Providing FREE sport and social activities for children and adults from various communities in London

"We are committed to providing opportunities to those who may not have traditionally exercised in the past."

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Our Work

Our aim is to enable people who are disadvantaged in any way to access sport and activity for the health and social benefits that can be achieved. We know that taking part can result in better physical and mental health; can help establish new friendships and widen social networks and reduce isolation; can help with learning and developing new skills; improve self-confidence and self-esteem. And can be – and should be – great fun!

We provide a range of community programmes – subject to available funding – as well as individual or small-group private coaching (please enquire for rates).

Here’s what we currently offer in terms of our community programmes – thanks to the support of a range of funders. If you would like any more information or to join one of the groups please get in touch!

Individual projects are usually for 2-3 hours per week, with badminton the main activity but also on occasion softball and table-tennis, and are aimed at particular target groups:

Update on our programmes – September 2020

Dear friends,

The past few months since lockdown in late March have probably been stressful for many of you but we all at Sport4Health hope you have come through it so far with friends and family all well. We know that many of you will have experienced greater isolation; difficulties in having to live and work in a very different way; or worries about your health and fitness. But the lockdown has also generated more kindness amongst many people and great efforts to help each other – we must hold on to that!

The closure of the sports centres has affected all our programmes as you will know but there is now some light at the end of this very long tunnel. Despite the government giving the green light to the sports centres to open at the end of July most are still not providing courts for badminton and other indoor sports. Nor can they tell us when they will.

We all need to start to get fit and healthy again and to renew those friendships and social contacts – safely of course! I am really pleased to say that we have secured an alternative venue at St Gabriel’s Hall in Pimlico which will allow us to restart most of the programmes in September (subject to final approvals from some of the funders).

In order to meet the physical restrictions of the venue and, more importantly, Government and Badminton England guidance, we will have to work in groups of 5 people maximum (incl the coach). There is enough space in the hall for people to spread out and adhere to the social distancing rules. We will also provide hand sanitiser and infra-red temperature monitoring if you wish to use it and we will have face masks available too though these are not required to be worn by the official guidelines so it’s a matter of what makes you feel comfortable.

I will have contacted many of you individually about the new arrangements and times etc but if you are a new or potential participant or you haven’t heard from us please get in touch with me for more information.

It will be great to see you all again and I’m really looking forward to helping you all get healthy and active! A big thank you once again to all our marvellous funders who have been really helpful and supportive throughout this difficult period.

Above all keep well, safe and healthy.
Ed
Executive Director

Mondays

3pm – 4.30pm @ Kensington Leisure Centre

For Learning Disabled Adults. Funded by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

7pm – 9pm @ Kensington Leisure Centre

For Students aged 18 – 25. Funded by the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation.

Tuesdays

6pm - 8pm @ Kensington Leisure Centre

For Men aged 18-30. Funded by GVC/Ladbrokes via the London Community Foundation.

Wednesdays

10am – 12noon @ Queen Mother Sports Centre, Victoria

For LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and over. Funded by the GLA/Team London.

Fridays

10.30am - 12.30pm x 50 @ Battersea Leisure Centre

For everyone aged 60 and over. Funded by City Bridge Trust.

Saturdays

3pm - 5pm x 50 @ Queen Mother Sports Centre, Victoria

For Girls/Young Women aged 11 - 19 only, to achieve the Get Set, Go Award. Funded by the Westminster Charitable Trust.

Sundays

3pm - 5pm @ Queen Mother Sports Centre, Victoria

For Young People aged 16-25 aiming for a Sports Leaders Award. Funded by the Living Communities Fund via London Community Foundation.

Past/recent programmes:

In the past two years we have had some amazing projects, working with girls/women from the Filipino community for example – funded by Westminster Community Adult Education. Young Westminster Foundation/London Sport funded a joint project with Westminster Bangladeshi Association for young people in Westminster principally from the Bangladeshi community. Wimbledon Foundation helped us get the ball rolling with our older people’s work thanks to their funding of the weekly sessions in Battersea; and also with funding for work with young people in that area.

Like to help?

If you would like to donate or help us in our fundraising then we would be very grateful. Less than 10% of our funding is used to support our overheads as we try to keep these to a minimum – so that funds we raise from individuals or foundations can go towards face-to-face delivery and meeting the various needs of our participants.

For personal donations you can do this through our page on the Localgiving.org website.

We also welcome volunteers to help with our sessions although, as you will appreciate, we need people who are reliable and happy to undergo a DBS check.

If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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