Local Participation Initiatives

Across the Borough there is a fantastic network of sports clubs and groups who offer active participation opportunities for all. In this section we have highlighted some specific participation schemes, which have been developed locally with a strategic targeted outcome.

This Girl Can – Whitby

This Girl Can Whitby

This Girl Can Whitby is a female participation programme to help signpost and get more women involved in sport and activities in Whitby and surrounding areas. ‘This Girl Can’ campaign first launched in 2015, this project was put in place to embrace the core values and aims of the campaign, to encourage and celebrate female participation and volunteering in sport. We want to bring the females of the community together, working together to achieve their different goals through participation.

The programme is inclusive to all, aiming to accommodate different sessions for different; ages, abilities, disabilities, ethnicities etc. Some new activities are in the process of being set up, one being netball the other rounders. Furthermore, the current activities and clubs of the community are being promoted through this project to increase participation.

The programme

  • Increases awareness of clubs and activities in the area
  • Find out why some people don’t participate
  • Increase participation
  • Promote the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Bring the community closer together
  • Provide more clubs/activities for the community
  • Achieve goals
  • Be inclusive

Participating clubs

  • Everyone Active Whitby
  • Whitby Hockey Club
  • Whitby Tennis Club
  • Whitby Netball Club
  • Whitby Boxing Club
  • Rowing Clubs
  • Whitby Seals (Swimming club)
  • Fishburn Park (Football club)

Active Filey

Active Filey Logo

Active Filey has been created to promote health related activities and sports opportunities such as cycling / running /jogging/ walking and water sports like sea swimming.

The ethos is that of getting folks active and creating local opportunities for participation inclusive of age and ability on our fabulous coast and countryside.

Be Active Together

Be Active Together Logo

‘Be Active Together’ is a multi-agency group with members from The Rotary Club of Scarborough, Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, and community voluntary agencies.

We have come together to promote engagement in sporting and other activities within the town of Scarborough. We believe that developing active skills and interests is a great way to meet others, improve health, improve learning, and build confidence.

We are inviting your club / organisation to come along to our ‘Be Active Together ‘ event which will be hosted jointly at Scarborough Indoor Market Hall, Friarage School outdoor area and the YMCA on St Thomas Street, between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 26th September 2021, where you will get the opportunity to promote your club / activity / sport / organisation to young people and their families.

If you wish to be represented please reply to this e-mail by Friday 30th July 2021 with details of a nominated contact.

If you do wish to attend please be prepared to come along on the day to engage members of the public and bring with you promotional and display materials including details of:

•             How to join your club / organisation,

•             What it is you offer

•             Costs involved, including membership types and specific equipment required

•             Incentives such as reductions for age related groups, new starters, availability of grants, etc.

During the event we intend to hold a series of displays / demonstrations to help showcase different activities / sports. Please let us know if you are willing to put on a display and what it will entail.

We may wish to include you in our promotional materials and so if you are indicating your willingness to participate, please send an appropriate image / logo which will help to promote your club and sport / activity.

“A Community That Plays Together Stays Together”


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