Onside+ participants achieve Sports Leader Awards with LFC Foundation

10 January 2020

Onside+ participants achieve Sports Leader Awards with LFC Foundation

Eleven young people from four local high schools recently achieved their Sports Leader qualifications with the LFC Foundation, during a half-term break at the Anfield Sports & Community Centre.

As participants of the Onside+ programme, each young person gave up four days of the School break to come together to complete a variety of educational and sports related group activities.

This involved a mixture of classroom-based workshops and activities outside at the ASCC complex, with the youngsters learning how to plan and deliver their own sports sessions to their peers, alongside completing a written portfolio of work.

To award their excellent work and effort throughout the week, the group were invited to attend the Liverpool F.C match on 30th October 2019, to watch the Reds take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Home game from the Main Stand Hospitality Seating area.

The group watched on from the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand as the Reds shared the points with the visiting team, but impressively all managed to attend their early morning assessments the next day!

LFC Foundation Onside+ Project Coordinator Francis Hargreaves said: “The group were magnificent throughout the work. They can all be very proud of the commitment they have shown to achieving the Sports Leader Award during their free time and I am sure they will use the skills gained as they continue in life.”

A participant said: “It wasn’t what I expected, I didn’t think I would actually have to deliver my own session, but now that I have, I have really enjoyed it.”

The Onside+ programme aims to help youngsters to achieve more and develop life skills, with the Foundation currently fulfilling the programme in eight schools across the city region; All Saints Catholic High School, Alsop High School, Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College, De La Salle, Kirkby High School, North Liverpool Academy, St Francis of Assisi and West Derby High School.


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