Youth activity centres in Rotherham and Barnsley re-open in wake of indecent images scandal

Former Team Katalyst centres have re-opened under a new name
Former Team Katalyst centres have re-opened under a new name

Two popular youth activity centres which closed after a director admitted possessing indecent images of children have re-opened under a new name.

The former Team Katalyst centres on the Barbot Hall industrial estate in Rotherham and Peel Parade, Barnsley, are now known as Nova City, having appointed a new director.

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The centres offer a range of activities including parkour, dance, cheerleading, aerial silks, musical theatre, trampolining, acro and tumbling.

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They re-opened on Friday after closing last month when former director Richard Codd, aged 32, of The Crescent West, Sunnyside, was sentenced after admitting three counts of possessing indecent images of children and one count of extreme pornography.

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Codd was sentenced to a 36-month community order, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.