The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme has developed its work with the Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) initiative and this month hosted tournaments in table tennis and girl’s football.
The club’s Community Programme has worked in partnership with the Premier League, Sport England and National Governing Bodies in table tennis, tennis, basketball and boxing over the last 18 months to develop the project.
The link up is there to increase participation in sport by delivering Sheffield Wednesday branded satellite clubs in schools and community centres across the north of Sheffield.
PL4S combines the unique appeal of football clubs to engage youngsters from some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities. The satellite clubs take place in local secondary schools, youth clubs and community sport facilities.
Matt Bray, Social Inclusion Manager for the Community Project, said: “We’ve had some real success with a number of our weekly participants now progressing and joining local clubs. It’s great to provide young people with opportunities in sport and it’s even better to do that under the Sheffield Wednesday name.”
Owls player and ambassador for the Community Programme, Jose Semedo, said: “It’s impressive that the club is working with so many organisations to give local kids the chance to play sports. It gives young people the opportunity to try new things, make friends and build confidence.”
For further details about PL4S at Sheffield Wednesday please contact e-mail Matt Bray firstname.lastname@example.org