With the C.U.P.I. friday night club being off for the last two weeks due to fundraising events being held in the community hall we took the opportunity to take part in some additional outdoor activities.
Working in partnership with Universal Connections and M-t-G we were able to access 36 places for young people to take part in various activities.
On friday night, two mini-buses full of eager teenagers set off from the Greenhills square. One heading for the Sportworks "Urban Soccer" venue in hamilton and the other to the Glasgow Climbing centre.
The urban soccer,held in an abandoned factory, provides a great opportunity for those taking part to develop their skills and fitness, while tackling drills and obstacles, set up to mimick activities played on the streets by by hundreds of young people, including some of our most famous footballers, in day's gone by. Perhaps our national games current development coaches should have a closer look !
All those taking part had a thouroghly enjoyable evening and were a pleaasure to work with.
C.U.P.I. volunteers Maureen and Mary attended Glasgows climbing wall with the other group and were delighted to report an exellent time was had by all. Maureen said,"To see the excitement and sense of achievment on the faces of the young people taking park makes it all worthwhile. Lesley and Kat, instructors from the Outdoor Resource Base (ORB) are a pleasure to work with. The respect and encouragement they show to the young people is reciprocated and goes a long way to making these activities a success.
The previous weekend we had another two groups of our members taking part in mountain biking, in The Trossach', near Aberfoyle and also at the Urban Soccer.
We must thank Phil, Thomas and all the team at Universal Connections and likewise, all the team at ORB for all their support.
This friday coming our club night resumes with all our usual activities including, free badminton lessons from Badminton Scotland coaches. Also on friday twelve of our members will also be travelling to the International Badminton Championship tournament, being held in the Kelvin Hall glasgow to take part in the Community Cashback competition. We wish them luck and hope they all enjoy the experience.
C.U.P.I are going from strength to strength and are making links an forming partnerships with many groups and organizations and would like to thank everyone who is supporting us. This is a real community effort which seems to be working and we would invite anyone who would like to help to join us.