As many as 30 young people from Wath have been taking part in evening football sessions as part of a community programme called United 4 Communities.Guinness Northern Counties has teamed up with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to deliver the health and inclusion project in the area.
The second part of the project, which is scheduled to begin in November, will involve learning sessions in alcohol and drug abuse and the project will culminate in a discussion on local radio.
The initiative is being coordinated by the Community Sports Trusts Community Cohesion theme which seeks to bring communities together and to engage young people through sport.
Brian Hamlin, community investment manager for Guinness Northern Counties, said: “We are thrilled to able to support this initiative giving young people in Wath a focus and providing them with information and knowledge that we hope will help them to make the right choices.”
The young people involved will now progress onto health activities provided by the Trusts Health Officer Alex Wilson who commented: “The alcohol and drug awareness training will all end with a discussion on the local radio in which we will explore some of these vital topics further, hopefully educating people further afield in the process.”
Mark Cummins Community Cohesion Officer added: “I want to take this opportunity to thank Guinness Northern Counties for becoming part of this project, the whole community have got involved in the initial engagement phase with our youngest participant being just five years old. This is what our project is all about and it is great to see the community of Wath getting involved in what we are offering.”
The project is open to all ages and anyone interested in attending the learning sessions can contact Mark Cummins for more information on 01709827767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org