City of Hull Sports and Community Group
They are a sports and community group, which was set up in March 2016 to serve the Orchard Park and North of Hull Estates. Their main aim is to encourage young people to engage in positive activities such as boxing, sports leadership programmes or mentoring/volunteering in the local community.
They work with parents locally and are able to assist them in education and training courses, as well as healthy living, tackling drugs and substance misuse and support parenting. They work with schools and local academies and provide educational courses for young people with behavioural difficulties who are on the verge of school exclusion. They have been able to engage young people, who were becoming prolific young offenders and encouraged them to continue their education. The majority of them study the sports leadership courses L1 and L2 and then go on to apprenticeships, college or employment within the sports industry.
They ran a small pilot project in 2017 which gave bursaries to young people on the estates to enable them to use the facilities in the sports club free of charge. The individuals had access to one to mentoring and to the sports leadership programmes. Due to the success of the pilot they would like to continue this work and provide more bursaries to young people.
The Tribune Trust are therefore pleased to be able to support the Sports and Community Group in offering bursaries to local young people. The bursary will provide free membership of the gym and boxing club for a year. It will provide them with a full training kit and one to one mentoring sessions. They will be offered access to training, traineeship and apprenticeship training opportunities in partnership with Hull City Council.
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshiure, Debbie Rosenberg, is shown presenting a cheque to Mike Gibbons and Gina Hardesty from the Sports and Community Group.