The London Playing Fields Foundation (LPFF)

Kick-start Coaching Careers

We will help young disadvantaged Londoners improve their lives by gaining sport coaching qualifications. By providing free places on FA courses to our London Communities Football League, we will help participants build their skills, confidence & make a positive contribution in their local community

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (302925)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£5,000

Donations

18

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Location

Situation

LPFF set up London Communities Leagues to provide free access to football for disadvantaged and BAME young men in NE London, many of whom are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Spending time NEET has been shown to have a detrimental effect on physical and mental health, and increase involvement in crime. These young people face financial and social barriers towards getting a head start in their careers and lives. This project will also address the lack of qualified BAME coaches.

Solution

By providing free access to FA coaching courses and mentoring, we will be offering young people the training, skills and personal development to take control of their futures. We will be harnessing their passion for football as a force for good, using sport as an alternative to crime which is on the rise in the local area. Gaining qualifications will build participants' self-esteem and will enable them to act as positive role models for young members of their communities.

  • A coach can set a good example in terms of engendering good behaviour, time keeping, team camaraderie and having respect for themselves and the opposition.

    — Darren, Coach Tottenham Kicks

  • My coach has been an important influence in my life, someone to look up to. My dad left when I was young, having Darren there has just helped.

    — Lewis, Tottenham Kicks

  • LPFF has a fantastic track record of delivering sports projects for disadvantaged groups. By removing financial barriers and providing mentoring support, Kick-start Coaching Careers will open the door for more people to work in sport and improve their lives and the lives of others.

    — Bob Wilson, former Arsenal goalkeeper and coach

  • My coach has been an important influence in my life, someone to look up to. My dad left when I was young, having Darren there has just helped.

    — Lewis, Tottenham Kicks

  • LPFF has a fantastic track record of delivering sports projects for disadvantaged groups. By removing financial barriers and providing mentoring support, Kick-start Coaching Careers will open the door for more people to work in sport and improve their lives and the lives of others.

    — Bob Wilson, former Arsenal goalkeeper and coach

  • A coach can set a good example in terms of engendering good behaviour, time keeping, team camaraderie and having respect for themselves and the opposition.

    — Darren, Coach Tottenham Kicks