Leeds United Foundation Launch Two New Disability Programmes
The Leeds United Foundation have launched two new disability programmes for young people in the local community through the support of the Leeds Community Foundation and Jimbo’s Fund.
The new initiatives, entitled; United Teens and United Twenties, will officially begin on Friday 30th April for youngsters aged 12 to 24 throughout Leeds and beyond.
Funded through Jimbo’s Fund, two-hour weekly sessions will now take place for each programme for children and young people who have a physical or learning disability, including cerebral palsy and autism – the sessions are open to all who want to come along and have some fun.
Dubbed ‘social clubs’ the sessions will provide groups of youngsters with varying disabilities the chance to meet on a regular basis to enjoy a number of different activities and learn new skills. Those who take part in the sessions will also play a role in deciding what activities to plan, helping them to develop, improve engagement levels and become more independent.
The two new programmes will be delivered from the Ramgarhia Sikh Sports Centre (LS7 3AP), with United Teens (12- to 17-year-olds) taking place from 4pm to 6pm and United Twenties (18- to 24-year-olds) taking place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm – and each session will encourage participants to make new friends and try new hobbies all whilst having fun.
There will also be guest speakers invited to attend sessions over the next year from local organisations in Leeds, including staff from the Leeds United Foundation and Leeds United Football Club – along with surprise visits from Lucas the Kop Cat.
All coaches from the Leeds United Foundation are FA licensed, DBS checked and first aid trained.