Bennett and Walsh Brothers Launch Community Hub
Premier League 4 Sport Session kicks off exciting new partnership
Norwich City’s Ryan Bennett and local boxing talents Liam & Ryan Walsh visited Easton & Otley College on Wednesday to mark the launch of a new partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF).
The College was unveiled as one of the Foundation’s first three ‘Community Hubs’ and the three stars were on hand to join a Premier League 4 Sport session for 14-19 year olds, which runs weekly at the venue from November 20th.
Premier League 4 Sport helps young people to get involved with sport in their local community and at Easton & Otley College, the focus is on Table Tennis and Boxing, with expert coaching provided by CSF.
Along with Northgate High School in Dereham and Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston, Easton & Otley College has signed up as a CSF Community Hub to provide students and young people in the community with opportunities to take part in inclusive activities all year round.
In addition to Premier League 4 Sport, the Hubs will host programmes such as the Kicks project and Street Sports, at which young people will be able to take part in a range of sports and information workshops.
Students will also be offered the chance to sign up for the National Citizen Service scheme and give something back to the local community by way of volunteering work.
CSF is Norwich City Football Club’s official charity partner and will also provide activities for those with disabilities as well as health programmes, designed to improve the quality of life for participants and their families.
Assistant Manager for Sports Development at Easton and Otley College, Karl Chapman, said:
“We have teamed up with CSF on different programmes over the years. This time we have signed up to become one of their Community Hubs offering facilities, activities and opportunities for students and the local community at the Easton Campus.”
“The project is aimed at giving young people new skills in different sports and we are delighted to be offering new opportunities to local people in conjunction with one of the most recognisable brands in East Anglia.”
Tom Weal, CSF Sports Development Officer said:
“Premier League 4 Sport aims to provide chances for young people to take part in sport after school, increase diversity in sport and improve the infrastructure between schools, colleges and clubs.”
“We find that youngsters are happy to get involved and like the draw of the association between the project, the Premier League, the community and our football club and we are delighted to be involved. We would like to thank Easton and Otley College for their support.”
Story added: 13 Nov 2013