Innovations - Fighting to get kids in a sporting arena

Gladiators, a charity based in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow, runs activity programmes for under-eights and sports training sessions for older children. Over the last 20 years it has trained around 300 athletes to national level and 15 to international level. In an area known for gangs and drugs, the project is intended to shield youngsters from crime and anti-social activity. Started on the landing of a tenement block, Gladiators now leases a council recreation centre and plans to build a £1.3 million 'Fun Factory' next door. Founding director Alex Richardson answers our panel's questions.

by Elaine Knutt

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: planning.support@haymarket.com

Call: 020 8267 8121

Register

FREE

  • 14 days access to subscriber-only content

Register Now

Subscribe

Prices from £299 /pa*

  • Full access to placemakingresource.com for 12 months with its weekly email news bulletin
  • News of forthcoming placemaking projects
  • Expert advice on placemaking practice
  • Bespoke corporate packages available

Choose a Package

*plus VAT