Wycombe Wanderers Helps to Reopen Youth Club

Good news from our Community Team:

GXYCWycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (WWSET) is delighted to announce a new and exciting partnership with Gerrards Cross Youth Centre (GXYC) which will see the currently closed facility reopen its doors to local youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 years old in early June 2015.

GXYC has been in existence for over 60 years and during that time has always been considered a valued asset and major contributor to community activity in Gerrards Cross.  However in recent months the club has been seeking a solution to its problem of locating suitable staff and it believes the partnership offers the ideal solution due to WWSET’s experience of working with young people, and also the appeal that the football club brand has with local youngsters which can be utilised to engage with them.

This partnership opportunity was first spotted by Gerrards Cross resident of 35 years and WWSET trustee Mr Ian Keizner who has seen at first hand the benefits of the GXYC due to the fact his own children used to attend the youth centre when they were growing up.

Along with Mr Keizner, the former Head of WWSET Gerald Kelly was instrumental in taking the partnership forward and before he moved on,he had this to say about the impending opening of the centre.

“We are delighted to partner with GXYC and to enable the club’s facilities to be made available once again for young people in Gerrards Cross.  Our overriding aim is to provide an all-inclusive facility which runs an exciting array of imaginative activities and informal education that encourages and facilitates the learning and development of the young people who spend time there. We strive for high standards of delivery with all projects we are involved with and GXYC will be no exception”.

The Management Committee of GXYC is also extremely excited about the upcoming reopening of the centre. Anthony Aston, who has dedicated a large amount of time and effort to ensure the centre successfully reopens, had this to say:

“We are delighted to be joining up with WWSET to produce what we anticipate will be a top quality youth club experience for young people in Gerrards Cross.  While the Club anticipates that WWSET’s sports focus will be a major attraction for young people in Gerrards Cross it also looks forward to providing balanced youth club activities for all members, both boys and girls.  The Club will be re-opening after the summer half term on Tuesday 2nd June and will hold sessions on Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 8.00pm for children in Years 5 and 6 and on Thursdays from 7.00pm to 9.00pm for Years 7 and 8 youngsters, with the possibility of further sessions being added later.  Details of on-line registration through the WWSET website (www.wwset.co.uk) will be announced shortly.”

For more information about the Club and its activities, or to talk to a committee member about helping to run or manage the club, please contact gxyc@gmail.com “

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