Robert Plant has announced his support for Wolverhampton's new multi million pound Youth Zone.

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The School Street centre - named The Way - will open its doors on Saturday 16 January with a host of sporting and cultural activities for young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.

Robert, a Black Country native and lifelong Wolves supporter, is the latest backer of the Midland's first hi-tech, 'next generation' Youth Zone. His support will boost community backing by the growing list of supporters including the City of Wolverhampton Council, Carvers, The University of Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton College, Redrow, Bromford Housing, Marston's, Jeremy Woolridge, John Gough, Chris Kelly, Roy Bernard, John Bowater, KGJ Insurance, Jez and Babette Moxey, Keith Bradshaw and FBC Manby Bowdler.

He said: "The Way is a remarkable and unique venture and a fantastic facility for young people in Wolverhampton. If you're interested in sport or music and art or just want somewhere to go, something to do or someone to talk to - this is where it's at. Young people in Wolverhampton are set to be the first in the Midlands to benefit from this remarkable opportunity!"

General Manager of The Way, Alice Davey said: "We are thrilled and delighted to count on Robert as one of our patrons. His support will enable us to give the young people of Wolverhampton somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to."

Part funded by the council, The Way will offer a wide range of activities for young people to take part in, from sport, fitness, dance, arts, music and media to enterprise and wellbeing and self improvement.  It also boasts a climbing wall, multi use 4 court sports hall, cafe, cooking area, general recreation area and more.

For further details please visit Type=links;Linkid=4743;Title=The Way;Target=_blank; or follow The Way on Twitter at @thewayyouthzone.

  • released: Tuesday 15 December, 2015