Footy club youngsters had a ball with a list of fun activities

Students from Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation
Students from Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation

A BUNCH of energetic youngsters from a football club had a ball with a host of planned activities.

The town kids from Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation (HUCSF) organised the trip away to Caythorpe Court Outward Bound Activity centre, near Grantham.

And the schoolkids – who are all in Years 11 and 12 – took part in a number of activities including orienteering, trapeze, rifle shooting, archery, fencing, zip wire, high ropes, and aeroball, to name a few.

As well as the mini-holiday, the students enjoyed a host of other events over the summer.

They completed a home residential at Dyke House School, which saw them budgeting for groceries, and cooking and preparing their own meals.

One of the organisers Keith Nobbs, a former Pools player, said: “They also visited local charities and businesses such as the Sports Domes at Seaton Carew.

“They completed CV writing with Working Links, a first aid course, and soccer course-skill challenge day.”

The next week the youngsters designed a social action project which would benefit the local community.

This saw them re-designing and furnishing a computer room, linking in with Headland Future, at a youth centre on the Headland.

After the project was completed, the youngsters celebrated their personnel developments and achievements at a celebration evening at the Sports Domes.

And they attended a Hartlepool United Football Club match to receive their certificates which are signed by the Prime Minister and will enhance their CVs.

Keith said: “They all had a fantastic time and made some really good friends. They also got a lot of valuable knowledge and information for themselves for the future.”

To take part in future programmes contact Keith on 07788724588. Or email hucsf@hartlepoolunited.co.uk