South Yorkshire youth project in line for national award

Howard Webb
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A project set up to work with young people has been shortlisted for a national award.

SportFX South Yorkshire, headed up by World Cup referee and police officer, Howard Webb, is a partnership between South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA.

It delivers football coaching sessions to 1,000 children in South Yorkshire schools each week.

The project has been shortlisted for the Partnership Working category for the Children and Young People Now Awards 2014.

Project ambassador Webb said he was proud of the nomination for the award.

“This is a great honour for SportFX South Yorkshire to not only be nominated, but to be in the final nine amongst some very worthwhile finalists,” he said.

“Our project is currently going from strength to strength with more partners becoming involved, additional schools agreeing to the use of their facilities and the opportunity to diversify into additional sport and dance.

“We have Police Community Support Officers engaging with young people on a weekly basis and volunteers coming along week after week providing young people with a positive influence in their lives.”