Feast of sports laid on to get teenagers active

Students practice ball skills at the NCS roadshow.

Students practice ball skills at the NCS roadshow.

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Skills of all sorts came under the spotlight when a group of 60 South Yorkshire teenagers were invited to a sports roadshow hosted by the National Citizen Service.

Ex-Sheffield United footballer Mark Todd and Doncaster Rovers Belles striker Millie Bright were among the guests at the event held at Kingswood’s Dearne Valley adventure centre.

Ball skills expert Frankie Vu and YouTube star Jim Harrison also put on demonstrations and met fans.

Activities included climbing, football challenges and swinging on high ropes at the event which was held in conjunction with NCS partner the Football League Trust.

The teenagers were at the end of a week-long programme held at Kingswood, packed with different kinds of action.

Natasha Kizzie, from NCS, said: “Jim and Frankie got involved in high ropes before Frankie led a great football skills session for all the young people.

“Frankie gave all the NCSers a demonstration of his amazing freestyle skills before finishing with a brilliant trick – balancing a bottle of water, a football and a shoe on his forehead!

“The young people were then split into groups to practise different football skills and take part in some challenges with Frankie and Millie helping out.

“This tour is all about shining a light on young people in South Yorkshire and across England who are doing amazing things and provide inspiration for other young people.”