I started the academy in October 2019 following research in my law dissertation which spoke on the issues of youth crime and alternative solutions to eradicating the growing epidemic.” One of the solutions I found was though sports. My dissertation ended up getting the attention of Theresa May, the PM at the time & following her resignation, Boris Johnson. They both invited me to discuss my findings in more detail on separate occasions which gave me confidence in starting the football academy. My thinking was and still is, that the government engages with the youth at too late of a stage to teach them morals and give them opportunities to learn skills which could steer them away from bad choices. This is what pushed me into starting Kixx Uxbridge Football Academy. Ranging from 18 months to 11yrs, we use football to impact their lives positively and offer a space to express their competitive nature whilst learning to deal with the emotions that come with playing sports.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This fund would allow us to reduce the cost of joining our academy making it more affordable for struggling parents through this cost of living crisis. It would also allow us to offer free sessions for local churches, charities, specials needs organisations, community groups, schools & nurseries in the area to engage their children & youths attending. It will offer employment to young people in Hayes & Southall in areas like football coaching, admin, social media, nutrition & photography/videography
Steps to get it done:
Please see my linked in page to confirm the information I have shared above: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawalolabalogun7 Please also see the Kixx Uxbridge Football Academy’s social media pages: Instagram - https://instagram.com/kixxuxbridge?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kixxuxbridge Lastly please see the articles written about Kixx Uxbridge when we first started and launched our first sessions in Hayes - https://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/news/17952404.new-football-academy-aims-keep-hillingdon-youngsters-safe-active/
About the space
London Borough of Hillingdon