Starting back in March 2006, CP delivered the very first sessions, little did he know how quick it would grow. The first 3 sessions involved about 35 children over three hours. Very soon we had a waiting list, so another coach was employed and we were soon delivering 6 sessions on Saturday afternoons to about 80 children.
A few months later and we were to set up at a local Primary School, we were now delivering after school football sessions. We are currently offering after schools clubs now to three local Primary Schools in Hillingdon and have been for at least 5 years.
We dont just offer after schools football. Having a very good relationship with Glebe Primary School, we are also delivering PE sessions to children from various year groups. The PE sessions are based on the curriculum, children are enjoying Basketball, Hockey, Handball, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics & much much more.
Operating in Hillingdon has also allowed us to have a good link with the Sports Development team at Hillingdon Borough Council. They have asked us to run their Streetgames project for hard to reach areas where crime may be high. We are running Streetgames on the Glebe estate in West Drayton & at Harlington Youth Centre on Thursdays. At the Botwell Leisure Centre on Fridays 6.00-8.00 we regulary have 50+ attendees!
Sadly when children reach 15 years of age they become to old to take part in our Soccer School sessions. However, we dont like to say goodbye, we have had many that have become volunteer assistants & have gained valuable experience working with the qualified coaches. They have found that the experience has helped them in passing their GCSE's in PE & improved their confidence in Sports Leadership. We have also put five children through their FA Level 1 Course & passed to become Qualified coaches.