Sporting Foundations for Life
Sporting Foundations for life project has not been put off by the bad weather we are still coaching in the community. We are please with the interest in the project over the autumn/winter months. A few highlights of the project over October include the continued success of the Lostock Youth Centre in Urmston. We have established great links with the staff at the Trafford Housing Trust and the sessions on a Tuesday evening between 7 and 9pm. They have been running since September when the new centre opened. The participants are very keen to get involved in sport particularly football and in the coming weeks we hope to set up a football league with other youth organisations in the area. If you live in Urmston or the surrounding area and you are looking to get into sport, come and make new friends or meet up with old friends come down on a Tuesday evening.
Over in Salford we have been working with the Height Youth centre. Based at the Methodist church the youth centre is ran on a Friday evening from 6.30 till 9pm. The session offers young people a safe place to go and see friends, cook food and now with Sporting Foundations for Life we offer multi-sports including rugby, football and dance. We worked with the centre staff to put together a programme of sessions. This meant the participants got options of what they would like to try. After the first 5 weeks the participants had tried a range of different activities. Over the next 5 weeks we hope to be able to offer more dance sessions and an introduction to Thai boxing.
Sporting Foundations for Life is not just about multi-sports it is about providing young people with opportunities to get involved by volunteering and supporting the project. If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion get in touch. Also if you are interested to join a session in your area get in touch with Sara at the Foundation.