Shell Twilight Returns to Dalmarnock & Govan Oct 2021

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.

“During the pandemic we tried to keep young people engaged in many ways but nothing beats being back meeting all together face to face. It’s great to see all the young people back together again and we are very grateful to our sponsors and supporters that enable these sessions to take place. As well as introducing new sports for the group to try we will continue to deliver advice and support on mental health and wellbeing which is increasingly important as these young people try to navigate life following lockdown.”

Alistair Neil, Glasgow Regional Manager, SSF

"Shell Twilight is an exciting initiative that is making a real contribution to social inclusion by giving young people the opportunity to make a number of positive choices for their futures while having fun and learning vital skills. We are delighted to be able to continue partnering with Scottish Sports Futures in delivering this programme."

John Raine, Social Investment: External Relations UK, Shell

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.

Additional partner organisations that support the Glasgow sessions include Clyde Gateway, Govan Youth Information Project, the Wheatley Group, Police Scotland and Cashback For Communities.