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National Youth Work Award Winners!

Friday Night Football, a diversionary partnership project between Girvan Youth Trust, Community Safety, Girvan Community Sport Hub & Girvan Football Club, were announced winners of the Inclusion & Prevention category at the 2024 National Youth Work Awards!

The aim of Friday Night Football is to provide an activity which encourages positive diversion from anti-social and risk taking behaviours.

Since it's inception, there has been a 22% decrease in youth disorder reports from the locality - it is now also seeing the development of young leaders coming up through.

But the impact doesn’t stop there. Through friendly matches with Ayrshire Deaf Society, Friday Night Football is breaking down barriers and making the game more inclusive. These matches, followed by shared meals at the youth club, offer a glimpse into a world of understanding and acceptance. 

For the young people involved, Friday Night Football isn’t just a game changer – it’s a life changer. Providing a safe and engaging activity on Friday nights, it’s become a trusted space where stereotypes are challenged, and difficult conversations are had. 

Introducing Megan!

Megan has started as our new Hand in Hand Project Supervisor!

Megan's role will see her manage the day to day running of Hand in Hand, support the Project Youth Workers in their development as well as deliver Clubs Nights, One to Ones and Work with Schools.

She'll be taking some time over the summer to get to know Girvan Youth Trust, Hand in Hand and all that it encompasses - if you see her introduce yourself and have a chat!

Girvan Youth Trust is committed to upholding the UNCRC in all areas of it's youth work programme.
For more on UNCRC in Scotland, check out;

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