Leeds United player to surprise youngsters at Old Cockburn Sports Hall

Young people who have been taking part in a football skills project with Leeds
City Council’s youth service will be visited by a special guest in Beeston this evening.

leeds unitedA Leeds United first team player will drop in to the Old Cockburn Sports Hall to meet youngsters who have been taking part in the ‘On-Target’ project in south Leeds.

The player will meet around 30 of the youngsters who have been learning football skills, to reward them for their commitment to the project.

The On-Target project has been running across the Beeston and Holbeck and City and Hunslet wards over the past five months, in partnership with the Leeds United Foundation.

The project encourages young people who are at risk of becoming involved with anti-social behaviour to engage in positive activities.

Funding for the project is from the council’s inner-south area committee wellbeing fund. Local ward councillors have also been invited to attend.