Posted on Friday 25 January
Operating since 2005 Centre-West has been working to bridge the gaps which lie between public services and young people living in deprived areas. This is done by providing a variety of sports activities and offering training, qualifications and leadership opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential.
At our latest meeting, the trustees granted the project £6,000 to continue delivering their volunteer programme. Last year, our funding helped Hat-Trick take a team of volunteers to Estonia to referee a youth football tournament. The trip challenged young people to push past their comfort zones and experience other sporting cultures.
Jordon (16) said, “I really enjoyed the experience. It means a lot that you chose to take me and as for the experience, it was the best ever because I have gained more knowledge and it has allowed me to practice my skills as a referee in order to become the best I can in myself.”
Emma Brown, Community Sport Manager commented, “This funding support from Hays Travel Foundation has allowed Hat-Trick to work with young people in the most disadvantaged areas of Newcastle upon Tyne through our volunteer programme. This has enabled Hat-Trick coaches to recruit and work with young people developing their coaching skills whilst gaining qualifications which have led to further employment opportunities. The Hat-Trick team would like to say ‘Thank-you’ to the Hays Travel Foundation for your invaluable support to this programme.”
We look forward to seeing what other kind of activities the charity will deliver this year!Click here for more