Having had V20 (volunteering for young people) come to see my at Parliament – I went to visit some of their volunteers in Haringey this weekend (see bigger picture here).
In this instance – it was sports coaches who devote themselves to Friday night coaching younger children to run at the White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre. How fantastic they are! Loads of kids also turned up – as they do each week.
For the coaches – who are all young and have come through the system themselves – it means they not only can give something back in return, but also it helps open up future coaching and similar careers from themselves too. As for those receiving the coaching – they receive great coaching to help their own sporting prowess.
We have loads of talent in Haringey – and it was good to see it being encouraged!