Free girls-only sport sessions in Bramley after funding success

15 April 2019

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Teenage girls in West Leeds are being encouraged to take advantage of free sport sessions after a local community company received Sport England funding, writes Duncan Thorne.

Bramley-based LED Community Foundation received £2,500 from Sport England and charity StreetGames to run activities such as dance, football, fitness, rugby and cheerleading.

The Girls Zone sessions for 13 to 19-year-olds are being held every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm at Fairfield Community Centre, Bramley.

Girls can just turn up and take part with sessions run by qualified female coaches.

Director at LED Community Foundation, Lindsay Jackson, said:

“Receiving Sport England and StreetGames funding is a huge boost allowing us to run weekly girls-only sessions in the community.

“We want to give girls the chance to try a range of activities, have fun while getting exercise and enjoy all the social benefits too.

“We know from other clubs like this that have been run elsewhere that girls enjoy the sessions so much it becomes part of their routine that promotes long-term physical activity.”

LED Community Foundation is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that was created by John Thornton and David Jackson out of the desire to improve the life chances of children and young people.

It offers a range of services and activities that provide positive opportunities for children and young people, raising aspirations, promoting community participation and encouraging them to develop their potential regardless of their circumstances.

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