London Youth’s Getting Ready Sports Programme has received £250,000 of funding from Sport England through their Community Sport Activation Fund and will work with 60 youth clubs in the London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Southwark for the next three years.
London Youth will provide sport participation opportunities for 4,500 young people aged 14 – 25 and develop 360 youth workers, volunteers and young leaders as community sport coaches. 120 young leaders will also attend sport leadership residentials to hone their skills and be confident in supporting sports delivery back at their youth clubs.
Streatham Youth and Community Trust was also happy to have their former member Quade Taylor, Crystal Palace Footballer, help launch the event. Other attendees included Hannah Bladen of Sport England, Charlotte Hill of UK Youth, Jo Aitken of Pro-Active East, Rachael Porsz of the Lawn Tennis Association, Kate Budd of Interactive and Cricket4Change. Football, cricket and Taekwondo demonstrations showed how the Getting Ready programme delivers skills, training and expertise.
Mark Wood, Principal Youth Worker, of Streatham Youth and Community Trust invites all young people to drop by the John Corfield Centre, Conyers Road, SW16 6LS for one of our many taster sessions. Contact details: 020 8769 5884, www.syct.org.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org