Denaby project also aims to foster a social spirit

March 1965

South Yorkshire Times March 27th 1965


Aim is to Encourage Young People to Work Together,
Help Each Other

Denaby project also aims to foster a social spirit

A youth club, probably with athletics and music sections, could be one of the new features of development at Denaby St. Albans Catholic Club.
The youth club would probably be run in conjunction with other youth organisations in the district, and would be designed to encourage young people to help each other, Father A.G. O’Kane, Denaby Roman Catholic priest, told the “South Yorkshire Times” on Monday.

Early offer
He added, “We hope to work in co-operation with other organisations in the district, and have already received an offer of help from Mr. John Blackburn, a part-time youth leader.
“We have a Mr. O’Casey interested in forming an athletics section, and there is the possibility of joining with the local Institute of Further Education in getting woodcraft classes under way. A music section is another possibility,” Father O’Kane said.

Our aim
“Our aim is to encourage young people to work together and help each other, and to foster some kind of social spirit with a regard for public property. People nowadays are faced with new responsibilities and perhaps we can get young people themselves to put a stop to vandalism.
“We hope very shortly to appeal to all those interested to come along.”

The youth club would meet in the youth centre situated below the club rooms in a coffee evening on Sunday at 8 p.m.