Young people are finally able to get outside and get active with the help of Doncaster charity

As restrictions lift it is now possible for young people in Doncaster to take part in sports activities outside - from boxing to climbing walls and even archery.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:00 am

Sport Society Success (SSS) is a charity who are passionate about the positive benefits sport can have on the lives of young people.

Boxing at Stainforth Youth Centre is one of the ways that they engage the young population.

Shaun Ireland, operation director at SSS, said: “During this last year we have moved from physical to digital.

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Kids of all ages are able to enjoy the fresh air.

“We have been able to maintain some engagement with the young people all the way through the lockdowns but it has not been the same as face to face.

“We’re incredibly excited to get the kids back here in person this week.”

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During the Easter holidays SSS will be utilizing the youth centre’s outside area for four days out of the week.

The Easter activities are already under way.

They have invited members of their organization to come back in person to take part in boxing, climbing walls, archery and basketball.

The SSS will host a mini olympics, play cricket and provide educational materials about well being and health.

Around 35 young people have signed up for the event and will be enjoying the fresh air.

“We’ve been told on social media from the kids that they miss doing sports with friends,” he continued.

“There was an outbreak of Covid-19 in Stainforth late last year so a lot of the young people who come here either had the virus or someone in their family did.

“This led to a lot of isolation.

“Some of our kids have been nervous to get back outside after such a massive challenge.

“It’s great that now they will be able to socially mix and get that interaction.”

To combat holiday hunger the youth centre will be providing meals and goody bags to take home.

It has been a collaborative effort between SSS, Fight For Good, Stainforth For All, DMBC and Terry Harper’s charity to get this Easter event up and running.

This is a closed event but to find out more and about future activities run by SSS click here.

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