Met-Track Official Launch Highlights Impact of Improving Life Choices
The official launch of Met-Track as an independent charity was a huge success at City Hall London. Lord Sebastian Coe and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner headed a distinguished delegate list. Included in the audience were also young people from the project's Hammersmith scheme at the TLG school - all made emotional confessions on how Met-Track had altered their lives for the good and how impactive coach Josh Swaray had been.
A presentation led by CEO John Powell MBE outlined the history of the project, what it achieves, and headlined the phenomenal rate of over 95% of young people engaged with the project now not offending or reoffending. He also was emphatic that "the clock is ticking" and that the project urgently needs funding to supplement the slowly reducing BIG Lottery Fund money before 2020 or the project could close.
Lord Coe in his address said that sport was the ultimate social worker in society, and that despite saying it for the last forty years, people had still not woken up to how powerful a medium it is for young people whose lives can otherwise be diverted into negative lifestyles.