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HULL FC FOUNDATION LAUNCH ‘HUB IN THE COMMUNITY'

By Matt Holden | 04/05/2013

The Hull FC Community Foundation is making a significant difference in providing accessible sport and community activities for teenagers in our area, receiving glowing praise from Cllr Terry Geraghty.

The Black and Whites’ community arm have developed a series of free sport HUBS, including a specific focus on rugby league, that take place every night of the week at various locations around the city.

The activities, which also include dance and disability sports, are hosted at venues such as the Octagon, St.Mary’s College and the Dales Youth Centre and aim to use the power of sport to support young people in the city’s most deprived areas.

The HUBS focus on engaging with young people aged between 11 and 19 years old, playing a pivotal role in providing accessible opportunities to free activities and an alternative to keep young people off the streets.

Hull FC’s Head of Community Foundation, Richard Munson said, “The launch of the ‘Hub in your Community’ programme represents a significant forward step for the Foundation in terms of our working with key partners including Hull City Council, Humberside Police and the Rank Foundation and existing partners including Wooden Spoon and Veolia Environmental Services to develop an offer that promotes sport to young people.

“Working through the partnership we are committed to offering long term sports provision in areas where risk of anti-social behaviour is high and health inequalities prevalent and offer high quality exit routes for the young people into other programmes such as the FC Learning Centre where appropriate.”

The Hub sessions are as follows:

Monday – TRY Line, The Octagon, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday – Dales Rugby Hub, Dales Youth Centre, 4pm-5:30pm
Wednesday – TRY Line Girls, The Octagon, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday – Ability FC, St. Mary’s College, 5pm-6:30pm
Thursday – Hull FC Spoon Wheelchair Rugby, St. Mary’s College, 6:30pm – 8pm
Friday and Saturday – Various, The Octagon, 7pm-9pm

Cllr Terry Geraghty, the Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Sport in Hull, believes Hull FC and their community team should be commended for the work they’re delivering in this field.

“Hull City Council are proud to support and work in partnership with Hull FC Community Foundation on a whole range of programmes which provide high quality opportunities for children, young people and their families to take part in sport and helping them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“The profile and image of Hull FC as a professional sports club provides a unique opportunity to encourage more people to take up local activities and I’d like to congratulate Hull FC Community Foundation on their success to date. I’m sure their programme will go from strength to strength.”

For more information on the HUBS, email foundation@hullfc.com

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