Some of our key achievements delivered from the last strategy.
Pro-Active Bromley has attracted over £250,000 of external grant funding into the borough from national organisations to deliver sport and physical activity opportunities.
In addition London Sport has provided resources for sportivate programmes, satellite clubs and clubworks initiatives into the borough.
Community Sport Activation Fund (CSAF)
Since 2014 Pro-Active Bromley has encouraged over 4,000 residents into newly developed sport and physical activity opportunities, resulting in over 20,000 attendances.
A wide and diverse range of partners have established new programmes to target the young and old alike.
Zero to Hero Runners
Over 400 people that are new to running or physical activity, have attended ‘Zero to Hero’, a 10 week course which helps participants achieve a 5k run. Each course is led and managed by qualified peer mentors.
The scheme was nominated for Sports Club of the Year at the London Sports Awards.
‘Back to’ sport programmes
Back to netball, walking football and a gym programme for those identified at risk of diabetes have been set up via Pro-Active Bromley which have attracted over 500 participants.
The cycling clubs have benefited from CSAF funding and the take up of the sport in the Borough continues to grow.
In 2016, the Ride to Rio event in Norman Park attracted over 540 residents, who collectively cycled the distance from Bromley to Rio.
In addition to the event taster cycling sessions have then been delivered throughout the borough.
Pro-Active Bromley has supported Bromley Sparks to start new athletefit sessions, and also supported Community Futures, Experts by Experience and Magpie Dance to set up new programmes for adults with disabilities.
Mytime Active has continued to support Pro-Active Bromley and has created numerous opportunities to encourage people to get active.
For example, annually Mytime Active has delivered over 1,000 hours of activity / events in community settings, engaging over 1,500 participants and 130 Bromley based volunteers.
In addition 5 Olympic legacy challenges have been delivered attracting over 7,500 participants.
Men’s Active Lifestyle Programme
This 2 year Mytime Active project attracted over 800 inactive men aged 50+ to take up different sport and physical activity opportunities.
The men recorded over 10,600 attendances and 90% of them reported that they continued their weekly activity 6 months after they completed the programme. 47% of men also improved their happiness score.
Pro-Active Bromley, with support from Mytime Active set up the first parkrun in Norman Park, and since then two more weekly parkrun events for adults have been established in the Borough as well as a junior parkrun.
Bromley continues to benefit from London Sport initiatives with over 3,000 young people taking part in free Sportivate programmes, which is a lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives young people the chance to try a new sport.
School Satellite Clubs
Sports clubs in Bromley have been working with secondary schools targeting inactive 11–25 year olds.
23 new Satellite Clubs have been set up in Bromley (London average is 12). The programme has contributed to many more young people becoming active.
20 organisations have engaged in the workplace challenge which offers new opportunities for employees to undertake sport and physical activity.