A GROUP which started life as a Sky Sports TV series is set to start an eight-week stint helping women in Clydebank.

The School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) is a social inclusion initiative that uses team sport to empower adults to move forward in their lives and ran for eight series on the well-known satellite channels.

Although no longer in partnership with Sky Sports, the group still runs its influential programmes throughout Scotland and will begin its upcoming Health and Wellbeing course for women on October 3 at Clydebank Community Sports Hub.

Clydebank Post: The programme originated on Sky SportsThe programme originated on Sky Sports (Image: Supplied)

Clydebank Post: The course will run for eight weeksThe course will run for eight weeks (Image: Sourced)

Clydebank Post: The group looks at the health and wellbeing of womenThe group looks at the health and wellbeing of women (Image: Sourced)

Caroline Goodliffe, the course lead, believes the SOHK programme can be game-changing for people.

She told the Clydebank Post: “This course is designed to provide physical fitness for all abilities but not only that.

"Our personal development sessions will help you gain confidence and motivation to achieve your goals.

"Teamwork is the key to our courses and the bonds formed between participants can last a lifetime.”

Steven from Clydebank, who previously sat on the course, told the Post: “The coaches are so fun, kind, extremely supportive, helpful, knowledgeable, positive and interested in us.”

And Ali, another ex-participant added: "I would recommend to anyone that is stuck in life and would like to better themselves.”

The upcoming course is described as "a journey of personal growth for participants while they improve their fitness and set goals for their future."