#MySportyStory is our new campaign for the children and young people of Kent and Medway. We want to tell the story of how being active and sporty makes young people feel – does it make them happy, euphoric, content, confident, or maybe even a little bit scared and frustrated?

Our challenge to the children and young people of Kent and Medway is to tell the story of how being active makes them feel, and to get creative along the way. We want our partners to help us gather sporty selfies, and get the children and young people in their clubs, projects and programmes to create their sporty story using emojis, to tell everyone how sport makes them feel in a fun new way. It’s a great excuse to have some fun and really think about the positive benefits sport and physical activity can have on the lives of children and young people. Send us the stories and selfies using the #MySportyStory hashtag – you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even Facebook Messenger.

We will also be getting out and about during the campaign. Find us at a local sporting event and take your sporty selfie using our photo frame and giant emojis. Our photo frames are a great way of having fun and celebrating the impact of sport and physical activity in children and young people’s lives.

Throughout the campaign we’ll be visiting great projects and facilities that are helping young people get active in new and interesting ways, helping inspire Kent’s next generation to create their own sporty story. We will also feature blog posts, video clips and social media content from some of Kent’s most successful athletes – all telling us their own sporty story.

If you’re a partner of Kent Sport, or a deliverer of sport and physical activity to children and young people in the county, please get in touch so we can get you involved in the campaign. We will be providing resources and information throughout the campaign for partners who want to help get kids active, but we would also love to hear from you. If you’re in charge of a club, programme or facility that is helping to engage children and young people in sport or physical activity in new or innovative ways, let us know – we would love to hear your story and use it to help others learn and improve.

How can I get involved?

  • Contact us via info@kentsport.org with news of successes and anything you feel we should know about
  • Send us your activities and sessions via our promotional contact form
  • Gather #MySportyStory photos and posts from the children and young people in your club, programme or project, or have a go at creating your own! Get creative and use emojis to tell us how taking part in sport and physical activity makes you feel, and make sure you send us the photos and posts you gather!
  • Ask us to attend your event or session with our #MySportyStory selfie frame and emoji boards so your children and young people can join in the fun and have their photo taken
  • Follow us on social media to keep up to date with all the campaign developments

Twitter: @KentSport1
Facebook: CSPKentSport
Instagram: @KentSport1
Snapchat: search for “kentsport”

#MySportyStory Selfies

We will be posting images from the campaign in our online image library, so whether you have sent us your #MySportyStory social media posts and photos or had your picture taken with a selfie frame at an event we have attended, check back here to see all of the pictures we have collected along the way.

Click through the latest images from the campaign below!


Case Studies

We will be producing case studies to inspire and inform our partners throughout the campaign, so if you are involved with a particularly innovative or engaging project, programme or club working with children and young people, please get in touch so we can find out more! Click below to read about the best stories we’ve found so far.

#MySportyStory Insight

As part of the campaign we have gathered together insight resources to help our patners understand children and young people and deliver engaging, exciting sessions more effectively.

You can access our #MySportyStory insight library by clicking here.

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