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Football and fitness to kick-off in Cannock

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Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Health, Housing

Youngsters from across Cannock are set to get fit and healthy and improve their football skills when free coaching sessions kick-off in their local community this week.

Organised by Sanctuary Housing in partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, the training sessions form part of Sanctuary’s national Football and Fitness project involving ten similar partnerships with football league clubs across the UK.

The Cannock training sessions run by fully qualified coaches are open to young people, male or female, up to the age of 19 from across the community and will kick-off on Friday 11 January. The free sessions take place at Cardinal Griffin School from 8pm and will run for ten weeks.

The exciting programme will give participants the opportunity to develop their football talents, improve physical health and wellbeing, increase their confidence and self esteem, and allow them to interact and engage with other members of the community in a positive way.

The sessions will also allow the young people to work towards gaining recognised qualifications and access potential employment opportunities.

Christa Ripley, Sanctuary’s Head of Housing Operations for the Midlands, said: “It can be difficult for youngsters to find somewhere that allows them to socialise while also being a platform for positive activity, so we are delighted that we have been able to work with the Wolves to bring football and fitness to the area.

“Sessions that have been organised in other parts of the country have been a huge success, helping around 200 young people, so we hope to build on this good work and make a positive difference to further young peoples lives.”

If any young people are interested in taking part, all they need to do is turn up at the kick-off event at Cardinal Griffin School, 8pm on the 11 January.

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