The Field of Dreams project is run by Luton Borough Council in partnership with Active Luton, Saracens RFC and Youth at Risk. It is a structured, integrated and innovative intervention, targeted at some of the most vulnerable young people of Luton.
Local evidence shows that the young people will have disengaged with learning, be involved with anti-social behaviour and be at risk of entering – or already be within – the youth justice system.
Without change, the future lives of these young people will be ones of underachievement and unfulfilled potential, leading to long-term unemployment and possibly more serious criminal activity.
The programme teaches young people how to adapt key skills learned through rugby, such as setting and achieving goals, teamwork and social interaction, and applying these skills to promote their personal development and help them to reach their full potential in life.
The William Wates Memorial Trust has donated a total of £61,017 over two years to this project. This makes it one of our largest projects.