A West London club which helps young people from poorer backgrounds to try new sports, has received a royal visit.
HRH Prince William stopped by the Westway Sports Centre in North Kensington today (Wednesday) to the delight of members and staff.
The Duke of Cambridge met with youngsters who are taking part in the Coach Core Programme, which is an initiative that uses sports coaching principles to encourage young people to engage with education and their communities, and to develop new skills.
Angela McConville, chief executive of the Westway Development Trust, said: "We were over the moon to meet and have the support of the Prince. Our future regeneration plans will mean that people who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and surrounding areas will start seeing even greater benefit from the exciting range of sports facilities on offer at Westway."
William, his wife Kate and brother Harry recently launched the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to help create a lasting change in poorer areas. Westway Sports Centre has been chosen a location for the foundation's work.
Over half a million people have visited the Westway Sports Centre in the past 12 months and so far the centre has already helped create stars of the future through its tennis, football and climbing programmes.
The Westway Development Trust was England’s first social enterprise and is still one of the UK’s most profitable charities today. Through its charitable activities in the last financial year it has generated £6.8 million of charitable income, £5.9million of which has been used for sports, health, education and community initiatives.
For more information visit www.westwaysportscentre.org