Young Volunteer and Education through Sport Bursaries

There’s still time to apply for our Vice-President’s Memorial Bursaries, with the closing date being Friday 4th November.

The Bursaries were set up to remember and continue the life-long work with young people of our Vice-Presidents, Paddy Duffy and Jackie Maxwell.  Both bursaries are for up to £250 and are designed to assist young people to develop their skills as a volunteer in their own youth club or youth sports club.

For more information on either of the Awards please click here.


TrustFord Soap Box Derby

This year we hosted our first Soap Box Derby at the Hillsborough Oyster Festival, support by Trust Ford.

Trust Ford sponsored our Soap Box derby with a brand new minibus for the Best Overall Team.

The day saw over 40 teams of young people come along to race their custom-made Soap Boxes down the hill.  We were joined by Guy Martin and representatives from Trust Ford who helped with the judging.

The team from Edengrove Presbyterian Church won the Best Overall Team, and walked away with a brand new minibus, donated by Trust Ford.

We were joined by Guy Martin, who helped with the judging and gave the young people some tips on how to race their soap boxes
We were joined by Guy Martin, who helped with the judging and gave the young people some tips on racing their soap boxes.

The other category winners, who each won £500.00 were:

  • Best Innovation
    Mill Strand Primary School
  • Best Design
    Share Discovery Village
  • Best Technical Effort
    St Bernards Primary School
  • Race Winner
    Bleary Young Farmers Club

Click here to see photos from the event

Do Something United

Do Something United is a selected United Youth Pilot, funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL). It is an eight month programme running from August 2015 until March 2016. We are currently recruiting young people aged between 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training, and living in South Antrim, Craigavon and Lurgan areas.

Contact Ciara at CYP for an application pack (applications to be returned no later than 12 noon on Friday 18th September).




Do Something United Poster