The aim of the project was to develop a bespoke Karate training programme (FAST) for young people.
In 2012 the Castlewellan Village Plan established the need for facilities for young people into ‘marginalised sports’, such as boxing, skateboarding and karate. As a result, Kazoku Karate Youth Club, who were established in December 2013, sought funding to develop and run a bespoke karate training programme (FAST) that they could take around the local schools to engage children in the community. The project aimed to interest them in martial arts, increase their fitness, and improve their mental well-being and coping skills.
Funding from DRAP enabled Kazoku Karate develop a bespoke karate training programme (FAST) for young people, and to purchase relevant equipment to run the programme.