NORTH TOWN AND HERON WOOD PROJECT
The North Town and Heron Wood project promotes community cohesion within two areas of multiple needs by engaging young people from different social backgrounds in structured sporting activities. The project which works with youngsters aged between 5-18 years of age covers a range of activities that are beneficial to the juniors health, their learning of new skills and their development socially.
Community cohesion is also promoted through a range of sporting activities that are delivered by the FITC coaches in partnership with a range of partners including the Hampshire Constabulary, Rushmoor Borough Council, First Wessex, The Naya Yuva and various community leaders. This work is currently part funded through the Football League Trusts Discretionary Fund.
Figures as,provided by the Hampshire Constabulary, have detailed a dramatic drop in anti-social behavior and unrest amongst youths since the commencement of the project and it is hoped that as the project grows in size it will provide even more opportunities for the youngsters to integrate whilst leading healthy lifestyles.