Centre Spot are pleased to announce the successful completion of our Football project for young people from the Walsall area. The project which was funded by the England Footballers Foundation Outreach programme saw over 20 young boys and girls take part in weekly Football Coaching sessions, an entry Level Football coaching qualification, and a final event which included young people receiving certificates, awards, and a buffet.
The England Footballers Foundation Outreach Programme, which has been running for four years, works with hard to reach groups, with the aim to make a meaningful difference to young people across England. In 2011 the focus of the players own Outreach Programme was to work with local communities and groups, helping young people deemed NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training) or those at risk of becoming NEET.16 projects received grants to help young people transition back into a better life path.
“It was a really good project, and all the participants were very enthusiastic. I was particularly impressed by the coaching course. Everyone made a real effort to complete the course” -Aaron Grace , Project Lead Coach.
Brandon who received a Special Award for exceptional behaviour and attitude added “I wish we could carry on. I am not sure what I want to be in future, but I think I might go into coaching”
To find out more about the England Footballers Foundation, please visit www.englandfootballersfoundation.com