THROUGHOUT the Summer holidays, Burton Albion Community Trust continued to provide free football & Multi-sports activities across number of local parks, working in partnership with Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire County Council.
‘Albion2Engage’ which is part of BACT’s Social Inclusion department, delivered a total of 12 projects were delivered across Staffordshire and Uttoxeter from July to September. Over 600 individuals between the ages 11-19+ years took part in activities including Football, Street Cricket, Pop-Up Badminton & Tennis and The Inflatable Penalty Shoot-out.
Dan Brooks, Inclusion Coordinator at Burton Albion Community Trust, commented, “2016 has provided to be another busy summer with new projects such as ParkLives and current sessions being available each week. Without the support of our key funders and partners, we would not be able to provide the variety of activities that help support the community and getting individuals active. Working together, our next challenge is to continue to engage with our targeted groups or individuals and influence their decision making, behaviour and well-being of others”.
Other local authorities who help support and fund current on-going sessions include Street Games, Trent & Dove Housing. The aim of all sessions is to engage & inspire youngsters through using the brand of BAFC and through sport to teach life skills such as teamwork, respect and fair play either educationally or onto a positive career pathway.
Currently, on-going sessions are taking place at number locations including Carver Road, Eton Park, Canterbury Road & Heath Road Community Parks between the time of 4.30pm-8pm. If you would like to find further details of all available sessions, please visit http://burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk/albion-2-engage/ or contact the Community Office 01283 565938.