Free football sessions on offer in Rochford
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Youngsters from across Rochford have one more month to take advantage of some exciting free football sessions which are being run in their local community.
Delivered by Sanctuary Housing in partnership with community association Achievement Through Football (ATF), the training sessions are open to all young residents, male or female, aged 10 – 17 years from the area.
The sessions are taking place every Monday evening from 6pm at Rochford Recreational, St Marks Field, and provide participants with the opportunity to develop their footballing talents, improve physical health and wellbeing, increase their confidence and self esteem, and interact and engage with other members of the community.
In addition to the health benefits, the sessions are also allowing the young people to work towards gaining recognised qualifications and access potential employment opportunities.
The coaching in Rochford forms part of the national Sanctuary in Sport project involving the delivery of a range of activities to youngsters in communities across the country with partner organisations.
Stuart Long, ATF club secretary, 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.
“We have already seen around 35 youngsters coming along to the coaching, so we hope to build on this good work and make a positive difference to further young people’s lives.”