Haydon Wick Parish will be offering another extensive summer youth development programme for the residents of the parish. Following the success of last year, BEST- ‘Be A Better You’ will be back and will be providing weekly skill building sessions to provide children and younger adults aged between 7 and 16 years a safe, fun, and positive environment to develop essential life skills such as leadership and communication. The programme also offers a platform for increased socialisation, friendship building, and confidence making.
The weekly programme delivered in partnership with local charity BEST – Be A Better You is charitable organisation aimed at helping youths move away from a growing gang culture in Swindon by providing intensive mentorship programs in a number of different physical activities such as Boxing, MMA and football. Craig Hiscock (Operations Manager) had this to say about the project:
“BEST is really excited to be providing summer activities again in Haydon Wick. We will be adding in football session with our fully qualified FA coach Neil as well as the team games, boxing drills and skills and non-contact martial arts. Last year was a huge success and we cannot wait to work with the children and young people in the parish”.
Haydon Wick Parish Council are also teaming up with Allstarz Coaching to offer free, inclusive, weekly football skills workshops to children in the parish aged between 6 and 14 years old. Allstarz aim to help their participants meet their sporting potential and build their competence, confidence, and character.
Councillor Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee had this to say about the programme:
“We are really pleased to be continuing our Partnership with Allstarz Sports Coaching and BEST and to be able to offer these free sessions. Both programmes provide a wonderful opportunity for local children to get active as well as to develop new skills, meet new friends and more importantly just have some fun! We encourage families to take advantage of the activities available but would advise people to book up quickly as in the past they have been really popular. A big thank you to everyone who is involved in helping to run these events.”
Pictured: (with permission) participants of the Haydon Wick & BEST February Half-term Youth Program, February 2022
If these workshops interest you, you would like more information or you would like to book your child/children a space on the programme please email: