Free after school sports activities relaunched

As the days become longer and temperatures increase there is no better time to get outdoors and be active …

The Hunslet Initiative is relaunching two free weekly sports sessions for local children and teenagers in Hunslet and Belle Isle. The activities will give young people of all ages, abilities and experiences a chance to take part in fun sports activities in the heart of their community.

We are using public spaces within walking distance of local homes making them accessible as possible. There is no cost to take part. Please drop in any time and give it a go!

Activities will take place every Tuesday evening across two locations:

3:30-4:30pm Grove Road Field, Hunslet
(opposite the Penny Hill Centre on the field where Hunslet Gala is held)

4:45-5:45pm West Grange ‘Sporty Space’, Belle Isle
(between the corner of West Grange Road-Winrose Crescent and Jenkinson Place)

These activities will give youngsters a chance to get active, make new friends, improve their mental health and hopefully inspire ongoing sporting participants!

We will provide a wide range of sports, encouraging participants to develop their skills in sports they know but also experiment with trying new sports. Sports available throughout the summer will include football, rugby, basketball, netball, cricket, rounders, volleyball, tennis, badminton, skipping and athletics.

Who knows, perhaps we will discover a future sporting champion?

The activities in Belle Isle are made possible by the funding and support of BITMO. Thank you.

The Hunslet Initiative has over 15 years experience delivering a range of activities and events for children and young people across Hunslet and Belle Isle and are excited for this new project.

To find out more about this project or the ongoing work of the Hunslet Initative please contact Ben Hutchinson on 07419 366 058 or visit our Facebook page


This post was written by Ben Hutchinson

We encourage anyone living or working in South Leeds to use this website to tell their news. You can either use the Create an article for South Leeds Life page, or email us at:


Whilst you’re here, can we ask a favour?

South Leeds Life is published by a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep our costs as low as possible but we’ve been hit by increases in the print costs for our monthly newspaper – up 83% in the last 12 months.

Could you help support local community news by making a one off donation, or even better taking out a supporters subscription?

Donate here, or sign up for a subscription at

Thank you for your support