Sport inspires community over Bonfire Night season

On the evenings of 4th and 5th November 2015 CATCH (Community Action to Change Harehills) and partners, including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire Service, Sport and Active Lifestyles, Leeds Youth Service and Leeds City Council Community Committee Team successfully engaged over 200 young people of Harehills into positive diversionary activities at a time that has traditionally seen an increase in anti-social behaviour.

The activities included a hugely popular 5- a-side football tournament, trampolining and refreshments.

Bonfire Project 2

On Wednesday 4th November the 5-a-side football tournament took place at The Hub in Harehills where there were over 110 children and young people taking part.

Through the Hub’s ‘Door Step Club’ we were also able to provide 12 young women with the opportunity to go to Gravity, a trampolining facility in Castleford.

On Thursday 5th November another football tournament took place at The MCS Bilal Centre in Harehills, where over 80 children and young people took part.

It was inspiring to see the cohesion between young people from very diverse communities and backgrounds coming together under the banner of sport and having such a good time. It was amazing to see such a great turnout of young people.

Bonfire Project

It was also rewarding for the agencies to work together with a common goal of keeping young people safe from harm and off the streets during the Bonfire Night period.

The football activities over the Bonfire period were generously funded by the Inner East Community Committee.

A massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made this event successful!

Bonfire Project 3

For further information on Active Sport opportunities in East North East Leeds please contact Jason on the below details:

E-mail: jason.minott@leeds.gov.uk

Tel: 0113 378 1990

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