Boost for Lavender Hill sports programme

Netball teams took part in the Youth Day tournament at the Blode Street sports facility.

A Lavender Hill sports programme received a donation of much needed sports equipment on Youth Day, last Friday, June 16.

Rise Above Development (RAD), which has a youth centre and sports facility in Blode Street, received the donation of balls, bibs, training cones, whistles, and kits from the Hollywood Foundation.

A donation of balls, bibs, training cones, whistles, and kits will help develop sports skills in Lavender Hill.

The foundation also resurfaced three netball courts with new tar and installed dedicated poles for the courts.

RAD CEO Lindsay Cessford said she was excited about the partnership.

“The Hollywood Foundation’s contributions has provided much-needed resources for eight netball teams in Lavender Hill, rejuvenating our netball courts with new poles and creating an upgraded space for our teams to come to play, learn, practice, and compete.”

Deputy Mayor Eddie Andrews took part in the handover and youngsters took part in a tournament to celebrate the day.

Vuyisile Ngobese, Hollywood Foundation public relations officer, said they were proud to partner with RAD and make a meaningful contribution to the youth of Lavender Hill, especially while celebrating Youth Day: “We support aims to create a safe space for youth engagement and development as we came together on a special day, we commemorate the resilience and potential of our young generation… together, we are making a positive impact and inspiring a brighter future for the youth of Lavender Hill.”

Dignitaries, guests and representatives from RAD and the Hollywood Foundation at the handover on Friday June 16.