MFC Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of its first Twinning Project delivery at HMP Kirklevington Grange.
Each week for the next month two MFC Foundation staff will deliver a Leadership Through Football course, designed to give offenders new skills that could lead to a new start at the end of their sentence.
The Foundation’s Operations Manager John Fothergill outlines the reasons behind the programme.
“With almost 70% of those in custody unemployed at time of imprisonment, we aim to use the power of football to inspire individuals to find positive pathways into employment and improved life chances upon release.
“MFC Foundation are proud to work in partnership with HMP Kirklevington through the Twinning Project.”
Chief Executive Hilton Freund said the Twinning Project was enthusiastic about the project and about working with MFC Foundation.
“Football has the power to change lives! The Twinning Project is delighted to be working alongside the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, delivering employability and training opportunities to the men in HMP Kirklevington Grange.
“These newly acquired skills expertly tutored by the team from the Foundation will provide these men with tangible productive employment alternatives upon release and reduce the chance of them reoffending.”