Hunslet Club is banking on Barclays to give local youngsters a sporting chance

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A MAJOR bank will soon be helping residents in Leeds to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

The Hunslet Club will offer new opportunities for local people, thanks to Barclays Spaces for Sports, which has awarded the charity a grant of £23,414. Barclays Spaces for Sports aims to help young people achieve their potential by improving their self-confidence.

As part of this programme, Barclays has joined forces with the Football Foundation to develop 200 community facilities across the UK, which cater for a wide range of sports.

The grant will contribute towards the salary of a volunteer co-ordinator at the Hunslet Club for the next two years, who will help to increase the number of

volunteers and provide training to ensure children and young people can take part in sports at the site.

The funding from Barclays will help to buy equipment which will be used to improve drainage on local community team pitches.

Dennis Robbins, the chief executive at the Hunslet Club, said: “With more than 2,300 children and young people coming through our doors, every year we always need more volunteers to help and inspire them.

“We are delighted that Barclays Spaces for Sports has chosen to support our vital work here in South Leeds in a way that will have a positive impact on the local community.”

HELPING HAND: Ben Wilson, MD at MPM, with Victoria Hopkins, MD at Hopkins Catering. PIC: Tony Johnson

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