Aston villa have been running their ‘Kicks’ programme at The Sports Hub, home of Continental Star for the past few weeks. Young boys and girls have been actively engaged in a number of activities such as boxing, football and table tennis over a number of nights during the week. This is nothing new for those volunteers at the Sports Hub but seeing those same young people giving up a Saturday morning to participate in a workshop delivered by Ray Douglas, a passionate advocate for young people’s rights, is refreshing. Ray had them engaged from the word go as he chipped away at some of the attitudes and perceptions that we have so willingly accepted as being the norm. Let’s hope that these seeds that were planted will germinate into something positive in their young lives.

‘Kicks’ workshop