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VX is a unique sport, never been available in Sunderland, until now, and is available to everyone. The project will undertake two 1 hour sessions per week during the 6 weeks summer holidays. The sport is totally gender-neutral: there are no ratios. A team can be all-male, all-female or any mix. Even in singles, males and females play on an equal footing. VX is one of the few sports where males and females compete on an equal basis and one of the even fewer sports where they do so, and have to really exert themselves. We hope to engage the community to enable VX clubs to start in the local area. We encourage families to get involved to be inspired to help organise, and run these clubs with our guidance. From these sessions we hope to work with other community groups, e.g., youth groups, scout/girl guide groups, Police Community Teams and also those doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Give VX a try!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The ethos of the game .. Integrity, Honesty, Sportsmanship and Respect Amazing qualities we all would love to see in our communities. Inclusive. It can also be played by players of all abilities and most abilities. We have seen people with some disabilities playing against able-bodied players on an equal footing. • Mixed Gender– VX is played by males and females on an equal basis. • Fast – players get an exhausting work out – they don’t realise how hard they are working. Popular – the overwhelming feedback is that the sport is incredibly popular amongst youngsters and is having an amazing impact. • Structured – although there are new skills to be learnt we get beginners playing the game at a fast pace within 15 minutes and then stepping back to do skills in a structured way as required. • Encouraging – VX gives a real feeling of achievement. Suitable for all ages – when demonstrating VX we have youngsters of all ages wanting to play. Its a very safe sport to play.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Sunderland City Council
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