At Thanet Mustangs, we deliver positive mental and physical outcomes for children and young people (CYP) by delivering American Flag Football Training, an inclusive sport that allows girls and boys aged 8 to 17 years old train, develop, play and grow together. Thanet is an area of multiple deprivation in Kent that is being hit hard by the current cost of living crisis. For the past two years, coming out of Covid 19 lockdown, we have worked tirelessly to aquire equipment and facilities to provide free sports training sessions to the cyp of this area and have seen first hand the amazing results on their mental health and physical wellbeing. Now, we need to do MORE. With your help we plan to continue providing free training sessions, and now add free healthy packed lunches, a warm space for post training for all participants and the opportunity for 16+ year olds to take their BAFCA (British American Football Coaches Association) level One coaching Qualification.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
These are the outcomes funding will enable us to achieve: Improved physical and mental wellbeing for the CYP in our community. Promotion of healthy activities and healthy eating. Reduction of the negative impact of the cost of living crisis. Improved equality of access in a disadvantaged community. Increased usage of community based facilities. Bringing together CYP from diverse communities. Volunteering opportunities for participants and parents/guardians. Coaching certification opportunities for 16+ year olds
Steps to get it done:
At the end of July this year, no less than four of our club members have been selected to play for the Team Great Britain Youth Flag Squad :) This would not have been possible for any of these children without the support of previous Crowdfund Kent fundraising projects...
About the space
Thanet District Council