A group of active Fixers have completed a series of workshops at a popular local festival to encourage young people to get involved in sport.
Fixer Nazrul Islam (21) and his team offered taster sessions for a variety of sports, including boxing and football, at the Maindee Festival in Newport, South Wales on Saturday 6th July.
Thousands of people flocked to the annual event and over 100 people visited the group’s stand to learn new sporting skills, and to give feedback on the Fixers’ poster campaign. (You can read more on their campaign by clicking this link.)
The Fixers also had a special visit from the Mayor of Newport, Councillor Cliff Suller, who was at the festival.
Nazrul, who studies Sports Studies at the University of South Wales, was stunned by the good reception they received from their community.
‘I was never too sure about how this project would turn out, but seeing it all come together was really special,’ says Nazrul.
‘There was a lot of interest in our sessions and our posters, and it goes to show that there are a lot of young people who want to get involved in sport.
‘I hope our campaign has made young people aware of the places they can go to take up sports, and I hope they can see just how beneficial sport and exercise is to your life.’
Nazrul and his team hope to distribute their poster campaigns to local youth centres over the coming months.
You can see some pictures from the festival below.
The football workshops proved to be very popular
The boxing workshop allowed people to try a different sport than usual
Attendees were also invited to give feedback on the posters
Some really got involved in the moment
There was even a special visit from the Mayor