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Posted 14th January 2020

Faisal Eid has started work as the new Active Burngreave Community Engagement Officer.

Faisal began his new role in December 2019, picking up where Safiya Saeed left off after she began work with the NHS and the Violence Reduction Unit last month.

The project has supported 39 initiatives in the Sheffield community of Burngreave since July 2017, and will continue to run until at least March 2021 thanks to funding from Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

The project uses sport or activity as a starting point to bring people together and address things that the community have told us matter to them.

Faisal is qualified Youth Worker, who currently manages Tusaale FC in his spare time. Faisal has been volunteering in the Burngreave community for the last 15 years, supporting young people in positive activities.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to support people in my community,” said Faisal.

“Active Burngreave has helped people in Burngreave of all ages and backgrounds, and there’s still the chance to do lots more.  I’m looking forward to meeting people, listening to what they want, and helping them. As a local resident, Faisal is ideally placed to support the Active Burngreave project,

“Burngreave is a brilliant community to live in. I would describe Burngreave as being like the rainbow after the rain has cleared, the people who live here are welcoming and so full of life and I cannot wait to continue to support them in my new role.”

To speak to Faisal about Active Burngreave, call him on 07702 557007.

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