i11 goes from strength to strength!

posted on 18 August 2011

The I11 programme continues to go from strength to strength with over 75 children and young people now attending sessions.

The activities are aimed at bringing children and young people together from all communities to enjoy sport and positive activities and encourage community cohesion.

Today saw the young people get the opportunity to come down to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium to take part in a series of positive activities including team building, a stadium tour, orienteering and some rugby specific skills.

The young people have been working with the Wildcats all week as part of a project led by PC Mick Amos an adult leader from Wakefield Rural Neighborhood Policing Team. The partnership also includes Wakefield and District Primary Care Trust, Wakefield Council and Sport4U a local voluntary organization.

PC Amos stated, ‘I am pleased that the week has been a success in light of current events nationally it is fantastic that as a district we can show how a diverse community can come together to enjoy positive activities in their holiday time.”

“As an ambassador of Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust I am pleased that the outcomes of our relationship are so positive for service users.”

The i11 project is an initiative funded in connection with National Crimebeat, the charity of the Shrievalty Association and the Association of High Sheriffs in England and Wales encouraging 11-18 year olds to do something positive for their community.

Director of Education, Mark Winder is especially pleased with the week, “We are proud to be supporting our local community. The children and young people are from 8 different ethnic groups and many of these children have never been to our Stadium or taken part in Rugby League.”

“We are always keen to work with ‘hard to reach’ groups and provide an opportunity to introduce new people to Rugby League, provide positive activities, inspire young people and allow  the values the sport can bring to their lives.”

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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