Our community engagement programme aims to engage young people with needs led activities in the heart of Lambeth communities.
Our sports engagement programme utilises sport as a means of engaging young people living on inner city estates. Our football programme offers young people mentoring alongside football training and coaching. Each week a team of football coaches host a number of football training sessions in Lambeth, and organise matches and tournaments for the young people to take part in. We offer football sessions for both boys and girls.
The young people are encouraged as part of the programme to become qualified FA Level 1 Coaches and then to volunteer to coach other young people on their estates.
We also offer basketball, futsal and tennissessions, as well as weeklong sailing residentials and multi-sport activities. These activities encourage trust and teamwork, whilst also broadening the horizons of the young people and breaking down relational barriers. For many of our young people, these residential trips are the only chance they have to leave their estates.
As part of our Sports Engagement Programme we also offer football sessions with a number of schools in Lambeth. We currently deliver our sessions at Lambeth College, La Retraite and Platanos College. Any schools that would be interested in partnering with us to offer sports engagement sessions please get in touch!
Boys & Girls
Games and Tournaments
Youth Club Night
We run two Girls and Boys Youth Club Nights each week in Stockwell. This programme was created in response to the needs of the young people we were working with who were not necessarily interested in our Football Programme.
For 3 hours the young people who attend are given the chance to take part in a variety of activities and games with a focus on getting them involved in sport. We have also been lucky enough to partner with Jamie's Ministry of Food, who have delivered a cookery course for our girls giving them the chance to make a meal to take home every week whilst learning about the benefits of a healthy and nutritious diet.
During our Youth Club Nights, an outreach worker also leads discussion on relevant and pertinent topics, encouraging healthy discussion and fostering friendships among our beneficiaries.
Learning New Skills
For any young people who want to come along to a session you are welcome any time - just get in touch for a copy of the timetable!
Our Holiday Programme involves sessions run during all three half-term breaks and the six-week summer holiday. During these holiday sessions we offer additional sports engagement sessions, residential trips (including our sailing programme), excursions, as well as the chance to try out alternative sports including white-water rafting, sailing, kayaking.
The purpose of the BIGKID Holiday Programme is to give the young people we work with the chance to try new things, experience something outside of their comfort zone, make new friendships and engage in more positive activities when not in school.