Danielle Towner, the CPFC Foundation’s lead in Bromley, dropped by to help out Spurs boss, AVB, at a coaching session with young people in Walworth last week.
The session coincided with the launch of a groundbreaking new report by the Laureus Sport for Good foundation on the power of sport to tackle youth crime, gang culture and anti-social behaviour.
Commissioned by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the research focuses on the success of the Urban Stars project which takes place in Croydon, Southwark and Lambeth and shows that 80% of youngsters who take part in such programmes said that they were more likely to stay away from gangs and were more optimistic about their future.
Among the other findings from the research are:
69% of the youngsters had improved confidence about their future.
65% said they had improved social skills as a result of attending the projects.
76% said they were more likely to help other people in their daily life.
Gary Stannett, Chief Executive Officer of Active Communities Network, the organisation which runs the Urban Stars project and who also happens to be a Trustee for CPFC Foundation, said: “This research evidences our belief that sport can act as a catalyst for both personal and community enhancement when delivered by quality staff in local neighbourhoods.”
Click here to download the full report