The Inverness Courier interviewed Robbie Paulin – Youth Development Officer – and Mark Pyper – Running Back for the Highland Wildcats – about the launch of the Positive Life Pathways project.
With the Positive Life Pathways project launching earlier this month, the Inverness Courier were interested in promoting the work it will be doing in the near future in the area. The project aims to use American football as a tool to engage young people who may be at risk of being excluded from school, lacking direction or perhaps facing social exclusion and attempt to change their lives in a positive way. It’s supported by The Robertson Trust, Gannochy Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and The Common Good Fund and sees the Youth Development Officer giving training opportunities, volunteering opportunities and mentoring to young people aged 14-18.
Mark Pyper spoke about how being part of the Wildcats has helped him grow as an individual and how he thinks this new targeted project could help a lot of young people in the Inverness area. This was followed with a photo shoot by an Inverness Courier photographer.