Riders and police team up to make a difference
Leicester Riders and Leicestershire Police have joined forces to make a big difference in the community.
'Shoot 2 the Future' is aimed at supporting youth development through basketball.
A number of youth training programmes and opportunity days will be provided.
The hope is they will encourage today's youth to refocus, and assist them in developing their skills and talent.
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The target sectors for the project will be youth offenders, and the prevention of youth offending in Leicester.
The proposal is to use basketball coaching to combat anti-social behaviour, to allow teenagers to engage in a sport and to allow Riders coaches to encourage and develop natural talent.
Sergeant Helen Nurse, of Leicestershire Police, said: "I am really excited about the 'Shoot 2 the Future' project and working in partnership with Riders.
"The project is aimed at giving 14 to 21-year-olds the chance to take part in a 39-week programme of basketball coaching, which we hope will be a positive activity for young people to get involved in."
Riders general manager Russell Levenston said: "This is an excellent project and Riders are delighted to be involved.
"Our players really feel they can make a difference and we are looking forward to working with Leicestershire Police to tackle this important work."
The project is due to start on Friday.