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Cash boost for city youth centre

A much-needed youth centre in a part of Sheffield has been given a funding boost of more than 2m.

The development in Sharrow will include an outside fitness trail, football pitch and gym and give youngsters access to recording studio technology.

Sheffield council said it was the first of its kind for the city and should attract up to 1,100 youngsters a year.

The lottery funding will contribute towards the total cost which is just over 3.5m.

Jarvis Salmon, 18, said: "I think it's great that we are having a properly resourced centre in our area for young people, for so long we have had to make do with the little facilities we have.

"Hopefully this will have a positive effect on the whole community."



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