UNLOCKING SPORT FOR UK YOUTH

Open Doors is a ukactive x Nike initiative we provide safe spaces in local schools over holidays, helping young people to develop through sport.

Children on free school meals lose up to 80% of their cardio fitness levels over the six-week summer holidays.

In the UK, 39% of sporting facilities are locked behind school doors during holiday time.

Only 19% of kids in England managed to get 60 minutes of active time each day during lockdown – falling from 47% pre-lockdown.

Everyone has talent within them, that’s why we’re big believers in supporting every young person to make those talents a reality.

Open Doors creates positive experiences for youth during school holidays, engaging them at the very time they don’t have access to role models or safe spaces. We use school sports facilities as activity hubs, so when term-time ends, our young people stay active and engaged.

ukactive believes every young person, whatever their background, should get the support to achieve their potential.

Nike believes in the power of sport and are committed to creating an equal playing field to get everyone to the starting line.

So, we’ve partnered up to create Open Doors – a blueprint to influence change and impact the lives of young people through sport and coaching.

John McAvoy is working in partnership with Nike and ukactive. He has personally seen the impact that sport and positive role models played on his own life when he served a double life sentence in a maximum-security prison. After breaking three world records and eight British records for rowing whilst in solitary confinement, John is now a Nike endurance athlete, an Ironman and a political activist who is dedicated to creating social change through the power of sport. He is passionate about coaching and inspiring youth to change their lives for the better.

John McAvoy is working in partnership with Nike and ukactive. He has personally seen the impact that sport and positive role models played on his own life when he served a double life sentence in a maximum-security prison. After breaking three world records and eight British records for rowing whilst in solitary confinement, John is now a Nike endurance athlete, an Ironman and a political activist who is dedicated to creating social change through the power of sport. He is passionate about coaching and inspiring youth to change their lives for the better.

Whether you’re an organisation, a parent or a young person wanting to get involved, sign up to learn more about Open Doors.

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