Sporting Chance

May 16, 2016 No Comments »
Sporting Chance

What is the project purpose?

Hamara in partnership with Leeds United Foundation run the sporting chance project to help ex-offenders and those at risk to help them gain the essential skills to get them work ready and create a pathway to education and training opportunities.

The young men we work with are provided with opportunities to keep them busy and with the necessary support and guidance to help with employment and education. This involves football related activities to channel their energy into sports to prevent them from offending and re offending. We also run a breakfast club for young males, who are experiencing challenges around housing, finances and food. The club offers to meet and develop social networks, be supported with their challenges and identify opportunities for personal development.

We work with young men aged 16-26 who may be offenders, ex-offenders, risk of offending or NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) to use football as a tool to positively engage them and create a pathway to education and training opportunities.

Who can use this service?

16-25 year old males

Low risk ex-offenders

16 – 25 years plus males deemed at the risk of adopting a life of crime

How can people access this service?

You can access the service by meeting us at GOALS in Kirkstall or any of our football drop in sessions or contact Molik via Hamara.  Service users will need to complete a registration form before taking part.

Who works on this project?

For more information contact Molik Miah – Youth Development Worker on 01132773330 or email

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