Soccer scheme shows it’s made of the ‘Wright’ stuff

Blades keeper Richard Wright with youngsters at Westfield Sports College
Blades keeper Richard Wright with youngsters at Westfield Sports College
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BLADES goalie Richard Wright joined youngsters in a Sheffield neighbourhood to launch a project which aims to keep teens out of trouble.

The keeper paid a visit to Westfield Sports Centre to support the latest social inclusion scheme run by the United Initiative, delivered by staff from the Blades’ Kickz scheme and Activity Sheffield.

Young people are being encouraged to join football sessions in the multi-use games areas and sports hall at Westfield Sports Centre on Thursday evenings - with Richard launching the first one.

Project manager Patrick Meleady said: “The United Initiative social inclusion team has a fantastic track record of delivering high quality activity sessions at times when children, young people and families most need them.”

Head of community at Sheffield United Sue Beeley said: “It is vital we work with local people - especially young citizens - to ensure we help create stronger and safer communities. We want to encourage young people to be responsible for what happens in their localities and this work is all about that.’’