SPORT VERNETZT starts in Lüneburg

2023-01-20 Fun and exercise in day-care centres, schools and clubs

Lüneburg, The SPORT VERNETZT sports project focuses on offers from sports clubs for socially disadvantaged families, aims to motivate people to take on social responsibility locally and to establish long-term cooperation with day-care centres, schools, neighbourhoods and communities. The aim is to ensure social participation through sport and exercise.

What the well-known basketball club ALBA BERLIN has already been practising successfully for years in many neighbourhoods of the capital is a model for holistic sports projects throughout the country and is now to be realised in Lüneburg as well. The kick-off event will take place on 27 January at the Anne Frank School. The Lüneburg project goes back to an initiative by sports scientist Prof. Dr. Jessica Süßenbach from Leuphana University Lüneburg. Other Lüneburg participants are the Anne Frank School, the Kaltenmoor day-care centre, and the SVG Lüneburg.

The vision of those involved is that every child in Germany should have access to high-quality exercise and sporting opportunities and thus develop a long-term enjoyment of being involved in sport. This is achieved on the one hand through the regular practical implementation of target group-oriented physical activity programmes at day-care centres and primary schools as well as their close cooperation with each other and with clubs. A regional network of partner organisations such as universities, schools for educational staff or companies from the private sector is to be created.