North East Athletic (NEA) was set up as a sports club for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the North East region.
The club was set up in January 2012 with the aim of providing opportunities to access sport in a supportive environment. The club offers members a positive alternative in conjunction with an opportunity to access an accredited training programme that not only helps to keep focused on recovery but equips members with skills to enable a route into volunteering and work.
The partnership will aim to promote both the aims of Streets Revolution and NEA further in encouraging social inclusion through the power or sport and leisure.
Alongside offering sport in a welcoming environment, NEA also provide an opportunity to access an accredited training programme, that not only helps to keep focused on recovery but equips members with skills to enable a route into volunteering and work.
Streets Revolution will work together with NEA under their banner to help achieve greater work in the local community and ensure less people are marginalised.
As part of the agreement Mal Maclean and David McCormack will join the Streets Revolution board as Directors.
Speaking about the merger, Jon Regler, CEO of Streets Revolution, stated: “We believe that by working together we can grow on the great achievements of both our organisations.
“We can now focus on growing on the outstanding work by NEA and Streets Revolution and we welcome them to our family of members across the U.K. and the World.”
The new Streets Revolution project adds to a growing portfolio of projects across the country including Oxford, Bicester, Hartlepool, Gateshead and Sunderland and Peterlee, as well as plans for expansion into Bournemouth.
David McCormack said “I am sincerely excited with the merger with streets revolution and the opportunities that we can build together to ensure that as many individuals facing social exclusion can fulfil their goals and ambi- tions in life.”
Mal Maclean stated “ The merger brings together two projects seeking to achieve the same aims and signific- antly strengthens our governance and sustainability and most importantly the opportunities for members”
SR Durham has many activities planned and focus on creating opportunities to get involved in physical activities locally.
WHAT: Inclusive Football session
WHERE:The Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle - DH1 3SE
WHEN: Last Thursday of every month 10-3pm
We play in a league on a monthly basis and always looking for new players to join
If you have any questions in the meantime please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call David McCormack 07472 100987