The Hull FC Community Foundation is making a significant difference in providing accessible sport and community activities for teenagers in our area.
As part of the ‘Inspiring Futures’ programme (more info here), the Black and Whites’ community arm have developed a series of free-to-attend sport HUBS, including a specific focus on rugby league, that take place across the week at various locations around the city.
The activities, which also include dance and disability sports, are hosted at venues such as the Octagon, Astra Youth Centre and the City of Hull Boxing Club, aiming to use the power of sport to support young people in the city’s most deprived areas.
The HUBS focus on engaging with young people aged between 11 and 19 years old, playing a pivotal role in providing accessible opportunities to free activities and an alternative to keep young people off the streets.
Hull FC’s Head of Children and Young People, Sam French said: “The launch of the ‘Hub In Your Community’ programme represents a significant forward step for the Community Foundation in terms of our working with key partners including Hull City Council, Humberside Police and the National Lottery Community Fund to develop an offer that promotes sport to young people.
“Working through the partnership we are committed to offering long term sports provision in areas where risk of anti-social behaviour is high and health inequalities prevalent and offer high quality exit routes for the young people into other programmes delivered by the Foundation.”
The Hub sessions are as follows:
Monday – Inspiring Futures, Soccer Kings, 3.45pm – 5pm
Tuesday – Set Restart, City of Hull Boxing Club, 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday – Inspiring Futures, Hessle Road Network, 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Wednesday – Inspiring Futures, Route One, Times TBC
Thursday – Set Restart, City of Hull Boxing Club, 6pm – 8pm
For more information on the HUBS, email firstname.lastname@example.org