Sport

Young people invited to join free sports sessions in Tottenham

Basketball, netball and volleyball sessions launched as part of wider ‘Go London’ programme, reports Olivia Opara

Basketball (credit August Phlieger via Unsplash)
credit August Phlieger via Unsplash

A new free sports programme for children and young people has launched in Tottenham.

Sports sessions for young people aged 14 to 24 launched in Tottenham as part of the wider ‘Go London’ sports programme. It provides free weekly netball, volleyball and basketball coaching and is open to all abilities. 

As part of the programme, young people aged 16 and over will also have the opportunity to undertake industry recognised qualifications such as Volleyball England’s assistant coach award; England Basketball’s introduction to basketball award and England Netball’s level one course. All qualifications and courses will take one year to complete. 

Young people will also have a chance to join a youth participation panel. 

Hesketh Benoit, head coach at Haringey Basketball for All, said: “Sport is a fantastic way to be active, sociable and have fun. Our volleyball, netball and basketball [sessions] are free, so grab your trainers and vibe with us!” 

Go London is a community sports fund supported by the Mayor of London, London Marathon Foundation and Sport England. 

Go London sessions in Haringey include:

  • Netball for girls and young women, led by Violet Murray on Tuesdays during term time, 4.30pm-6.30pm, at Down Lane Park Multi Use Games Area, Tottenham N17 9EY (for more information call 07947 672 465 or email [email protected]);
  • Volleyball for girls and young women, led by Gary Beckford on Fridays during term time, 4.30pm-6.30pm, at Down Lane Park Multi Use Games Area, Tottenham N17 9EY (for more information call 07930 402 163 or email [email protected]);
  • Basketball for All, led by Hesketh Benoit on Fridays, 6pm to 8pm, at Selby Centre Sports Hall, Tottenham N17 8JL (for more information call 07905 250 042 or email [email protected]).

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