- Young people from two football community programmes have taken part in Premier League 4 Sport sessions
- Sport sessions for young people aged over 14 facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme
- Sport England and Premier League funded scheme success
Young people from two football community programmes joined together last week to take part in a basketball fixture as part of the Sport England and Premier League funded scheme, Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S).
The national initiative saw people aged 14 and over from both the Sheffield Wednesday and the Derby County Community Programme take part in a friendly basketball game as part of the project that promotes opportunities and pathways to progress in sport.
As well as other football club’s community programmes, the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme work with Premier League 4 Sport to deliver sessions around the city in boxing, table tennis, basketball and tennis to work young people to progress in sport.
Matt Bray, the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme co-ordinator, said: “The sessions are a great way for the young people to build up their confidence and to take part in sports they wouldn’t normally try. It was great to compete against Derby and it gave the participants the chance to put their new basketball skills to the test.”
Allison Nolan, the Premier League 4 Sport officer from Derby County Football club, said: “Opportunities to compete are so important to the development of young people playing sport. The PL4S friendly basketball competition was great for all involved. The fixtures between the two football club’s community programmes gave participants something to work towards and we look forward to taking part in more in the future.”
For more details on the Premier League 4 Sport sessions contact Matt Bray on 07904330801 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also follow the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme Twitter for updates @SWFCCP