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Reds in the Community (RITC) is a registered charity that uses the power of football and Barnsley Football Club to engage, and improve the lives of, local people. Through our proposed Sport for Change programme, RITC aims to deliver multi-sports sessions in the Dearne North and South Wards in Barnsley throughout the summer holidays to engage young people in the local area in accessible sporting activities within their local communities. RITC have successfully acquired funding by Yorkshire Sport Foundation to run FREE multi-sports session throughout the 6 week summer holiday. Our multi-sport sessions will give boys and girls aged 11 to 18 the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities which will enable them to improve their sporting techniques, learn new moves and skills and most importantly, have fun. Our multi-sports sessions will aim to increase and sustain participation in sport and physical activity, growing participants’ motivation and ability to adopt a sporting habit for life.
All sessions will be led by experienced FA qualified coaches ensuring all participants receive good quality coaching. Sessions will support the development of essential life-skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication skills. In addition, the sessions will provide signposting opportunities for talented players into Junior Clubs or Barnsley FC Academy. Furthermore, as well as providing young people with the opportunity to engage in physical activity, the sessions will also provide participants with the opportunity to volunteer and to gain qualifications. Young people will be supported in volunteering throughout the project to help run the sessions with support from RITC staff. This will support young people to develop further valuable life-skills and to gain accredited qualifications with the sessions offering a strong emphasis on youth leadership.
The multi-sports sessions will start on the week commencing 25th July and are being delivered in the following areas:
Tuesday’s – Thurnscoe Sports Ground S63 0JT (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Thursday’s – Bolton Upon Dearne, Highgate Lane Recreational Field (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
There is no need to book just turn up on the day and enjoy the wide variety of sports on offer.
You can download our multisports summer sessions flyer HERE