JOBLESS young people in Kirklees have the chance to launch a career in sport.

Youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, is seeking 16 to 25-year-olds from Kirklees to sign up to the free, five-day programme.

Kirklees Active Leisure is staging the event along with The Prince’s Trust.

Young people who are not in work, education or training are eligible to join Get Started with Sport, held from January 23 – 27 at Dewsbury Sports Centre.

A taster day will be held next Wednesday at the centre.

All participants will have the chance to learn new skills from a professional leisure team, gain qualifications, meet new people and receive a free training kit, which they may keep.

Participants can try out a variety of leisure activities, from gym sessions, to zumba, football and aerobics.

Young people will also be supported by The Prince’s Trust for three months after the course to help them into employment, education, volunteering or training.

Rebecca Milne, of The Prince’s Trust in Yorkshire, said: “With the Olympics coming up this year, sport can act as a real driving force for our young people.

“By teaching them leadership and coaching skills it can help to boost their confidence while giving them valuable skills for the work place.”

Transport will be paid and lunches provided.

Get Started with Sport is supported by Kirklees Active Leisure, Kirklees Council and the European Social Fund and is co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency.

Contact Rebecca Milne on 0113 236 8399 or 07984189374; email