The £9,946 project, based in Ramsey Road Community Centre, will run for 12 months on Thursday nights to suit all ages and abilities as well as providing sports sessions for disabled people. Sessions run from 5:30pm – 7:00pm for ages 7-13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm for young people with a disability or additional needs and 8:00pm – 9:30pm for ages 14-19.
Ben Rigby from Sporting Communities said: “The best thing about sport is that it is fun! Sporting Communities are qualified to deliver a range of different sport and physical activity sessions. This project will give young people from the local area an opportunity to access high quality community sports provision across a range of different sports."
“Project Sports” has been set up to provide a range of benefits to the community. Caroline Edwards – Project Leader at Project House explained: “By joining forces we can offer training, skills and experience of working with young people and adults, both able bodied and disabled”.
Tim Edwards, Aspire’s Group Head of Regeneration, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this project and to have helped secure the funding for the sports. Colleagues from Aspire have volunteered to help. We know sport can bring communities together and provide young people with a positive environment for mixing with others and improving their health.”
Activities on offer range include handball, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and boccia.