Boyz 2 Men

Funded on Spacehive 5 April 2019

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Boyz 2 Men

Boyz 2 Men

Dante  Sorhaindo By Dante Sorhaindo

The DSFA is a local community initiative designed to engage meaningfully with disadvantaged youths through a variety of peer group football coaching courses and activities.

Feltham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 05 Apr 2019!

Building on my work at Bedfont Lane Community Centre, this project will expand into working with the Isleworth youth offending service, delivering a 16 week programme consisting of after-school sessions for local young people. Sessions will be one hour of physical activity and 30 minutes of group discussion focusing on health, well-being, personal development and prevention. Discussion topics: Knife Crime - prevention/intervention Mental Health - getting conversations going to help reduce stigma and normalise, importance of prevention and early sign posting for young people to helpful services Drugs & Alcohol - Group discussions about Drugs& Alcohol; the potential harmful effects and how to recognise addiction and how to help and sign post to relevant organisation Workshops will be delivered by qualified trainers, with full CRB check, who have experience working with disadvantage youths.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free football sessions with discussion topics at the end
  • Ongoing mentoring outside of sessions

Why it's a great idea:

When I was younger I had my own experience of all these things, personally or through friends. Football and some great mentors and organisations helped me turn my life around to become a fully certificated football coach. I want other young people to have the chance I did. The BBC report knife crime has risen to 82% involving teenagers under 18 wounded or killed. Using group discussions and engaging with other organisations, like Outside Chance, providing support for the young people we aim to reduce incidences. Mental health and lack of confidence is common in young people. Talking openly in a “safe” group, united as a team, we can help improve self-worth, knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. We will also signpost individuals if necessary. Physical activity to promote a healthy lifestyle, using football to improve fitness, skills, teamwork and social skills. It’s been shown football also works well for mental health conditions like schizophrenia.

Steps to get it done:

  • 15 consistent participants each session
  • Reduction in crime in the Borough
  • Two students will take FA level 1 Coaching in Football badge
  • Students will obtain Sports Leaders Badge
  • Succesfully sign post students to other services

Some background reading and articles that have inspired me:

Location Feltham

About the space



London Borough of Hounslow

How will the money be spent?Total £2,723

£45 per 130min Staff - £1,440 (53%)
£20 per 130min Staff - £640 (24%)
uniform for participants - £200 (7%)
Fa Youth module x2 - £150 (6%)
10 Training balls,60 Bibs,40 cones, - £100 (4%)
Other - £193 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

£45 per 130min Staff
£20 per 130min Staff
uniform for participants
Fa Youth module x2
10 Training balls,60 Bibs,40 cones,
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,723

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