We are delighted to share that we've been bringing all the partners together to get a Brand New initiative going in Guildford. It will be providing youth support via football for young people who don't have many opportunities. Delivered by professional football coaches and trained youth workers, this project will help raise self-esteem, build resilience and teamwork. You might be surprised to know that there is a ward in Guildford that is in the top 10% for deprivation in Surrey and the top 25% for the whole country. Youth support is needed and can make a real difference. This "Youth Work on the Pitch" could be a life-changer for young people who come along, and can help raise their aspirations in ways that most people reading this will take for granted. With a bit of luck and a bit of funding we could get this going at the start of the new School Term in September.
- Businesses - we are looking for amateur footballers who are happy with a referee's whistle, to help out with small-sided games one evening per month. Please can you spread the word and ask people to contact us for more information.
- Could you or your business help top up our fund-raising for this? £100 will pay for one evening's activity for 30 young people
Please share this information with other partners and organisations. We are very excited and see this as the first in a series of similar projects across Surrey.