The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has launched its successful football programme, Game On, in Dinnington.

The ‘Football 5ives’ session, which take place on Friday evenings from 3pm - 5pm, will provide local teenagers with a space to exercise, socialise and learn new skills.

Delivered in partnership with Dinnington High School, the ‘Turn Up and Play’ Game On weekly league will take place at the High School’s sports facilities and teenagers aged between 13 and 18 are encouraged to take part. 

Game On provides young people in coalfield communities with access to activities that improve health and wellbeing whilst also teaching important leadership and teamwork skills, raising their aspirations and reducing anti-social behaviour.

Kat Clarke, Development Manager for Game On (England), comments: “As a rural town there is a serious lack of activities for children and young people in Dinnington to engage with. Many people are unable to travel into neighbouring Sheffield or Rotherham which makes these sessions all the more important. 

“The Turn Up and Play sessions now provide local teenagers with a positive activity where they’re able to learn transferable life skills, make lasting friendships and become more active. 

Kat concludes: “Game On really does have the potential to change the attitudes and outlooks of young people living in coalfield communities and we’re excited to be able to offer the programme in Dinnington.”