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04 November 2016

When school is out, our sports team are busy delivering quality sessions to young people across London, and October half term was no different! The team delivered three Jack Petchey funded events: football, table tennis and fencing. All events were very well attended with a total of 431 young people.

But first up was the Dance Leaders Award where twelve 14 – 25 year old young females started their Dance Leaders Award at Pineapple Dance Studio’s from Monday – Friday during the holidays. This is part of our Getting Ready Dance Programme and the young leaders will now complete placements back at their youth organisations. These talented young people will also go on to support the Keep It Moving Dance Show at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 04th December. This was delivered in partnership with member club, The Movement Factory.

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Next up we had the Table Tennis Festival which took place on Tuesday 25th October in partnership event with The Jack Petchey Foundation and Table
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. 78 young people from 12 youth organisations across 9 London boroughs took part in this fantastic event. The wouldn’t have been possible without the 25 coaches, youth workers and festival organisers who were responsible for this event running smoothly. Congratulations to all of those who took part and well done to the winners and runners up in each females-table-tenniscategory:
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Our Football Festival took place on Thursday 27th October in partnership with Jack Petchey Foundation and Power League UK. 196 young people from 16 youth organisations participated with support from 32 coaches and youth workers.

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Finally, we topped off the week with fencing on the Friday. The Art of Fencing was delivered in partnership with British Fencing. 26 young people and 7 staff participated in this event and were able to meet the Japanese Youth Team. Events like this introduce young people to new and exciting sports that they might not have access to without the support of their local youth organisations.

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