Engaging young people and adults in activities such as sports and music to provide opportunities, focus and entertainment as well as developing their life skills to enhance their future opportunities.


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


Educating and motivating young people and adults within 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 a charity founded to support under privileged people of the local community, an environment related to struggles with high gang crime and low wealth.


Through activities such as sports as well as charitably actions involving a free food bank and free food kitchen, CFYDC support people with their everyday lives.


The activities provided by CFYDC include; football, rugby, boxing, music and more. Through participation, people are given a focus and entertainment as well as the help to develop life skills, supported by coaches.

CFYDC is situated at the Prince Philip Centre, Scott Hall 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 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


Community Tackle It Project Outreach Worker

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

Brian Claxton-Payne

Urban Music Experience Music Director

David Adams

Academy/U23's Manager At Farsley Celtic FC

Jake Boyd

UJIMA Project Lead

Educational Support

Marina Active

Meanwood ABC Head Coach

Wayne Cunningham

Chapeltown Cougars JRFL Chairman

Steve Walker

RZ World Getawayz

Rajanae Zen

Heart Steel Orchestra Music Director

Derek Evelyn

Tan Tan Kunda Music Director

Lamin Jassey