Street Sports & Culture
GAME uses street sports through a ’Sport for Development’ approach to bring positive change into the lives of children, young people and communities.
BUT WHY STREET SPORTS AND NOT JUST SPORTS?
Street sports have a special potential to take on the barriers that keep many children and young people from being active because the sport can be organized informally, is free, takes place close to home, is creative, flexible, and has few requirements for facilities.
They can be practiced in public urban spaces, on local playgrounds, in schools and parks – basically anywhere. Some sports originate directly from the street, e.g. skateboarding, scoot, break dance, etc., while others originate from classic sports, but are adapted to the urban space, e.g. street basketball, street soccer, etc.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT METHODS
GAME arranges practices, tournaments and events for children and young people in Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as in GAME’s street sports houses in Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Aalborg and Viborg. All activities and facilities aim to lower the threshold and include more children and youth in the positive, social communities of street sports & culture.
When we design programs, we put youth in the driver’s seat, involve participants, build on empowerment methods and work in partnerships to ensure that all activities are open, inclusive and unleash the power of social change.
While sports are GAME’s tool for social change, music has always played an important role in the organization. Hip-hop, RnB, rap and DJ’ing are all part of the street culture, and it sets the tone for all of GAME’s activities. The GAME Houses in Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Aalborg and Viborg, therefore, offer Urban Music School in partnership with Tuborgfondet. Here you can develop skills in DJ’ing, beat production or rap in a positive and inclusive music community.
The MORESTREET program creates user-involved street sports & culture for increased sports diversity. The program will develop seven innovative facilities around Denmark, which will create a framework for street sports and culture – developed and activated by young people and in collaboration with local street sports communities.
Read more about GAME’s More Street Program here.
Crown Prince Couple’s Social Award
In 2022 GAME Received the Crown Prince Couple’s Social Award from H.K.H. Crown Prince Frederik and H.K.H Crown Princess Mary.
The award is given to create visibility and recognition of Danish culture and social work.
Take a look at how it went right here (with English subs):