Behind Every Kick

Behind Every Kick - Raising the Game

We believe that social and psychological aspects of sport can develop and empower young people to manage challenges, reach personal goals, build positive relationships & access career opportunities. BEK does this through a unique programme of training & skills development working across all sports.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1177250)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom

  • BEK Connect gives me the chance to explore ideas around career pathways and to be connected to people and environments who can support and challenge my thinking. It allows me to think of next steps and plan for my future as well as evaluate my present in the process. Its great to be part of it.

    — Malaika, Age 17, BEK Connect Member

  • I attended the BEK event at Barings Bank as I am interested in finance and banking, The content of the day was very interesting. My most significant takeaways from the experience was learning that there are different routes to reach a goal.

    — Luca, Age 17, BEK Connect Member, attending a workshop at Barings Bank, February 2020

  • BEK offers young people impactful and relevant experiences which shape their thinking.We loved the chance we had to work with a group of their young people and it was refreshing to see their enthusiasm.

    — David Soutar,TV,Film and Music Video Producer, Fulwell 73

  • I just wanted to say thank you for this helpful and enjoyable BEK series. I really appreciate all the work put in to make these sessions available and I hope that this is not the end and that there are more opportunities to come.

    — Richie, Age 17, BEK Connect Member


For many young Londoners living in low scoring socio -economic areas, the playing field is not level. As well as ongoing challenges around low levels of self esteem due to negative attitudes of wider society and lack of positive role models, there is frequent inequality of opportunity, exposure to uninspiring environments and social and economic barriers to accessible pathways and opportunities to personal and career development.There is a dearth of experiences to level up the playing field.


We offer our young people tailored opportunities for personal growth and career guidance, helping them to level the playing field by raising their game through participation in: BEK Connect -Connecting young people with environments to which they can aspire, offering a platform to explore opportunities across all sectors Industry specific mentoring -providing a chance to build meaningful relationships with a trustworthy, expert sounding board in areas of specific interest for each young person