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Discover the story behind the most recent DKHT 'Get On Track' programme in Enfield

31/12/14 Featured News,Training,Careers
Discover the story behind the most recent DKHT 'Get On Track' programme in Enfield

Jon Lynch delivers another successful Enfield Get On Track

Written By Robin Sooklall

Get On Track ran for the second time in Enfield, ending this November, with all the young men and women excelling, gaining their level 1 qualification in Fitness Related Activity.

The group of 16 - 24 year old NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) completed sporting and other tasks as part of Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust’s charity programme, delivered again by Focus Fitness UK. Lead athlete Montell Douglas and judo’s Theo Spalding McIntosh mentored and inspired the participants through the programme.

Held on three days a week, over five weeks, they took part in team-building exercises and sporting clinics, including the programme’s “Go” challenge – successfully completing challenges within set time limits. All in modern, first class sporting venues. A health and nutrition workshop highlighted the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Communication skills are also a key element of the programme, the participants receiving body language and voice coaching tuition from Jotham Annan, a star of BBC's Holby City. Meeco London and its Help Teach team’s workshop further enhanced their skills leading directly to the participants planning and producing a podcast and videocast for the programme’s Nobody Cares FM broadcast channels.

In the latest podcast NCFM Meet British Athletes Martyn Bernard and Theo Spalding McIntosh 



Enfield Get On Track also broke new ground once again with the videocast, a first for Nobody Cares FM, building on the success of the podcast interviews introduced on the last programme.

Visiting a job fair was another activity, giving participants the chance to meet potential local job recruiters. Professional football club manager, Dougie Freedman, believes in this programme and showed his support by visiting the participants. He was inspired to sponsor two of them to attend a personal training course.

Since completing Get On Track, a participant has taken up employment whilst another has accepted an internship with Meeco London.

Jon Lynch MBE, Lead Delivery Partner, said: ‘It's about giving young people opportunities that they won't normally access. We offer support and aim to show opportunities are there if they're willing to work for it, but it's important they want it.

‘It’s crucial for local organisations to get involved too and we’d like to thank our partners including Enfield Council, Department Of Work and Pensions, Youth Opportunity Programme, Meeco London, Help Teach, The Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation and Lea Valley Athletics Centre for their support.’


CLICK HERE to watch the first ever NCFM videopodcast 



Nobody Cares FM broadcasting debut for DKHT ‘Get on Track’