With The Community

Engage young people and adults to develop their potential and gain-life skills to enhance their future opportunities.


The Community

Contribute to the moral, social, emotional, mental, technical and spiritual growth of young people and adults.


The Community

Providing educational and motivational programmes for young people and adults within the community.


Those In The Community

Providing support and assistance to young people and adults in a wide variety of areas, including sports, education and other activities.

CHAPELTOWN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRE is going from strength to strength, the organisation was initially set up to counteract the social problems in the local Chapeltown area and give vulnerable young people an environment where they could grow in confidence & as adults grow into productive members of society.


Our Mission

Our Mission

The sole purpose of CYDC’s existence is to make a difference in young people’s lives.

Chapeltown Youth Development Centre is situated in the spacious grounds of the Prince Philip Centre just off Scotthall Road in inner city north Leeds. With a wide range of facilities it is an ideal location and environment to provide positive activities for young people to develop. The centre is situated away from traffic and other distractions familiar to those who live in inner city environments such as Chapeltown.


The sole purpose of CYDC’s existence is to make a difference in young people’s lives. It provides opportunities for young people to participate in a range of sports, self-development and educational activities. CYDC caters for young people and adults regardless of background, race, religion, ethnicity or gender. The centre is open to all regardless of ability or disability. It caters for children from all over the Leeds area but particularly those from the inner city areas of north and north east Leeds


Founder, Office Manager & Chapeltown Juniors FC Secretary

Will Bowler


Lutel James


Positive Destinations Project Co-Ordinator

Jake Boyd

Assistant Academy Manager at Farsley Celtic FC

Asher Bailey

Community Tackle It Project Outreach Worker

Also known as G.A.N.G – Guiding A New Generation

Brian Claxton-Payne

Community Tackle It Project Outreach Worker

Also Known As G.A.N.G – Guiding A New Generation

Norman Francis

Academy/U23's Manager At Farsley Celtic FC

Neil Ross

UJIMA Project Lead

Educational Support

Marina Active

Ocean Dreams Yoga Instructor

Amelia Radford

Chapeltown Cougars JRFL Chairman

Steve Walker

Meanwood ABC Head Coach

Wayne Cunningham

Heart Steel Orchestra Music Director

Derek Evelyn

Tan Tan Kunda Music Director

Lamin Jassey

Urban Music Experience Music Director

David Adams