We were delighted to have been named winners of the Tech for Good category at the 2019 Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) Awards.
The Tech for Good award recognises technological innovation which creates social impact, and how the creative use of software has benefitted the community in which it is used.
We founded Sporting Age in 2016, using our expertise in physical education to develop software that allows primary schools to produce stage-appropriate PE lesson plans that make sure children are being taught at the correct level of ability in PE.
This helps schools and teachers to encourage participation in physical activity, while improving teacher confidence and helping towards Ofsted ratings.
Good news on the double!
We were even more delighted to win the award as it comes following another recent success story for Sporting Age; the announcement of our five-figure funding investment from Sporting Capital in January. This investment will help us to grow the reach of Sporting Age further across Yorkshire and throughout 2019, and help even more schools as part of our mission towards #ImprovingPhysicalLiteracy.
Our co-founder and director, Shaun, said: “We’re really proud of winning this award less than a year after officially launching Sporting Age, and we think it demonstrates the level of detail and commitment that we’ve put into ensuring our platform is the best it can be to help improve physical literacy.
“Combine this with our recent funding grant, and we’re all really excited to grow our reach to more schools across Yorkshire and then the wider UK.”
We’d like to thank the team at Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) who organise the awards. SEYH exists to promote and connect social enterprises in the region.