Rovers to extend community support
HAVERHILL Rovers FC are to lead a Community Engagement programme for their local community.
The club be working in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and the DCMS after accessing the local connections fund available to support reducing loneliness within their community.
The local connections fund is enabling Haverhill Rovers to extend their current community provision to support everyone within the local community to tackle loneliness and to provide a platform for all ages and genders to stay fit, active and engaged over a one-month period between February and March.
Haverhill Rovers FC will be working in partnership with some highly qualified local coaches, teachers, instructors and businesses as they look to provide online activities to strengthen their local community and ultimately improve people’s lives at what is an extremely challenging time for all.
These online sessions will begin on Tuesday, February 9th and be accessible via Zoom on smart phones, iPads and laptops.
The activities included will be Fitness, Yoga, Dance, Boxercise, Netball, Gymnastics in addition to Health and Wellbeing activities.
The sessions will be offered to the following people - Boys, Girls, Male Adults, Female Adults, Seniors (60+) and people with disabilities and further information on all these activities will be readily available via our website and social media channels.
Kayleigh Steed, HCSA Football Development Officer, added: “This is a fantastic project to really engage people within Haverhill and the surrounding areas, it provides a free online service for people to stay fit, active and engaged at a time where many people are suffering nationwide through loneliness due to a lack of structured activity available.
“I would like to thank the local business community including some of the fantastic PT’s, coaches and instructors that have been really keen to support this and have come on board wanting to put back into their community and improve people’s lives.
“I would like to highlight that these activities are for absolutely everyone within our community, not just the local footballing community.
“Finally, I would like to thank the DCMS and National Lottery for their contribution towards this project and Haverhill Rovers FC for being forthcoming in wanting to lead the project, they do some incredible work for people in the Haverhill area and this once again emphasises that!
“I really hope everyone in Haverhill and the local vicinity can access these activities and most importantly enjoys them.”
For further information on the activities available, which will all be conducted via zoom, please refer to the timetable on both our website and social media pages.
Regular updates will be provided via the club’s website and social media platforms.
Pictured above are volunteers from Haverhill Rovers who will be leading the Community Engagement programme.