We’re now at the end of what has been a very busy summer at Rise Community Sports and what a great summer it has been! In the last 6 weeks we have continued our regular weekly sessions on Welsh House Farm. In addition to this on Welsh House Farm we ran a week long football camp and a week of multi-sport activities.
We also ran 2 weeks of sports activities on the Firs and Bromford estate in Hodgehill. This involved our coaches travelling across the city to engage new and different children as part of the ‘Firs & Bromford Neighbours Together’ summer activities. It was an absolute privilege to be involved and to play a part in creating a sporting legacy in the estate.
Over this summer we have engaged 251 young people in sporting activities. That is 251 young people who have had the opportunity to participate in organised, structured activities through Rise Community Sports. Having now been in existence for 3 months we are so proud of what we have achieved and are making significant steps in seeing out our dream of ‘creating a sporting legacy’ in places that can often be neglected or ignored.
Through all of these activities we are also looking at identifying young people who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders. We want to offer opportunities of training and employment to young people who can be role models and future sports coaches through our provision. The coaches who have been delivering sessions this summer have exceled and exceeded our expectations. We are SO proud of the hard work and commitment that they have shown. Their development has been significant and no longer are they tomorrow’s leaders, they are leaders TODAY!