Jon Lynch delivers another successful Enfield Get On Track
Written By Robin Sooklall
Get On Track ran for the second time in Enfield, ending this November, with all the young men and women excelling, gaining their level 1 qualification in Fitness Related Activity.
The group of 16 - 24 year old NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) completed sporting and other tasks as part of Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust’s charity programme, delivered again by Focus Fitness UK. Lead athlete Montell Douglas and judo’s Theo Spalding McIntosh mentored and inspired the participants through the programme.
Held on three days a week, over five weeks, they
took part in team-building exercises and sporting clinics, including the
programme’s “Go” challenge – successfully completing challenges within set time
limits. All in modern, first class sporting venues. A health and nutrition
workshop highlighted the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
skills are also a key element of the programme, the participants receiving body
language and voice coaching tuition from Jotham Annan, a star of BBC's Holby
City. Meeco London and its Help Teach team’s workshop further enhanced their
skills leading directly to the participants planning and producing a podcast
and videocast for the programme’s Nobody Cares FM broadcast channels.
In the latest podcast NCFM Meet British Athletes Martyn Bernard and Theo Spalding McIntosh
Get On Track also broke new ground once again with the videocast, a first for
Nobody Cares FM, building on the success of the podcast interviews introduced
on the last programme.
Visiting a job fair was another activity, giving
participants the chance to meet potential local job recruiters. Professional
football club manager, Dougie Freedman, believes in this programme and showed
his support by visiting the participants. He was inspired to sponsor two of
them to attend a personal training course.
Since completing Get On Track, a participant has
taken up employment whilst another has accepted an internship with Meeco
Jon Lynch MBE, Lead Delivery Partner, said: ‘It's
about giving young people opportunities that they won't normally access. We
offer support and aim to show opportunities are there if they're willing to
work for it, but it's important they want it.
‘It’s crucial for local organisations to get involved too and we’d like to thank our partners including Enfield Council, Department Of Work and Pensions, Youth Opportunity Programme, Meeco London, Help Teach, The Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation and Lea Valley Athletics Centre for their support.’
CLICK HERE to watch the first ever NCFM videopodcast