Streetsport received Enerco support
The Streetsport initiative, which delivers free weekly sports and creative activity sessions for young people, has been given a five figure boost as it continues its work to combat anti-social behaviour throughout the city.
The charity, which carries out up to 700 sessions a year, has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal worth £30,000 with Enerco Group, a local entrepreneurial investment firm.
Enerco’s contribution will help pay for an Assistant Development Officer, in addition to supporting the salaries of the staff running the programmes.
The Streetsport initiative – founded by Robert Gordon University and the Denis Law Legacy Trust – continues to grow in some of the most deprived areas of Aberdeen, where mobile activity arenas are deployed directly into local communities and operate during peak times of anti-social behaviour.
Mark Williams, Streetsport Development Officer, welcomed Enerco’s involvement with their project. He said: “This fantastic support from Enerco will help Streetsport enhance its prevention programmes even further. It will also aid participants on our employability programmes to receive high level guidance and mentoring from a successful Aberdeen company.
“This is good news for the young people we are helping towards their own positive destination in life.”
Enerco chairman and CEO Jamie Bennett said: “We are impressed by what has already been achieved by Streetsport, reducing anti-social behaviour amongst young people in a wide range of communities. We are very pleased to provide support and collaborate with Streetsport on this local initiative, which can make a real difference to our city.”
Release by Jonathon Milne
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