National programme funded by LFE
Huddersfield Town kicked off this season’s ‘Playing Safely’ sport and sexual health programme with the support of Calderdale & Huddersfield Chlamydia Screening Programme (CHLASP).
Academy apprentices took part in an interactive session delivered by Colin Avery and Andy Williams from ‘Playing Safely’, which aimed to raise sexual health awareness and the importance of respectful relationships and safer sex.
Information on how to access local health services was also provided by Lorraine Boothroyd and Susan Davenport from CHLASP.
Karen Crosland, Huddersfield Town’s Head of Education and Welfare, said:
“We have run this session previously with our apprentices and it is always a huge success. being It is fun, engaging and innovative ensuring and ensures very clear, memorable messages are given to the players., Colin and his team do a fantastic job raising awareness, particularly with regard to the Chlamydia Screening Project.
‘Playing Safely’ is a national programme funded by League Football Education in partnership with the Professional Footballers Association working with Academies across the country, educating young players and promoting partnerships between the football clubs and their local health services.
Paul Raven from the PFA Education department commented:
“The PFA fully supports the work that Colin and his team do. It’s a great enrichment to the apprenticeship programme, underpinning the principle of informing through education”.
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