Active Through Football: Josh keen to hear from local communities on how we can Get Hull Active
Posted on 24th March 2023 at 10:48
Active Through Football is a Football Foundation and Sport England initiative that aims to increase physical activity by creating a delivery plan that reflects the needs of the city and its residents.
Working alongside Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd (HCaL), the Tigers Trust will deliver the scheme which aims to tackle inequalities by delivering football opportunities to those aged 16-19 and those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background.
Speaking about why this demographic has been targeted, the Tigers Trust’s Active Through Football Lead Josh said: “Hull has been identified as one of the least active places in the country for people aged 16-19 and with recent difficulties, such as the pandemic, I don’t think there has been a more important time for physical activity opportunities.
“The areas that we are targeting have little access to activities, and we are keen to remove these barriers.”
Speaking about the importance of Active Through Football for local communities, the Tigers Trust’s CEO Catherine Bishop said: “The Trust is delighted to be the lead delivery partner for this important activity programme across the city.
“Active Through Football has enabled effective collaborations between ourselves, Hull City Council, HCaL, Active Humber and many other key partners involved in supporting our communities be active.
“Being active supports improved health and well-being, which is increasingly important in the world we are currently living and working in.”
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