Game On England “pop up” to launch in Normanton

Game On England to launch new “pop up” session in Normanton which offers FREE football for children and young people in Normanton.

Over the past 3 years, The Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Game On England programme has been offering free football sessions for children, young people and adults across Yorkshire and the East Midlands, in fixed, permanent locations.

This summer sees the launch of the very first “Game On England Pop Up”, a free, 12 week block of sessions coming to Normanton, launching on the 14th June. The Pop up sessions have been born through a partnership approach between the Trust’s Game On England and Normanton Active initiatives and The Well Project, based in Normanton.

Health & Wellbeing Activator for Normanton, Matt Foster commented “The Well Project are keen to enhance the service they provide in the local area for its young people and Game On is a perfect fit, young local residents will be able to have a kick about with their mates in a safe structured, environment over a 12 week period free of charge, under the supervision of qualified coaches”

Game On England Development Officer Alex Hobson added; “Traditionally, Game On has been delivered in fixed locations, using a particular type of facility. However, with limited facilities available in Normanton, we saw this as an ideal opportunity to trial a “Pop Up” session, offering our free football sessions for young people in Normanton in a less orthodox location to what we are used to”.

The sessions, which will consist of an hour of girls football for ages 5-11 followed by a mixed session for anyone aged 11-18, will take place at The Well Project, Haw Hill Park, Normanton WF6 2DP every Monday for 12 weeks starting on Monday 14th June. Vicki Bentham, Youth Work Leader at The Well feels; “It’s really important that we make physical exercise and sports accessible to the children in our community to benefit both their mental and physical health. After what has been a challenging year for the youths in our community, the launch of these sessions is hugely welcomed and we look forward to working in partnership with Coalfields Regeneration Trust”

To find out more about Normanton Active click here, and for more information about the Pop Up session and Game On England, click here.

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