Brake Backs Bid to Use Sport to Connect with Young People

January 4, 2012 10:57 AM

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington is meeting Andy Sellins, Chief Executive for Cricket for Change, on Thursday at 5pm at Cricket for Change's ground in Plough Lane, Wallington to hear how Police Community Support Officers might use sport to help engage young people.

Cricket for Change are keen to develop a very simple 'engaging young people through sport' module to add to Police Community Support Officers' (PCSO) training to give them the confidence and skills to play simple team sports such as Street20 Cricket, 5-a-side football, basketball and Rugby 4s, a new simple, 'doorstep' form of the game developed with the Dallaglio Foundation.

Tom, who will be working with Cricket for Change on their initiative said: "Sport is fantastic: it helps you left off steam, builds confidence and relies on team work and trust between players. It would be great to have a PCSO in every ward taking responsibility for pushing sporting initiatives and using sport to develop a range of skills amongst young people."

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