Who are we?

The Gateshead Sport and Physical Activity Partnership brings together people from
the Council, Voluntary and Community Organisations, Health Sector, Universities, Tyne and Wear County Sport Partnership, the private sector and National Governing Bodies to work as a team for the benefit of sport and physical activity within Gateshead. It was established in 2005 as one of the first partnerships of its kind in the North East Region.

What do we do?

The Gateshead Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is responsible for:
  • Promoting the significant social, health, economic and educational benefits that sport and physical activity participation can have upon the whole community
  • The monitoring and delivery of Gateshead’s offer in working towards the London 2012 Olympics
  • Agreeing the direction for sport and physical activity, at all levels, for Gateshead
  • Ensuring equity, inclusion and the consideration of health inequalities in relation to the provision and development of sport and physical activity
  • Promoting the delivery of programmes to achieve these benefits
  • The improvement of the quality and quantity of coaching, teaching, sports leadership and performance sport in Gateshead
  • Liaises and links to Gateshead Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB)
The partnership has identified 5 Themes, which it will use to focus its work and support the delivery of sport and physical activity over the next 4 years, creating an Olympic Legacy following the games in London, 2012. The themes are:

Get Active

  • To increase the levels of participation in sport and physical activity by local people


Get Going

  • Increase awareness of the sporting and physical activity opportunities available in Gateshead.
  • To improve the provision of sporting facilities in the Borough.
  • To improve the access to sport and physical activity opportunities.


Get Healthy

  • To raise the profile of the contribution sport and physical activity can make to health improvement, safer and stronger communities and educational achievement.


Get Inspired 

  • To ensure  development pathways, including talent identification systems are created and developed to enhance sporting performance in sports


Get Involved 

  • To ensure that there are sufficient trained and qualified coaches / teachers / officials/ leaders to increase and develop sports participation.


Documents available online

Sport & Physical Activity Strategy 
T&W Legacy Framework 
Tyne & Wear Physical Activity Strategy 







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