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Sports, Social and Disability

Sports,-Social-and-Disabili

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.

 

Sports Participation

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.

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.

Bulwell Football is aimed at teenagers between the ages of 10 to 18 who are in danger of becoming involved in gangs from the Bulwell area. We engage them in evening football, act as role models and ensure they are involved in positive activities. Volunteers between the ages of 18 to 24 help set up sessions, assist coaches and referee matches. We work with the Police to deliver workshops around gun and knife crime; sexual health; drug and alcohol awareness, among others.

Kickz is aimed at 12 to 18 year olds who are at risk of committing crime, becoming involved in anti-social behaviour or being the victims of crime.  Our coaching takes place in disadvantaged areas and we work with approximately 7,200 young people every year.

Meadows Football is delivered at two venues in the Meadows and is for young people aged 11 to 19, who are at risk of committing crime, becoming involved in anti-social behaviour or being the victims of crime from the Meadows who we motivate and direct positively.

 

Social Inclusion

Extra Time is aimed at over-55 year old men. It is a weekly social event involving physical activities, giving participants the opportunity to play a range of sports, helping participants improve their fitness, strength and balance as well as reducing social isolation .

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.

Goals for Life is a football-based, mental health project aimed at 10 to 14 year old boys – funded by Children in Need and Sport England.

Working Age Dementia is a project for working age men (40 to 65 years old), to engage them in activity to stave off the early onset of dementia and to keep them active and engaged.

Bulwell Football is aimed at teenage boys between the ages of 10 to 18 from the Bulwell area to engage them in evening football activity. Volunteers between the ages of 18 to 24 can come along to help set up, assist the coaches and referee.

Kickz is aimed at 14 to 18 year olds who are at risk of committing crime.  Our coaching takes place in disadvantaged areas and we work with approximately 7,200 young people every year.

Meadows Football is football-based and will be delivered at two venues in the Meadows aged 11 to 19, who are at risk of crime and anti-social behaviour, from the Meadows who we motivate and direct positively.

 

Disability

Player Development Centre provides disabled footballers between the ages of 12 and 16 with high quality coaching to develop their skills, technique and opens pathways into regional squads.

Pan Disability Football gives players from across Nottinghamshire the opportunity to be trained and managed by our high quality coaches. We have two disability football teams who represent Notts County regularly and take part in competitions across the region and nationally.

Visually Impaired Football delivers football sessions for the Visually Impaired (VI), so that members of the blind community can learn to play football and increase their independence. Participants have a variety of conditions and levels of sight from all over Nottinghamshire.

 

Schools

Active Schools is a key project we deliver with NHS Nottingham and is aimed at years five and six.  We work with all 78 inner city schools (including four disability schools) and make approximately 7,380 children healthier and more active every year.

Team Meadows provides FREE physical activities that are delivered after school for 8 to 11 year olds in the Meadows, which is our local community.  This enables us to carry on the work we already do with children from three local primary schools (Riverside, Greenfields and Welbeck). We deliver activities at each school for a term from Monday to Friday as well as Saturday morning sessions at Portland Leisure Centre.

 

You can contact us for more information on any of the above projects by contacting us on 0115 955 7125 or EMAIL