Young people on target with Leeds United player

Young people who have been taking part in a football skills project with Leeds City Council’s youth service will be visited by a surprise special guest tomorrow.

A Leeds United first team player will drop in to the Old Cockburn Sports Hall to meet youngsters who have been taking part in the ‘On-Target’ project in south Leeds.

Media opportunity:

When: Friday 5 October 2012 at 6pm

Where: Old Cockburn Sports Hall, Primrose Lane, Leeds, LS11 5EW

Members of the media are welcome to come along to photograph and interview the LUFC player, youngsters and youth service staff.

The player will meet around 30 of the youngsters who have been learning football skills, to reward them for their commitment to the project.

The On-Target project has been running across the Beeston Hill and Holbeck and City and Hunselt wards, over the past five months, in partnership with the Leeds United Foundation. The project encourages young people who are at risk of becoming involved with anti-social behaviour to engage in positive activities.

As well as learning football skills, the youngsters learn about team work and are all working towards a Youth Services Youth Award to give them lasting recognition of their achievements.

Funding for the project is from the council’s inner-south area committee Well Being fund. Local ward councillors have also been invited to attend.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk