MORE than 1,000 residents in Kendray and Worsbrough have been supported by the ‘Game Changer’ project in the last two years.

Funded by Sport England and the Football Foundation, the scheme aims to get more people physically active by focusing on mental and physical health and wellbeing, food security, employability and skills, and bringing the community together.

In total, 1,508 sessions have been delivered, providing 872 hours of community engagement to 1,093 participants.

Matt O’Neill, executive director for growth and sustainability, said: “It’s been fantastic to see the positive impact and success of the Game Changer project in Kendray and Worsbrough over the past two years.

“It’s so important that our residents have the opportunities to be physically active so they can move more, live well and feel better.

“The participation figures across the various activities show there is a real appetite in our communities for projects like Game Changer.

“We’re grateful to Sport England and the Football Foundation for their funding and thank the partners involved in the delivery of the project including Barnsley FC Community Trust, our Central Area Council, our sport and physical activity team, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Sheffield FA.”