Football, fun and food were all on display this Easter holiday, as SWFCCP aimed to re-engage children and young people in Sheffield.
Restrictions over the past three months have left children and young people with very little to do. After getting the green light to restart recreational community activities, the community programme got the ball rolling with Easter activities to engage young people across the city.
In partnership with Premier League Charitable Fund, through the PL Kicks programme the SWFCCP Kicks team reached out to various areas including Lansdown, Batemoor, Ponderosa, Winn Gardens, Lower Manor and Hillsborough. The team engaged over 130 young people in sporting activities. The focus was to get young people moving again after lockdown, having the opportunity to socialise with friends and furthermore enjoy their community facilities once again.
The initiatives were also supported by our partners such as Zest, Morrisons, Sparrow Nest Café and Mums Utd who supported the initiative with great prizes and food parcels so young people had enough energy to run around for a full day.
The Easter activities didn’t stop there, the SWFCCP participation team witnessed 100 young people in attendance across the two weeks at the Easter Soccer Camp held at Concord Sports Centre. This initiative provided a full days of football activities for children and young people through the holiday. Coaches delivered skills sessions in the mornings and then competitive tournaments for the afternoon.
A great holiday period providing lots of football, food and smiles across Sheffield. SWFCCP are looking forward to provided much more activity for children and young people living in Sheffield.
For more information on sessions, check our Facebook page – Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.