Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) is looking for donations of golf equipment to support members of their recently launched youth golf society.
Following a year-long program, which was funded by Sport England’s Sportivate through Liverpool City Council, County Sports Projects and Merseyside Sports Partnership, MYA’s newly established Golf Society is supported by the Golf Foundation.
MYA operations manager, Liam Corcoran explains: “Golf is often perceived as an expensive sport and only for a certain class; but working in partnership with M&H Academy, over the last six months we have been running golf taster sessions at various driving ranges for over local 100 young people aged between 14 and 18.
“The response has been fantastic, and we wanted to continue their enthusiasm for the sport by setting up the MYA golf society. Why shouldn’t the next Rory McIlroy be from a youth club in Everton, Dovecot or Norris Green? Sometimes the hunger to succeed is stronger when things are not handed to us on a plate.”
The teenagers involved in the projects have shown great commitment and promise. MYA believe the next logical step is to formalise their sportsmanship and encourage them to play more. By setting up a new society and golf team, young people can represent their youth clubs at outings, events and competitions.
Liam adds: “Providing an expensive sport like golf in communities where disposable income can be an issue is not without its challenges. The biggest step is providing correct equipment and accessories; this way we can setup course discounts, free coaching and competitions to make the game more accessible for teenagers. Golf also has some great principles such as honesty and gamesmanship that can provide a great experience for all regardless of ability.”
MYA are looking for support in realising this ambition, helping hidden young golfers in Liverpool. Can you or your company help with sponsorship, donations of golf equipment or accessories including old or unused golf sets or bags that could be donated to a teenager who can’t afford their own clubs?
MYA can arrange to pickup this equipment. Please call on 07889725186
If you would like to donate equipment please contact Liam Corcoran CorcoranL@mya.org.uk or call 0151 702 0700.
Continuing the golf theme, MYA’s annual Golf Day and Gala Dinner takes place 17th September. To enter a team, visit https://myagolfandgaladinner.eventbrite.co.uk