Summer Success with Savate Kickboxing
The success of the Savate Kickboxing programme in the Ballynahinch area was highlighted at a recent Rowallane DEA meeting. The project attracted over 60 young people from the Ballynahinch area and was developed to divert young people from anti-social behaviour.
Chairperson of the Rowallane DEA, Councillor Terry Andrews said, “I am delighted to see that a new sport has been introduced which encourages self-discipline, control and mutual respect by those taking part. The project has been so popular that the teacher is currently planning the set-up of a weekly class in the town.
Cllr Andrews continued, “Activities such as football is often rolled out and can attract limited participation from females. This sport, however, appealed to everyone. I would like to congratulate Rowallane DEA Coordinator Ellen Brennan on her creative approach to providing alternative activities, and I would also like to extend thanks to the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) who funded the initiative and also the local PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) who took the time out of their busy schedule to visit the young people and get to know them”
The Savate Kickboxing programme was delivered over three Friday nights and concluded with a visit to Risk Avoidance Danger Awareness Resource (RADAR) to learn about the impact of anti-social behaviour, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and how to stay safe online.Back