Published on 8th May 2013

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Cheltenham Borough Council and Public Health Gloucestershire are supporting The StreetGames project which is giving enthusiastic young people the opportunity to join their sports coaching programme.

As part of the programme, young people, aged between 16 and 25, can gain sports coaching qualifications and valuable experience that will help them in their future careers.

In addition, the project is working with the council’s sports development team to establish a base of volunteers to support the delivery of community-based sports programmes across Cheltenham.

Craig Mortiboys, Health communities partnership manager, says: “This is a great opportunity for any youngsters who enjoy sport and want to get into coaching. The experience and qualifications they will gain from taking part in the programme will be invaluable. All learning is done through sports sessions so no long days in a classroom.”

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, added: “I’m delighted that we are supporting this project. Sport participation is a great way to develop and engage with children. We hope that young people who are passionate about sport will sign up to the programme so they can pass their passion on to others.”

To take part in the coaching programme you will need to be able to volunteer one to two hours a week and give 10 hours voluntary time at the end of the programme to support StreetGames sessions.

For more information contact Emma at Active Connections by phone 0800 0234 963, email or visit their website .

For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email [email protected].

Public Health Gloucestershire provided £5,500 funding to support the project via a small grants process managed by Cheltenham Borough Council.