Get Involved Week

Take a look back at our week-long focus on grassroots sport

Last Updated: 10/06/12 1:56pm

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Every week Sky Sports News has been encouraging the nation to Get Involved in sport.

Get Involved Week

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Our series focusing on grassroots sport has shown how people of all abilities can take up a wide range of different activities, as well as challenging the authorities to make sure they are fulfilling their obligations to increase participation.

During Get Involved Week (June 4-10), Sky Sports News travelled across the UK and Ireland to look at the issues and told some great tales about the people who make grassroots sports tick.

We went to sports clubs in towns and cities across the nation to look at the issues facing the major sports, as well as a few of the not-so-major ones.

Here's a taster of went on during Get Involved Week:

Monday June 4

We visited Sale Sports Club and found out about its role in the community

Special Report investigated why the Olympics participation legacy pledge isn't being met

We also followed Charlie Webster's Running for Life initiative

Tuesday June 5

We broadcast live from a Scottish stables to show how you can get involved

Scottish Sports Minister Shona Robison told us what's being done north of the border

Fife Taekwondo Group told us the secrets of their growth

Wednesday June 6

Rachel Wyse was live all day in Ireland and caught up with boxing champ Katie Taylor

We visited Huddersfield Giants' rugby league camp for children aged between 6 and 13

We ventured to a cricket club in Ealing and examined how Clyne Golf Club in Swansea are aiming to get youngsters playing the game

Thursday June 7

Anna Woolhouse reported live from Brixton basketball club, the home of the TopCats.

GB wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown told us why it's essential for people to try new sports.

We had a look at the way in which badminton can have a positive impact on those that take part.

Friday June 8

We visited Sheffield Wednesday to get the lowdown on their flourishing half-term football programme.

Sky Sports Living for Sport mentor Dermot Gascoyne explained the benefits of playing a variety of sports

Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn told us why he fears for the future of school sport

We also visited a top boxing gym in Sheffield to see how the sport can have a positive impact on young people.

Saturday June 9

We joined former Olympic badminton player Gail Emms as she got involved in a completely new sport - wakeboarding!

We were at the Marion Smith Netball Championships to discover how anyone from any walk of life can get involved in sport.

Amy Lewis reported from Birmingham on an increased involvement in athletics in Great Britain.

Sunday June 10

Get Involved week concluded in Bournemouth at a Sky Ride event, which encourages people from all walks of life to take up cycling.

We also brought you the results of our survey into school sports days as we looked at how young people prepare for sport.

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