A group of Sheffield girls have been praised for their community work with the SWFC National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme.
Teenage girls from Shiregreen spent their summer hosting free soccer camps and restoring a local scout hut and their efforts didn’t go unnoticed.
On a recent visit to the club, MP for Brightside and Hillsborough David Blunkett heard all about the work of this year’s NCS participants and even dropped in on the new-look scout hut.
Mr Blunkett said he was extremely impressed with the girls’ efforts after learning about the planning, painting and gardening that went it to transforming the space.
Adeo Jermimah, aged 16, who worked on the project, said: “I’ve really enjoyed making a difference in my local community and loved delivering soccer camps to get more girls involved in football.
“It’s been a great experience which was made even better with Mr Blunkett thanking us for our work and it’s definitely something I’m going to carry on in the future.”
NCS gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills that help with CVs or college applications while helping the local community.
The club’s Female Development Officer Lucy Shuttleworth, said: “The Shiregreen girls have not only made an excellent job of the scout hut but also encouraged more girls to get involved in sports and volunteering - they should all be very proud of what they have achieved this summer.”