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Owls SHOUT about Carney Academy

24 July 2013

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club has signed a partnership worth shouting about with leading performing arts school Carney Academy.


SWFC's Community Programme will work with the academy’s trained theatre professionals on the launch of their new SHOUT programme; offering TV and theatre acting training and real opportunities to perform for young people across South Yorkshire.

The new campaign, which will be hosted first by SWFC and later rolled out in schools and community centres, focuses on using drama as a tool for building confidence and social skills as well as learning performance and theatre techniques.

In addition the partnership brings a wealth of opportunities for the two companies to work closely together on future collaborative projects.

CSR Development Manager at SWFC, Spencer Taylor, said: “Everyone at Sheffield Wednesday is delighted to be working with Carney Academy as they launch their latest campaign.

“The SHOUT programme is all about giving young people the training and resources they otherwise wouldn’t have access to and that’s why this partnership is such a great match.

“The SWFC Community Programme works hard to provide opportunities to young people across the region; whether it be in education, football, dance or performing art and we look forward to offering even more opportunities with SHOUT.”

The academy is run by West End and Broadway director Ruth Carney-Nash added: “SWFC has an incredible legacy and we are very excited to be working together. 

“Carney Academy is proud to work with them to create opportunities for young people which could prepare students for a successful future in the performing arts industry. 


“Students will be able to tap into a wealth of experience from Carney's team and it will also expose young people to new skills who wouldn’t normally engage with the arts". 

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