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POWER TO THE 7-16 YEAR OLD PEOPLE
The Featherstone Rovers Foundation really mean it when they say we are all in it together'. The word stakeholder' actually has meaning, and they really know what the phrase big society' means. The team believe that if you use or are involved in anything, you should have a say about how it's run, what it consists of, and what direction it takes. So...
Are you aged 7 -16 years old? Do you have good ideas and like to be involved in making decisions? Would you like to have your say in the work and projects that the Featherstone Rovers Foundation delivers in your schools and community? If the answer to these questions is YES, the YOU could be just what we are looking for!
The Featherstone Rovers Foundation are showing children and young people that their opinion counts by inviting them to become a junior trustee.
We are looking for children and young people who believe that they can contribute to help make positive changes to the community.
We deliver a range of services and activities that aim to improve the lives of children, young people and the wider community in Featherstone, the five towns and the greater Wakefield District. Projects include rugby and sports coaching at schools and amateur clubs, holiday camps, dance and circus workshops, lifestyle presentations, health and social inclusion projects.
The Foundation wants the young members of the community who access our services to have a say in what is delivered in order for the community to gain maximum benefit. The junior trustees will play an important role in the research and planning of future projects and activities and will gain experience of how a charitable organisation is run.
Junior Trustees will
Attend meetings at the Big Fellas Stadium, home of Featherstone Rovers that that will be organised and run by the Foundation and Featherstone Rovers players.
Be asked to share opinions and ideas.
Help the Foundation to create and deliver projects that the community want and need.
Be valued Featherstone Rovers Foundation Volunteers
Be invited to take part in the Foundation events
Speaking on behalf of the Foundation, Rovers Community Development Officer Laurabeth Jaggar said "This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people and will allow them to play a positive role within our community; we want to encourage young people to be active and responsible citizens. We hope that it will make them feel that they are valued members of society by giving them the opportunity to talk, be listened to and make changes."
If you are aged 7 -16 and would like to become a Junior Trustee then please email [email protected] and let us know why you would make a good Junior Trustee!