Sport Pembrokeshire and Bluestone team up to help more than 100 children and families get active



Sport Pembrokeshire, with support from the Bluestone Foundation, has just concluded their summer targeted community provision for more than 100 disadvantaged children and families across the county.


The provision for children aged 3-11 years took place over a nine-week period in Goodwick, Stop and Call, and in Pembroke, Letterston and Merlin’s Bridge. Activities delivered included dance, cricket, football, and tennis to name a few. In total over 100 children across the county accessed the provision.


Active Young People Manager Matt Freeman said: “The targeted community provision has been a real success in engaging with children in key targeted areas across the county identified as a result of the summer provision in 2020 through PCC. These children may not necessarily access the community provision at their local leisure centre or community sports clubs so with it being on their doorstep makes it much easier and appealing.”


Matt also shared positive feedback from local head teachers, parents and pupils which highlighted the benefits to the children even further. In particular, the sports provision helped the development of confidence and motivation to be physically active on a frequent basis, helping to strengthen the well-being benefits further.


The funding from Bluestone was used to cover the costs of the provision that was run on a weekly basis serving the surrounding communities across the summer term.


Speaking about Bluestone’s support, Marten Lewis, Head of Corporate Responsibility added: “We know that health and wellbeing is a top priority and are delighted to support Sport Pembrokeshire with their summer initiative. It is fantastic to learn about all the children involved, and the benefits they received from the programme. Very well done to all involved.”