2. Employ the right people!
3. Empower your workforce
A Link Up Hub is a local collective of sports clubs & other community organisations
that come together to improve the contribution that sport & physical activity has
on a community. Leaders from these organisations work together to develop active
communities where everyone not only benefits from sport & physical activity but
they also benefit from services to improve education and different career pathways
The STREETS approach is a Multisport model of sport development with a scalable
program design that has expanded in different parts of the world and is considered
a global best practice by United Nations. With sports taking the lead, we can create
a more active, engaged, cohesive and sustainable community by empowering and
enlightening local people to improve the social and economic affairs of their region.
It starts with understanding the needs within a community and then collaborating
to facilitate and deliver activities and interventions.
The network of Link Up Officers are on hand to work with local leaders. They provide
support to help understand barriers and develop inclusive approaches that ensure
everyone can get involved. They help establish partnerships and develop plans and
resources to build capacity and capability in community organisations. We aspire
to develop Community Sport Link Up Hubs worldwide to contribute to accelerating
the sustainable development goals through different sports.
Link Up STREETS method has assisted Luton and provided a pathway for communities to progress from grassroot recreational cricket to the performance and professional game.
International Sports Management Consultancy brokered the partnership between the Shared Learning Trust & Northants County Cricket Club to create the UK's first academy that offers an opportunity to play performance cricket while taking 3 A Levels or a BTEC.
Other than acquire a qualification and performance cricket, young people will become cricket coaches and get work experience to increase opportunities of employment
Our Lead consultant Amran Malik worked with partners to arrange the regions first women & girls cricket and careers festival!
The Luton ECB Core Cities programme has engaged disadvantaged communities, listened to their needs, and is getting them active through Cricket.
96% of Link Up attendees in August said they would recommend it to others - Link Up Member
The Afghani community wanted Mixed Martial Arts training. In response to their requirements Combat Cricket was initiated to support the refugees harness their energy positively and ultimately reduce local anti-social behavior.
“I used to get in to fights all the time” If I was not here I would be in the streets”
“I have so much patience and self control now” - Participant - Combat Cricket
Due to the negative experiences that cricketers were experiencing in the CAG pathway, Northamptonshire CCC agreed to collaborate with The Shared Learning
Trust to give Urban cricketers an opportunity to progress professionally.
“Luton Steelbacks is a game changer”, - Monty Panesar - Former England Player & Luton Steelbacks Ambassador
Luton Women & Girls Cricket Club was formed collaboratively with the support of 12 partnerships to entice more women and girls to participate in cricket and to reduce the inequalities in the game.
“When growing up it was unusual to watch girls play cricket with us and now it is a common thing. To see it happening in communities in Luton is a good thing and it shows the step forward that it can happen and should happen”
Sir Alastair Cook – Former England Captain
PERSON - CENTRED
Secondary schools were invited to send their pupils for careers and employability skills training. 96% strongly agree that the instructor was a good communicator and 92% said
the overall programme was excellent -
Workplace Communication Skills - Participants
The multi-functional hubs offer more than just sport, the participants are provided with educational and employment support
“Cricket has allowed me to make friends, stay healthy and learn new skills" Coach
Over 40 volunteers have developed to become coaches and many are now employed.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to restructure we've got you covered. Our mantra is: analyze, identify, advise, execute. Our mission is to create relationships, not transactions. Our promise is that we'll be there, as questions or issues arise, every step of the way.
International Sports Management Consultancy Limited are specialists that create, design, develop, deliver and analyse new and existing community hubs to provide sporting and personal development opportunities. Due to its global successes, the Link Up STREETS hub methodology has been accredited by the United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs.
Each hub is developed to provide multiple sports, training, recruitment, education, employment, and technology using a sustainable methodology. New Link Up STREETS hubs are set up in strategic locations to act as a platform and/or gateway for collaborations that interconnect to form wider networks that foster sustainable social, economic, and environmental development.
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