Shell Twilight multi-sport sessions held every Thursday at Lochgelly High School for any 12 to 21-year-olds have proved so successful that additional funding from Fife Council has enabled the sessions to run on Tuesdays from 3pm until 5pm as well.
Councillor Rosemary Liewald from Fife Council recently joined representatives from title sponsor Shell and partner organisations from Clued-up Project and Police Scotland to view a session in Lochgelly first-hand. The activities are organised by Scottish Sports Futures and run from 6pm until 8pm.
The sports sessions provide a safe alternative for young people at a time of peak anti-social behaviour. Led by SSF Young Leaders, the sessions are fun and provide an opportunity for young people to meet friends and be active, as well as increase their confidence, skills and aspirations.
Scottish Sports Futures is currently celebrating its 21st anniversary. Last year the charity supported 5,320 young people in Scotland most at risk and as a result, more than a thousand young people successfully completed training and 63 secured jobs, with 83% reporting that they had positively changed their behaviour; 86% had increased their aspirations; and 93% reported improved wellbeing.
Jason Thomson, East Central Regional Manager from Scottish Sports Futures said,