Girls and boys, clubs and schools — we partner sports teams for players aged between 15 and 16.
The club was founded in 1986 as part of a wider initiative engaging unemployed young people in Hackney. As well as success on the pitch, the club strives to be at the heart of the community. It has launched a number of grassroots projects, including a mental health programme called Sporting Hackney Mind. Sporting Hackney became the pilot club for Behind Every Kick in 2016, and we are very proud of our continued partnership.
A pioneering new school in Stratford, School21’s inclusive approach to education aims to prepare young people for their lives beyond the classroom. The school places equal focus on academic success, wellbeing and creativity. Behind Every Kick has been working with their girls netball team.
With a history dating back to 1887, the club fields mens, womens, youth and junior teams. Vinnie Jones and Stuart Pearce are former players of the club. Wealdstone FC have built an excellent reputation for their community programmes and Behind Every Kick is working with their young players.
Rap-Aid Youth FC was founded 10 years ago and has become a very well known and respected club in Haringey based at New River Sports Facility, White Hart Lane. The club has grown to 300 players and 20 coaches with teams ranging from U8 to U16 playing in various local leagues. Our teams not only have a reputation for being very competitive, but also for being exemplary in their behaviour both on and off the pitch. The club offers young people extracurricular activities to help them make choices on and off the pitch.
Working with a year 11 core PE class, who Skinners Academy selected to be of the BEK programme. Those selected are currently completing the Skinners’ Academy Junior football leader qualification, which involves learning how to plan and run football sessions for Primary school students. Students are taught how to communicate effectively, manage behaviour, good coach behaviour, organisation, how to plan sessions, and how to deliver sessions. They have all coached primary school students from local primary schools recently. As well as this, they will learn how to run a football tournament and how to be a football referee.
Cricklewood Wanderers FC was founded in the summer of 2011 by a group of young people with the support of a local charity based in Cricklewood. The idea of the club came about when the young people themselves organised and delivered a very successful five-a-side tournament at Power League Wembley in July 2011, from which the first players were selected. The Club is one of several projects run by Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd (YES Ltd) a charity based in Brent that operates across London. Its aim is to help 10 to 30 years old in making positives choice about their life and currently the club has 4 competing teams, plus a recreational football group. Our first team competes at the Middlesex County League and it shares its ground with Wembley FC. We have 168 players registered across the 5 teams/groups coming from 19 London Boroughs with 43 nationalities represented across the whole club. Out Football Club differs from other clubs in that we use football not only to engage young people in sport activities, but also to enable them to enhance educational achievements and pursue a chosen career with the help of Youth Engagement Solutions Our Club competed for the first time on the Middlesex County Football League– Division One (Central and East) in the season 11/12 with the 1st Team and Islington Mid-week league with our Reserves Team. After our very first season the club finished fifth in the MCFL. Not bad for a beginner’s club! The following season marked a very successful season for the club, we lifted a very first trophy the Challenge Cup in IML then both Teams won both league titles to move into the respective Premier Divisions.
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