Sports cash to fund Vale sessions for young people - The Evesham Observer

Sports cash to fund Vale sessions for young people

Evesham Editorial 14th Dec, 2018   0

AN EVESHAM youth centre has launched a new free multi-sports focused session on Thursday evenings thanks to cash from the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The sessions at Ourside Youth Centre are aimed at young people aged between 13 and 19-years-old and run from 6.30pm to 8.15pm.

The funding has allowed the youth centre to train staff members in multi-sport activation, buy the necessary equipment and pay for staffing to run the sessions.

Training staff as multi sports activators will allow them to respond to the needs of young people on the night.




They can assess based on participant numbers, weather and desire of what sports session would be most appropriate and deliver against that. During the programme they can develop specific interests in activities and respond to the young peoples interests.

Carly Elwell, director of Ourside Youth Centre, said: “The need for this came directly from the young people as our ethos and primary aim is to be youth led. We then realised there is no other provision in Evesham that enables young people to come and try new activities on a regular basis, so the need to launch something like this became more urgent”


Through the new sports sessions the youth centre hopes to provide the young people with new and exciting opportunities to learn the benefits of physical activity, express themselves and build confidence through sport.

Poppy Walton, sports session worker said: “I hope to see positive individual development and provide a space where the young people can connect with one another. I am very excited for the launch of the sessions and I am lucky to be apart of such an amazing youth centre.”

Call 01386 424171, visit www.facebook.com/ourside.evesham or turn up on the night for more.

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