Burngreave Activity Day – South Yorkshire Sport

Girl, wearing a pink headband, taking aim with a bow and arrow with a man helping her by holding the bow string.
Girl with bow and arrow. Photo by Sarah Zagni

Story by Kathryn Mudge | Photos by Sarah Zagni

Over two hundred people from Burngreave tried their hand at a variety of activities at a free taster day. The event at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield came at the end of a six-month community consultation and marks the start of the delivery phase of the South
Yorkshire Sport project. This will involve the whole community, working alongside existing organisations and supplementing existing activities in the area to achieve social outcomes. Activities will start to be delivered within the Burngreave community via existing community groups. Support will also be given to new groups and community members with ideas of how they can improve their community. Training will also be provided to local people wishing to become volunteers.

As part of the project, the taster day gave people the opportunity to get involved in activities including archery, boxing, football, free running, Zumba and much more. Volunteers from the community and Longley College were involved in the delivery of the sessions, as well as Ellesmere Youth Project, One Nation Community Centre and Aspiring Communities Together.
For more information contact Safiya Saeed at safiya.saeed@yorkshiresport.org or call 07702 557 007.