Motherwell Football Club’s junior cheerleading team, the ‘Well’s Belles, are now recruiting for the 2011/12 season.
Working with our partners, the aim is to develop the initiative over the forty weeks and keeping the first group of youths together, delivering a level two to the course and at the same time taking on another group.
This would offer a rolling programme over forty weeks for all the groups and would keep a high level of interest in the project.
The numbers of youngsters being offered the opportunity to do something positive and disciplined would lead to less anti-social problems with young people standing around on street corners and causing annoyance to the public and the community.
Community programmes are often flush with initiatives that are perhaps inadvertently aimed at young boys but through the award-winning ‘Step Up’ programme, the club have targeted females aged between 12-17 years of age.
With the recent addition of a senior squad, there is now an opportunity for the girls taking part to progress through a development structure.
The girls will train on a weekly basis and also perform at Motherwell FCs home games over the course of the season. The club assists the girls to feel a part of the community by being associated with the local senior football team in the area.
Progress is monitored during the programme throughout the year and develops accordingly. There is a heavy emphasis on the promotion of a healthy life-style by providing dance instruction and cheer-leading activities.
The programme will run every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm in the Davie Cooper Suite at Fir Park, starting from Tuesday 27th September.
For more information or to become involved in the initiative contact Graeme McArthur via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01698 239926.