The video audio consists of voiceovers from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE and a mix of participants from different sports. There is a stock backing track that is not an identifiable song.
Baroness Grey-Thompson is shown with a window in the background as the video begins. She addresses the camera.
Baroness Grey-Thompson: We know that the coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult and challenging time. But we also know this period has brought out the best in us too.
Footage of a Zoom call run by a sports club for its participants is shown. This changes to an image of a volunteer getting ready to deliver a food parcel, then another volunteer who has just delivered a food parcel at someone’s front door, before returning to the Zoom call footage.
Baroness Grey-Thompson’s voiceover continues: It’s been a time of kindness, of giving, and of selflessness where people have further stepped up to help their communities. Sport and physical activity has been hit really hard, which means the invaluable role that volunteers, like you, play has never been more important. To the millions of people helping grassroots sport and activity come through these difficult times, we want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you.
During the voiceover, footage of children taking part in rugby activities from before the pandemic is seen, which then changes to adults taking part in rugby before the pandemic.
A photo of a coach talking to a number of young female football players on a pitch is shown.
A photo of a volunteer helping a participant is shown. They are holding a large and small ball.
A photo of a boy and girl on adapted bikes is shown with a volunteer in the background.
The video then returns to Baroness Grey-Thompson addressing the camera, before a photo of a young female boxing participant is shown holding a thank you sign.
Baroness Grey-Thompson’s voiceover continues: Thank you for working tirelessly to keep your clubs, groups and sports activities going.
The camera pans across the screen as photographs of participants from different sports are seen holding up thank you signs. Some participants are holding sports equipment.
Thank you for your incredible dedication and commitment.
A photo of a female cyclist is shown holding up a thank you sign.
Thank you for supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of people everywhere.
A photo of a female participant on a sports pitch holding a thank you sign is shown. The sign has a hockey stick and ball on it.
By going the extra mile, and by not giving up, you’ve made a real difference.
The camera pans across the screen as new pictures of participants holding up thank you signs are displayed. Some participants are holding equipment too.
You’ve improved the lives and helped your communities when they needed you most.
A photo of a participant wearing a riding hat and gloves and holding a thank you sign is shown. She is standing next to a horse.
A photo of a male participant holding a thank you sign is shown. He is standing in a garden.
We know it’s not been easy, and that there’s still a long way to go.
Footage of another Zoom session is shown, with people clapping and waving to the camera.
A photo of a female participant wearing a rugby top and holding a thank you sign is shown.
Baroness Grey-Thompson’s voiceover continues: The familiar sights and sounds of the sport and activities we love will soon return, and our clubs and groups will thrive again. But that can only happen thanks to people like you.
Video footage of a hockey participant hitting a ball in their garden is shown.
Video footage of two people playing squash is shown.
Video footage of a club’s exercise class is shown.
Footage of a female tennis player training is shown. The player is a wheelchair user.
The video then returns to Baroness Grey-Thompson addressing the camera, before the camera pans across the screen again to show multiple photos of participants holding up thank you signs. Some are dressed in sports kit.
A photo of a young female participant holding a thank you sign is shown.
Baroness Grey-Thompson’s voiceover ends: So please, keep giving whatever time you can – and keep making the difference. Thank you. From all of us.
A photo of a woman wearing a red t-shirt holding a thank you sign is shown.
A female participant is shown. She addresses the camera as a caption comes up in the top left of the screen saying “A message from participants”.
Participant 1: To the volunteers who work so hard to keep our clubs and groups going…
The video changes to a male participant addressing the camera, before changing to an image of a participant from a shooting club holding a thank you sign as the second participant continues talking.
Participant 2: We want to say a massive thank you. Because of you, we have something to return to…
The image changes to a female participant holding a thank you sign. The video then cuts to a young female participant who addresses the camera.
Participant 3: And we will be able to take part in the sports and activities we love once again.
The video changes to a male participant who address the camera. As he talks, the video shows another image of a female participant wearing sports kit and holding a thank you sign.
Participant 4: During this difficult period, you have given us hope and kept us connected and made us feel excited about coming back. Thank you for everything you have done…
A photo of another female participant holding a thank you sign is then shown, before a male participant wearing sports kit is shown addressing the camera:
Participant 5: And for all that you continue to do.
The video changes to a female participant who address the camera directly, and also uses sign language to sign some of her words while talking.
Participant 6: You’re amazing, we can’t wait to see you again.
The screen fades out to a montage of photos, all show participants holding thank you signs. Lots of different sports kits are being worn and different equipment is being held showing that the participants come from a wide variety of sports and activities.
The screen then shows a new page, displaying the logos of:
- Active Partnerships Network
- Angling Trust
- Archery GB
- England Athletics
- Badminton England
- Baseball Softball UK Basketball England
- Boccia England
- Bowls Development Alliance
- England Boxing
- British American Football Association
- British Canoeing, England
- England and Wales Cricket Board
- British Cycling
- British Fencing
- The Football Association
- Goalball UK
- England Golf
- British Gymnastics
- England Handball
- England Hockey
- British Ice Skating
- British Judo Association
- England Lacrosse
- Pentathlon GB
- British Mountaineering Council
- England Netball
- British Orienteering
- Riding for the Disabled Association
- Rounders England
- British Rowing
- Rugby Football League
- Rugby Football Union
- Royal Yachting Association
- British Shooting
- Sport for Development Coalition
- England Squash
- Swim England
- Table Tennis England
- Lawn Tennis Association
- Triathlon England
- Volleyball England
- British Water Ski & Wakeboard
- British Weightlifting
- British Wheelchair Basketball
- British Wrestling Association
The Sport England, Club Matters Programme logo is then shown, with the Club Matters website and Sport England website addresses included below.