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Disadvantaged Athletics Project a Great Success!

Posted on 22/06/11

Doncaster AC on behalf of the South Yorkshire McCain Athletics Network has delivered a series of athletics sessions to disadvantaged young people within Doncaster. 14 young people have been attending the four sessions which have been delivered, and are set to attend the remaining two in the nearby future.

The young people who have attended are a group who are disengaged from school and considered difficult and challenging. A small number have learning disabilities and a small number are in the care system. They are all White British, male, aged from 14/16.

The group of young people attend an organisation in Doncaster called Open Cast, who works exclusively with this particular group of service users. The feedback from the service has been really complimentary and has shown a real impact in the young peoples lives. At least four of the group has expressed an interest in continuing with their athletics and they are being encouraged in that direction.

The South Yorkshire McCain Athletics Network look to replicate this project I Barnsley soon.