Sports Participation – Increase opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. Recent government reports have highlighted the many disadvantages children and young people in the ST6 postcode have to live with, including limited opportunities to realise their full potential and struggling to access employment.
- Providing football development opportunities at all levels of the game.
- PE provision/Afterschool Provision/Community Fundraisers/ Soccer Schools/Ground Tours/Grassroots Coaching/Disability Coaching/Birthday Parties/ Extra Curricular Sport
- To increase participation in sport and active recreation.
- To promote role models.
Health – We will promote an active, healthy and informed lifestyle – contributing to reduced health inequalities within our community. 20% of this region’s population live in areas that are classified in the 5% most deprived in England. One of many issues, for example, free school meals, 27% of primary children are eligible for FSM compared to 17% across England. 20% of secondary school children in our area are eligible for FSM compared with 14% across England. Additionally, school children educated in the area are 25% more likely to have some SEN status than both the regional and national average.
- Improve individuals and their performances.
- Offer nutritional and healthier lifestyle advice and support services.
Education – Provide inspirational learning and personal development opportunities to raise aspirations, attainment and achievement Poor educational attainment in our deprived area is the result of a range of issues. This includes a lack of a feeling of self-worth amongst families which affects aspirations of our local children. Life expectancy is lower than in other areas in the region affected by a lack of exercise and a more negative view of health education. Our local environments are generally unattractive and living in such deprived areas affect our young persons’ life chances over and above what would be predicted by their potential and characteristics.
- Educate healthier lifestyles throughout the Community
- To support volunteering and provide employment opportunities through courses.
- To bring together traditional and non-traditional football activities and environments
- To provide a professional and positive working environment.
- Two Year Scholarships (Futsal)
Inclusion – Deliver innovative and attractive programmes to engage those from disadvantaged and excluded communities to help build confidence, self-esteem and promote personal development.
- To create and maintain stronger links between the local community and the football club.
- To promote, develop and have the availability to a cost-effective facility.
- Help to support safer, stronger and more secure communities
- By using football as a vehicle we will educate our local communities
- To provide wider community usage of the club and its associated facilities.
- To support the development of individuals, volunteers and groups regardless of their race, culture, religion, gender, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or social background.
- To promote ST6 and the City of Stoke-on-Trent.