Stacey Copeland, GB boxing star, is one of Sport England’s Sporting Champions, she regularly supports Sport England’s Sportivate programme. Stacey recently visited YMCA Lancaster’s Sportivate programme. Here is her story:
“My recent visit to the YMCA in Lancaster was a real pleasure. Buried in the heart of the town centre, the YMCA is home to an array of projects and initiatives which engage young people from all walks of life, and from the moment I walked in I could sense the energy and enthusiasm in the air!
Fantastic news for the YMCA, we have been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to create a new outreach programme called Y:Youth.
We will receive a total of £248,126 over 3 years to develop the project which is aimed at improving the physical, emotional and social well-being of children and young people living in identified communities in the Lancaster district.
The Y:Youth project team will work closely with partner organisations to deliver a tailored, creative programme of outreach activities including sport, physical activity, creative arts, media and music. In addition the […]
Stacey Copeland, one of Britain’s most successful female boxers, came to inspire and motive women and girls from the Sportivate project at Lancaster YMCA. Stacey’s visit had a huge impact on the young people involved, Farrah (16 year old boxer – second from right) told Stacey, “It had made her want to work really hard to win a belt like hers!” (The ABA title belt) – “She has every chance of doing just that!” Stacy replied.
Stacey (pictured) added by saying:
“Thank you very much for making me so welcome at your centre last week, it truly was an absolute […]