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Community Resilience

Revive Sports Programme

About the Revive Programme

SASP want to give people who are undertaking their journey to recover from drug and alcohol addiction the chance to enjoy some physical activity experiences, reap the health and well being rewards exercise offers and do something a little different whilst socialising in new environments.

The Revive Programme is unique as it not only offers sociable sporting activities but participants can also access pathways into both volunteering and employment opportunities in sport and other areas.

The Vision

At SASP we are extremely passionate about providing sport and physical activity opportunities to everybody in Somerset whatever their physical ability, personal background, and current lifestyle circumstances. We truly believe physical activity is not only a key component in health and well being but also has the unique ability to bring people together, build confidence, renew social skills and rebuild lives.

Working alongside our partner organisations, participants on the programme can utilise the skills of an employment coach to further their personal development and find volunteer or employment opportunities. This offers participants an extremely positive gateway to reintegrate fully back into society.

The Revive Programme empowers individuals to take action for themselves and gives them opportunities to meet new people, build up their confidence and resilience and provides a pathway to access mainstream sports clubs if they choose.


  • Casual Bespoke multisport drop in sessions
  • Walks
  • Varied outdoor activities

Benefits of Revive

The benefits of the Revive programme to participants are:

  • Getting Active
  • Potential volunteering and employment opportunities
  • Fun and social things to do
  • Improved confidence and self esteem
  • New activities in new environments
  • Feeling part of a community
  • Meeting new people

Participants are only able to take part in the activities if they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

How to get involved

There are 3 ways to get involved in a session:

  • Pick up a participant form from your recovery organisation
  • Drop into a session near you
  • Contact SASP directly and speak with Gareth on 01823 653990 or email gjohn@sasp.co.uk

The Sports Mentors

All of our amazing sports mentors have lived experience and are very keen to motivate, support and enthuse participants to make some positive life changes.

We have voluntary and paid roles as Sports Mentors, if you are interested in volunteering and have lived experience please email or contact us for a casual chat about the roles.

Gareth John

Gareth John

Community Resilience Adult Lead

01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Business Award Finalist 2019
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK