Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Foundation launches Inspiring Futures project

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to launch our Inspiring Futures project, aimed at integrating refugees and asylum seekers into local life.

Running over a 10-week period, the Foundation will use the power of sport and English to help participants gain vital attributes that they can take with them in the future.

Over the course of the project, everyone involved will get a taste of what it is like to live in Wakefield, with the club at the heart of the community. Taking part in skills and games both in the gym, classroom and out on the field.

Participants also get a free meal every day of the session as well as being invited to Sunday’s inclusion round game against Salford.

Speaking on the project so far, one participant said, “It is a nice opportunity to be here. Throughout this project, I can learn and enhance my English skills as well as learn about sports like Rugby League because I had no idea about the sport.”

“It’s a nice step to start my life and my career in this country. I really appreciate this opportunity you have given me along with this organization, thank you very much.”

While, the Foundation’s project lead, Jason Talbot, said, “It is part of our community strategy to get everyone involved with the community and help health and wellbeing.

“[It is designed] to give them an understanding of the club and what the club does in the community.

“Also, lecturing them on Rugby League because a lot of them, not being from England, have probably never seen or heard of the sport.”

For more information on the inclusion projects we offer, please email mark.brennan@wakefieldtrinity.com.

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