Scottish Sports Futures highly successful sport sessions for disadvantaged young people in Dalmarnock and Govan in Glasgow are back up and running with a terrific programme of activities planned for the coming months.
The Shell Twilight Sessions, which are open to young people aged between 12 and 21 years old, are held every Friday evening between 5.00pm and 6.30pm at Baltic Street, Dalmarnock and between 5.00pm and 7.00pm at Harmony Row Youth Club in Govan.
The sports sessions, which are sponsored by Shell UK, provide a safe alternative for young people at a time of peak anti-social behaviour. Led by SSF sessional staff and SSF Young Leaders, the activities are fun and provide an opportunity for young people to meet friends and be active, as well as increase their confidence, skills and aspirations.
Last year Scottish Sports Futures, which is currently celebrating its 21st anniversary, supported 5,320 young people in Scotland most at risk. 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.