07 August 2013

Sports activities help to engage disadvantaged and disaffected young people. They can also help young people to become more disciplined and confident and to build communication and teamwork skills - qualities valued in the world of work.  Sport can also develop healthy activity habits that encourage life-long participation in physical activity.

Most Myplace Centres have a range of excellent sporting facilities. XC in Hertfordshire focusses on “extreme” sports. Its facilities include a 60 x 14 metre climbing wall with 4 distinct areas which cater for everyone from beginners to experienced climbers seeking a challenge; a 206 square metre bouldering (low level climbing without the need for ropes and other equipment) experience; a skate and BMX Park; one of the largest organic indoor caving systems in the world and a High Ropes obstacle course.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The climbing wall at XC.

The Cedars Youth & Community Centre in Harrow is run by Watford FC's Community Sports and Education Trust, a registered charity. The sports facilities at The Cedars includes a state-of-the-art 4G Astro turf football pitch, a large sports hall, a climbing wall and a well-equipped gym.  Younng people have the opportunity to try out a wide range of sports at The Cedars including football, badminton, basketball, tennis and table tennis.  One of the most popular activities is Kickz, a free football project for 11-19 year olds on Monday and Friday evenings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Cedars


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