Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Jamie Johnson

A volunteer at St Augustines for just 7 months,  Jamie has already had a massive impact on things by running Job search and Gardening sessions as well as going above and beyond to start running football sessions off his own back which have been a huge success and a big hit with some service users.

Many of the Centre Users are enthusiastic football fans already and along with Jamie’s help at making them better at the game, they can all get together have a bit of fun every week.

Due to football having a universal appeal that seems to overcome any language and cultural barriers, the sessions provide a way for everyone to enjoy the same activity including Centre users who may not be fluent in English.

Jamie managed to get hold of some kits donated by Calderdale Community Coaching Trust as well as a generous donation from the Missions Group of St Andrew’s Church which helped to purchase suitable footwear.

Jamie really has made an outstanding contribution to St Augustines Centre and to the lives of centre users.

To find out about the work of St Augustines visit staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

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