Young volunteers unite to give Pompey academy facilities a refresh
YOUNG volunteers teamed up for a community DIY project.
Youngsters united this week to renovate the Portsmouth Football Club Academy facilities in Gosport.
Drawing to a close today, work took place at the Bay House School playing fields, bringing together the efforts of about a dozen volunteers from across the area – aged between 14 and 24.
As part of the project – organised by Wickes and social enterprise Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) – young people got stuck into painting, installing new walls and placing paving slabs at the site, earning a City and Guilds qualification in the process. Those involved also got the chance to meet Pompey winger Milan Lalkovic, who said: ‘It’s fantastic that young members of the community have come together to help give Portsmouth FC Academy training facilities a refresh.’
Volunteer Chervonne Rosher, 14, said: ‘It was really good fun to be involved. The facilities look very smart now.’