Running in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Sheffield and Stockton-on-Tees
Sporting Chance gets men aged 50 and over out of the armchair and into better health.
Bored or at a loose end? Want to get off the sofa, get active or make new friends? Then Sporting Chance is for you!
These weekly sports and social activities for men aged 50 and over are run by our friendly band of volunteers. There’s something for everyone – no matter what level of fitness – from walking football to healthy cooking classes, reminiscence sessions and much more.
“ I never thought I would play football again, the game I love and have played all my life; I’m back into it again”, Sporting Chance Participant
People already taking part have discovered they ‘get out more and have lots of new mates’ as well as fantastic benefits including weight loss, improved mobility, less medication, better mood, and an increased sense of wellbeing.
It is easy to get involved; just give us a call or drop us an email and come along and see what’s on offer. If you’re feeling unsure, our friendly band of volunteers will make sure you’re given a warm welcome!
Volunteering Matters is this week’s players of People’s Postcode Lottery Charity of the Week. We feature on their website here. Every year thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, tens of thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in communities across England, Scotland and Wales benefit from the support of Volunteering Matters. Our partnership … Continued
It's official! Hundreds of men, aged over 50, taking part in Volunteering Matters' Sporting Chance projects have enhanced well-being and have reduced their dependency on local medical services. By getting out and 'making mates' they are fighting fit.
Volunteering Matters has been awarded £800,000 by Players of People's Postcode Lottery. The funding will support key Volunteering Matters services across England, Scotland and Wales over the next 12 months.
The 1st of October marks the International Day of Older Persons and we’d like to take the opportunity to celebrate the 8,700 older and retired people who share their time and talents each year by volunteering with us.
Middlesbrough’s Sporting Chance group star in a film that forms part of a national campaign to expose the growing crisis of loneliness and encourage people to take action to overcome the problem as part of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.