Rotherham Titans players set to educate thousands of young people across Mansfield as part of the Tackling Track Safety Project.

The Titans, who ply their trade in the Greene King IPA Championship, will engage 1,500 7-11 year olds across 6 schools during the remainder of this academic year. All of the young people that are to take part in the Tackling Track Safety Project attend school’s that sit within a mile of an area that has been identified as one of the top 10 areas in the UK for trespass, often ivolving yong people.

It is vitally important that this education takes place over the coming weeks as the schools prepare for the summer holidays, a time when Network Rail see’s a spike in incidences of trespass nationally.

John Lewis, Cheif Executive of Rotherham Titans spoke of the importance of this education;

It is vitally important for us as a club and for Titans Foundation that we are able to help with the education of the young people of our local and wider communites.

“We take the health and well being of these young people extremely seriously and its fantastic that we are able to work with both Tackling Track Safety and Network Rail to help to ensure the safety of these young people over the summer period and throughout the rest of their childhoods.

“It’s great that young people want to explore their surroundings but its imperitave for them to do so safely. The railways are always a busy and dangerous environment and under no circumstances should anybody trespass on the network.”

As well as the project’s delivery across primary schools in the Mansfield area, there will be 2,115 11-16 year olds educated about the dangers of trespassing on the railway through the projects Learn Live broadcasts into schools.

By the end of July, there will have been 3,675 young people of Mansfield educated about these vital rail safety messages ahead of the summer break.