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Barclays Spaces for Sports

Barclays Spaces for Sports

Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community-based sports programme, which uses sport as a platform to help young people develop life skills and revitalise disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way.

In the UK, 200 sites have been developed since 2004 in partnership with the Football Foundation. A further thirteen sport-for-development programmes have been launched globally.

The Barclays Spaces for Sports site at Bransbury Park was developed in 2007, following investment from Barclays and the Foundation worth £600,000. The site boasts tennis courts, grass football pitches, basketball courts, a multi-use games area and a large skateboarding ramp.

Charlotte Bishop, the Barclays Spaces for Sports Coordinator for Pompey in the Community's Respect Programme said:

"I think the programme speaks for itself, Barclays Spaces for Sports have invested in this site and the results are being shown by the community users through the project. It’s just fantastic to see. Without Barclays Spaces for Sports and their investment into the site, we wouldn't get that. It’s really changed a lot of young people's and adult's lives by giving them the positive benefit and positive experience of sport.”

Watch this video to learn more about Barclays Spaces for Sports and Bransbury Park.