Free sports sessions are on offer for young people in Sandwell thanks to an exciting new scheme being launched in January. Ready for Sport will provide weekly activities including basketball, football and dance training for young people at Jubilee Youth Centre in Tipton.
As part of the scheme young people will be asked what sports they want to take up, which days of the week they want to do them and for 30 youngsters there will be the chance to complete leadership qualifications.
The Ready for Sport project aims to encourage young people to get involved in sporting activities rather than getting involved in anti-social behaviour. Funding has been made available through the Sandwell Community Alcohol Project which won a Sport England Grant and will be working in partnership with Centre Spot.
Councillor Paul Moore, cabinet member for health, said: “Young people can have a say in the sport they want to do, and when in the week it best suits them. There’s also the opportunity to start the New Year getting a qualification in sport leadership.”