Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi have been getting to know their community during a visit to the new home of Newcastle United Foundation.
Ms Staveley and Mr Ghodoussi met with children and teenagers enjoying Newcastle United Foundation’s visually impaired disability football club in NUCASTLE’s sports hall, learning more about the young people who engage with free, supervised sports sessions each week at the centre.
As of official charity arm of Newcastle United, the Foundation supports thousands of people across the North East every year, motivating and inspiring community members of all ages to be more active, learn new skills, be more employable and to reach their potential.
NUCASTLE is the Foundation’s new community space, open seven days a week to combine education and wellness facilities – including activity and state-of-the-art cycling studios – with specialist STEM room, esports room, four-court sports hall, accessible changing areas, event and meeting spaces, offices and more.
Alongside dedicated community work through Foundation programmes, NUCASTLE is a hub for sports, recreation, and fitness, with more than 140 exercise classes hosted every week at the centre.
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