Jumpers for Goal Posts

Kew FootballJumper for Goal Posts is a new project for TWC which brings together two of our favourite project partners; Thames Valley Housing and Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust.

The project builds on the work we have delivered at Kew Riverside over the past six months. Through events, conversations and surveys it became clear that the community was divided on the sticky subject of football. Lotsof the young people in the neighbourhood like playing football, but felt they had no where to
play. This then caused tension with local residents who didn’t appreciate the young people playing in public areas, especially in the street.

With the support of Brentford Fooball Club the team from TWC worked with Thames Valley Housing to create a weekly program of football training sessions at Chiswick Sports Grounds for the young people living in the Kew Riverside neighbourhood.

Kew Football ThreeKew Football 2Jamie from Thames Valley said “The team from TWC did a really great job in canvassing opinions and collecting insight about the needs of residents on living in Kew Riverside. It’s great to see the young people really enjoying the weekly football session. This is full credit to the dynamic staff from Brentford FC inclusion Team.”

 

Sarah from Together We Create added “Jumper for Goal Post is a really excellent example for community engagement. To travel from community conversations to action within four months is a great achievement. Well done all at Thames Valley.”

The project runs from October 2015 – March 2016

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