The Glentoran ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme recently supported Cregagh YC and St Comgalls YC (Bangor) with the delivery of their highly successful CRED ‘Sectarianism in Sport’ Programme.
The CRED ‘Sectarianism in Sport’ Programme focused on bringing 20 young people, aged between 14-18 years old, together from Cregagh YC and St Comgalls YC to explore issues associated with sport and sectarianism through group work, coaching, educational visits and guest speakers.
The Glentoran ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme contributed to the success of the programme by delivery a two week coaching programme with participants and outlining the role that Glentoran is playing to promote good relations in East Belfast.
The programme also included stadium visits to Ibrox, Parkhead, the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park. The two groups also got the opportunity to watch the recent Manchester City versus Sunderland match. This part of the programme will conclude with a ‘Question Time’ session with Michael Boyd (IFA Community Relations) and the GAA, who also facilitated coaching sessions, focussing on basic handling and passing.
David Logan, Cregagh Youth Club, said: “The programme has been running for 5 months during which time the participants have been able to interact socially and communicate their views on local sport in a safe environment. By working with Russell, Glentoran have helped renew and develop links in it’s heartlands as well as promoting it’s ethos as a community-driven club”.