Young sports coaches will nurture their talent while helping city children play the games they love.
A two-year project at Lupset Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) will help 40 young volunteers gain leadership and coaching qualifications.
YMCA White Rose has been awarded a grant of £14,480 to deliver community sports activities and training programmes at the site on playing fields behind Jubilee Hall, on Townley Road.
The funding has come from a joint partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports and Sported.
City MP Mary Creagh said: “I’m confident that local young people will be able to benefit from qualifications to improve their career prospects for the future.
“It’s great to see that Barclays and Sported have chosen to invest in a sports development project in Wakefield.”
In 2007 Barclays Spaces for Sports donated £45,000 in grants to build the site and develop it as part of the bank’s community investment strategy in partnership with the football foundation.
Lupset was identified as part of their aim is to use sport to revitalise disadvantaged communities by helping young people develop life and employment skills.
The MUGA can be used for different sports including football, basketball and hockey. And on Tuesdays around 20 teenagers meet from 4pm until 6pm.
For details contact Caron Beck on 01924 387721.