2 February 2022

Trust launch London Youth ‘Getting active’ project

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Trust launch London Youth ‘Getting active’ project

The Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust is delighted to have partnered with Community Links Bromley and London Youth to launch a ‘Getting Active’ programme at Hayes Lane.

The scheme works with 8-13 year olds to provide regular football opportunities. The aims of the project are to increase the number of typically inactive young people taking part and to build the long-term capacity of community-based organisations to deliver diverse and accessible sports opportunities for young people.

The 14-week programme launched on Tuesday 11th January, and saw 19 participants in attendance from across the Borough, and a range of backgrounds.

Participants enjoy sessions on Bromley FC’s FIFA Quality Pro Stadium Pitch

Director of Charity and Community Jeff Hutton commented; “We’re very excited to have launched our Getting Active project, and the attendances so far have been fantastic, as has the level of enjoyment from the children and even the coaches! We’d like to extend our thanks to Community Links Bromley and London Youth for their invaluable support”.

Christopher Evans, Chief Executive of Community Links Bromley, said; “It’s been great to partner with Bromley FC Community Sports Trust to put together this programme of midweek after school sessions for young boys and girls in the local community. We are delighted that so many young people have already registered for the programme and know that this will make a big difference to their health and wellbeing.”

John Jones, Sports Development Manager for London Youth, was equally delighted to see the sessions get underway; “London Youth’s Getting Active programme challenges the persistent inequalities faced by young Londoners to benefit from sport and activity. We are focused on improving the physical and mental wellbeing of young people in communities across the city. A key aspect in achieving this impact is working in partnership with trusted community youth and sport organisations. I’m delighted we’ve joined forces with Bromley FC and Community Links Bromley to make a difference to local children and young people using the power of football”.