Calling all football fans in Stoke
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Youngsters from across Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme are being given the opportunity to get fit and healthy and improve their sporting skills at free coaching sessions which kick-off next week.
Delivered by Sanctuary Housing in partnership with Port Vale Football Club, the Stoke multi-sports sessions are open to all young people, male or female, from 7-18 years of age from across the community.
The free training, which will be delivered by professional coaches, will take place every Tuesday at the Crackley Community Centre on Holly Road from 6 - 8pm.
The exciting programme will give participants the opportunity to develop their talents across a variety of sports to help 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.
Sessions will also offer the young participants the chance to take part in free match day visits to Port Vale FC.
The exciting training sessions form part of the national Sanctuary in Sport project involving the delivery of a range of activities to youngsters across the country, designed to encourage health and wellbeing and help keep communities active.
Jim Cooper, Football Community Manager at Port Vale FC, commented: “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 Sanctuary Housing to bring exciting sports sessions to the area.
“Due to the success of the football project earlier this year, the training has been continued through Sanctuary in Sport and I would urge as many local young people as possible to come along and join in the fun!”