Local Authorities

Project Sport can offer an exciting opportunity for local authorities to work in conjunction with its senior coaches to provide sporting projects to meet the needs and aspirations of Councils and their communities, for example disadvantaged young people and ethnic minority groups.

Project Sport can use its experience of working in a variety of local authority settings to help with Youth Work and to assist Young People’s Services and Leisure Services to:

  • Access funding avenues to get projects up and running.
  • Design projects that meet the needs of the young people and the local community.
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of projects and present final reports where required.
  • Working in association with Kirklees Council’s Young People Service, Project Sport are at the forefront of developing Girls Cricket In Huddersfield.

The Young Ladies in the photo on the right form part of the drive to encourage the development of cricket for women and girls in Huddersfield.

“These girls are students from Huddersfield New College and Royds Hall High School. They are currently being coached at the Paddock Youth Centre, by Andy Gledhill. This programme has been organise in partnership with Kirklees Youth Service and “Project Sport”. Then on Friday 18th September, there will be another Girls Cricket development session starting at Shelly High School, this is a direct result of a successful “Chance 2 Shine” programme by Kirkburton Cricket Club. The coaching will be lead by Andrew Gregory. There will be another programme based around the Holmfirth area very soon. I wish to develop this further, by working with the West Yorkshire W & G Group, Huddersfield Coaches Association & Cricket Development Group, to link with the Academy at Huddersfield New College, The aim is to develop a sustainable programme for Women & Girls Cricket in Huddersfield.”