Access Sport is a charity that enhances the life prospects of disadvantaged children by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sport.
We do this by building thriving community sports clubs, led by inspirational volunteers, in the most disadvantaged urban areas. These clubs then provide life-changing opportunities for local, vulnerable young people whilst creating a lasting, locally-owned community resource.
Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme is a multi-award winning programme that was launched in 2011 to create a thriving youth cycling scene in London. The programme is achieving this by creating community clubs, new tracks, new coaches, new volunteers, new competitions and delivering directly to community partners such as schools, pupil referral units and disabled people’s organisations. We believe the programme has the potential to expand to new UK cities and put London on a path to become a world-leading youth cycling city.
The William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT) is helping Access Sport achieve this goal by investing in the BMX Legacy Programme, helping it to “super charge” the work we are undertaking in Hammersmith and Fulham and revitalise the longest standing community BMX club in London, Brixton BMX.
The support of the WWMT is helping Access Sport to completely re-build the community BMX track in Brixton, London, transform the existing Wormwood Scrubs BMX facility by adding floodlights and a clubhouse and deliver community outreach sessions throughout the week to reach the most disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in their local community.