Hull KR support Hull Youth Justice


Hull Kingston Rovers will be supporting Hull Youth Justice in their young persons restoration project.

The club will be assisting young offenders in their rehabilitation and giving opportunities to individuals at KCOM Craven Park to help turn their lives around.

Those involved will be helping to maintain the ground, with support from the Hull KR staff including under-18s head coach Jason Netherton, who will be doing some projects with them and encouraging them within our sporting environment.

Youth Justice victim liaison officer Barry Cooke said: “We’re trying to give these youths some positivity in their lives, some focus and direction.

“We want to give them something to occupy their time and something that will enable them to take ownership and responsibility for their previous actions.

“We’re working in a non-judgmental organisation. Hull KR are providing care and core values to our young people.”

Hull KR head of Youth John Bastian added: “I think it’s a real positive, the link that we’ve created with Hull Youth Justice. There are young people within the Hull Youth Justice system that have gone off track a bit and need guidance and support.

“It’s great that the club are showing support not only for rugby league players, but people within the community. Hopefully we can give some support and direction to them and it’s important that we show them that care and those core values.

“If they’re willing to learn, to improve and listen to people that want to help them, then there’s no reason why they can’t go away from the relationship that we’re building and start to create better opportunities for themselves.”