Make Your Move

The aim of the project was to encourage inactive females aged 14+ to increase their physical activity levels by
providing a female friendly ice skating session at Billingham Forum Ice Arena

Initial funding was for 18 months from SPORTA (Community Leisure UK) via the Sport England Make Your Move Fund.
Due to the success of the scheme, funding was extended for a further 6 months. In July 2016 Tees Valley Community Foundation funded Make Your Move on Mondays for a further 6 months (the coaching element of the project was not funded).

From January 2017 all funding ceased for the project and Tees Active introduced a fee of £2.50 which includes skate hire. This price is heavily discounted from the normal price of £9.95

Make Your Move Project Summary

Demographic

Make Your Move on Mondays was initially a free female friendly ice skating session for ages 14+

Project Aims

To create a friendly non-threatening environment where females could learn to skate or return to ice skating whilst socialising with friends.

Free Access

Sessions were initially completely free of charge (later a heavily discounted price of £2.50 was introduced once all funding ceased)

Meet & Greet

A Sports Activator was employed to meet and greet participants and put them at ease

Coaching

Two ice skating professionals provided coaching to individuals who wished to receive instruction

Data Tracking

Each participant was issued with a Make Your Move Skater card which enabled Tees Active to collect data and track usage

Funding Partners

Initial funding was for 18 months from SPORTA (Community Leisure UK) via the Sport England Make Your Move Fund. Due to the success of the scheme, funding was extended for a further 6 months.

In July 2016 Tees Valley Community Foundation funded Make Your Move on Mondays for a further 6 months (the coaching element of the project was not funded).

From January 2017 all funding ceased for the project and Tees Active introduced a fee of £2.50 which includes skate hire. This price is heavily discounted from the normal price of £9.95

Project Outcomes & Outputs

2327 Signed Up

During the funded period 2327 signed up to Make Your Move

12,747 Attendees

There have been 12474 attendances (up until 18/2/2019)

Motivational Factors

Top motivational factors to participate were: Have fun, get out of the house, meet new people and improve health

0 %

of participants said because of taking part in the scheme they have increased their levels of physical activity

It has helped build my confidence and makes for a great girly night out

Learning from Make Your Move

The Make Your Move project generated a great deal of interest in the local media and demonstrated that Tees Active had the ability and capacity to deliver an attractive and large scale physical activity project.

It should be noted that Make Your Move on Mondays was identified as an example of best practice and Tees Active’s Community Engagement Manager and Management Information Officer were asked to present at Sparta National Conferences on ‘Engagement with staff, data capture and management of the process.

The fact that Make Your Move on Mondays has been running for nearly 5 years demonstrates that Tees Active is a Leisure Trust that is committed to its social objectives. Tees Active wants to have a positive impact on the health and mental wellbeing of the community and is committed to the sustainability of funded projects and will continue to work with all future funders to make projects truly sustainable.

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