Thursday, 27 November 2008

All My Ladies

Milan, originally uploaded by I Doll You.

Whether you're a baller, dancer, batter, whatever, here's an opportunity to win a £5,000 Nike Gamechangers prize.

Nike Gamechangers’ aim is to mobilise communities via a series of competitions that seek to elevate the story of the role that sport can play in women’s lives, inspire more women and girls to take part in sport and support the projects they get involved with. It’s also part of something bigger – one of the first global online communities working together to change the world, showcasing workable solutions to some of the world’s most entrenched social problems. All UK and Ireland entrants will automatically go forward into the global competition.

Some projects that have already been nominated include:

Active Angels, a community based youth project using sports and education to engage young women, Based at the Peter May Sports Centre in Walthamstow, it provides an innovative multi activity programme targeted at inactive girls from neighbouring secondary schools. All activities are provided in a non-threatening atmosphere where personal empowerment and raising self-esteem are paramount. The overarching aim is to help the girls develop more healthy lifestyles.

Brent Ladies Football Club provides football activities for young females, organise football tournaments for the whole community, like kick racism out of football festivals, BBC Sports your game festivals, Mayor of London summer of sports and winter of sports, training young people in media, marketing and enterprises - and provide coaching schemes for young people to become qualified sports coaches, referees.

Ebony Horse Club Ebony Horse Club provides riding for all children in Coldharbour Ward, Brixton, London, aged eight to nineteen years who would otherwise have no means of accessing the sport, but specialises in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, especially those excluded from school.

To nominate an organisation that inspires women to be more active, log onto

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