Utilitarianism In Sport

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My sports development programme will be named ‘Foot 4 all’, this programme is designed to help prevent and deter young people aged 12- 18 away from crime and drug use by utilising evening and nighttime football sessions. Furthermore it is a programme devised to be non discriminatory against gender, culture, religion, social class and teenage/juvenile offenders this is endorsed by the Equality Act 2010 legalisation. The main focuses for ‘Foot 4 all’ is the young people involved this includes their happiness and enjoyment; belonging to a safe and strong community; feeling included and self-worthy; promote an active lifestyle; cut down on youth crime and drug use. The programme will be based in Leicester within Leicestershire. This is …show more content…

Due to the lack of activities or space for young people they are forced to congregate in negative environments, having no healthy objective causes boredom which then leads to crime (Roberts, 2005). By creating an opportunity to play sport, this invites the younger society to socialise with a diverse demographic of people and meet those of a similar background who may be experiencing difficulties also. Even though males are more prone to aggression (Ruizdelatorre & Manteca,1999) it is important to include all genders, so everyone is supported. Football aids youth, as sport helps decrease stress levels (Yalcin & Özdevecioglu, 2010) it provides structure and it has been reported that sport and physical activity help the activate the endocrine system and in particular the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Fritz, 2012), a chemical which affects sleep, memory and mood which can be severely affected through the transition of puberty for the age group 12-18, it is suggested football/sport can slightly help prevent extreme hormonal imbalance (Fritz, …show more content…

In football constructive criticism is applied to help guide young people in a positive direction as it purely focuses on playing football and not judging their lifestyle choices. By not judging their lifestyle choices this implements equality, everybody is treated the same regardless of their background or criminal offences they may hold this encourages self-belief and confidence. Up lifting young bodies and assisting their progress in football supports the growth of their life skills. Life skills are mandatory for success in the real world, offending behaviour and drug use can be caused by the younger generation having improper support and no self belief (Heyne, 2013) due to acquiring poor life skills that cannot be translated as they transition into adulthood, this means that some young people assume they can only achieve through illegitimate

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