Coca-Cola GB has extended its six-year partnership with doorstep sports charity StreetGames in a move which will bring thousands more opportunities for people to access grassroots sports and activities across the UK.
Since 2010, we've helped bring sport to the doorsteps of more than 165,000 young people across the country through our global network and award-winning partnership with StreetGames. This has included creating work experience opportunities
Fancy trying tai chi? Or Nordic walking? With ParkLives we’re running a daily series of free, family-friendly outdoor activities in the heart of local communities – the parks. From Zumba to rounders, running to dog-walking, our activity sessions make the most of the great outdoors and there’s something for everyone!
The programme first kicked off in 2014 in Birmingham, Newcastle and the London borough of Newham, but we didn't stop there. In 2015,
We're investing £20 million in active, healthy lifestyle initiatives in order to get 1 million people active by 2020.
As part of this commitment, in 2014 we launched ParkLives - a new, nationwide programme of free sports and activity sessions in 70 parks in Newcastle, Birmingham and the London Borough of Newham. In its first year ParkLives had more than 22,500 visits and we will expand the programme year-on-year to other regions in the UK to 2020.
Reach up L.A.! These words continue to light up my heart whenever I recall the remarkable events I experienced at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Never in my dreams did I see myself participating in a sporting event this big or on the global stage: 6,500 athletes from 165 countries!
It all started sometime last year with an email from the Public Affairs & Communication (PAC) team at the Coca-Cola office in Nigeria,
Last month more than 1,000 young people from StreetGames projects across the South of England took part in an annual multi-sport festival, held in the Olympic Park Copper Box Arena in London.
The popular sporting event is one of four across the UK, where young people have the chance to try a variety of sports from the traditional, such as Football, Rugby, Basketball, Handball and Wheelchair Basketball, to newer innovations such as Raveminton, Sliding,
The summer holidays are over, the weather's changing and it’s the start of a new school year. But the pressure to keep the kids entertained at the weekends and during half terms is still enough to keep you awake at night.
Research has shown that almost two-thirds of parents struggle to find something the whole family likes doing1, while, over the summer months, parents will have already spent a staggering £1,500 keeping youngsters occupied.
ParkLives is all about making the most of our parks and green spaces, by delivering fun and free physical activity sessions that everyone can enjoy – including MPs.
So when local authorities and Coca-Cola Great Britain spotted a lush patch of grass outside the Houses of Parliament – New Palace Yard – they couldn’t resist putting on a special session for the nation’s publically elected officials.
Photos: ParkLives at Parliament
Session leaders from
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