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We deliver a wide range of sports-based projects across Nottinghamshire, which tackle a variety of issues.  Most of these projects are free of charge for participants.  Read a brief description of each project below and click on the individual project links for more information.

 

Health

CARE is for men and women living with Cancer. Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC) have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to design and secure funding for a new cancer project that uses physical activity to help patients during their recovery from cancer.

+ Sport Move and Learn will let us work with 1,800 children aged 9 and 10 in 30 primary schools across Nottingham.  FITC will encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyles.

On the Ball is a football-based programme for young men with mental health problems.  We have engaged over 250 young men over the last five years and retain a hardcore of 40 participants who continue to attend our weekly football sessions.

Right Mind is for women who suffer from mental health issues and offers a free physical activity and social sessions in a fun and comfortable environment with highly trained instructors.

Goals for Life is a football-based, mental health project aimed at 10-18 year old girls and boys – funded by Children in Need.

Primary Goals works with boys and girls aged 6 to 11 and will be delivered initially in five Nottingham primary schools, targeting disadvantaged communities.

FITC are hoping to make an impact at primary school level by providing early intervention for children who will benefit from a range of engaging activities promoting positive physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Energise is an onsite pilot programme delivered during lunch breaks and Wednesday evenings over 18 weeks that focuses on employee health and well-being using safe, effective and enjoyable physical activity sessions with experienced, qualified and motivating Football in the Community coaches.

Aiming Higher is a project designed to inform primary school children about their learning and work options using quality physical activity alongside interactive classroom sessions to engage children and raise their aspirations.

Go4It is a FREE child weight management programme for 5 to 13 year olds who live in Nottingham City or attend a Nottingham City School.

Active Schools delivers quality physical activity in the school setting to increase pupils’ awareness of the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle, and demonstrates ways they can do this.

 

Education

Secondary Education

Heading for Goal (also known as HFG) is a classroom-based project that works with excluded young people and maximises their potential. We have an onsite classroom at Meadow Lane and excellent teachers who specialise in working with hard-to-engage teenagers and have a record of delivering positive results.

Sports Leaders provides a Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership which is an ideal starting point for learners aged 13 years and over who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor. The Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership will give learners the chance to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilst also focusing on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings [Delivered to Heading for Goal students only].

Post 16 Education

BTEC Sports Depending on what qualifications you leave school with will depend on what level of education you can go on to study. Here at Notts County we have opened up our programme to accommodate all learning levels. We offer two BTEC Levels within our programme, a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Peformance and Excellence) which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Apprenticeships we have Apprentice Coaches working at Football in the Community. They are studying an NVQ in Sport Development and other sports qualifications over a 12 month to 18 month period.

Traineeships provide learners with the transferable skills needed to potentially secure an apprenticeship, training or employment.

 

Sports Participation

Moving Meadows is a FREE sports and contemporary dance project for teenagers. So get down to the centre, from 7:30pm until 7:00pm EVERY Friday.

School’s Out is a school holiday scheme for 8 to 15 year olds.  To help parents stay at work during the school holidays, School’s Out is an affordable and accessible project that keeps children engaged and active for seven hours a day. Running from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, participants are engaged in a variety of activities, ranging from football to arts and crafts and even board games.

City of Football Nottingham is the first English City of Football.  As part of a broad partnership, FITC will deliver football activities to get more people playing more often, be the fastest growing city for women, girls and BME (black, minority and ethnic) players.  In 2015 and 2016, Nottingham will see an explosion of football delivery across the city and FITC will play a major part in this. For more information visit: www.city-of-football.uk

Extra Time has been given new funding by City of Football, so men over the age of 55 can get together on a weekly basis and play the game they love whilst making new friends, cutting down on social isolation.

Kicks is a projects developed by the Premier League and delivered by Football in the Community at 5 different local areas across Nottingham. It provides FREE football sessions for 8 to 18 year olds on a weekly basis during term-time.

Premier League Girls’ Football project will see FITC delivering after school sessions for individuals aged 14 and over at nine school’s around the County in partnership with local football clubs.

Premier League 4 Sport allows us to start delivering Handball, Hockey and Table Tennis selected schools within the County.

Premier League Primary Stars project is to enhance the provision of PE and improve pupil educational attainment in Maths and English across Nottingham primary schools.

Nottingham City Homes project is designed to provide sport, leisure, and education opportunities in key areas of Nottingham, and the opportunity to develop leaders within these communities for sustainability and voluntary / employment opportunities. Group sessions are offered for older adults, unemployed adults or stay at home parents, and young mums in Clifton and Bestwood.

Local Care Homes project we provide multi-sports opportunities and interactive activities.

Muslim Community Sessions engages men from the Muslim Community to come along to weekly football sessions to become more physically active and increase their social circles.

Matchday activities Notts County FC home fixtures see junior football clubs  from all over Nottinghamshire come to play on the Meadow Lane football pitch during half-time to entertain the crowds.

 

Social Inclusion

On the Ball is a football-based programme for young men with mental health problems.  We have engaged over 250 young men over the last five years and retain a hardcore of 40 participants who continue to attend our weekly football sessions.

Right Mind is for women who suffer from mental health issues and offers a free physical activity and social sessions in a fun and comfortable environment with highly trained instructors.

Goals for Life is a football-based, mental health project aimed at 10-18 year old girls and boys – funded by Children in Need.

Primary Goals works with boys and girls aged 6 to 11 and will be delivered initially in five Nottingham primary schools, targeting disadvantaged communities.

FITC are hoping to make an impact at primary school level by providing early intervention for children who will benefit from a range of engaging activities promoting positive physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Sport4Thought is a project for working age men to engage them in activity to stave off the early onset of dementia and to keep them active and engaged.

Kicks is a projects developed by the Premier League and delivered by Football in the Community at 5 different local areas across Nottingham. It provides FREE football sessions for 8 to 18 year olds on a weekly basis during term-time.

Extra Time has been given new funding by City of Football, so men over the age of 55 can get together on a weekly basis and play the game they love whilst making new friends, cutting down on social isolation.

You can contact us for more information on any of the above projects by contacting us on 0115 955 7215 or by emailing info@nottscountyfitc.org.uk