Volunteering, wellbeing and training for young people

Date published: 11 February 2020

A community sports leadership training programme is well underway at Deeplish Community Centre.

Over 20 young people are taking part in the Link4Life-led programme, learning about disability awareness in the sports and leisure industry, policing careers, and volunteering.

In an interactive session on Thursday (30 January), police officers from the Greater Manchester Police Rochdale Neighbourhood team for Milkstone and Deeplish were on hand, informing the participants about different careers within the police workforce, and being part of one of the largest police forces.

Sohail Ahmad, operations manager at Deeplish Community Centre, said: “This is an excellent course empowering young people in learning new skills, developing confidence, improving wellbeing through sports as well as learning about volunteering and career planning.

“I am also pleased and thankful to Barry Woodburn from Link4Life in delivering this course. Last week, young people were informed about Dippy’s arrival in Rochdale and how they can get involved in volunteering and supporting this international project and historical display.”

Barry Woodburn, of Link4Life, said: “Young people continue to participate in this course learning new skills every week.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people and a well attended course.

“This is improving skills, confidence and enhancing employment skills of all participants at an early age.”

The programme is running every Thursday evening from 5.30pm until 9pm.

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