Sport in Mind celebrated our 10th anniversary this month and we're now proud to announce our NEW ground-breaking Young Persons programme.

The new programme will provide sport and exercise opportunities for children and young people aged 7 - 18 years of age, who are experiencing mental health challenges. 

“Our aim is to help every child and young person we engage with to grow up with the understanding and knowledge that sport and exercise are highly beneficial not just to their physical health but also to their mental health,” says Sport in Mind chief executive Neil Harris.

The programme will be focused across the Berkshire West area with further scope for expansion in the coming months.

Sport in Mind will be providing a number of opportunities that include a referral scheme, where parents, professionals and others can refer a child or young person to access specifically designed sessions. There will also be workshops, family days, taster sessions, focus groups, resources and training.

This exciting and innovative programme will be kickstarted by the ‘Mr Crocombe’ Legacy. This legacy programme is dedicated to Paul Crocombe, who sadly passed away in 2020. Since then, his son Peter Crocombe and his family and friends, have been dedicated to supporting Sport in Mind through various fundraising activities. 

“Dad’s spirit lives on through his legacy,” said Peter. “He was a devoted school-teacher and huge sporting advocate for children and young people. We are thrilled to be supporting Sport in Mind once again and continuing Dad’s legacy.”