Real life and great sport

Date posted: 30/12/16

Sports Plus 2017


Plans are already well under way for Sports Plus 2017, with the dates now confirmed. As we look ahead to another awesome summer, Ian Lancaster shares some highlights from Sports Plus 2016.

Over the course of the summer we delivered five residential Sports Plus camps and one non-residential camp in Jersey. In total, they involved 605 young people, 350 leaders and 85 trainees.

John’s gospel was the destination for all talks and Bible studies where the tagline was “Believing in the Real Jesus brings Real Life”. This was a timely series for young sportspeople who are constantly persuaded that the world holds all that life has to offer.

It was fabulous to see young people engaging with the theme, asking big questions and grappling to work out what having real life in Jesus looks like for them.

Across the six camps there was a noticeably high standard and application to the sporting programme. High octane coaching sessions, delivered by a team of qualified coaches, provided the right environment for all the young people to progress in their sporting ability. Team Challenge once again proved to be a real highlight with young people pushing themselves in a range of competitive games.

We were ever mindful of God’s goodness and grace in providing a brilliant team of leaders and coaches committed to bringing the good news of Jesus to bear on the lives of young people in an irresistible environment of competition and care. 


Check out the information for this year’s Sports Plus camps by visiting