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Active Communities Network

Jim Donnelly


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Active Communities Network work with at-risk young people in some of the most poverty-stricken areas in the UK and across the world, to support them with sport and education programmes.

Jim is the definition of resilience, having spent decades impacting the lives of young people in the community, he explains how growing up in an extreme environment shaped his life and informs the work he does today.

Community Development starts from the bottom up and Jim explains how this forms the foundation of the ACN methodology.


We have to try and create a society where people don’t feel like violence is the only option left.


Sports by itself can’t achieve much; there has to be a relationship developed.

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