SBITC: Football programme for the homeless

Posted: May 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm


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Sky Blues in the Community are set to start a new football and personal development project with homeless adults and people living in sheltered accommodation.

The seven week programme is being delivered in partnership with the Salvation Army, who moved to their new 9million residential centre in Harnall Lane West in the centre of Coventry earlier this year.

Sky Blues coaches will be providing free football sessions every Monday evening at Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre, and will also be delivering a series of informal workshops to create an awareness of healthy eating, the importance of physical activity and hydration; with the aim of promoting a more active and physical lifestyle.

The Salvation Army sessions are being delivered as part of Sky Blues in the Community's 'InForm' project, which provides free weekly football for adult men at venues across the city.

Tony Higham who is responsible for managing meaningful activities and client development programmes at the Harnall Lifehouse Hostel in Coventry said; "We are delighted to be involved in this brand new initiative and grateful to Sky Blues in the Community for providing our clients this opportunity.

"Having constructive and enjoyable ways to spend leisure time is part of reaching your full potential, something we strive for our clients to achieve all the time, add to that being conscious of your health and fitness is a winning combination, our clients are looking forward to this programme and can't wait for it to begin".

InForm is funded by the Pfizer UK Foundation from September 2011 for 12 months. The Sky Blues in the Community team will also be launching a similar seven week programme with Coventry MIND and other similar organisations, targeting adult men with mental health challenges.

Guy Rippon, Business Development Manager for Sky Blues in the Community said "We are really pleased to be working with the Salvation Army on this programme.

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May 25th, 2012 at 2:21 pm