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Young people take part in Streetgames Festival

1 September 2014

  • The Sheffield Wednesday Community programme compete in multi-sport festival
  • Young people take part in Streetgames sports
  • The community programme delivers three Streetgames clubs in Sheffield

Young people from Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme (SWFCCP) have taken part in a multi-sport festival at Manchester’s Sport City which saw them join more than 500 other sporting enthusiasts.

The event, the ‘North West 2014 Multi Sport Festival’, in conjunction with national charity ‘Streetgames’, saw participants aged 16 and 17 from the SWFCCP engage in more than 20 different sports, including basketball and athletics through to fencing and ultimate Frisbee.

Streetgames, a national sports charity that aims to change lives through sport, works in partnership with the Football League Trust to deliver sport for communities.

The Owls’ Ccommunity Programme delivers three Streetgames clubs around Sheffield for young people aged 12-18 and aims to help as many people as possible through sport.

Matt Bray, Social Inclusion Manager for the SWFCCP, said: “It was great for the young people to get involved in the festival and it really showcased their talent and also the work that the programme operates in Sheffield.

“Streetgames is a fantastic way for kids who don’t particularly specialise in one sport to try out a whole range of activities. The Community Programme currently offers three Streetgames clubs in Sheffield and we aim to involve as many young people as possible.

“This year’s festival was fantastic and we would like to say thank you to Streetgames and the Manchester Sport City for hosting such an enjoyable event.”

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