On November 5th 2013, our shining light, our father, our inspiration passed on. Madiba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, your long walk to freedom is now at perfect peace. We, the children of Africa are indebted to you for your legacy of life itself. We take courage in your words “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” We love you, we miss you, but we know you are now at perfect peace. Your legacy lives on in the children of Africa, in the children of Nigeria Community Leeds.
StreetGames UK Doorstep Sports Clubs working with NCL are planning to take tennis into Local Communities over the coming months. NCL attended a recent Tennis Activator Training course held at The Beck, a regeneration charity working with neighbourhoods and communities across Leeds, and is now committed to run 10 weekly sessions over the next 4 months. The Tennis sessions will target young people aged 14 to 25, aiming to attract particularly deprived communities and offer the chance to try the sport – many of who will never have played before.
Over the last 18 months the LTA Tennis Foundation and Leeds City Council have been working with local partners to increase tennis participation in the city, StreetGames UK are the latest partners to become part of the plan.
Sam Leigh from Nigeria Community Leeds commented, “Most of the activities that we currently run involve football. Having attended the course and seen how tennis can be taken to anyone in any place we are looking forward to giving the children another sport and we know they will enjoy the tennis sessions whether developing tricks, skills or playing the fun games It was a lot of fun for us and we know it will be a lot of fun for them. We are now looking forward to getting the project started.
– See more at: http://www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Yorkshire/news/November-2013/StreetGames-Take-Tennis-to-Local-Communities-In-Leeds/#sthash.kyarYLmL.dpuf
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