Witness Da Fitness

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Young people from the Winstanley and York Road estates in Battersea will be offered a wide selection of sport and fitness training thanks to a £150,000 grant from Sport England.

The sessions, which focus on people aged 14 to 25, start in February 2016 and will include female only activities, boot camp classes, basketball, football, dance, athletics and youth take over nights at local leisure centres.   

Please see below for the activities that are taking place in the Latchmere area.

Session Day Time Address
Basketball Monday 5-6pm Caius House, SW113RL
Football Wednesday 6.30-8pm Winstanley Blue Pitch, SW112HF
Calisthenics Friday 5-6pm Carneys Community Gym, SW11 4QW
Boxing Monday and

Wednesday

5-6.30pm – 17 and under

6.30-8pm 18+

Carneys Community Gym, SW114QW

Later on in the three-year programme there will also be sport themed community events and training courses leading to valuable coaching qualifications.

The initiative aims to give local young people the chance to try new sports, make new friends, get fit, have fun and learn new skills in the process. It was designed by young people living on the estates who took part in surveys and workshops earlier this year.

Among the ideas about how the existing facilities could be improved are:

  • Better branding activities aimed at young people (14-25)
  • Sessions to be delivered in the right style, at the right time, in the right place, for the right price
  • Coordinate existing sessions better   

An ‘expert alliance’ of stakeholders including local facilities, youth clubs and the Enable Leisure and Sport team will oversee the delivery of the programme.