Sports sessions at Stoneyfield Park

Date published: 04 December 2018

Rochdale AFC has introduced sports sessions at Stoneyfield Park each Saturday as part of a sports cohesion project.

The launch was well-attended by young people and coach Syed Ali with the council leader Allen Brett and Councillor Sameena Zaheer.

There are no requirements to join in just turn up for free registration and be part of the project.

Stoneyfield Park is well-used so Friends of Stoneyfield consulted local residents and parents over the summer and through open days in park, identifying a real need for a structured youth session to provide sports and coaching to young people. 


Sports sessions launched at Stoneyfield Park


Community Cohesion Officer Syed Ali from RAFC said: “We are keen to offer sports activities for young people in this neighbourhood.

“This park is close to my heart: as a young person, I also played here and its great opportunity for me to support and mentor young people to get involved in sports and wellbeing activities.

“This will not only provide opportunities but will also engage with local residents and communities to change the perception of the park, provide positive activities for young people and improve their wellbeing.

“I hope to break down barriers through sports and further engagement and participation in activities.”

Sohail Ahmad, Operations Manager at Deeplish Community Centre, said: “It is a great opportunity for local young people to get involved in sports and be part of RAFC’s engagement activities. There was a strong voice to organise structured and positive activities in the park.

“This will give young people a chance to make friends, work as team and have fun safe and supervised sports activities. We are grateful for RACF’s team for providing sports and coaching in Stoneyfield Park.”

The sessions will run at Stoneyfield Park every Saturday from 10.00am until 12.00noon.

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