Just Play.

Football for All

Due to the success of last year’s Football Fits project, CSM Foundation are delighted to report we will be working with funding from London Sport and Sport England thanks to the Satellite Clubs project once again. This £22,000 project will work with 9 partner clubs in London to deliver football projects targeting Everyday Youths aged between 14-19. The Just Play project will be targeting 317 individuals over the course of the 2019-2020 season.

As part of this project we will also be funding 18 free FA Level 1 in Football Coaching courses for individuals participating in the different projects that are taking place across London. This will link to our existing Coach-Ed. The programme that looks to support people looking to obtain an FA Level 1 in Football Coaching has so far helped 30 people obtain qualifications.

Through London Sport’s personality identification toolkit, Everyday Youths were identified as the target group of participants to take part in the Just Play project. Each project will focus on creating an environment of social and open community participation. Sessions will prioritise having fun over competitive play to encourage Everyday Youths to be more active without the added pressure of competition which London Sport research states is off-putting for this target group.

The partner football clubs for the Just Play project are:

  • Asianos FC (Waltham Forest)
  • Barkingside FC (Redbridge)
  • FC Leytonstone (Waltham Forest)
  • Flyers FC (Havering)
  • London Tigers FC (Ealing)
  • Precision Sports FC (Barking and Dagenham)
  • Ridgeway Rovers FC (Waltham Forest)
  • Singh Sabha Barking FC (Redbridge)
  • St. Thomas of Canterbury FC (Redbridge)

Through consultation with County FA’s, local grassroots clubs, and volunteers, one of the key reasons why there is a lack of coaches at grassroots clubs is because of the cost and lack of time available to complete the course. Because of this, we access funding to minimize the cost for individuals and run our own courses in collaboration with FA Tutors at a time and date that suits individuals.

For more details on Just Play and other projects you could get your club involved in please contact anees@centricsm.com