YOUNG people were rewarded for their dedication after being handed Prince’s Trust certificates by a footballer.
Hartlepool United striker James Poole handed over awards to the members of the Prince’s Trust team at a ceremony in the Centenary Suite at the club’s Victoria Park ground.
During their programme the team has taken part in a number of sessions with the Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation including in health, education aimed at combatting racism and fitness.
Keith Nobbs, development officer at the foundation, said: “We work quite closely with the Prince’s Trust, they run several programmes throughout the year and we normally do healthy eating, anti-racism and fitness sessions with them.”
Mr Knobbs praised the programme andf tyhe young people for their effort.
He said: “It’s a good programme wo work with, it is an organisation that contributes a lot to the welfare or people and gets them motivated for getting into work or education and improving their prospects.
“The ones that come through the programme are highly motivated and they are looking at being more employable or getting into training to get a job.”
The team members are also expected to be given tickets to attend at Hartlepool United home match, possibly for the last home game against Brentford on Saturday.