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31 October 2014

Friday 31 October

It’s been an action-packed week for the London Youth Sports Development Team with a number of sports festivals and other opportunities taking place throughout the final week of October.  Young people from across our membership have had the opportunity to take part in a range of sports including football, tennis, basketball, table tennis and badminton with some also having the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications. To find out more read on:

HACC Football Festival Monday 27/10/14: delivered in partnership with Queens Crescent Community Association, Prospex and Arsenal FC Community Scheme, 125 young people aged 11 – 15 competed at Market Road.  The festival was organised and delivered by a group of young leaders from QCCA and Prospex and is the fourth one as part of the funding from Help A Capital Child.  The A Team from Copenhagen Youth Project won the Year 7/8 festival and Isledon Wolves won the Year 9/10 festival.

Mini Tennis Festival Tuesday 28/10/14: held at Salmon Youth Centre, 21 young people aged 8 – 14 took part from Big Kid Foundation, Salmon Youth Centre and Streatham Youth and Community Trust.  The festival, part of our partnership with the Tennis Foundation saw Big Kid Foundation and Salmon Youth Centre win the prizes.

GiveItAGo Multi Sports Festival Wednesday 29/10/14: delivered in partnership with Salaam Peace, SAS Martial Arts and Waltham Forest Council, 190+ young people aged 10 – 18 from Waltham Forest engaged in taster sessions in football, bar fitness, Wing Chun, basketball, badminton, table tennis, indoor rowing, street dance and circuits. Colin Nell, professional football freestyler, delivered workshops and Waltham Forest Young Advisors supported the day.

The Jack Petchey London Youth 5-aside Football Festival Thursday 30/10/14: 170 young people aged 12 – 19 from 16 youth clubs took part in the inaugural festival at the London City PowerLeague site.  Brunswick Youth Club won the Under-14’s with Blue Hut runners up.  St Matthews Project won the Under-16’s with Brunswick Youth Club runners up.  Salaam Peace won the Under-19’s with Streatham Youth and Community Trust runners up. You can hear from some of the young people who took part in the playlist below.

FA Level 1 Course Monday 27 – Thursday 30 October: in partnership with Active Communities we held a FA Level 1 coaching course at member club Brunswick.  16 young people undertook and gain their qualification and will now be volunteering back at their respective clubs.

Football Camp Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 October: 80 young people aged 9 – 17 took part in a football camp at Jays Youth Club where they participated in skill based workshops and competitions.

Kick It Out Multi Sports Competition Friday 31/10/14: delivered in partnership with Community Links, West Ham United Community Sports Trust and Active Newham, 250+ young people will be taking part in a wide variety of sports from football to tennis at Stratford Park.

To find out more about our award-winning sports development work at London Youth or to get in touch with any of the team click here.