for another 12 months.
Spirit funded Netball Scotland last year through the Sporting Equality Fund, which delivered the Sirens for Success programme to 400 participants in 20 schools across nine challenge authorities.
“We’re glad that we’re able to extend the reach of the Sirens for Success programme for another 12 months,” says Spirit of 2012 Chief Executive Debbie Lye.
“We know it’s already had a marked impact on girls in Glasgow’s schools, and we’re delighted that our money will help it roll out to further afield in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire.”
Sirens for Success is a six-week programme, delivered in schools by ambassadors who are either current Sirens or national players.
The weekly classes include an interactive educational module and a practical session, and are designed to motivate girls into fulfilling their potential: in sport and fitness, and in other areas of their lives.
At the end of the six weeks, the girls represent their schools as part of a celebration festival, supported by Spirit’s funding.
Spirit will also enable the purchase of an Up-Shot monitoring and evaluation platform, so that the successes and challenges of the programme can be assessed, and that data be used to refine and improve it for future participants.
To learn more about Sirens for Success, click here.