Top athletes help improve the lives of young people

Young adults in Chester are being encouraged to sign up for a motivational programme.

Young adults in Chester are being encouraged to sign up for a motivational programme that uses sport to help people lead positive lives.

Avenue Services is supporting the Get On Track programme, run by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, throughout March, April and May.

Through the programme, young people are inspired to participate in sport and empowered to lead a positive life including being healthy, achieving in education and employment, and becoming involved in meaningful activities.

Courses are designed to inspire confidence and trust, build team skills, personal awareness and engage young people in a series of high energy sessions. Top athletes act as mentors for 16 to 25-year-olds to help them reach their potential.

Former European skateboarding champion Neil Danns and British Heavyweight Taekwondo fighter Henry Cookey are leading the sessions at Chester FC Community Trust in Bumpers Lane.

They take place between 10am and 4pm on 13, 14 and 15 March, as well as the next six Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 21 March to 26 April, before finishing on 3 May.

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust was founded by the former Olympic gold medal winner in 2008 to support young athletes and improve the lives of young people across the UK.

Paul Knight, head of Avenue Services, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust with this project which will be of huge benefit to young people in Chester, and forms part of our wider commitment to supporting residents into sport and seeing the benefits of being active on their lives.”

For more details, email contact@damekellyholmestrust.org or call 0207 743 8600.