Behind Every Kick

Putting Practice Into Play

We believe that social and psychological aspects of sport can develop and empower young people to manage challenges, reach personal goals, build positive relationships and 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, 14 June 2022 to 12:20 PM, 28 June 2022

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
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


For many young Londoners living in low- scoring socio -economic areas, the playing field is not level. As well as challenges around low self esteem, due to negative attitudes of wider society and a lack of positive role models, there is frequent inequality of opportunity, exposure to uninspiring environments and social and economic barriers to accessible pathways towards personal and career development. Covid has led to an even more uneven for young people living with disadvantage.


At Behind Every Kick we aim to put 'practice' into play' by delivering to schools & sports clubs, expertly designed skills development modules, alongside mentoring opportunities and work place experiences, connecting young people to businesses and individuals, paving ways towards employabitly, further education and enhanced career prospects. We are driven to give our young people the chance to practice and hone their learning so as to be able to put their skills and talents into play.

  • The BEK 'Boot Camp ' programme was excellent. Your sessions were highly relevant to what young people should be thinking about and your session delivery team were first class. My team was very lucky to have been on the programme and I look forward to encouraging their continued participation.

    — Rap-Aid Youth Manager

  • BEK has been a space where we have gained life skills as well as developed a better understanding of ourselves. We have also been given opportunities to connect with other students and professionals which feels helpful and supportive.

    — BEK Development Programme Participant -age 16

  • Thank you for everything this year. For keeping in touch and for providing me with so many opportunities.

    — BEK Graduate -age 18

  • We really enjoyed running a recent industry insight workshop for BRK and are so pleased to be part of the relevant experiences they are offering to young people.

    — Louis Antwi, Lead Consultant, Two Circles